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Approved Board Resolutions | Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board

  1. Main Agenda
    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair
    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair
    3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees
    4. Appointments to Board Working Groups
    5. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

 

  1. Main Agenda

    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair

      Resolved (2014.10.16.21), Steve Crocker is elected as Chairman of the Board.

    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

      Resolved (2014.10.16.22), Bruce Tonkin is elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board.

    3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees

      Resolved (2014.10.16.23), membership of the following Board Committees is established as follows:

      Audit
      Erika Mann (Chair)
      Steve Crocker
      Raymond Plzak
      George Sadowsky

      Compensation
      George Sadowsky (Chair)
      Steve Crocker
      Erika Mann
      Bruce Tonkin
      Ram Mohan (Liaison)

      Executive
      Steve Crocker (Chair)
      Cherine Chalaby
      Fadi Chehadé
      Bruce Tonkin

      Finance
      Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
      Chris Disspain
      Asha Hemrajani
      Bruno Lanvin
      Gonzalo Navarro

      Governance
      Chris Disspain (Chair)
      Cherine Chalaby
      Erika Mann
      Gonzalo Navarro
      Mike Silber
      Bruce Tonkin
      Suzanne Woolf (Liaison)

      New gTLD Program Committee
      Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
      Rinalia Abdul Rahim
      Fadi Chehadé
      Steve Crocker
      Chris Disspain
      Asha Hemrajani
      Markus Kummer
      Bruno Lanvin
      Erika Mann
      Gonzalo Navarro
      Raymond Plzak
      George Sadowsky
      Mike Silber
      Thomas Schneider (Liaison)
      Kuo-Wei Wu

      Risk
      Ram Mohan (Liaison) (co-chair)
      Mike Silber (co-chair)
      Rinalia Abdul Rahim
      Kuo-Wei Wu
      Jonne Soininen (Liaison)
      Suzanne Woolf (Liaison)

      Structural Improvements
      Raymond Plzak (Chair)
      Rinalia Abdul Rahim
      Wolfgang Kleinwächter
      Markus Kummer
      Bruno Lanvin
      Kuo-Wei Wu

    4. Appointments to Board Working Groups

      Resolved (2014.10.16.24), membership of the following Board Working Groups is established as follows:

      Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group
      Gonzalo Navarro (co-chair)
      Chris Disspain
      Markus Kummer
      Erika Mann
      Mike Silber
      Ram Mohan (Liaison)

      Board IDN Variants Working Group
      Ram Mohan (Liaison) (Chair)
      Rinalia Abdul Rahim
      Kuo-Wei Wu
      Jonne Soininen (Liaison)
      Suzanne Woolf (Liaison)

    5. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

      Resolved (2014.10.16.25), Fadi Chehadé is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer.

      Resolved (2014.10.16.26), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary.

      Resolved (2014.10.16.27), Xavier Calvez is elected as Chief Financial Officer.

      Resolved (2014.10.16.28), Akram Atallah is elected as President, Global Domains Division.

      Resolved (2014.10.16.29), Susanna Bennett is elected as Chief Operating Officer.

      Resolved (2014.10.16.30), David Olive is elected as Vice President, Policy Development Support.

Published on 16 October 2014

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."