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2007 Board Meetings


18 December 2007

Special Meeting of the Board

The Board Agenda for the Special Meeting of the Board (as set by the Executive Committee on 11 December 2007):

1) Approval of Minutes for 20 November 2007 Special Board Meeting – Preliminary Report is posted publicly @

2) Discussion of .TEL Contractual Amendment – Possible Board Action

3) Discussion of ICANN Strategic Plan July 2008 – June 2011

4) Update on New gTLD Process

5) Discussion of Joint Project Agreement with the NTIA

6) Discussion of ICANN Accountability and Transparency Frameworks and Principles Document (Management Operating Principles)

7) Discussion of Supporting IPv6 in the Root Server System

8) Update on Formation of BGC's ALAC Review Working Group

9) Discussion of President/CEO's Report for November 2007

10) Discussion of President/CEO's Performance Review Goals

11) Whois Conflict of National Laws Procedure

12) Update on Czech Arbitration Court UDRP Application

13) Other Business


11 December 2007
Meeting of the Executive Committee


20 November 2007

Special Meeting of the Board

  1. Whois Conflict of National Laws Procedure
  2. Discussion of .TEL Contractual Amendment
  3. Redelegation of ccTLD for .BB (Barbados)
  4. Initiation of Early Awareness Procedures for Global Policy Proposals
    1. Allocation of Autonomous System Numbers
    2. Allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space in the Regional Internet Registry system
  5. Update on Czech Arbitration Court UDRP Application
  6. Contract for Consultant to write RFP for New GTLD Process
  7. Discussion of progress planning for New gTLD Policy and Implementation
  8. Updates on Bylaws-Mandated Reviews
  9. Discussion of President's Report
  10. Discussion of Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  11. Other Business

29 October - 2 November 2007
ICANN Meeting 30, Los Angeles

2 November 2007 - Board Agendas

A) Annual General Meeting Board Agenda

  1. Approval of Board Minutes from 16 October 2007 Special Board Meeting
  2. Discussion of Status of Strategic Plan
  3. Update on Internationalized Domain Names
  4. GNSO Improvements - *Link for information for Board and public: a) LA Workshop on GNS Improvements agenda webpage <>; b) GNSO Improvements webpage <>
  5. Status of Independent Reviews of ICANNs Component Groups - *Link for information for Board and public: Independent Reviews webpage <>
  6. Discussion of Contractual Conditions Policy Development Process - *Link for information for Board and public: GNSO issues page <>
  7. Review of proposed ALAC Bylaw changes - *Link for information for Board and public: ALAC wiki <>
  8. CCNSO Geographic Region Reform - *Link for information for Board and public: ccNSO website <>
  9. Informational update on the status of WHOIS - *Link for information for Board and public: public comment page on whois<>
  10. Discussion of New GTLD Policy and proposal for Implementation - *Link for information for Board and public: LA Workshop on New gTLDs (includes handout) <>
  11. Approval of SSAC Nominations – Recommendations to be made to the Board during the Los Angeles Meeting
  12. Board Finance Committee's Recommendation on ICANN Investment Policy
  13. Discussion of MOUs of Cooperation with Regional and International Organizations (CITEL, CTO)
  14. Consideration of .MUSEUM Contract Modification Proposal
  15. Discussion of Registrar Escrow Agreements
  16. Other Business
  17. Acknowledgements and Thanks

B) The Organizational Board meeting agenda:

  1. Election of Chair
  2. Election of Vice-Chair
  3. Appointment of committee leadership/membership
  4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN
  5. Other Business

Adopted Resolutions

Transcript (Board Meeting)

Transcript (Organizational Meeting)

16 October 2007

Special Meeting of the Board

  • Approval of Board Minutes for 16 September 2007 Special Board Meeting
  • IANA Related Issues:
    • Redelegation of the .BM (Bermuda) Domain – for Board Action
    • Delegation of the .EH (Western Sahara) Domain – for informational discussion only.
  • Discussion of Registry Services Proposal from Telnic (.TEL) re: Public Display of WHOIS information
  • Update on Annual General Meeting Tasks
  • Update on Bylaws-Mandated Reviews
  • Financial Approvals and Finance Committee Recommendations
    • Advanced Approval of Consolidated Travel Expenditures exceeding Officer Authority
    • Approval of Sydney Office Lease
    • Approval of Foreign Exchange Contracts
  • Other Business

4 October 2007

ICANN New Board Workshop, Frankfurt (Not designated as an Official Board Meeting)


11 September 2007

Special Meeting of the Board
Approved Board Agenda

The following topics have been approved as the Agenda for the Special Board Meeting scheduled for 11 September 2007, by the ICANN Board's Executive Committee (during their meeting on 4 September 2007):

  • Status Report on discussions with the UPU regarding .POST
  • Status Report on discussions relating to renewal agreements for .AERO and .MUSEUM
  • IANA Related Issues:
    • Delegation of the .KP (North Korea) Domain
    • Delegation of the .ME (Montenegro) Domain
    • Delegation of the .RS (Serbia) Domain
    • Redelegation of the .YU (former Yugoslavia) Domain
    • Update on Outstanding Redelegation Requests
  • Board Governance Committee's Recommendation regarding Nominating Committee Chairman
  • Board Governance Committee's Recommendation regarding the Academic Representative to the next Nominating Committee
  • Board Governance Committee's Update on Corporate Governance Guidelines and Code of Ethics
  • Board Finance Committee's Recommendations regarding CFO Authorities
  • Meetings Committee's Recommendations regarding ICANN Meeting Site
  • Approval for public comment posting of the ICANN Board Review Terms of Reference
  • Information Update on GNSO's WHOIS Policy Development
  • Approval of Board Minutes from Special Meeting of the ICANN Board, 14 August 2007
  • Other Business

14 August 2007

Special Meeting of the Board
Proposed Board Agenda

  • Proposed Data Escrow Agreement Negotiation
  • GNR Contract Renewal
  • IANA Related Issues – Discussion/possible action on:
    1.  Redelegation of the .DM ( Dominica) Domain
    2.  Delegation of Eleven Evaluative Internationalized Domains
    3.  Delegation of the .KP ( North Korea) Domain
    4.  Delegation of the .ME ( Montenegro) Domain
    5.  Delegation of the .RS ( Serbia) Domain
    6.  Redelegation of the .YU (former Yugoslavia) Domain
    7.  Update on Outstanding Redelegation Requests
  • BGC Recommendations – Discussion/possible action on:
    1. Adjustments to the Board Committee Assignments
    2. Review of Terms of Reference for Board of Directors Review
  • Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Legal Expenses
    2. Finance Committee Recommendations
  • Other Business

9 - 11 August 2007

ICANN Board of Directors Workshop (Not designated as an Official Board Meeting)


25-29 June 2007

ICANN Meeting 29, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Approval of 18 June 2007 Board Minutes
  • Discussion and Approval of 2007-2008 ICANN Budget
  • Election of New Chief Financial Officer
  • Consultation on Operating Principles and Frameworks for Transparency and Accountability
  • .COOP Renewal Sponsor Agreement
  • .TEL ICANN Fee Amendment
  • Report: Protections for gTLD Registrants
    • Registrar Data Escrow Program
    • Registrar Accreditation Agreement Amendments
    • Registry Fail-over
    • Contractual compliance
  • Global Policy Proposals on AS Numbers and remaining IPv4 Allocations
  • Adoption of IANA Root Zone Procedures for Evaluation IDN Deployment
  • Board Committee Work and Other Business
    • BGC's GNSO Review

Adopted Resolutions


18 June 2007

Special Meeting of the Board

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of Ombudsman's Report 7-317
  • Review and Approval of Banking Relationship Change from Board Finance Committee Recommendation
  • Review of Status of Board Governance Committee's GNSO Review Process; Approval of recommendations from the BGC
  • Review of Status of ccTLD Redelegation Requests from IANA
  • Discussion of Review of Various Business Units
  • Other Business

15 May 2007

Special Meeting of the Board

  • Discussion of 2007-2008 ICANN Budget

3 May 2007
Secretary's Notice (Selection of Raimundo Beca as a Director by the ASO)

Secretary's Notice

25 April 2007

Special Meeting of the Board
Proposed Board Agenda

  • .GW ccTLD - Discussion of Redelegation
  • .EH ccTLD - Discussion of related issues
  • ICANN Fellowship Proposal
  • Registry Services Proposals - Update
  • March Legal Bills - Authorization for Payment
  • UDRP Provider Application from Czech Arbitration Court - Authorization to post for public comment
  • Board Finance Committee Update
  • Designation of Annual General Meeting
  • Discussion of Agenda Topics for May Board Workshop

12 April 2007
Secretary's Notice (Ratification of email vote for board seat #13)

Secretary's Notice

26-30 March 2007

ICANN Meeting 28, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Proposed sTLD Agreement with ICM Registry
  • Discussion of Registrar Accreditation Agreement Review
  • Authorization to pay Legal Bills
  • Action on President's Strategy Committee Final Report
  • Cooperative Agreements with International and Regional Organizations
  • Regional At-Large Organization MOUs
  • RSSAC and SSAC Report to IANA on Adding AAAA Records to the Root
  • DNSSEC Implementation Progress
  • .MUSEUM Sponsorship Agreement Extension and Renewal Process
  • Board Governance Committee Recommendations on Independent Reviews
  • Protections for gTLD Registrants
  • Engagement of Auditors
  • Thanks to Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi
  • Thanks to Sponsors, Staff, Scribes, and Event Teams
  • Thanks to Local Hosts

Adopted Resolutions


13 March 2007

Special Meeting of the Board
Proposed Board Agenda

  • Approval of Minutes from 12 February 2007 Board Meeting
  • Designation of Academic Representative for ICANN's 2007 Nominating Committee
  • Consideration of Board Finance Committee's Recommendation regarding Budget Adjustments and Incremental Projects
  • Consideration of .MOBI sTLD Contract Amendment Regarding ICANN Fees and Recent Public Comment Period
  • Update on Registry Failover Projects and Status of Other Projects
  • Continuation of Consideration of Proposed .XXX Registry Agreement
  • Continuation of Discussions regarding MOUs of Cooperation with Regional and International Organizations
  • Discussion of ICANN Bylaws-Mandated Reviews
  • Updates on New TLD's and Whois PDP's
  • Updates on IANA Issues
  • Other Business

12 February 2007

Special Meeting of the Board
Proposed Board Agenda

  • Consideration of Proposed .XXX Registry Agreement and recent public comment period
  • Consideration of .MOBI sTLD Contract Amendment Regarding ICANN Fees and recent public comment period
  • Consideration and follow up from last meeting on UM (United States Minor Outlying Islands)
  • Succession Planning and Leadership Planning within the Board
  • Discussion of ICANN Bylaws-Mandated Reviews
  • Budget Discussion from Board Finance Committee
  • Consideration of additional information regarding the GW (Guinea-Bissau) Redelegation request
  • Discussion on Retiring Country Code Top-Level Domains
  • Meetings Committee Discussion Proposal regarding ICANN Board Meetings
  • Authorization to Open Bank Account to assist Registrar Constituency
  • Other Business

16 January 2007

Special Board Meeting Agenda

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."