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[council] Adopted Resolutions from ICANN Board Meeting

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Adopted Resolutions from ICANN Board Meeting

8 December 2006


    Approval of Minutes

    Approval of .BIZ/.INFO/.ORG Registry Agreements

    2007 Nominating Committee Chair Appointment

    Progress on ICANN Board-GAC Joint Working Group

    IDN Status – Acknowledgement and Next Steps

    Approval of Strategic Plan 2007-2010

    Schedule for Periodic Reviews of ICANN Structure and Operations

    Regional At-Large Organization for Latin America and Caribbean

    Thanks to Daniel Dardailler

    Thanks to Roberto Gaetano

    Thanks to Hagen Hultzsch

    Thanks to Veni Markovski

    Thanks to Hualin Qian

    Thanks to Workshop Participants

    Thanks to Sponsors, Staff, Scribes, and Event Teams

    Thanks to Local Hosts

(Adjourn Eighth Annual Meeting & Convene Organizational Meeting) Election of Board Chairman

    Election of Board Vice-Chairman

    Board Committee Assignments

    Election of Corporate Officers

Approval of Minutes

Resolved (06.___), the minutes of the Board Meeting of 18 October 2006 are approved.

Resolved (06.___), the minutes of the Board Meeting of 22 November 2006 are approved.

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Approval of .BIZ/.INFO/.ORG Registry Agreements

Whereas, proposed new registry agreements between ICANN the operators the .BIZ, .INFO, and .ORG registries were posted for public information on 27 June 2006 <http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-1-27jun06.htm>.

Whereas, the complete proposed agreements with appendices were posted for public comment on 28 July 2006 <http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-28jul06.htm>.

Whereas, a summary of the public comments was posted on 11 September 2006 and reviewed by the Board <http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-1-11sep06.htm>.

Whereas, on 12 October 2006, ICANN posted responses to the public comments from the registry operators <http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-1-12oct06.htm>.

Whereas, on 24 October 2006, ICANN posted revised proposed registry agreements including a new restriction on the use of "traffic data" and the acceptance of 10% caps on price increases by the .BIZ, .INFO, and .ORG registry operators <http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-24oct06.htm>.

Whereas, the Board has carefully considered the revised proposed agreements, and the public comments and the registry responses, and finds that approval of the proposed new agreements would be beneficial for ICANN and the Internet community.

Resolved (06.___), the proposed .BIZ, .INFO, and .ORG registry agreements are hereby approved, and the President is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreements.

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2007 Nominating Committee Chair Appointment

Whereas, Article VII, Section 2(1) of the Bylaws calls for the non-voting Chair of the Nominating Committee to be appointed by the ICANN Board.

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee has recommended that George Sadowsky be appointed to Chair the 2007 Nominating Committee, and he has indicated a willingness to so serve.

Resolved (06.___), that George Sadowsky is appointed as Chair of the 2007 Nominating Committee, to serve until the conclusion of the ICANN annual meeting in 2007, or until his earlier resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service.

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Progress on ICANN Board-GAC Joint Working Group

Whereas, after its 25 June 2006 face-to-face meeting in Marrakech the ICANN Board-GAC Joint Working Group, co-chaired by Alejandro Pisanty (Vice-Chair, Board) and Janis Karklins (Chair of the GAC's Working Group on the Future of the GAC), continued its program of inter-sessional activities through two conference calls and email.

Whereas, the Joint Working Group has been functional as an instrument for making communications between the Board and the GAC more effective.

Whereas, on 6 December 2006, the Working Group held its third face-to-face meeting during the ICANN meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, where it discussed the GAC work program for 2007, joint outreach efforts, permanent solution for the GAC secretariat, contingency planning and the role of the GAC within the ICANN framework.

Whereas, the Working Group will continue its support to outreach strategies and the sustained synchronization of GAC's priorities with ICANN's work program and strategic plan.

Whereas, in its XXVI Communiqué, the GAC endorsed its 2007 work program and provided input to the Transparency and Accountability Management Operating Principles for ICANN.

Resolved (06.___), to recognize the progress made by the Joint Working Group, and express its appreciation to the GAC for its 2007 work program and its input to comments to the Transparency and Accountability Management Operating Principles.

Resolved (06.___), to request the Joint Working Group to report on progress made on the further implementation of its work program and progress made on outreach, at the ICANN meeting in March 2007.

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IDN Status – Acknowledgement and Next Steps

Whereas, the Board expresses its gratitude to the volunteers, in particular from the technical community including the IETF, IAB, RSSAC, the TLD registries working group, and the IDN President's Advisory Committee, for their work related to the insertion of internationalized top level labels.

Whereas, the preliminary laboratory test conducted by Autonomica and development of root zone and application test plans are significant steps toward the stable deployment of IDNs.

Whereas, the TLD registries working group has met regularly on the IDN Guidelines revisions and a best practices document.

Whereas, the ccNSO, GNSO, and the GAC have active working groups considering policy aspects related to the introduction of internationalized top-level labels.

Whereas, the community has had considerable discussions regarding the development of a process by which internationalized labels corresponding to territories could be developed through a joint effort involving the ccNSO and GAC.

Resolved (06.___), the ICANN Board acknowledges the significant work performed by the members of the community working on this important topic and urges this work to continue to move forward in a manner that emphasizes the security and stability of the Internet and enhances the usability of and accessibility to the Internet.

Resolved (06.___), the ICANN Board respectfully requests that all volunteers work closely together in their continued work to ensure that the introduction of IDNs proceeds in a coordinated, timely manner.

Resolved (06.___), the ICANN Board requests the ccNSO and the GAC, through a joint collaborative effort, in consultation as needed with the relevant technical community, to produce an issues paper relating to the selection of IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes.

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Approval of Strategic Plan 2007-2010

Whereas, ICANN's July 2007 through June 2010 Strategic Plan is based on consultation with the community through workshops held in multiple languages at ICANN meetings, through Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees and through public forums on the ICANN website.

Whereas, the 2007-2010 Strategic Plan gives a brief description of challenges and opportunities that ICANN is likely to face in the next years and outlines five strategic objectives for the ICANN community.

Whereas, the strategic objectives in the plan will form the framework around which the July 2007 through June 2008 Operational Plan and the associated budget are constructed.

Whereas, members of the community have been very generous with their time and the Board appreciates the work that they have done.

Resolved (06.___), the Board approves the 2007-2010 Strategic Plan, and directs the President and staff to move forward with the community-based operational planning process based on the strategic objectives as set forth in the plan.

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Schedule for Periodic Reviews of ICANN Structure and Operations

Whereas Article IV, Section 4 of ICANN’s Bylaws calls for the Board to cause periodic reviews of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization, each Supporting Organization Council, each Advisory Committee (other than the Governmental Advisory Committee), and the Nominating Committee by an entity or entities independent of the organization under review.

Whereas these reviews are intended to ensure an independent examination of the role and operation of key elements of ICANN, and are part of ICANN’s ongoing commitment to its evolution and improvement.

Whereas the Board Governance Committee has determined that, although not required by the Bylaws, a review of the Board would be appropriate and consistent with ICANN’s commitment.

Whereas these reviews will be conducted in an objective way by independent evaluators, under guidance from the Board on the review’s terms of reference, and with opportunity for public review and comment on the terms of reference and on the results of the reviews.

Whereas the Board Governance Committee considered the age, responsibilities, and activities of each entity to be reviewed, and considered the operational limitations for managing and implementing reviews, and approved a comprehensive review schedule.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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