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Voting Transcript | Special Meeting of the Board

(MEETING IN PROGRESS, OFF THE RECORD.)

Development of Global Policy Proposal on IPv6

>>VINT CERF: WE'RE VOTING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL POLICY PROPOSAL ON IPV6.

THE RESOLUTION READS -- SORRY?

THE RESOLUTION READS:

"WHEREAS ICANN HAS BEEN ADVISED THAT A GLOBAL POLICY PROPOSAL ON IPV6 IS IN DEVELOPMENT IN THE ADDRESSING COMMUNITY.

"WHEREAS THE BOARD'S REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR GLOBAL INTERNET NUMBER RESOURCE POLICIES PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT TO MONITOR AND REPORT TO THE BOARD ON SUCH GLOBAL ADDRESSING POLICIES AS SUCH POLICIES ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

"RESOLVED," -- KAND THEN, JOHN, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO READ THE RESOLUTION, SINCE I DIDN'T RECORD YOUR NEW LANGUAGE.

>>JOHN JEFFREY: CERTAINLY.

"RESOLVED, THE PRESIDENT IS DIRECTED TO ASSIGN STAFF FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPORTING ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOBAL POLICY PROPOSAL ON IPV6 IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE I OF THE BOARD'S REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR GLOBAL INTERNET NUMBER RESOURCE POLICIES, AND INSTRUCTS THE ICANN CEO TO ASSIGN STAFF FOR THE PURPOSES OF INFORMING ALL ICANN SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES, ESTABLISHING AN ICANN WEB PAGE TO BE KEPT UP-TO-DATE, AND COMPILING A BACKGROUND REPORT TO BE KEPT UP-TO-DATE ON THE GLOBAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT. THIS STATUS WILL BE RECORDED IN THE MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE BOARD."

>>VINT CERF: THAT'S IT?

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSIONS?

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS RESOLUTION?

>> RICHARD THWAITES: YEAH, VINT, SORRY, THE SYNTAX IS A BIT SCREWY THERE. IT STARTS OFF, "THE PRESIDENT IS DIRECTED," AND IT THEN TALKS ABOUT LATER, "INSTRUCTS THE CEO."

SO CAN WE JUST HAVE THAT CONSISTENT SYNTAX THERE?

>>VINT CERF: YEAH, WE SHOULD SPEAK OF -- EITHER IT'S THE PRESIDENT OR THE CEO, BUT WE SHOULDN'T MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT PARTIES -- EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW THAT PAUL TWOMEY HAS A SPLIT PERSONALITY -- AND THAT'S REFLECTED IN THE DIFFERENT TITLES.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: COMES WITH BEING AUSTRALIAN.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

ANY OTHER MODIFICATION?

ALL RIGHT. ROLL CALL VOTE.

VINT CERF VOTES IN FAVOR.

PAUL TWOMEY?

>>PAUL TWOMEY: IN FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: JOI ITO?

>>JOICHI ITO: IN FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: VANDA SCARTEZINI?

>>VANDA SCARTEZINI: IN FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: MOUHAMET DIOP?

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: IN FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: NJERI RIONGE?

>>NJERI RIONGE: IN FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: PETER DENGATE THRUSH?

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: YES.

>>VINT CERF: ALEX PISANTY?

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: TOM NILES?

>>THOMAS NILES: YES.

>>VINT CERF: HAGEN HULTZSCH?

>> HAGEN HULTZSCH: YES.

>>VINT CERF: DEMI GETSCHKO?

>>DEMI GETSCHKO: YES.

>>VINT CERF: RAIMUNDO BECA?

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: IN FAVOR.

>>VINT CERF: VENI MARKOVSKI?

VENI MARKOVSKI?

WE SHOULD SHOW THAT VENI MAY HAVE FALLEN OFF THE LINE.

HUALIN QIAN.

>>HUALIN QIAN: YES.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

SO I HAVE ALL OF THE BOARD MEMBERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VENI, VOTING, EXCEPT FOR MICHAEL PALAGE, WHOM I ASSUME IS NOT ON THE CALL.

OKAY. SO WE PASSED THAT.

GOOD. THANK YOU.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SOME REPORTS.

WE SHOULD GO OFF THE RECORD.

(OFF-THE-RECORD DISCUSSION.)

 

 

 

Approval of Minutes for the 28 July 2005 Special Meeting of the Board

 

>>VINT CERF: WE CAN GO NOW ON THE RECORD AGAIN.

SO WE ARE -- WE'RE ON THE RECORD FOR VOTING FOR APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF --

>> SHARIL TARMIZI: VINT?

>>VINT CERF: YES.

>> SHARIL TARMIZI: SORRY. JUST FOLLOW-UP OFF THE RECORD.

>>VINT CERF: I'M SORRY.

I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU SAID.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: FOLLOW-UP QUESTION.

YOU WERE ON THE MINUTES. YOU WERE ASKING WHETHER THERE WERE ANY PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE MINUTES OF THE 28 JULY MEETING.

>>VINT CERF: IF YOU HAVE AMENDMENTS TO MAKE, THEN YOU SHOULD TELL US ABOUT THEM, YES.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: IT'S NOT AN AMENDMENT; IT'S JUST A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION. BUT I'D LIKE IT TO BE OFF THE RECORD.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY. WE CAN GO OFF RECORD WHILE YOU MAKE YOUR QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

(OFF-THE-RECORD DISCUSSION.)

>>VINT CERF: CAN WE GO BACK ON THE RECORD?

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: YES.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

SO THIS IS A QUESTION ABOUT THE MINUTES OF THE 28TH.

LET ME FIND OUT WHETHER WE HAVE EVERYBODY ON BOARD.

VENI, ARE YOU ON THE CALL NOW?

>>JOHN JEFFREY: WE'VE BEEN INFORMED THAT HE WAS MUTED BY THE OPERATOR TO GET RID OF THE BACKGROUND NOISE, SO WE'VE ASKED FOR HIS LINE TO BE OPENED AGAIN.

>>VINT CERF: YOU KNOW, --

>> THERE HE IS.

>>VINT CERF: VENI, ARE YOU BACK ON?

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: YES, I AM JUST BACK ON, YES.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

IF VENI WAS MUTED BY THE OPERATOR WHEN HE WAS TRYING TO VOTE, I THINK THAT WE SHOULD ALLOW HIS VOTE.

CAN WE CONFIRM THAT YOU VOTED IN FAVOR --

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: YES, I VOTED IN FAVOR, YES.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

SO, JOHN JEFFREY, I THINK WE HAVE TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION WITH VENI, IF THAT COUNTS.

>>JOHN JEFFREY: ABSOLUTELY.

>>VINT CERF: ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE VOTING ON THE MINUTES. AND I'M GOING TO ASK IF ANYONE OBJECTS TO A SIMPLE VOICE VOTE AS OPPOSED TO A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR THE MINUTES OF JULY 28TH.

ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS?

IN THAT CASE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF ACCEPTING THE MINUTES AS WRITTEN, PLEASE SAY "AYE."

>> AYE.

>>VINT CERF: ARE THERE ANY OPPOSED?

ARE THERE ANY ABSTENTIONS?

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: ALEJANDRO PISANTY.

I WASN'T PRESENT IN THE MEETING.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY. YOU WANT THAT TO COUNT AS AN ABSTENTION?

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: ABSTENTION, YES.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

SO, MR. SECRETARY, THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE ABSTENTION FROM ALEX PISANTY, WHO WAS NOT PRESENT.

>>JOHN JEFFREY: SO NOTED.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

WE'RE GOING OFF RECORD AGAIN.

(OFF-THE-RECORD DISCUSSION.)

(MEETING ADJOURNED 4:22 P.M.)

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