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Approved Board Resolutions | Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

  1. Consent Agenda:
    1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
    2. Action from Board Compensation Committee
      1. Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.28.02
  2. Main Agenda:
    1. Arab Center for Dispute Resolution's Proposal to Serve as UDRP Provider
    2. Redelegation of the .ML domain representing Mali
      1. Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.28.03
    3. Delegation of the .укр domain representing Ukraine
      1. Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.28.04

 

  1. Consent Agenda:

    1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

      Resolved (2013.02.28.01), the Board approves the minutes of the 2 February 2013 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

    2. Action from Board Compensation Committee

      Whereas, the retention of high calibre staff is essential to ICANN's operations and ICANN desires to ensure competitive compensation for staff.

      Whereas, the Board recently appointed David Olive as an ICANN Officer (see http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-02feb13-en.htm#1.e).

      Whereas, independent market data provided by independent compensation experts indicates that the current compensation for David Olive, ICANN's Vice President, Policy Development Support, falls within ICANN's target of the 50th to 75th percentile based on market data supplied by ICANN's independent compensation experts.

      Whereas, the Compensation Committee and the full Board have confirmed that they are not conflicted with respect to the Vice President, Policy Development Support's compensation package.

      Resolved (2013.02.28.02), the Board adopts the current compensation of Officer David Olive, Vice President, Policy Development Support, as reasonable based on the market data and recommendations from the independent compensation experts.

      Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.28.02

      Attracting and retaining high calibre staff by providing a competitive compensation package is crucial to the organization. In adopting as reasonable the compensation for ICANN's Officer, David Olive, the Compensation Committee and the Board reviewed and accepted the market analysis and recommendations from the independent compensation experts, and by taking this action are confirming that they are not conflicted as to David Olive's compensation package.

      This decision will have no fiscal impact on the organization or the community, and it will not have an impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system. This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.

  2. Main Agenda:

    1. Arab Center for Dispute Resolution's Proposal to Serve as UDRP Provider

      Discussion was carried forward to another meeting, and no resolution was taken.

    2. Redelegation of the .ML domain representing Mali

      Resolved (2013.02.28.03), ICANN has reviewed and evaluated the request, and the documentation demonstrates the redelegation process was followed and is in the interests of the local and global Internet communities.

      Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.28.03

      As part of the IANA Functions, ICANN receives request to delegate and redelegate country-code top-level domains. ICANN Staff has reviewed and evaluated a redelegation request for this domain and has provided a report to the ICANN Board that proper procedures were followed in that evaluation. The Board's oversight of the process helps ensure ICANN is properly executing its responsibilities relating to the stable and secure operation of critical unique identifier systems on the Internet and pursuant to the IANA Functions Contract. Ensuring that the process is followed adds to the accountability of ICANN. This action will have no fiscal impact on ICAN or the community, and will have a positive impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

      This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.

    3. Delegation of the .укр domain representing Ukraine

      Resolved (2013.02.28.04), ICANN has reviewed and evaluated the request, and the documentation demonstrates the delegation process was followed and is in the interests of the local and global Internet communities.

      Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.28.04

      As part of the IANA Functions, ICANN receives request to delegate and redelegate country-code top-level domains. ICANN Staff has reviewed and evaluated a delegation request for this domain and has provided a report to the ICANN Board that proper procedures were followed in that evaluation. The Board's oversight of the process helps ensure ICANN is properly executing its responsibilities relating to the stable and secure operation of critical unique identifier systems on the Internet and pursuant to the IANA Functions Contract. Ensuring that the process is followed adds to the accountability of ICANN. This action will have no fiscal impact on ICANN or the community, and will have a positive impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

      This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.

Published on 4 March 2013

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."