Report on March 31 Bylaw Changes  

Posted April 9, 1999

At a special meeting conducted via telephone on March 31, 1999, at 2:00 pm U.S. East Coast time, the Initial Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers unanimously adopted bylaw changes designed to establish the basic framework for the creation of the three Supporting Organizations called for in the Bylaws (including specific provisions establishing a Domain Name Supporting Organization), based in large part on the DNSO Formation Concepts statement adopted by the ICANN Board of Directors on March 4, 1999.  The changes adopted included several modifications from the draft changes posted in advance of the meeting at http://www.icann.org/dnso/dnsobylaws1.html, in response to public comment received on that draft.

The revised bylaws are now posted, along with "red-lined" versions of the new Supporting Organization provisions and of the technical amendments adopted to conform the rest of the Bylaws to those changes.  Minutes of the March 31 meeting, describing in more detail the specific changes, rationales, and responses to comment received, will be posted no later than Friday, April 16.

Highlights of Bylaw Changes:

Further Comment Requested:

In order to more fully explore an issue raised by one comment submitted in reaction to the draft ICANN Bylaw changes the ICANN Board seeks further comment on the following question:

Please submit comments to comment-so@icann.org.