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Secretary's Notice | ASO Council's Selection of Raimundo Beca as an ICANN Director

The Address Supporting Organization has appointed Raimundo Beca of Chile as a Director on the ICANN Board serving in Seat 10. His current term will commence immediately and will continue through the new term which will end six months following the ICANN Annual Meeting in 2006. Previous to Mr. Beca’s appointment, the seat was held by Lyman Chapin.

Details of the appointment are set forth below:

ICANN Bylaws, Article VI, Section 8, paragraph 4 states:

“…. any Supporting Organization entitled to select a Director for a Seat with a term beginning on the day six months after the conclusion of the annual meeting shall give the Secretary of ICANN written notice of its selection.”

In fulfillment of the quoted portion above, I received the following message on 11 May 2004 from Mark McFadden on behalf of the Address Council of the Address Supporting Organization:

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark McFadden
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:46 PM
To: John Jeffrey
Subject: ASO Election for ICANN BoD Seat

John, Vint:

I am pleased to inform both of you that on Thursday, 6 May 2004, the Address Council of the Address Supporting Organization selected Raimundo Beca of Chile to the ICANN Board of Directors. The election, held in accordance with the procedures of the Address Council and the existing MoU between ICANN and the Internet Regional Registries, was by consensus. In addition, our selection is consistent with Article IV, section 2, paragraph 3 of the by-laws requiring geographic diversity amongst ASO Board of Director selections.

The board seat being filled is the seat currently held by Lyman Chapin. It is the understanding of the Address Council that this is Seat 10 on the ICANN Board.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

John O. Jeffrey
ICANN General Counsel & Secretary

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