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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. Annual Meeting of the Member
    6. Election of PTI President
    7. Election of PTI Board Member

 

  1. Main Agenda

    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair

      Resolved (2018.10.25.29), Cherine Chalaby is elected as Chair of the Board.

    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

      Resolved (2018.10.25.30), Chris Disspain is elected as Vice-Chair of the Board.

    3. Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees

      Resolved (2018.10.25.31), membership and leadership of the following Board Committees is established as follows:

      Accountability Mechanisms
      Chris Disspain (Chair)
      Becky Burr
      Sarah Deutsch
      Nigel Roberts
      Léon Sanchez

      Audit
      Sarah Deutsch (Chair)
      Avri Doria
      Chris Disspain
      Akinori Maemura
      Nigel Roberts

      Compensation
      Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
      Maarten Botterman
      Becky Burr
      Ron da Silva
      Chris Disspain

      Executive
      Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
      Becky Burr
      Chris Disspain
      Göran Marby

      Finance
      Ron da Silva (Chair)
      Maarten Botterman
      Danko Jevtovic
      Khaled Koubaa
      Tripti Sinha

      Governance
      Becky Burr (Chair)
      Maarten Botterman
      Ron da Silva
      Khaled Koubaa
      Matthew Shears

      Organizational Effectiveness
      Khaled Koubaa (Chair)
      Avri Doria
      Lito Ibarra
      Danko Jevtovic
      León Sanchez

      Risk
      Lito Ibarra (Chair)
      Akinori Maemura
      Harald Alvestrand
      Merike Kaeo
      Kaveh Ranjbar
      Matthew Shears
      Tripti Sinha

      Technical
      Akinori Maemura (Chair)
      Harald Alvestrand
      Avri Doria
      Lito Ibarra
      Merike Kaeo
      Tripti Sinha
      Kaveh Ranjbar

      Rationale for Resolution 2018.10.25.31

      Article 7, Section 7.2 and Article 14 of the ICANN Bylaws call for the Board to appoint the Board Chair, Board Vice Chair, and establish membership and leadership 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 membership and leadership 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 is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.

    4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

      Resolved (2018.10.25.32), Göran Marby is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.33), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.34), Xavier Calvez is elected as Chief Financial Officer.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.35), Susanna Bennett is elected as Chief Operating Officer.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.36), David Olive is elected as Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.37), Ashwin Rangan is elected as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Chief Information Officer.

      PTI Member Meeting

    5. Annual Meeting of the Member

      Resolved (2018.10.25.38), the ICANN Board confirms that this meeting is the Annual Meeting of the Member of Public Technical Identifiers ("PTI").

    6. Election of PTI President

      Whereas, pursuant to Section 7.2 of the PTI Bylaws, ICANN as the sole member is required to annually elect a President of PTI.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.39), the ICANN Board, in its role as sole member of PTI, hereby re-elects Kim Davies as the President of PTI.

    7. Election of PTI Board Member

      Whereas, ICANN, in its role as sole member of PTI, has the obligation to appoint all members of the PTI Board in accordance with Article 5 of the PTI Bylaws.

      Whereas, there is a vacancy in Seat 3 of the PTI Board, previously held by Akram Atallah. The ICANN Board, as the sole member of PTI, is authorized to elect a Director to fill this vacancy under Section 5.6.5 of the PTI Bylaws.

      Whereas, ICANN organization recommends that Trang Nguyen, ICANN's Vice President, GDD Strategic Programs, serve to in Seat 3 of the PTI Board to fill the vacancy and complete the term ending at the end of the annual meeting of the member in 2019.

      Whereas, there are no other changes to the composition of the PTI Board.

      Resolved (2018.10.25.40), ICANN, in its role as sole member of PTI, elects Trang Nguyen to fill the vacancy in Seat 3 of the PTI Board, with a term ending at the end of the annual meeting of the member in 2019.

      Rationale for Resolution 2018.10.25.40

      The resolutions taken here today fulfill ICANN's responsibility, as the sole member of PTI, to annually elect the President of PTI and appoint Directors to the Board. The regular election of a PTI President and appointment of a Director to fill a vacancy on the PTI Board will allow the PTI Board to continue its work.

      The appointment of the PTI President and Board director are taken fully in line with the obligations as set forth in the PTI Bylaws, and respectful of the community's recommendations of the proposed composition of the Board.

      These actions confirm ICANN's continued commitment to its Bylaws as adopted on 1 October 2016 and ICANN's obligations surrounding the performance of the IANA Functions that are contracted to PTI. This also directly serves ICANN's mission to ensure the stable and secure operations of the Internet's unique identifiers, and serves the public interest in the continued stable performance of the IANA functions.

      None of the actions taken today are anticipated to have any impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the DNS, though PTI is essential to ICANN's security, stability and resiliency work. There are resource implications in supporting PTI, which are reflected in the PTI, IANA and ICANN Budgets.

      The appointment of the PTI President and the appointment of the PTI Board are Organizational Administrative Functions for which public comments were not necessary.

Published on 25 October 2018

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."