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Approved Board Resolutions | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of President and CEO FY14 At-Risk Compensation


  1. Consent Agenda:

    1. Approval of President and CEO FY14 At-Risk Compensation

      Whereas, each Board member has confirmed that he/she does not have a conflict of interest with respect to establishing the amount of payment for the President and CEO's FY14 T2 at-risk compensation payment.

      Whereas, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve payment to the President and CEO for his FY14 T2 at-risk compensation.

      Resolved (2014.03.26.01), the Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY14 T2 at-risk compensation component.

      Resolved (2014.03.26.02), specific items within this resolution shall remain confidential as an "action relating to personnel or employment matters", pursuant to Article III, section 5.2 of the ICANN Bylaws.

      Rationale for Resolutions 2014.03.26.C01 – 2014.03.26.C02

      When the President and CEO was hired, he was offered a base salary, plus an at-risk component of his compensation package. Consistent with all ICANN staff members, the President and CEO is evaluated against specific goals that he sets in coordination with the Compensation Committee.

      In Singapore, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve the President and CEO's at-risk Compensation for the second trimester of FY14 and the Board agrees with that recommendation.

      While this will have a fiscal impact on ICANN, it is an impact that was contemplated in the FY14 budget. This decision will not have an impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

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

Published on 28 March 2014

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"""" is not an IDN."