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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 and Leadership of Board Committees
    4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN
    5. AOB

 

  1. Main Agenda

    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair

      Resolved (2017.11.02.40), Cherine Chalaby is elected as Chair of the Board.

    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

      Resolved (2017.11.02.41), Chris Disspain is elected as Vice-Chair of the Board.

    3. Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees

      Resolved (2017.11.02.42), membership of the following Board Committees is established as follows:

      Accountability Mechanisms

      Chris Disspain (Chair)
      Becky Burr
      Sarah Deutsch
      Léon Sanchez
      Mike Silber

      Audit

      Lousewies van der Laan (Chair)
      Sarah Deutsch
      Akinori Maemura
      Mike Silber

      Compensation

      Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
      Chris Disspain
      Ram Mohan
      George Sadowsky
      Jonne Soininen

      Executive

      Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
      Becky Burr
      Chris Disspain
      Göran Marby

      Finance

      Ron da Silva (Chair)
      Maarten Botterman
      Chris Disspain
      Khaled Koubaa
      George Sadowsky

      Governance

      Becky Burr (Chair)
      Maarten Botterman
      Ron da Silva
      Ram Mohan
      Lousewies van der Laan

      Risk

      Rafael Lito Ibarra (Co-Chair)
      Ram Mohan (Co-Chair)
      Akinori Maemura
      Kaveh Ranjbar
      Matthew Shears
      Jonne Soininen

      Organizational Effectiveness

      Khaled Koubaa (Chair)
      Avri Doria
      Rafael Lito Ibarra
      George Sadowsky
      Léon Sanchez
      Matthew Shears

      Technical

      Kaveh Ranjbar (Chair)
      Rafael Lito Ibarra (Vice Chair)
      Cherine Chalaby
      Ron da Silva
      Avri Doria
      Akinori Maemura
      Ram Mohan
      George Sadowsky
      Jonne Soininen

      Rationale for Resolutions 2017.11.02.40 – 2017.11.02.42

      Article 7, Section 7.2 and Article 14 of the ICANN Bylaws call for the Board to appoint the Board Chair, Board Vice Chair, as well as the chairs and membership of each Board Committee, including filling any vacancies which may occur in these positions during the year. The appointment of the Board leadership and Board Committee leadership and membership is consistent with ICANN's Mission and is in the public interest as it is important to ensure that the Board and its Committees have the properly skilled expertise to carry forth ICANN's Mission, Commitments and Core Values.

      This decision will have no direct fiscal impact on the organization and no impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

      This decision is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.

    4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

      Resolved (2017.11.02.43), Göran Marby is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer.

      Resolved (2017.11.02.44), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary.

      Resolved (2017.11.02.45), Xavier Calvez is elected as Chief Financial Officer.

      Resolved (2017.11.02.46), Akram Atallah is elected as President, Global Domains Division.

      Resolved (2017.11.02.47), Susanna Bennett is elected as Chief Operating Officer.

      Resolved (2017.11.02.48), David Olive is elected as Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support.

      Resolved (2017.11.02.49), Ashwin Rangan is elected as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Chief Information Officer.

    5. AOB

Published on 2 November 2017

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."