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Adopted Board Resolutions | Los Angeles

Approval of Minutes

Discussion of Status of Strategic Plan

Update on Internationalized Domain Names

Discussion on GNSO Improvements

Posting of Terms of Reference for Independent Review of RSSAC

Discussion of GNSO PDP on Contractual Conditions for Existing gTLDs

Review of Proposed ALAC-related Bylaws Changes

Next Steps on ccNSO Resolution on ICANN's Geographic Regions

Update on WHOIS

Next Steps on New GTLDs

SSAC Appointments

Board Finance Committee’s Recommendation on ICANN Investment Policy

MoUs of Cooperation with CITEL and the CTO

Approval of .MUSEUM Renewal Agreement

Other Business

Thanks to 2007 Nominating Committee

Thanks to Staff, Scribes, Event Teams, Tribute Participants and Local Hosts

Thanks to Vittorio Bertola

Thanks to Francisco da Silva

Thanks to Joichi Ito

Thanks to Vanda Scartezini

Thanks to Alejandro Pisanty

Thanks to Carla LaFever

Thanks to Vint Cerf

(Adjourn Ninth Annual Meeting & Convene Organizational Meeting)

Election of Board Chairman

Election of Board Vice-Chairman

Board Committee Assignments

Election of Corporate Officers

Approval of Minutes

Resolved (07.87), the minutes of the Board Meeting of 16 October 2007 are approved.

Discussion of Status of Strategic Plan

(For discussion only.)

Update on Internationalized Domain Names

Whereas, the ccNSO and the GAC collaborated to develop and submit to the Board at the San Juan ICANN meeting an "Issues Paper" relating to the selection of IDN ccTLDs associated with ISO 3166-1 two letter codes.

Whereas, the ICANN Board resolved at its meeting in San Juan on 29 June 2007 that the ICANN community, including the GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, and ALAC, provide the ICANN Board with responses to the published list of issues and questions that need to be addressed in order to move forward with IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes (IDNC) in a manner that ensures the continued security and stability of the Internet. Further, the Board resolved that the ICANN community, including these key groups, continue to work collaboratively to explore both an interim and an overall approach to IDNC (taking the technical limitations and requirements into consideration) and recommend a course of action to the ICANN Board in a timely manner.

Whereas, the GNSO, GAC and ALAC are in the process of, or have concluded, their responses on the Issues Paper.

Whereas, regarding the overall approach, the ccNSO Council approved a resolution on 2 October 2007 requesting that an Issue Report be prepared to address inter alia the questions in the Issues Paper, which is a first step in considering the launch of a ccNSO policy development process (PDP).

Whereas, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Chair of the ccNSO, the ccNSO Council concluded at its Los Angeles meeting that there is a strong indication for near term demand for IDNCs in some countries, territories, and areas of geographical interest or their subdivision. The ccNSO Council therefore recommended to the ICANN Board that an Internationalised Domain Name Working Group (IDNC Working Group) be formed under the proposed charter submitted to the Board by the ccNSO Chair.

Whereas, the GAC reaffirmed its support in principle to the possibility of an interim (or "fast track") approach, welcomed the proposal of the ccNSO Council for an IDNC Working Group, and indicated its intention to actively engage in the process.

Whereas, the GNSO and ALAC also indicated in public discussions their support for an interim approach as proposed by the ccNSO Council.

Whereas, the cross-community process as envisioned and proposed by the ccNSO Council, is consistent with ICANN's bottom up, multi-stakeholder model for considering issues and recommending to the ICANN Board a course of action.

Resolved (07.88), the Board expresses its gratitude to the work completed so far by the GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, and ALAC.

Resolved (07.89), the Board respectfully invites the Chairs of the ccNSO, GNSO, GAC, ALAC, and SSAC to set-up the IDNC Working Group and appoint members to this group as soon as possible and, when established, requests the IDNC Working Group to commence its work, in accordance with the Charter adopted by the ccNSO Council . The ICANN Board directs staff to provide the necessary support to the IDNC Working Group, and requests that the IDN Working Group provide a status report on its progress by the conclusion of the ICANN meeting in New Delhi in February 2008.

Discussion on GNSO Improvements

(For discussion only.)

Posting of Terms of Reference for Independent Review of RSSAC

Whereas Article IV, Section 4 of ICANN’s Bylaws calls for the Board to cause periodic reviews of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization, each Supporting Organization Council, each Advisory Committee (other than the Governmental Advisory Committee), and the Nominating Committee by an entity or entities independent of the organization under review.

Whereas on 8 December 2006, the Board approved a comprehensive schedule for independent reviews and directed staff to execute the reviews as scheduled.

Whereas the Board has considered the Board Governance Committee's recommendation that draft Terms of Reference for the DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) independent review be posted for public comment.

Resolved (07.90), the Board directs staff to post the draft Terms of Reference for the RSSAC independent review for public comment and further consideration.

Discussion of GNSO PDP on Contractual Conditions for Existing gTLDs

(For discussion only.)

Review of Proposed ALAC-related Bylaws Changes

Whereas, the At-Large Advisory Committee has proposed a revised process for handling applications for membership in the At-Large community worldwide.

Whereas, the new process attempts to improve considerably upon the previous process, including by providing the Regional At-Large Organisations with an important role in evaluating new membership applications.

Whereas, this new process is designed to increase the transparency by which applications are judged, and at the same time help ensure that applicants will understand the criteria for judging applications in advance of submitting them.

Resolved (07.91), the Board takes note of the proposed new ALS applications process, and directs the staff to post the related proposed amendments to Article IX, S2(4)(i) of the ICANN Bylaws for public comment, and requests that staff prepare a summary and analysis of the public comments.

Next Steps on ccNSO Resolution on ICANN's Geographic Regions

Whereas, an ICANN Board resolution in 2000 directed staff to assign countries to geographic regions on the basis of the United Nations Statistics Division's current classifications, and introduced the concept of "citizenship" in relation to the definition of ICANN Geographic Regions.

Whereas, Article VI, section 5 of the ICANN bylaws directs that a review of the definition of ICANN Geographic Regions should occur at least every three years, and the last review was completed at the ICANN Board meeting in Montreal in June 2003.

Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws define the five geographic regions as Africa, North America, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia/Australia/Pacific and Europe -- and also expand the concept that "persons from an area that is not a country should be grouped together with the country of citizenship for that area" so that the area or territory itself was similarly allocated to the region of the "mother country".

Whereas, the ICANN Geographical Regions were originally created to ensure regional diversity in the composition of the ICANN Board and were subsequently expanded in various ways to apply to the GNSO, ALAC and ccNSO.

Whereas, the ccNSO has concerns about the present Geographic Regions and related representational issues, and the ccNSO Council adopted the recommendations in the Final Report by the ccNSO Regions Working Group which addressed these issues.

Whereas, the ccNSO Council approved a resolution recommending that the ICANN Board appoint a community-wide working group to further study and review the issues related to the definition of the ICANN Geographic Regions, to consult with all stakeholders and submit proposals to the Board to resolve the issues relating to the current definition of the ICANN Geographic Regions.

Whereas, because any change to ICANN Geographic Regions could have wide-spread effect in ICANN, the views of other Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees should be sought by the Board.

Resolved (07.92), the Board respectfully requests that the ICANN community, including the GNSO, ccNSO, ASO, GAC, and ALAC, provide the ICANN Staff with input on the ccNSO Council's resolution relating to ICANN's Geographic Regions. The Board further directs staff to summarize and analyze this input and prepare a report for consideration by the Board.

Update on WHOIS

(For discussion only.)

Update on implementation of Procedure for Handling Whois Conflicts with Privacy Laws http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois-privacy/whois_national_laws_procedure.htm

Next Steps on New GTLDs

Whereas, the GNSO initiated a policy development process on the introduction of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in December 2005.

Whereas, the GNSO Committee on the Introduction of New gTLDs has addressed a range of difficult technical, operational, legal, economic, and policy questions, and facilitated widespread participation and public comment throughout the process.

Whereas, the GNSO has successfully completed its policy development process on the introduction of new gTLDs, and has arrived at a set of policy recommendations which has been delivered to the Board.

Whereas, members of the GNSO Committee held a six-hour workshop at the Los Angeles meeting on 29 October 2007 to provide detailed information to the community on the substance of and rationale for each of the recommendations.

Resolved (07.93), the Board acknowledges the Committee's conscientious engagement in the complex analysis and discussion required to arrive at its recommendations, and wishes to thank the participants in the GNSO Council and the New gTLDs Committee of the GNSO for their hard work in this key policy area.

Resolved (07.94), the Board expresses its thanks to the organizers and participants of the GNSO Workshop on New gTLDs held this week in Los Angeles.

Resolved (07.95), the Board acknowledges the GNSO's recommendations and notes that staff has posted the report for public comment. The Board further asks the staff to continue working on implementation analysis and to come back to the Board and community as soon as feasible with a report on implementation issues no later than the ICANN Board meeting in January 2008.

SSAC Appointments

Resolved (07.96), ICANN thanks Allison Mankin and Jon Peterson for the completion of their service to ICANN by membership on the Security and Stability Advisory Committee.

Resolved (07.97), the following individuals are appointed to the SSAC: Jeff Bedser, Patrik Fältström, Danny McPherson, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Shinta Sato, Mark Seiden, and Rick Wesson.

Board Finance Committee’s Recommendation on ICANN Investment Policy

Whereas, ICANN has funds available for investment conserved through operation of its reserves policy, and ICANN would benefit from an investment policy.

Whereas, ICANN staff has conducted due diligence on potential investment policies and worked with the Board Finance Committee on establishing a policy that will work for ICANN.

Whereas, the Board Finance Committee during its meeting on 28 October 2007 considered and re-affirmed the policy of maintaining a 12-month fiscal reserve, and voted to recommend that the Board approve the following four resolutions.

Resolved (07.98), the Board adopts the proposed ICANN Investment Policy and directs ICANN staff to utilize it in making investments and seeking appropriate authorizations for actions.

Resolved (07.99), the Board delegates to the Board Finance Committee the authority to disburse funds up to $5 million from the Reserve Fund if required for emergency reasons and directs the Board Finance Committee to notify the ICANN Board of Directors as soon as possible, but no later than seven working days, after authorizing any such disbursement.

Resolved (07.100), the Board authorizes the CFO or the COO (or both) to engage an investment management company (or companies) to implement the ICANN Investment Policy. The CFO shall report regularly to the Board Finance Committee regarding performance at the time of the monthly financial reporting, and the Board Finance Committee shall annually review the investment policy.

Resolved (07.101), the Board Finance Committee requests that the ICANN staff engage in dialogue with the ICANN community regarding the development of a plan that establishes annual targets, with the goal of fully funding the 12-month reserve.

MoUs of Cooperation with CITEL and the CTO

Whereas, ICANN has developed a collaborative program with private and intergovernmental parties to conduct outreach to governments and local Internet communities.

Whereas, ICANN staff has engaged with respective organizations both globally and regionally.

Whereas, organizations have expressed an interest to enter into non-binding MoUs or cooperative agreements with ICANN to highlight cooperation.

Resolved (07.102), ICANN’s CEO is authorized to enter into the MoUs with the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission of the Organization of American States (CITEL) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) .

Approval of .MUSEUM Renewal Agreement

Whereas, ICANN staff conducted good-faith negotiations with MuseDoma, sponsor for the .MUSEUM sponsored top-level domain, for the renewal of their sponsorship agreement.

Whereas, on 2 March 2007, ICANN announced that negotiations with MuseDoma had been completed, and posted the proposed .MUSEUM renewal agreement for public comment at http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-02mar07.htm.

Whereas, the ICANN Board of Directors, on 30 March 2007, passed a resolution http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-30mar07.htm#_Toc36876532 granting an extension to the current agreement to permit additional time to negotiate the renewal agreement.

Whereas, on 31 August 2007, ICANN posted an updated agreement http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-31aug07.htm that addressed community concerns voiced in the original public comment period (2-23 March 2007) and at the registrar constituency meeting in Lisbon (27 March 2007) and opened a new public comment period from 31 August through 30 September 2007.

Whereas, the Board carefully considered the proposed renewal agreement, public comments, and the sponsor’s responses, and finds that approval of the proposed renewal agreement would be beneficial for ICANN and the Internet community.

Resolved (07.103), the .MUSEUM agreement is approved, and the President is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.

Other Business

(Review of status of pending applications for New gTLDs from November 2000.)

Thanks to 2007 Nominating Committee

Whereas, on 8 December 2006, ICANN appointed George Sadowsky as Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Whereas, the Nominating Committee Chair asked Adam Peake to serve as Vice-Chair to assist him in the direction of the Nominating Committee.

Whereas the 2007 Nominating Committee consisted of delegates from each of ICANN’s constituencies and advisory bodies.

Resolved (07.104), that the ICANN Board expresses its deep appreciation to George Sadowsky, Adam Peake and all of the members of the 2007 Nominating Committee for their dedication, hard work, and successful efforts.

Thanks to Staff, Scribes, Event Teams, Tribute Participants and Local Hosts

The Board wishes to extend its thanks to ICANN staff closely involved in the organization of this meeting, most particularly Paul Levins, Diane Schroeder, Michael Evans, Steve Conte, Kieren McCarthy, Jason Keenan, Tanzanica King, Marc Salvatierra, as well as other Corporate Affairs staff for their role in hosting the ICANN meeting.

The Board would like to recognize that of the 30 meetings that ICANN has held, Diane Schroeder has been responsible for organizing an incredible 24 of these. The Board also recognizes that Diane today celebrates 7 years and one day of employment at ICANN.

The Board would like to thank Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John Kneuer, of the NTIA, Department of Commerce for participating in the Welcome Ceremony.

The Board expresses its appreciation to the scribes, Laura Brewer, Teri Darrenougue, Jennifer Schuck and Charles Motter, and to the entire ICANN staff who was present here in Los Angeles for their efforts in facilitating the smooth operation of the meeting.

The Board wishes to thank the externs of the Law School of Pepperdine University, Chris Aul, Grace Ayres, Tom Gajewski, Marcia Wallis, Leda Guine, Indu Sen, Jill Gaffney, for their volunteer efforts at the Los Angeles meeting, most particulary for supporting the Example.Test Evaluation Station.

The Board also wishes to express its appreciation to VeriLan Events Services, Inc. for their technical support and webcasting services, PSAV for audio/visual support, Paragon Language Services for interpretation, and Stacy Hoffberg for her support of the At-Large community, Fellows and registration. Additional thanks are given to the Hilton Los Angeles Airport for this fine facility and for their support.

The Board most particularly would like to thank Stephanie Edens from Creative Elements, Sony Studios and Todd Mitchum, Ryan Buckley, John Valenti, Jeff Butcher, Jill Klekas and Steven Garcia for their role in helping to create a most extraordinary Gala and Tribute to Vint Cerf. The Board also expresses its thanks to Ira Magaziner and Steve Crocker for their participation in the tribute. The Board extends a particular thanks to those who contributed to the video tribute to Vint Cerf: Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Google, Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt, Commissioner Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission (Information Society & Media), and Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Laureate 2007, Peace, and Chairman, Generation Investment Management.

The Board also wishes to recognize the sponsors of this meeting:

VeriSign

Public Interest Registry

Afilias Global Registry Services

InterNeXt

Logic Boxes and Skenzo

.mobi

.Asia, EURid and Neustar most particularly for sponsoring the Welcome Reception

ARIN

Domainsponsor

Paragon Language Services

Tech Policy Summit

Global Domains International, Inc.

ICANNWiki

Finally the Board wishes to thank all the participants that attended this meeting. Their perspective, energy and insight is critical to making the ICANN model work and also its commitment to one global, interoperable Internet.

Thanks to Vittorio Bertola

Whereas, Vittorio Bertola, was selected as non-voting liaison to the ICANN Board by the At-Large Advisory Committee to serve first during the year 2007,

Whereas, Vittorio has provided excellent insight, leadership and expertise in this role with an unmistakable Italian panache and Lamborghini speed of speech.

Whereas, Vittorio has represented a voice of reason and even- handedness during his long service as liaison and has provided sage advice and counsel in all matters coming before the Board.

Whereas, Vittorio has been a strong advocate of the At-Large community and its involvement in ICANN.

Whereas, Vittorio Bertola has concluded his term as liaison on behalf of the At-Large Advisory Committee at the Los Angeles meeting.

Resolved, that Vittorio Bertola has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service as Liaison and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors.

Thanks to Francisco da Silva

Whereas, Francisco da Silva was appointed liaison for a second term to the ICANN Board on behalf of the Technical Liaison Group to serve during the year 2007.

Whereas, Francisco has provided excellent insight, leadership and expertise in this role, with a Portuguese flair for enthusiasm and humor that is unmistakably his own.

Whereas, Francisco has provided unique perspective to the Board on the technical application of the Internet in the context of the World Wide Web.

Whereas, Francisco has provided valuable counsel on matters of policy that are the responsibility of the Board.

Whereas, Francisco da Silva has concluded his term as liaison on behalf of the Technical Liaison Group at the Los Angeles meeting.

Resolved, the ICANN Board resolves that Francisco da Silva has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service, and the Board wishes Francisco well in all future endeavors.

Thanks to Joichi Ito

Whereas, Joichi was appointed to the ICANN Board by the Nominating Committee and started serving on 20 December 2004.

Whereas, Joichi has served the Board with considerable energy and skill. He has served as a member of the Finance, Compensation, Conflicts of Interest and Audit Committees and has provided excellent insight, leadership and expertise in these roles.

Whereas Joichi has chronicled ICANN meetings and other activities through his refined skill as a photographer and thereby demonstrated a keen eye for the best in people.

Whereas Joi is the embodiment of transparency and information sharing that the Internet encourages.

Whereas, Joichi has concluded his term as Director of the ICANN Board at the Los Angeles meeting.

Resolved, the ICANN Board resolves that Joichi Ito has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service, and the Board wishes Mr. Ito well in all future endeavors.

Thanks to Vanda Scartezini

Whereas, Vanda Scartezini was appointed to the ICANN Board by the Nominating Committee and started serving on 20 December 2004.

Whereas, Vanda has served the Board with considerable energy and skill. She has served as Chair of the ICANN Audit Committee and as a member of the Board Governance, Conflicts of Interest, Meetings and Compensation Committees and the Joint ICANN Board and ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Working Group, and has provided excellent insight, leadership and expertise in these roles.

Whereas, Vanda has been insightful in dynamics of the international arena bringing experience from all sectors as a contribution to this multi-stakeholder organization, Vanda has drawn on her long experience on ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee.

Whereas, Vanda has been generous in sharing her insights and support for ICANN’s Fellowship program.

Whereas, Vanda has concluded her term as Director of the ICANN Board at the Los Angeles meeting.

Whereas, Vanda has been nominated to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), and will continue to serve the ICANN community.

Resolved, the ICANN Board resolves that Vanda Scartezini has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for her term of service, and the Board wishes Ms. Scartezini well in all future endeavors.

Thanks to Alejandro Pisanty

Whereas Alejandro Pisanty:

Was elected by the DNSO to serve on the first elected ICANN Board starting at the Annual Meeting in 1999.

Was elected by the DNSO to a second term starting in mid-2003.

Was elected by the GNSO to a final term on the board that expired on 8 June 2007.

Was elected as Vice-Chair of the ICANN Board at the Annual Meeting in 2001 and served in this position through the Annual Meeting in 2006.

Served as Chair of the ICANN Committee on Evolution and Reform from its formation at the Annual Meeting in 2001 through implementation of its recommendations.

Served as Chair of the Board Governance Committee from 2004 through 2006.

Served as: a member of the Executive Committee from 2000 through 2006; a member of the Finance Committee in 2004 and 2006; a member of the Reconsideration Committee from 2001 through June 2003; and a Co-Chair of the ICANN Board & Governmental Advisory Committee Joint Working Group.

Whereas Alejandro Pisanty has tirelessly served the Board and virtually all aspects of the ICANN and Internet communities with brilliance, energy, distinction, panache and a devastatingly ironic wit.

Whereas he has contributed in countless ways to the successes of ICANN with his unique blend of technical, diplomatic and collaborative skills.

Now therefore it is resolved that the ICANN Board offers its sincere and heartfelt gratitude for his long and diligent service and conveys its best wishes for success in his university roles and expresses its great appreciation for his continued service to the Internet community in the Internet Governance Forum, as a leader in the Internet Society, and more generally as an unflagging advocate for the spread of the Internet to all who wish to use it.

Thanks to Carla LaFever

Whereas Carla LaFever has worked with Vint as a colleague since 1984, and she has served Vint loyally as his chief of staff since 1996.

Whereas Dr Vinton Cerf has served as a member of the ICANN board since 1999 where November 2000, he was elected as Chairman of the Board.

Whereas Carla’s able assistance has enabled Vint to fulfil his obligations to the ICANN community with great skill and good cheer.

Whereas Carla is patient, kind, sensitive and equipped with a sense of humor that is drier than a bar at the end of an ICANN meeting.

Whereas Carla has made huge sacrifices of her own in service of Vint and the ICANN community.

Whereas Carla is in fact an expert in cybernetics and many years ago developed the Cerf1943 prototype cyborg and has been controlling it ever since.

Resolved, the ICANN wishes to extend its utmost thanks to Carla for her long and able service to Vint and the ICANN community. The Board wishes Carla all the best in her future ventures.

Thanks to Vint Cerf

Whereas Vinton Cerf was appointed to the ICANN board and began his term in November 1999.

Whereas he was selected by the Nominating Committee to serve two additional terms on the Board.

Whereas Vint has served the board with superhuman energy and unique skill.

Whereas he has served as chairman of the ICANN board since November 2000; served as chairman of the Compensation Committee; served as a member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Search Committee of the Board (November 1999-January 2001), and the Discussion Group for Geographic and Geopolitical Names in .info, and has provided excellent insight, leadership, and expertise in these roles.

Whereas Vint has dedicated tens of thousands of hours to supporting the Board, including many in the early morning in whatever city, town, hamlet or cave in the desert that has had any form of Internet access. Whereas he has logged over a million miles in air travel to support ICANN, its community and constituents.

Whereas most of this travel has been financially supported by MCI and Google as Vint has married his day job with his ICANN role, and the Board particularly appreciates this support by MCI and Google.

Whereas Vint’s family has supported him with years of loving patience and encouragement for his patient support and encouragement of others.

Whereas Vint has chaired over 70 global teleconference board meetings with extraordinary aplomb and coordination that is pretty impressive considering he is a self-proclaimed ‘deaf guy’.

Whereas Vint has provided broad-spectrum leadership through sartorial elegance, humour, laser-like curiosity, charm, athleticism, decades of technical knowledge, personal networks, media savvy, business acumen, dancing and an advanced fluency in Klingon.

Whereas Vint has through his agenda-setting and management of accountability has shown a fundamental personal commitment to the founding principles supporting ICANN's mission:

  • ensuring the stability and security of the DNS,
  • allowing market mechanisms to support the management of the DNS in a manner that promotes competition and choice for users and registrants,
  • facilitating the bottom-up, transparent policy development process, and
  • engaging the participation of the global stakeholder community in the ICANN process

Whereas the the ICANN community came together to celebrate Vint’s eight years of service on the board at a gala ceremony here at ICANN’s at 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles – the same city in which Vint grew up, studied and operated IMP 1 at the dawn of the ARPANet, a precursor of the Internet.

Whereas Dr Vinton Cerf has concluded his term as director of the ICANN board at the Los Angeles meeting, the ICANN board resolves that Vint has earned the appreciation of the board on the scale of the totality of IPv6 address space for his term of service, and the board wishes Dr. Cerf well in all future endeavors. The board sincerely hopes that Vint will continue to be available to ICANN for advice and counsel in all matters of common interest in the future – but it does recognize that he has earned at least a 12 month holiday from formal ICANN participation.

Whereas, Vinton Cerf, has served the ICANN community with extraordinary skill and goodwill from his appointment to the board in 1999 to the end of his at the Los Angeles meeting,

Whereas, IANA maintains the IANA Special People Numbers Registry (SPNR), Ex. A below,

Special People Numbers Registry (SPNR) - per IANA

(last updated 2003-06-26)

For those who have worked for the benefit of the Internet into the wee hours too often, for too little compensation, and with too little public appreciation. Thank you for your dedication.

Number Name
0 Reserved
1 Jon Postel
2 Joyce K Reynolds
3 Bob Braden
4 Louis Touton
5 Daniel Karrenberg
6 Stephen Crocker
7 Scott Bradner
8 Stephen Wolff

(registry created 2003-06-25)

Resolved, the Board requests the IANA to enrol Vinton Cerf as entry number 9 on the IANA Special People Numbers Registry (SPNR).

(Adjourn Ninth Annual Meeting & Convene Organizational Meeting)

Election of Board Chairman

Resolved (07.105), that Peter Dengate Thrush is elected as Chairman of the Board, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold such office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Election of Board Vice-Chairman

Resolved (07.106), that Roberto Gaetano is elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold such office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Board Committee Assignments

Resolved (07.107), that membership of the following Board committees be established, to continue on the basis of the charters presently in effect.

Audit Committee: Raimundo Beca, Dennis Jennings, Njeri Rionge (Chair), and Rita Rodin.

Board Governance Committee: Harald Alvestrand, Roberto Gaetano (Chair), Susan Crawford, Steve Goldstein, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Rita Rodin, and Jean-Jacques Subrenat.

Compensation Committee: Susan Crawford, Peter Dengate Thrush (Chair), Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Njeri Rionge, and Bruce Tonkin.

Conflicts of Interest Committee: Harald Alvestrand, Demi Getschko (Chair), Steve Goldstein, Njeri Rionge, and David Wodelet.

Executive Committee: Raimundo Beca and Rita Rodin, along with the ICANN President Paul Twomey, Board Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush, and Board Vice-Chairman Roberto Gaetano as ex-officio members.

Finance Committee: Raimundo Beca (Chair), Peter Dengate Thrush, Steve Goldstein, Dennis Jennings, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, and Bruce Tonkin (as observer).

Meetings Committee: Raimundo Beca, Susan Crawford (Chair), Steve Goldstein, and Bruce Tonkin.

Reconsideration Committee: Susan Crawford, Demi Getschko, Dennis Jennings, Rita Rodin (Chair), and Jean-Jacques Subrenat.

Election of Corporate Officers

Resolved (07.108), Dr. Paul Twomey is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Resolved (07.109, Doug Brent is elected as Chief Operating Officer, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Resolved (07.110), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Resolved (07.111), Paul Levins is elected as Executive Officer and Vice President, Corporate Affairs, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Resolved (07.112), Kurt Pritz is elected as Senior Vice President, Services, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Resolved (07.113), Kevin Wilson is elected as Chief Financial Officer, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

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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."