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Approved 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. Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group
    5. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN
  1. Main Agenda

    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair

      Resolved (2015.10.22.23), Steve Crocker is elected as Chairman of the Board.

    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

      Resolved (2015.10.22.24), Cherine Chalaby is elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board.

    3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees

      Resolved (2015.10.22.25), membership of the following Board Committees is established as follows:

      Audit

      Erika Mann (Chair)
      Steve Crocker
      Asha Hemrajani
      Bruno Lanvin
      Mike Silber

      Compensation

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

      Executive

      Steve Crocker (Chair)
      Cherine Chalaby
      Fadi Chehadé
      Chris Disspain
      Bruce Tonkin

      Finance

      Cherine Chalaby (Co-Chair)
      Asha Hemrajani (Co-Chair)
      Ron da Silva
      Chris Disspain
      Markus Kummer
      George Sadowsky

      Governance

      Chris Disspain (Chair)
      Rinalia Abdul Rahim
      Cherine Chalaby
      Erika Mann
      Mike Silber
      Bruce Tonkin
      Suzanne Woolf (Liaison)

      Risk

      Ram Mohan (Liaison) (Co-Chair)
      Mike Silber (Co-Chair)
      Rafael "Lito" Ibarra
      George Sadowsky
      Jonne Soininen (Liaison)
      Suzanne Woolf (Liaison) 
      Kuo-Wei Wu

      Organizational Effectiveness

      Rinalia Abdul Rahim (Chair)
      Markus Kummer
      Bruno Lanvin
      Lousewies van der Laan
      Kuo-Wei Wu

    4. Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group

      Resolved (2015.10.22.26), membership of the Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group is established as follows:

      Markus Kummer (Co-Chair)
      Chris Disspain
      Erika Mann
      Ram Mohan (Liaison)
      Mike Silber
      Lousewies van der Laan

    5. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

      Resolved (2015.10.22.27), Fadi Chehadé is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer.

      Resolved (2015.10.22.28), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary.

      Resolved (2015.10.22.29), Xavier Calvez is elected as Chief Financial Officer.

      Resolved (2015.10.22.30), Akram Atallah is elected as President, Global Domains Division.

      Resolved (2015.10.22.31), Susanna Bennett is elected as Chief Operating Officer.

      Resolved (2015.10.22.32), David Olive is elected as Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support & General Manager, ICANN Regional Headquarters – Istanbul

      Resolved (2015.10.22.33), Ashwin Rangan is elected as Chief Innovation and Information Officer.

Published on 22 October 2015

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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."