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ICANN Meetings in Kuala Lumpur

ICANN Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, 23 July 2004

Note: The following is the output of the real-time captioning taken during the ICANN Board of Directors Meeting held on 23 July, 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Although the captioning output is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors. It is posted as an aid to understanding the proceedings at the session, but should not be treated as an authoritative record.

>>VINT CERF: IN CASE PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHY WE'RE NOT STARTED YET, WE'RE WAITING TO GET THE ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF OUR RESOLUTIONS UP ONTO THE SCREEN. AND APPARENTLY THERE'S A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH THAT. SO IF YOU'LL BEAR WITH US FOR A MOMENT, WE'LL GET THIS SORTED OUT.

(PAUSE)

>>VINT CERF: ALL RIGHT.

GOOD MORNING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WE'RE READY TO BRING THIS BOARD MEETING TO ORDER.

APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY.

I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN THIS MEETING FIRST WITH AN INVITATION TO JEAN-JACQUES DAMLAMIAN, WHO IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, TO, IF HE'S HERE -- THERE YOU ARE.

OKAY. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE JEAN-JACQUES TO MAKE SOME OPENING REMARKS ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE AND ITS NEED FOR INPUT FROM US, FROM THE COMMUNITY.

>>JEAN-JACQUES DAMLAMIAN: OKAY.
THANK YOU, VINT.

DEAR COLLEAGUES, I WANTED TO REMIND YOU THAT THE OUTREACH FOR CANDIDATES IS OPEN. AND WE NEED TO HAVE PROPOSALS. WE HAVE ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF CANDIDATES PRESENTLY. AND TO FULFILL OUR MISSION, WE NEED MORE PEOPLE. YOU ARE, IN MANY SITUATIONS, THOSE WHO CAN OUTREACH FOR US, HELP US TO HAVE A GOOD POOL OF CANDIDATES. SO PLEASE STAND UP, GO ON THE SITE, LOOK FOR WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE A RECOMMENDER, AND SEND US CANDIDATES SO THAT WE CAN SELECT AMONG THEM THE MOST SUITABLE PEOPLE FOR THE POSITIONS THAT ARE TO BE FULFILLED.

THOSE POSITIONS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT FOR THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE LOOKED FOR. OF COURSE, THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, YOU KNOW WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM THEM. BUT FOR THE COUNCILS, THE COUNCILS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. CCNSO, GNSO, AND ALAC HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS. THE PROFILES ARE DIFFERENT. WE NEED TO SELECT AMONG A WIDE VARIETY OF CANDIDATES. SO PLEASE TRY TO HELP US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, JEAN-JACQUES. AND THANK YOU AND YOUR COMMITTEE FOR THE HARD WORK THAT I KNOW YOU HAVE ALREADY PUT INTO THIS PROCESS.

I'D LIKE TO GO ON NOW WITH THE SCHEDULED AGENDA, BEGINNING WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR 2004/2005. AND I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE CHAIR OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, IVAN CAMPOS, TO PUT FORWARD THIS RESOLUTION.

>>IVAN MOURA CAMPOS: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THIS RESOLUTION IS INTENDED TO ADOPT THE ICANN BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004/2005. AS WE ARE ALL AWARE, WE PUBLISHED, POSTED, THE PROPOSED BUDGET IN MAY 17TH OF 2004, ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BYLAW. AND THIS PROPOSED BUDGET WAS DEVELOPED THROUGH ACTIVE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY, THE STAKEHOLDERS, THE BUDGET ADVISORY GROUP, THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, AND, OF COURSE, STAFF.

AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE HAS RECENTLY VOTED TO PRESENT THIS -- FORWARD THIS BUDGET, THE PROPOSED BUDGET, FOR ADOPTION TO THE ICANN BOARD, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE AND NOW. IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR, YOU WILL BE -- WE WILL BE ADOPTING THE PROPOSED BUDGET AS POSTED AS THE ICANN BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THERE ARE OUTSTANDING DETAILS OF THE APPROPRIATE MECHANISMS AND MODEL FOR COLLECTING THE NEEDED REVENUE LEVELS, ARE STILL SOME OUTSTANDING DETAILS. AND SO WE ARE APPROVING THE BUDGET STRUCTURE AS IS, EXACTLY WHAT IS POSTED, THE REVENUE SIDE AND THE EXPENSE SIDE.

AND WE ARE RESOLVING ALSO THAT THE PRESIDENT AND STAFF ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONTINUE COLLABORATION WITH THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENCIES TO FINALIZE THE APPROPRIATE MECHANISMS AND MODEL FOR COLLECTING THE NEEDED REVENUE LEVELS. SO I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THIS ON THE TABLE.

>>VINT CERF: SO I TAKE IT THAT'S A MOTION FROM IVAN.

>>IVAN MOURA CAMPOS: IT'S A MOTION.

>>VINT CERF: IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>>VINT CERF: I'M SORRY. WHERE WAS THE SECOND?
THOMAS NILES SECONDS.

IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE BUDGET RESOLUTION?
MIKE.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: YES, THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I'D LIKE TO THANK MY CHAIR, MR. CAMPOS, AND MY FELLOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS, FOR THEIR PATIENCE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND IN ADDITION TO THE EXCELLENT WORK OF STAFF, PARTICULARLY KURT PRITZ IN HIS EFFORTS.

I BELIEVE, AS SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE PARTICULAR MECHANISMS, I BELIEVE THAT THE CURRENT RESOLUTION, WHICH SHOWS THE STAFF'S CONTINUING COLLABORATION TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY, IS AN IMPORTANT STEP AND SOMETHING THAT I COULD FULLY SUPPORT.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, MIKE.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS BUDGET RESOLUTION?

IN THAT CASE, I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON THE BUDGET.

AS IVAN SAYS, IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR, YOU WILL BE ESTABLISHING THE BUDGET FOR 2004/2005 AS POSTED, AND YOU WILL BE AUTHORIZING STAFF TO CONTINUE ITS COLLABORATIVE WORK WITH THE CONSTITUENCIES TO ESTABLISH THE ACTUAL FUNDING MECHANISMS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE BUDGET, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12.

ARE THERE ANY OPPOSED?

ARE THERE ANY ABSTENTIONS?

MR. SECRETARY, IT'S UNANIMOUS. SO THE BUDGET PASSES.

WE HAVE A NEW BUDGET FOR 2004/2005.

AND, MR. CEO, YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY NOW TO WORK OUT THE DETAILS. THIS IS THE JOY OF BEING ON THE BOARD. WE DO THE EASY STUFF; AND YOU DO THE HARD STUFF.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH THE COMPOSITION OF THE VARIOUS COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD.

AND I'D LIKE TO CALL ON VICE-CHAIRMAN, ALEJANDRO PISANTY, WHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, TO PLACE ON THE TABLE RESOLUTIONS POPULATING THOSE COMMITTEES. ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

MY APOLOGIES FOR THE REST OF A COLD I AM STILL SUFFERING FROM.

THE RESOLUTION BEFORE US IS BASED ON THE WORK AND ANALYSIS THAT THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE HAS DONE ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE --

>>VINT CERF: MAY WE HAVE THE RESOLUTION FOR COMMITTEES POSTED ON THE SCREEN, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: SO THE RESOLUTION BEFORE US IS FOR THE ASSIGNMENTS OF MEMBERSHIP TO THE BOARD COMMITTEES. AND BECAUSE IT'S BASED ON THE ONGOING WORK OF THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE AND IN PARTICULAR THE CONSULTATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE DURING THIS MEETING IN KUALA LUMPUR.

THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION READS, RESOLVED THAT MEMBERSHIP OF THE FOLLOWING BOARD COMMITTEES BE ESTABLISHED TO CONTINUE ON THE BASIS OF THE CHARTERS AS PRESENTLY IN EFFECT.

AUDIT COMMITTEE, RAIMUNDO BECA, VENI MARKOVSKI, THOMAS NILES, AND NJERI RIONGE AS CHAIR.
BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, IVAN CAMPOS, MOUHAMET DIOP, TRICIA DRAKES, HAGEN HULTZSCH, THOMAS NILES, AND ALEJANDRO PISANTY AS CHAIR.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COMMITTEE, RAIMUNDO BECA, HAGEN HULTZSCH AS CHAIR, MIKE PALAGE, HUALIN QIAN, AND NJERI RIONGE.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, TRICIA DRAKES, HUALIN QIAN, AND NJERI RIONGE, ALONG WITH THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, VICE-CHAIRMAN, AND PAUL TWOMEY, PRESIDENT OF ICANN AS AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER.

EXCUSE ME, PLEASE.

FINANCE COMMITTEE, IVAN CAMPOS CHAIR, TRICIA DRAKES, HAGEN HULTZSCH, THOMAS NILES, AND MIKE PALAGE.
MEETINGS COMMITTEE, IVAN CAMPOS, MOUHAMET DIOP, VENI MARKOVSKI AS CHAIR, MIKE PALAGE, AND HUALIN QIAN.
AND THE RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE, RAIMUNDO BECA, TRICIA DRAKES AS CHAIR, VENI MARKOVSKI, AND NJERI RIONGE.

ACTUALLY, ALL PROPOSED MEMBERS HAVE BEEN CONSULTED AND AGREE TO SERVE.

>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT IS A MOTION.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: I MOVE FOR THE BOARD TO ADOPT THIS MOTION.

>>VINT CERF: IS THERE A SECOND FOR THAT MOTION?

VENI MARKOVSKI.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE RESOLUTION TO POPULATE THE BOARD COMMITTEES AS PROPOSED?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12.

ARE THERE ANY AGAINST?

ARE THERE ANY ABSTENTIONS?

MR. SECRETARY, THIS RESOLUTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

I NOTE FOR THE RECORD THAT MOUHAMET DIOP IS NOT WITH US THIS MORNING FOR REASONS I DON'T KNOW. BUT IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE BOARD CONVENED IN THE ABSENCE OF ONE MEMBER.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXTENSIBLE PROVISIONING PROTOCOL. AND I'D LIKE TO CALL ON MIKE PALAGE TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I CONSIDER IT AN HONOR TO IMPLEMENT THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION BASED UPON MY TIES TO BOTH THE REGISTRY AND REGISTRAR COMMUNITY.

BY WAY OF BACKGROUND, THE EXTENSIBLE PROVISIONING PROTOCOL OR EPP PROTOCOL IS THAT COMMUNICATION MECHANISM BY WHICH REGISTRARS REGISTER AND MAINTAIN NAMES WITH THE NEW GTLD REGISTRIES. IT IS PART OF THEIR CORE BUSINESS OPERATIONS.

BACK IN THE 2000 ROUND, THE NEW REGISTRIES MOVED FORWARD WITH THE EPP PROTOCOL WHICH WAS RECENTLY ADOPTED BY THE IETF AS A NEW STANDARD. AND IN CONNECTION WITH ICANN'S ROLE AS A COORDINATING BODY, THERE WERE PROVISIONS IN THE CONTRACT REGARDING A MIGRATION OVER TO THE STANDARD WHEN ADOPTED BY THE IETF.

SO LET ME NOW READ FOR THE RECORD THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS THE PUBLICATION ON THE 26TH OF MARCH 2004 OF RFCS 3730, 3731, 3732, 3733, 3734, AND 3735, OBLIGATES MOST GTLD REGISTRY OPERATORS TO IMPLEMENT VERSION 1.0 OF THE EXTENSIBLE PROVISIONING PROTOCOL BY THE 1ST OF AUGUST 2004.

WHEREAS, THE REGISTRY AND REGISTRAR CONSTITUENCIES HAVE JOINTLY REQUESTED AN EXTENSION OF TIME FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EPP.

WHEREAS, THE REGISTRY AND REGISTRAR CONSTITUENCIES HAVE HELD MEETINGS IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A COORDINATED PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EPP VERSION 1 ACROSS ALL GTLD REGISTRIES.

WHEREAS SUCH A COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BE BENEFICIAL AND EASE THE TRANSITION AND IMPLEMENTATION NECESSARY FOR REGISTRARS.

WHEREAS IT IS APPARENT FROM THE JOINT REQUEST FROM THE TWO CONSTITUENCIES THAT AN EFFORT TO DEVELOP A COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN IS CONTINUING AND APPEARS LIKELY TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

WHEREAS, GRANTING THE REQUESTED EXTENSION WOULD ALLOW FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EPP VERSION 1 AND WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF GTLD REGISTRIES, REGISTRARS, AND REGISTRANTS, IT IS RESOLVED THAT THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE AN ADVISORY PROVIDING AN EXTENSION TO ALL APPLICABLE GTLD REGISTRY EPP IMPLEMENTATION DEADLINES TO THE 31ST OF DECEMBER, 2004.

>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT'S A MOTION?

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: THAT IS MY MOTION, YES.

>>VINT CERF: IS THERE A SECOND ON THIS MOTION?
NJERI RIONGE SECONDS, MR. SECRETARY.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS MOTION?

MIKE, JUST A QUESTION FOR YOU, GIVEN YOUR FAMILIARITY WITH THESE TWO COMMUNITIES, IS IT REASONABLE FOR US TO ASSUME THAT THE EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE TO 31 DECEMBER WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR A COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION TO BE SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED?

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: I BELIEVE, UPON THE CURRENT DISCUSSION, THAT THAT WOULD BE REASONABLE. AND, AGAIN, THE 31 DECEMBER DEADLINE IS A DEADLINE FOR THE START OF OT & E. SO IT IS MORE OF A SUN RISE FOR THE START OF OT & E AS OPPOSED TO A SUNSET.

SOME OF THE CURRENT DISCUSSIONS GOING ON BETWEEN THE REGISTRY AND REGISTRAR CONSTITUENCY IS IN CONNECTION WITH WHEN, IF YOU WILL, THE PRIOR SUPPORT WILL, IF YOU WILL, LAPSE.

SO, AGAIN, I SEE NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS CURRENT RESOLUTION AND THE CURRENT DIALOGUE GOING ON BETWEEN THOSE TWO COMMUNITIES.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, MIKE.

IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS RESOLUTION?

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE THEN.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12.

ARE THERE ANY OPPOSED?

ARE THERE ANY ABSTENTIONS?

MR. SECRETARY, IT'S A UNANIMOUS VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION.

THE REGISTRARS AND REGISTRIES ARE NOW GIVEN TIME TO THE END OF THIS YEAR TO BEGIN THEIR TESTING OF IMPLEMENTATION OF EPP VERSION 1.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE ICANN BOARD BY WIPO, THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE TO DO WITH THE USE OF NAMES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR ACRONYMS AND THE NAMES OF COUNTRIES. I'D LIKE TO CALL ON CEO PAUL TWOMEY TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: THANK YOU, VINT AND COLLEAGUES.

YOU WILL RECALL THAT ON THE 21ST OF FEBRUARY, 2003, THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION SENT A MESSAGE -- SENT A LETTER PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT TWO DECISIONS CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT THE NAMES AND ACRONYMS OF INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ABOUT THE NAMES OF COUNTRIES WHICH WIPO MEMBER STATES REQUEST TO BE TRANSMITTED TO ICANN.

CONSEQUENT TO THAT, THERE WAS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRESIDENT'S JOINT WORKING GROUP ON THE WIPO II PROCESS, AND THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE CONVENED IN SUCH A -- IN THAT WORKING GROUP.

THE GNSO MEMBERS WERE PHILIP SHEPPARD, MICHAEL FROOMKIN, DAVID MAHER, MIKE HELTZER, ROBERT CONNELLY, AND ALSO MAGGIE MANSOURKIA. THE GAC MEMBERS WERE VANDA SCARTEZINI, CHRISTIAN WICHARD, LENA CARLSON, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CHOUVET, OLIVE CHIKANKHENI, RICHARD HILL AND MARTIN BOYLE. TWO MEMBERS OF THE ALAC ALSO PARTICIPATED IN THE WORKING GROUP, SEBASTIAN RICCARDI FROM ARGENTINA AND WENDY SELTZER FROM THE U.S.A.

THE WORKING GROUP WAS CHAIRED BY JONATHAN COHEN, A FORMER MEMBER OF ICANN'S BOARD. AND ICANN STAFF SUPPORT AND ADVICE WAS PROVIDED BY ICANN'S GENERAL COUNSEL JOHN JEFFREY.

I WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON NOTICE MY PERSONAL THANKS TO THOSE MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP FOR THE EFFORTS THEY HAVE PUT IN. AND I HAVE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED THEIR REPORT RECENTLY.

THE RESOLUTION, AS A CONSEQUENCE, BEFORE YOU TALKS ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS OF SUCH A REPORT AND HOW WE SHOULD TAKE THAT REPORT THROUGH TO PRACTICAL CONCLUSIONS. SO THE REPORT -- THE RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU READS, WHEREAS, THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION SENT ICANN A LETTER DATED 21 OF FEBRUARY, 2003 PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT TWO DECISIONS THAT WIPO MEMBER STATES REQUESTED BE TRANSMITTED TO ICANN, ONE CONCERNING THE NAMES AND ACRONYMS OF INTERNATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND TWO CONCERNING THE NAMES OF COUNTRIES; WHEREAS, IN RESPONSE TO AN INVITATION FROM THE BOARD, ADVICE AND COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED FROM THE AT-LARGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE GNSO COUNCIL, THE GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTERESTS AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESS USERS CONSTITUENCIES OF THE GNSO; WHEREAS THE BOARD RESOLUTION 03.83 DIRECTED THE PRESIDENT TO FORM A WORKING GROUP INCLUDING PARTICIPANTS IN THE GNSO, THE ALAC, AND THE GAC, AS WELL AS BOARD MEMBERS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ANALYZING THE PRACTICAL AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF IMPLEMENTING THE WIPO RECOMMENDATIONS, AND NOTABLY THE IMPLICATIONS FOR UNIVERSAL!

DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS.

WHEREAS IT WAS FURTHER RESOLVED IN BOARD RESOLUTION 03.84 THAT THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL WERE DIRECTED TO INVESTIGATE AND ANALYZE LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ICANN'S MISSION AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONVEYED BY THE 21 FEBRUARY 2003 LETTER FROM WIPO AND TO REPORT TO THE BOARD AND THE WORKING GROUP FORMED UNDER THE FORMER RESOLUTION ON THE RESULT OF THAT INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS, IT IS RESOLVED HERE THE BOARD THANKS THE CHAIR, JONATHAN COHEN, AND THE MEMBERS OF THE WIPO II PRESIDENT'S WORKING GROUP FOR THE PREPARATION OF THIS REPORT.

FURTHER IT'S RESOLVED THAT THE PRESIDENT AND STAFF SHOULD PROCEED TO INVESTIGATE AND ANALYZE THE WORKING GROUP'S REPORT AND THE GENERAL COUNSEL'S ADVICE ON THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ICANN'S MISSION AND THE 21 FEBRUARY 2003 WIPO LETTER.

FINALLY, IT'S RESOLVED THAT FOLLOWING THE INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS, THE PRESIDENT AND STAFF SHOULD PRODUCE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD BEFORE THE CAPE TOWN MEETING SO THAT THE BOARD MAY MAKE ITS DECISIONS ON THE WIPO II RECOMMENDATIONS DURING THAT MEETING.

>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT IS A MOTION?

>>PAUL TWOMEY: SORRY?

>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT IS A MOTION TO PLACE THE RESOLUTION ON THE TABLE?

>>PAUL TWOMEY: YES, I'M SORRY, THERE IS A MOTION.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IS THERE A SECOND FOR THIS MOTION?
TOM NILES SECONDS.

IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS RESOLUTION BEFORE WE VOTE?

I AM GOING TO MAKE AT LEAST ONE COMMENT. I THINK THAT ALL OF THE DISCUSSIONS AND WRITTEN MATERIAL SURROUNDING THE RECOMMENDATIONS COMING FROM WIPO ILLUSTRATE THE SIGNIFICANT DIFFICULTY THAT WE ENCOUNTER AS WE EXPLORE AN INCREASINGLY WIDE RANGE OF TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN INTRODUCTION, OR, FOR THAT MATTER, THE USE OF TERMS IN ANY OF THE DOMAIN NAMES. SO I'M NOT SURPRISED THAT THERE IS A LOT OF DEBATE SURROUNDING THIS PARTICULAR MATTER.

IT'S SIMPLY A REMINDER THAT, LIKE IT OR NOT, THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM HAS GONE FROM BEING SIMPLY A COLLECTION OF ARBITRARY UNIQUE LABELS TO BEING SOMETHING THAT HAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF SIGNIFICANCE, SEMANTIC SIGNIFICANCE. AND AS MUCH AS THE ENGINEERS MIGHT DECRY THIS OUTCOME, IT IS REALITY. AND WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. AND, IN PARTICULAR, THE BOARD HAS THE PROBLEM OF HELPING TO FACILITATE THE CREATION OF POLICY THAT CAN DEAL WITH WHAT IS A VERY COMPLEX MATTER.

SO I THANK THE CEO FOR INTRODUCING THIS RESOLUTION, AND IF IT IS PASSED, FOR UNDERTAKING THE ANALYSIS THAT'S PROPOSED.

MIKE.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I DO NOT DISAGREE WITH YOU THAT THESE ISSUES DO INVOLVE NEW TLDS THAT WE'LL BE TACKLING. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT PART OF THE CONTENTION HAS TO DO WITH THOSE TLDS THAT ARE ALREADY IN EXISTENCE. SO, AGAIN, I THINK I JUST WANTED THE RECORD TO PROPERLY REFLECT THAT.

AND AS THE FORMER CHAIR OF WORKING GROUP B THAT DEALT WITH THE WIPO REPORT, I'M SURE THAT STAFF AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING TOGETHER WILL SEEK SOME TYPE OF AMICABLE RESOLUTION, IF POSSIBLE.

>>VINT CERF: I SINCERELY HOPE SO.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION?
PAUL.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: THANK YOU, CHAIR.

LESS ON THE RESOLUTION, BUT JUST TO BE PUT ON THE RECORD, I WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON THE RECORD MY THANKS TO JONATHAN COHEN FOR CHAIRING THIS GROUP. AND IT IS A PITY THAT JONATHAN COULDN'T JOIN US HERE TO TALK THIS THROUGH, FOR HIS PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES. SO I JUST WANT HIM TO KNOW THAT WE DO VERY MUCH APPRECIATE HIS WORK.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, PAUL.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS OR OBSERVATIONS ON THIS RESOLUTION, I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE. IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION, YOU WILL BE TASKING THE STAFF TO FURTHER ANALYZE THE PROPOSALS AND COME TO US IN CAPE TOWN WITH A PROPOSED PLAN OF ACTION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13.

MR. SECRETARY, THIS IS A UNANIMOUS VOTE, AND MOUHAMET DIOP HAS JOINED THE MEETING.

SO YOU SHOULD SO RECORD IN THE MINUTES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH THE SECURITY AND STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S REPORT. AND I AM GOING TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION. THIS MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION.

I AM SURE EVERYONE IS NOW WELL AWARE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECURITY AND STABILITY COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON THE USE OF THE SO-CALLED WILDCARD FUNCTION TO REDIRECT DOMAIN NAME QUERIES GOING TO DOT-COM AND DOT NET.

THE SECURITY AND STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE EXAMINED THIS QUESTION IN SOME BREADTH, LOOKING AT THE GENERAL USE OF WILDCARDS IN THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH WILDCARD TECHNIQUES WOULD OR WOULD NOT POSE PROBLEMS.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME TO FROM US THE SECURITY AND STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE INCLUDED THE OBSERVATION THAT THERE ARE SHORTCOMINGS OR EXIST SHORTCOMINGS IN THE SPECIFICATIONS OF DNS WILDCARDS AND THEIR USAGE AND SUGGESTED THAT THE DEFINING RFCS SHOULD BE EXAMINED AND MODIFIED, AS NECESSARY, WITH A FOCUS ON PRODUCING TWO RESULTS.

FIRST, CLARIFICATION OF THE USE OF SYNTHESIZED RESPONSES IN DNS PROTOCOLS, WHICH IS WHAT THE WILDCARD FUNCTION DOES; AND, SECOND, PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF SYNTHESIZED RESPONSES IN THE DNS HIERARCHY. SO THE POINT HERE IS THAT THE BOARD NOW WISHES TO RESPOND TO THE SECURITY AND STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S REPORT.

THERE ARE SEVERAL PORTIONS TO THIS RESOLUTION. THE FIRST IS TO THANK STEVE CROCKER AND THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY AND STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR PREPARING THE REPORT. IT WAS NOT AN EASY TASK AND IT WAS DONE PRIMARILY BY VOLUNTARY LABOR, WHICH, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IS IN VERY SHORT SUPPLY, TYPICALLY SPEAKING.

IF YOU APPROVE THIS RESOLUTION, YOU WILL BE DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT AND THE STAFF TO CONFIRM WITH THE INTERNET ARCHITECTURE BOARD ITS INTERPRETATION OF THE STANDARDS REGARDING WILDCARDS IN THE DNS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE INTERPRETERS OF THE -- FINAL INTERPRETERS OF THE STANDARDS MEAN, AND WE WANT TO CONFIRM THAT.

WE WILL ALSO, IF WE ADOPT THIS RESOLUTION, RECOMMEND THAT UNTIL THIS INTERPRETATION IS CONFIRMED, THAT WE DO NOT RECOMMEND ANY NEW USE OF WILDCARDS IN ANY TLDS. I EMPHASIZE NO NEW APPLICATIONS. WE'RE NOT SAYING THAT YOU SHOULD CEASE DOING ANYTHING JUST YET, BUT WE ARE SAYING THAT TILL WE HAVE CONFIRMED THE INTERPRETATIONS THAT WE RECOMMEND THAT NO NEW USES BE APPLIED.

AND FINALLY, IN KEEPING WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SECURITY AND STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE BOARD WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ANY MATERIAL CHANGES IN THE REGISTRY SERVICES SHOULD BE DONE IN A DELIBERATE FASHION, WITH APPROPRIATE NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY REVIEW, DISCUSSION, AND CONSENSUS BUILDING.

THIS LAST RECOMMENDATION WAS -- IT WAS PROVOKED BY THE OBSERVATION THAT AN ABRUPT IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN REGISTRY SERVICES CAN HAVE A GREAT MANY SIDE EFFECTS, INCLUDING ESPECIALLY SURPRISE. AND GENERALLY, SURPRISE DOES NOT CONTRIBUTE TO STABILITY.

SO IF YOU WERE TO ADOPT THESE RESOLUTIONS, THESE ARE THE VARIOUS ACTIONS THAT WOULD BE TAKEN.

I PUT THIS MOTION ON THE TABLE FOR CONSIDERATION, AND I ASK IF THERE IS A SECOND.

>>TRICIA DRAKES: (RAISING HAND).

>>VINT CERF: I SEE A SECOND FROM TRICIA. IS THERE DISCUSSION NOW OF THIS RESOLUTION? MIKE.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I WILL BE VOTING IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, BUT THERE ARE THREE POINTS THAT I'D LIKE TO MAKE TO SORT OF EXPLAIN WHY I AM SUPPORTING IT.

THE FIRST POINT IS, IN THE THIRD RESOLUTION, THE SPECIFIC WORDING OF "RECOMMENDS" IS SOMETHING THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME IN LIGHT OF ICANN'S ROLE AS A TECHNICAL COORDINATING BODY, AND TO ENFORCE THAT IT IS NOT A REGULATOR AND HAS NO AUTHORITY TO MANDATE ACTIONS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF ITS CURRENT CONTRACTS.

THE SECOND POINT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IS THAT IN LIGHT OF THE SCOPE OF THE ORIGINAL REPORT FOCUSING ON THE COM AND NET TLDS, I HOPE THAT THERE WOULD BE SOME EFFORT TO, BEFORE THE IAB REPORT IS PROVIDED, TO POSSIBLY UNDERTAKE AN EVALUATION OF THOSE CCTLDS, THE 15 THAT WERE REFERENCED, TO SEE HOW THEY MAY BE IMPACTED.

THE THIRD AND FINAL POINT IS WITH REGARD TO THE FOURTH RESOLUTION, I STRONGLY SUPPORT THE WORDING REGARDING THE PREDICTABILITY OF CHANGES IN REGISTRY SERVICES, AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GNSO DOES NOT TAKE THIS AS INTERFERING WITH THEIR CURRENT WORK, THE PDP PROCESS CURRENTLY BEING UNDERTAKEN IN THE GNSO.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION?

SEEING NONE, I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13.

I SEE NO OPPOSITION OR -- YOU CAN PUT YOUR HAND DOWN NOW. I DON'T SEE ANYBODY OPPOSING OR ABSTAINING, BECAUSE EVERYBODY VOTED IN FAVOR. MR. SECRETARY, THIS RESOLUTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU NOW HAVE ADDITIONAL MARCHING ORDERS WITH REGARD TO THE SSAC RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH A SUBJECT THAT HAS BEEN OF GREAT INTEREST TO MANY OF US IN THE INTERNET COMMUNITY; NAMELY, THE WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY. THIS IS A TWO-YEAR ACTIVITY. WE ARE APPROXIMATELY IN THE MIDDLE OF IT IN TWO SENSES. ONE, WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE IN TERMS OF TIME, AND WE, AS THE ICANN COMMUNITY, ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT IN THE SENSE OF DISCUSSION AND DEBATE. I'D LIKE TO CALL ON VENI MARKOVSKI TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: THANK YOU.

I'LL JUST READ THE TEXT, BECAUSE IT'S QUITE LONG AND I DON'T THINK THERE IS -- THERE WILL BE NEED OF COMMENTS BEFORE THAT.

WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY. WHEREAS, THE BOARD THANKS THE ORGANIZERS FROM THE ICANN CONSTITUENCIES FOR THE COORDINATION OF THE WORKSHOP ON THE WSIS, AND PARTICULARLY RECOGNIZES THE CONTINUED INITIATIVES OF THE AT-LARGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE BUSINESS CONSTITUENCIES -- CONSTITUENCY, REGISTRIES AND REGISTRARS.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES WITH APPRECIATION THE PARTICIPATION AT THIS ICANN MEETING OF MR. MARKUS KUMMER, EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR, SECRETARIAT OF THE U.N. WORKING GROUP ON THE WORKING GROUP ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE, OR WGIG, AND THANKS HIM FOR THE INFORMATION HE PROVIDED ON THE ONGOING WORK OF THE U.N. WORKING GROUP, AND FOR HIS WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS AT THE ICANN MEETING IN KUALA LUMPUR.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL THE CONSTITUENCIES TO THE WORKSHOP AND THAT OF MR. KUMMER. WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THE INTEREST OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY IN THE DELIBERATIONS IN THE WSIS IN GENERAL AND THE FORMATION OF THE WORK OF THE U.N. WORKING GROUP IN PARTICULAR, AS WELL AS THE INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESS. WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECONFIRMS THE WILLINGNESS AND INTEREST OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY TO ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF DETAILED INFORMATION TO THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE U.N. WORKING GROUP AND OF THE WSIS PROCESS ON THE ROLE OF AND WORK UNDERTAKEN BY THE ENTITIES OF THE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETIES, AND GOVERNMENTS IN THE COORDINATION OF THE UNIQUE PARAMETERS OF THE INTERNET'S SYSTEM OF UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS AND ITS ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL POLICIES.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THAT A GREAT MANY ENTITIES AROUND THE GLOBE PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION, PROVISIONING, AND GOVERNANCE OF THE MANY ELEMENTS OF THE INTERNET; THAT IT UNDERLINES ITS INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN CLOSE COOPERATION WITH THESE ENTITIES AS FAR AS IT AFFECTS ICANN'S MISSION.

RESOLVED, THE BOARD ACKNOWLEDGES THE VALUE OF THE PROVISION TO THE U.N. WORKING GROUP AS WELL AS PARTICIPANTS IN THE WSIS PROCESS, WHERE REQUESTED, OF RELEVANT INFORMATION ON THE ICANN MISSION AND OF ANY FURTHER ENGAGEMENTS WHICH MAY ASSIST IN THE FURTHERANCE OF THE DISCUSSIONS IN THIS CONTEXT.

THAT'S IT.

>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT WAS A MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND FOR THE MOTION?
ALEJANDRO PISANTY SECONDS.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS MOTION BEFORE WE VOTE?

ALL RIGHT. IN THAT CASE -- LET ME JUST SAY THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ICANN TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS DISCUSSION AND TO BRING CLARITY AND FACTUAL INFORMATION TO THE TABLE SO THAT THE OTHER PARTIES WHO ARE ENGAGED WILL HAVE INFORMATION WHICH IS RELIABLE ABOUT ICANN, ABOUT THE INTERNET AND HOW IT WORKS, AND ABOUT HOW OUR COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS TO BRING THE INTERNET TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS, I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE ON THIS RESOLUTION. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13.

YOU CAN PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN. MR. SECRETARY, WE HAVE A UNANIMOUS VOTE FOR THIS RESOLUTION. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE, ONCE AGAIN, ANOTHER TASK BEFORE YOU TO FACILITATE ICANN'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE SUBSEQUENT WSIS AND WORKING GROUP ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE DISCUSSIONS.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA OCCUPIED A SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSIONS; SPECIFICALLY, INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES.

IT IS CLEAR THAT THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN THE INTRODUCTION OF NON-ASCII CHARACTERS IN THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM. IT'S ALSO CLEAR THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF LOOSE ENDS THAT HAVE TO BE KNITTED UP IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH THE END-TO-END INTEROPERABILITY AND ABILITY OF ALL INTERNET USERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER. SO I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT PART OF THE REASON THAT THIS ITEM IS ON THE AGENDA IS THAT THE BOARD IS VERY, VERY INTERESTED IN HELPING TO FACILITATE MOTION IN THIS DIRECTION. I'D LIKE TO CALL ON HUALIN QIAN TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

>>HUALIN QIAN: THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

BASED ON THE STRONG REQUIREMENT OF THE INTERNET COMMUNITY AND BASED ON THE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY, WORKING HARD FOR SEVERAL YEARS ON THE IDN, AND ALSO BASED ON THE ICANN EFFORTS IN IDN AREA, IT'S ORGANIZED THE IDN COMMITTEE AND IDN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND HELD QUITE A LOT OF WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS AND MANY DISCUSSION ON THE IDN ISSUES. SO IT'S MY PLEASURE TO PUT OUT THIS RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD.

IT READS, INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES.

WHEREAS, THE ICANN BOARD RECOGNIZES THAT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE INTERNET EVOLVE TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WHO DO NOT USE THE ASCII CHARACTER SET.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD NOTES THAT INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE INTERNET'S DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH STANDARDS THAT ARE OPEN, NONPROPRIETARY, AND FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE INTERNET'S EXISTING END-TO-END MODEL AND THAT PRESERVE GLOBALLY UNIQUE NAMING IN A UNIVERSALLY RESOLVABLE PUBLIC NAME SPACE.

WHEREAS, THE IETF HAS ADOPTED A THREE-PART PROTOCOL SUITE DEFINING A STANDARD FOR INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES IN APPLICATIONS THAT WERE PUBLISHED AS RFCS 3490,3491, 3492.

WHEREAS, A BROAD RANGE OF REGISTRIES, EXPERTS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN THE ICANN COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD FOR SEVERAL YEARS TO DEVELOP REGISTRY-LEVEL REGISTRATION POLICIES.

WHEREAS, THE ICANN BOARD HAS HAD WORKING GROUPS INVESTIGATE FACTS AND IDENTIFY ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE CONCERNING IDNS AND THESE COMMITTEES HAVE REPORTED TO THE COMMUNITY.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD REITERATES THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR IDNS IN A COORDINATED MANNER THAT DOES NOT DESTABILIZE THE GLOBAL, SINGLE ROOT, UNIQUE IDENTIFIER SYSTEM.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THAT SIGNIFICANT WORK REMAINS TO BE UNDERTAKEN OUTSIDE OF ICANN'S SCOPE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE END-TO-END AVAILABILITY OF IDNS TO END USERS, AND THAT CLOSE COORDINATION OF THESE EFFORTS IS NEEDED.

WHEREAS, ICANN IS COMMITTED TO THE FURTHER STUDY OF IDNS IN THE TLD SPACE, AND COMMITS TO FACILITATING VENUES IN WHICH IDN CAN BE DISCUSSED, AND ENCOURAGES VENUES TO FURTHER ENCOURAGE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IDNS.

IT IS RESOLVED THAT THE ICANN STAFF REPORT TO THE BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS OF IDNS AND PENDING ISSUES.

IT IS RESOLVED FURTHER THAT ICANN STAFF WORK WITH REGISTRIES AND OTHER ADMINISTRATORS WHO USE IDNS TO REPORT BACK ON USABILITY, SUCCESSES, AND OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCES.

IT IS RESOLVED TO THANK THE IDN WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND THE PARTICIPANTS FOR THEIR IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP AND THEIR SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE ON ISSUES SURROUNDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IDN.

IT IS ALSO RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD INSTRUCTS THE PRESIDENT TO ESTABLISH A PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IDN TO PROVIDE THE BOARD AND ICANN COMMUNITY WITH ADVICE ON ISSUES THAT RELATE TO IDN POLICIES; IN PARTICULAR, ISSUES THAT IMPACT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IDN, ESPECIALLY AT THE TOP LEVEL.

>>VINT CERF:THANK YOU VERY MUCH, HUALIN QIAN. I TAKE THAT AS A MOTION ON THE TABLE.

IS THERE A SECOND? MOUHAMET DIOP SECONDS.

IS THERE DISCUSSION OF THIS RESOLUTION? JOHN KLENSIN.

>>JOHN KLENSIN: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I THINK THE RESOLUTION IS WONDERFUL AND SHOULD BE ADOPTED. I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST A VERY SMALL TECHNICAL CORRECTION IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND THAT TECHNICAL CORRECTION IS THAT IDNA ACTUALLY CONSISTS OF FOUR STANDARDS RATHER THAN THREE, SO THAT THE THIRD WHEREAS, PARAGRAPH SHOULD READ "THE IETF HAS ADOPTED A FOUR-PART PROTOCOL SUITE DEFINING A STANDARD FOR INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES IN APPLICATIONS THAT WAS PUBLISHED AS RFCS 3490, 3491, 3492, AND 3454.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DR. KLENSIN.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATION OF THE VALUE OF HAVING TECHNICAL EXPERTS PARTICIPATING ON THE BOARD IN LIAISON POSITIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH, JOHN.

I TAKE IT, MR. QIAN THAT YOU WOULD TREAT THIS AS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT. SO IF THERE ARE NO DISAGREEMENTS, I WILL PROPOSE THAT WE APPROACH THIS RESOLUTION WITH THAT AMENDMENT IN PLACE.

IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION?

IN THAT CASE. OH, I'M SORRY, MOUHAMET, PLEASE.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: I JUST WANT TO JOIN KLENSIN ON HIS COMMENT THAT EVERYBODY FEEL REALLY HAPPY THAT ICANN MAKE REALLY STRONG STATEMENT ON THAT ISSUE, AND I THINK THAT ALL THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY CONCRETE ACTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THANK YOU.

>>VINT CERF: I, INDEED, HOPE SO.

IS THERE ANY OTHER COMMENT ON THIS RESOLUTION? MR. QIAN.

>>HUALIN QIAN: MAY I HAVE SOME -- JOHN, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE -- ADDING THE RFC 3743? BECAUSE ALTHOUGH IT'S FOR CJK, BUT IT'S, I THINK, A MODEL FOR -- CAN BE REFERENCED BY THE LANGUAGE COMMUNITY. DO YOU THINK IT'S POSSIBLE TO PUT THIS RFC ALSO HERE?

>>JOHN KLENSIN: IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE WORTHWHILE. I'M RELUCTANT TO TRY DRAFTING TEXT AS I'M SITTING HERE BECAUSE I'M NOTORIOUSLY NOT GOOD AT IT, BUT IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE WORTHWHILE TO ADD TO THIS RECOGNITION OF COOPERATIVE REGISTRY LEVEL EFFORTS TO DEFINE PARTICULAR CHARACTER SETS OR GROUP OF CHARACTER SETS AND TO ENCOURAGE MORE OF THOSE EFFORTS WITH RFC 3743 BEING THE ONLY COMPLETE EXAMPLE OF THAT PROCESS WE HAVE ON THE TABLE NOW AS WELL AS AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF WORK.

>>VINT CERF: COULD I MAKE A SUGGESTION?

RATHER THAN CHANGING THE WORDING OF THE RESOLUTION, MAY WE HAVE THE MINUTES SHOW THAT THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF RFC 3743 AS EXACTLY AS JOHN KLENSIN MENTIONS. IT IS A PRIMARY EXAMPLE OF THE VALUE AND THE -- OF BOTH THE VALUE AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COOPERATIVE WORK TO CREATE RESTRICTION TABLES FOR IDN REGISTRATIONS.

I'M JUST THINKING THAT WE DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO ALTER THE TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S READ INTO THE RECORD THAT MR. QIAN'S COMMENT. IF THAT'S ACCEPTABLE. MR. QIAN, IS THAT AN ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE?

>>HUALIN QIAN: YES.

>>VINT CERF:THANK YOU. IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS RESOLUTION?
MOUHAMET.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: I THINK THAT THE PROPOSAL THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY HUALIN, IF YOU MAKE THE REFERENCE ON THE FOURTH PARAGRAPH OF THIS RESOLUTION, LIKE, WHEREAS, A BROAD RANGE OF REGISTRIES, EXPERTS, AND STAKEHOLDERS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR SEVERAL YEARS TO DEVELOP REGISTRY-LEVEL REGISTRATION POLICIES, WE CAN ADD JUST IN BRACKETS "AS REFERENCE TO RFC 3743, ICANN EXAMPLE OF."

>>VINT CERF: THAT'S A PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE FROM MY POINT OF VIEW. MR. QIAN, IS THAT ALL RIGHT WITH YOU?

MR. SECRETARY, IT'S PROPOSED THAT THE -- THERE BE TWO CHANGES MADE TO THE TEXT OF THIS RESOLUTION. THE FIRST ONE IS THE RECOMMENDATION THAT JOHN KLENSIN MADE TO HAVE THE THIRD PARAGRAPH READ THAT THE IETF HAS ADOPTED A FOUR-PART PROTOCOL SUITE, AND TO ADD REFERENCE TO RFC 3454 AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE.

AND IN THE FOURTH PARAGRAPH, MOUHAMET DIOP SUGGESTS THAT AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE, WE CAN PLACE IN BRACKETS "FOR EXAMPLE, RFC 3743, AND CLOSE BRACKETS.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION, THEN? I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE THEN. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND. ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13.

MR. SECRETARY, THIS RESOLUTION HAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

NOW, MOUHAMET MADE THE IMPORTANT OBSERVATION THAT THIS WAS A SIGNIFICANT STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF ITS SUPPORT AND INTENTION FOR INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES. I'M NOW GOING TO CALL ON HUALIN QIAN AND MOUHAMET DIOP IN PARTICULAR, AND JOHN KLENSIN, TO MAKE IT SO. I ASK YOU TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT TO POPULATE AND INVIGORATE THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IDNS SO THAT YOU CAN, IN FACT, HELP US REACH OUR OBJECTIVE.

WITH THAT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS THE CAPE TOWN MEETING WHICH IS COMING UP IN DECEMBER, AND I'M GOING TO ASK THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETINGS COMMITTEE, VENI MARKOVSKI, TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: THANK YOU. BEFORE I INTRODUCE THE RESOLUTION, I'D LIKE TO URGE EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO -- WHO PLANS TO GO TO THE ICANN MEETING IN CAPE TOWN TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY MAKE THEIR RESERVATIONS IN TIME, AS WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS IS A SEASON OF HOLIDAYS, AND FLIGHTS ARE BEING OCCUPIED FROM EARLY TIME.

AND AS -- I MEAN, ON THE ICANN WEB SITE, YOU CAN GO TO THE ICANN MEETING IN CAPE TOWN WEB PAGE, WHICH IS WWW.ICANNCAPETOWN.CO.ZA.

SO THE RESOLUTION SAYS WHEREAS, ICANN BYLAWS ARTICLE VI, SECTION 13 REQUIRES THAT EACH ANNUAL MEETING FOR ICANN BE HELD AT THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF ICANN, OR ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE PLACE OF THE BOARD'S TIME AND CHOOSING, PROVIDED SUCH ANNUAL MEETING IS HELD WITHIN 14 MONTHS OF THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ANNUAL MEETING. WHEREAS, THE BOARD WILL BE MEETING IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER, 2004. WHEREAS, THE BOARD DESIRES TO DESIGNATE ITS MEETING ON 5TH OF DECEMBER, 2004 AS THE 2004 ANNUAL MEETING FOR ICANN. RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD HEREBY DESIGNATES THE 5TH OF DECEMBER, 2004 MEETING IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA AS THE 2004 ANNUAL MEETING FOR ICANN.

>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT IS A MOTION?

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: YES.

>>VINT CERF: IS THERE A SECOND NOR MOTION?
MIKE PALAGE SECONDS.

BEFORE WE VOTE ON THIS, IS THERE ANY OTHER COMMENT OR DISCUSSION?

I'D LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE -- OH, VENI, GO AHEAD.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE DON'T GET CONFUSED, THAT ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER, IT'S NOT THE ICANN MEETING; IT'S THE ANNUAL MEETING OF ICANN. AND THE ICANN MEETING LASTS FROM THE 1ST TO THE 5TH OF DECEMBER. SO IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA, DON'T DO IT ONLY FOR THE 5TH OF DECEMBER.

>>VINT CERF: ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: PROBABLY TO MAKE EVERYBODY HAVE THIS CLARIFICATION COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD, THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT IN THE BYLAWS HAVE TO HAPPEN DURING THE ICANN ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD, SUCH AS CERTAIN DESIGNATIONS AND SO FORTH. SO THAT'S WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS DESIGNATING THE MEETING THAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER, A MEETING LIKE THIS, A BOARD MEETING LIKE THIS, TO BE THE ANNUAL MEETING. AND THAT MEANS THAT WE ARE DECIDING NOW THAT ON THAT DATE, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS THAT HAVE TO BE MADE IN AN ANNUAL MEETING.

AND BY THE WAY, WE ARE LEAVING OURSELVES PRECIOUS LITTLE ROOM, BECAUSE WE WILL STILL HAVE THE WHOLE MONTH OF DECEMBER, TO MAKE DECISIONS OTHERWISE.

>>VINT CERF: YES.

WIGGLE ROOM IS A TECHNICAL TERM, I GUESS, A LEGAL TERM.

LET ME JUST REEMPHASIZE SOMETHING. THE MEETINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA START BEFORE DECEMBER 5TH. THIS REFERS ONLY TO THE BOARD MEETING. THE OTHERS WILL START EARLIER. PLEASE GO TO THE WEB SITE TO SEE THE DATES ON WHICH THE MEETINGS WILL OCCUR AND SCHEDULE YOUR TRAVELING ACCORDINGLY.

PAUL TWOMEY.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I THOUGHT I MIGHT JUST SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY THAT STAFF FUNCTIONS FOR THIS MORNING FINISHED AT ABOUT 3:00 A.M. THIS MORNING, AND THAT IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE STAFF AND THE BOARD LAST NIGHT, IT WAS SORT OF FURTHER CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY MUCH MORE FUNCTIONAL IF WE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO PUT A DAY BETWEEN THE PUBLIC FORUM AND THE BOARD MEETING TO ALLOW STAFF AND THE BOARD TO FULLY ABSORB ALL THE MATERIAL THAT'S BEEN BROUGHT TO THEM IN THE PUBLIC FORUM AND IN OTHER CONVERSATIONS.

THIS WAS SOMEWHAT STRONGLY PUT LAST NIGHT BY MANY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE TIME ZONE DIFFERENCES. IT'S NOT JUST A QUESTION OF WORKING LATE. IT'S ALSO, FOR MANY PEOPLE, WORKING LATE AND NOT IN THEIR TIME ZONE.

THERE HAS BEEN SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT PREVIOUSLY, AND THE BOARD DID INITIALLY PROPOSE THIS AS AN IDEA. THERE WAS SOME FEEDBACK FROM SOME MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY THEY WOULD PREFER THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. THE BOARD HAS GONE BACK TO THE PREVIOUS MODEL.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE FOUND IT QUITE DYSFUNCTIONAL, ESPECIALLY IF WE HAVE MAJOR ISSUES THAT PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO HAVE THEIR POSITIONS PUT FORWARD AND CONSIDERED. SO I JUST WANT TO PUT ON THE TABLE FOR -- THAT PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT THERE IS LIKELY TO BE A BREAK IN CAPE TOWN BETWEEN THE PUBLIC FORUM MEETING AND THE BOARD MEETING AND THAT MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON THE WEB SITE.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

TWO -- THANK YOU, PAUL.

TWO OBSERVATIONS. FIRST OF ALL, IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE'S NOTHING HAPPENING ON THAT DAY. IT JUST MEANS THAT WE WILL HAVE A DAY BETWEEN THE PUBLIC MEETING AND THE BOARD MEETING. SECOND, ALL OF THAT DIPLOMATIC LANGUAGE THAT PAUL USED WAS COVERING UP A MORE DIRECT INTERACT I HAD WITH HIM.

I THREATENED BODILY HARM IF HE EVER SCHEDULED ANOTHER MEETING LIKE YESTERDAY AGAIN. AND SO JUST TO MAKE IT CLEAR, HE'S NOW TRYING TO RESPOND TO THAT. AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND SO DOES THE BOARD.

ALL RIGHT. ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS?
VENI.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: TO CONTINUE WHAT PAUL -- OR TO SUPPORT WHAT PAUL SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE WHO IS PARTICIPATING ON THE ICANN MEETINGS IN THE TIME PERIOD BETWEEN THE PUBLIC FORUM AND THE BOARD MEETING, THAT'S THE DAY WHICH WE WILL HAVE IN CAPE TOWN, HOPEFULLY, TO COME TO US WITH COMMENTS, DISCUSSIONS OUTSIDE OF THE PUBLIC -- NO, NO, I MEAN --

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: NO WAY.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: LOOK, I AM JUST ASKING PEOPLE TO APPROACH US AND TELL US WHAT THEY THINK. BECAUSE OTHERWISE, IT'S AN ISSUE WHERE PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT WE DIDN'T OR WE DID DO, AND WE ONLY REALIZE IT AFTERWARDS.

>>VINT CERF: ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: NO WAY.
THE PUBLIC FORUM IS FOR MAKING -- IT'S PUBLIC, WHAT INPUT WE GET. WHATEVER INPUT WE GET AND CONSIDER IS PUBLIC.

>>VINT CERF: MAY I SUGGEST THAT WE NOT HAVE THIS DEBATE RIGHT NOW AND TRY TO GET THIS PARTICULAR THEORETICALLY SIMPLE RESOLUTION DONE SO WE CAN HAVE AN ANNUAL MEETING IN SOUTH AFRICA. SO I'D LIKE TO CLOSE OFF DEBATE ON THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION AND ASK THAT WE CALL FOR A VOTE. ALL RIGHT?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE THE MEETING IN CAPE TOWN AS THE ANNUAL MEETING, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN,11, 12, 13.

MR. SECRETARY, IT IS UNANIMOUS THE MEETING IN CAPE TOWN WILL BE THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA ADDRESSES THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE CCNSO COUNCIL, SOMETHING MANY OF US HAVE LOOKED FORWARD TO FOR A LONG TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL ON MIKE PALAGE TO THEREOF RESOLUTION.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN FOR THE HONOR OF MAKING THIS FOLLOWING MOTION.

AS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ICANN FOR OVER FIVE YEARS, I THINK BACK TO THE SPRING OF '99 IN BERLIN, WHEN THE CC'S WERE ACTUALLY PART OF THE OLD DNSO. IT WAS, IF YOU WERE, A SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE BACK THEN. AND I BELIEVE ONE OF THE KEY SUCCESSES IN THE EVOLUTION AND REFORM WAS THE, IF YOU WILL, FINDING THE PROPER HOME AND PROPER FIT FOR THE CCTLDS IN THE ICANN FAMILY.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONTINUING CONTRIBUTION OF THE CCNSO, AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEIR CONTRIBUTION OF TWO DIRECTORS TO THIS BOARD. AND, HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL BE SEATED AND JOINING US UP HERE DURING OUR NEXT MEETING IN CAPE TOWN.

I WOULD NOW LIKE TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING MOTION.

WHEREAS THE ICANN BOARD MEETING IN MONTREAL RESOLVED IN 03.106 TO ADOPT THE AMENDMENT TO THE ICANN BYLAWS TO ESTABLISH THE CCNSO.

WHEREAS THE BOARD RESOLVED IN RESOLUTION 03.108 THAT THE NINE CCTLD MEMBERS OF THE CCNSO ASSISTANCE GROUP CALL FOR AN ADDITIONAL SIX MEMBERS TO FORM THE CCNSO LAUNCHING GROUP.

WHEREAS THE ICANN BOARD RESOLVED IN RESOLUTION 03.109 THAT THE LAUNCHING GROUP SHALL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL CCTLD MANAGERS AND THAT THE CCNSO SHALL BE DEEMED CONSTITUTED ONCE 30 MEMBERS HAVE JOINED.

WHEREAS THE ICANN BOARD FURTHER RESOLVED IN RESOLUTION 03.110 THAT THE LAUNCHING GROUP SHALL ALSO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE AND PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE INITIAL CCNSO COUNCIL.

WHEREAS, AT THE ICANN BOARD MEETING IN ROME ON THE 6TH OF MARCH 2004, THE ICANN BOARD RECOGNIZED AND WARMLY WELCOMED THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTED CCNSO AS POSTED ON THE 1ST OF MARCH 2004.

WHEREAS, THE CCNSO ADOPTED ELECTION PROCEDURES AND HELD THEIR FIRST SUCCESSFUL ELECTION FOR THE CCNSO COUNCIL POSITIONS.

WHEREAS, ON THE 23RD OF JUNE 2004, AN ELECTION REPORT WAS ISSUED BY THE ELECTION SUPERVISORS.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD NOTES UPON COMPLETION OF THE SCHEDULE AND PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE INITIAL CCNSO COUNCIL, THE LAUNCHING GROUP COMPLETED ITS RESPONSIBILITIES.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD WARMLY THANKS THE MEMBERS OF THE CCNSO LAUNCHING GROUP FOR THEIR VERY HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO THE TASK.

WHEREAS THE CCNSO COUNCIL SELECTED CHRIS DISSPAIN AS THE INTERIM CHAIR OF THE CCNSO COUNCIL.

WHEREAS, THE CCNSO COUNCIL CONDUCTED ITS FIRST SUCCESSFUL COUNCIL MEETING ON THE 21ST OF JULY, THIS PAST THURSDAY, 2004, IN KUALA LUMPUR.

IT IS THEREFORE PROPOSED TO BE RESOLVED THAT THE ICANN BOARD WISHES TO EXPRESS THEIR WARM THANKS TO THE ELECTION SUPERVISORS, HARTMUT RICHARD GLASER, KEN FOCKLER, AND JIM HIGGINS, FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND EFFORT IN CONDUCTING THE FIRST CCNSO COUNCIL ELECTION.

ALSO, THE ICANN BOARD WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE CHRIS DISSPAIN ON HIS SELECTION AS INTERIM CHAIR TO THE CCNSO COUNCIL AND WOULD ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE CCNSO COUNCIL MEMBERS: VICTOR CIZA; PAULOS B. NYIRENDA; YANN KWOK; HIROFUMI HOTTA; CHRISTOPHER DISSPAIN; YOUNG EUM LEE; BART BOSWINKEL; OLIVIER GUILLARD; PETR KRAL; PATRICIO POBLETE; EDUARDO SANTOYO; OSCAR ALEJANDRO ROBLES-GARAY; DOTTY SPARKS DE BLANC; BERNARD TURCOTTE; AND FERNANDO ESPANA, ON CONDUCTING ITS FIRST COUNCIL MEETING.

AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR ANY MISPRONUNCIATIONS OF THAT LAUNDRY LIST OF NAMES. SO, AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE, IF I MISPRONOUNCED.

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MIKE.

AND YOU'LL NOTE HOW CLEVER THE CHAIR WAS TO HAND THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION OVER TO SOMEONE ELSE TO TRY TO GO THROUGH THAT. YOU DID THAT VERY WELL, I THINK.

IS THERE A SECOND?
I SEE MANY SECONDS.

MR. SECRETARY, VENI MARKOVSKI AND ALEJANDRO PISANTY ARE IN A DEAD HEAT TO SECOND THIS MOTION.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION?
ALEJANDRO.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: VINT, THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS RESOLUTION HAS TO BE UNDERLINED IN PUBLIC. AND THERE ARE A FEW ADDITIONAL COMMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE. FIRST, THIS ESTABLISHMENT OF THE -- NOT ONLY ESTABLISHMENT, BUT THE START OF OPERATIONS OF THE CCNSO IS A HISTORICAL MOMENT FOR ICANN. IT'S REALLY -- IT SHOWS THE CAPABILITY THAT THIS COMMUNITY HAS TO FIND AGREEMENTS THAT ARE REALLY SUITABLE FOR ALL PARTIES INVOLVED, THAT CONSIDER THE INTERESTS AND THE PRINCIPLES. BECAUSE HERE WE SPEAK VERY FREQUENTLY ABOUT INTERESTS, COMMUNITY, AND ABOUT PEOPLE'S OR GROUPS' INTERESTS. BUT SOME OF US ARE ALSO DRIVEN BY PRINCIPLES.

AND, IN PARTICULAR, IN THE CCTLD COMMUNITY, WE FOUND MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE DRIVEN BY PRINCIPLES, WHO ARE DRIVEN BY THE WILL TO SERVE THEIR OWN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THE GLOBAL INTERNET COMMUNITY, AND WHO FOUND IT IMPORTANT FOR THIS PURPOSE TO COME TOGETHER AND TO COME TOGETHER WITHIN THE ICANN FRAMEWORK AND MAKE THIS WHOLE ICANN WHICH IS MORE RESILIENT, MORE RESPONSIVE, MORE AVAILABLE FOR THE USERS OF THE INTERNET WHO ARE OUR PRIMARY, FINAL INTEREST.

AND THE WAY THE CCNSO WAS CONSTITUTED IS ALSO EXEMPLARY. IT TOOK A LOT OF WORK, FOR A YEAR AND A HALF, APPROXIMATELY, WE HAD TELECONFERENCES EVERY WEEK TO ESTABLISH ALL THE NEGOTIATIONS, ALL THE CONSULTATION EFFORT, ALL THE TERMINOLOGY, THE COMMUNITY OF PRINCIPLES, AND SO FORTH. THIS HAS BEEN REALLY EXEMPLARY. CONCESSIONS WERE MADE IN MANY SENSES, IN MANY WAYS. PEOPLE FOUND A WAY TO GIVE GROUND WITHOUT GIVING WAY ON PRINCIPLES.

AND I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT EXAMPLE THAT CAN STILL BE FOLLOWED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY WITH WHICH WE ARE WORKING.

ONE VERY IMPORTANT MENTION HERE HAS TO BE OF THE NAMES OF TWO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW DECEASED WHO WERE ALSO VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN ACHIEVING THIS. ONE OF THEM IS PETER DE BLANC, WHO WAS A WELL-RECOGNIZED AND INSTRUCTIVE LEADER OF THE CCTLD COMMUNITY FOR A LONG TIME. HE WAS FIRM IN PRINCIPLE YET EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. AND HIS WORK IS BEING CONTINUED BY HIS WIDOW, DOTTY SPARKS, WHO HAS ALSO DONE ENORMOUS GOOD TO THIS COMMUNITY.

AND, OF COURSE, ON OUR SIDE, I WILL INSIST ON MAKING MENTION, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE TODAY HE WOULD PROBABLY BE HERE AND VOTING IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, OF HANS KRAAIJENBRINK, WHO WAS A LEADER IN THIS AND SHOWED US BY EXAMPLE JUST HOW MUCH YOU CAN ACHIEVE WHEN YOU HAVE A CLARITY IN PRINCIPLES AND LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE AND THE BROAD VIEW. AND HE WAS ABLE TO PUT HIMSELF ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE TO SEE AND EXPLAIN TO EACH SIDE WHAT THE OTHER SAW. AND IN THIS IN PARTICULAR, WE FIND HIS LOSS AND HIS DEMISE A VERY SORRY THING.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ALEX. I THINK YOU SPEAK FOR MANY OF US.

IS THERE ANY -- ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION?
SHARIL.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: THANK YOU, VINT.

WELL, YOU HAVE ACTUALLY TAKEN THE WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH. BUT AT THE RISK OF REPEATING IT AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ALEX IN HIS COMMENTS AND FULLY SUPPORT AND ENDORSE WHAT HE HAS JUST SAID. IT'S TRULY AN EXAMPLE OF HOW COOPERATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE WORK CAN GET US SOMEWHERE.

THANK YOU.

>>VINT CERF: I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT WE PASS THIS RESOLUTION BY ACCLAMATION.

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: MR. SECRETARY, EVERYONE VOTED IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE -- IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CURRENT STATE OF THE AFRINIC DEVELOPMENT AND ITS RECENT APPLICATION FOR RECOGNITION. AND I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MOUHAMET DIOP TO BRING THIS RESOLUTION TO THE TABLE.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, VINT.

I AM MORE THAN HONORED TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION FOR BEING IMPLICATED IN THAT INITIATIVE SINCE ITS INCEPTION FOR MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS. AND THIS IS JUST AN ACHIEVEMENT. AND SO I AM REALLY GLAD TO INTRODUCE THE RESOLUTION.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AFRINIC APPLICATION.

WHEREAS, AFRINIC HAS MADE CONSIDERABLE STRIDES TOWARDS FULFILLMENT OF THE ICP-2 PROVISIONS AND APPEARS TO BE ON TRACK TOWARDS PROVISIONAL AND SUBSEQUENT FULL ICANN RECOGNITION.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD LOOKS FORWARD TO FUTURE AFRINIC UPDATES ON PROGRESS TOWARDS FULL STATUS AS AN ICANN-RECOGNIZED REGIONAL INTERNET REGISTRY, RESOLVED, 04, THE ICANN BOARD ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVES AFRINIC'S APPLICATION FOR RECOGNITION.

FURTHER RESOLVED, THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO HEARTILY CONGRATULATE AFRINIC, PARTICULARLY ADIEL AKPLOGAN, AND THE AFRINIC BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN HAVING REACHES THIS POINT IN THEIR PROGRESS TOWARDS ESTABLISHMENT AS AN ICANN-RECOGNIZED REGIONAL INTERNET REGISTRY THROUGH THE ICP-2 PROCESS.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MOUHAMET.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF -- ACTUALLY, I WAS GOING TO ASK IF NJERI WANTED TO SECOND THIS.
RAIMUNDO SECONDS.

OKAY.

NJERI, DO YOU WANT TO SECOND IT, TOO?

MR. SECRETARY, WE HAVE TWO SECONDS.

IT'S NOT PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE. I DON'T CARE.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS RESOLUTION?
RAIMUNDO.

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: I OBVIOUSLY AM IN FAVOR AS I SECONDED THIS RESOLUTION. HOWEVER, I THINK THAT THERE ARE TWO SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS TO MAKE. THE FIRST ONE IS THE FOLLOWING. WE CANNOT SAY TODAY THAT ICANN BOARD HAS RECEIVED THE AFRINIC'S, BECAUSE -- APPLICATION, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT TRUE. WHAT WE RECEIVED YESTERDAY WAS THE -- AN INDICATION OF THE STATE OF THE ART, BUT THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SENT YET.

THE SECOND SLIGHT MODIFICATION I THINK WE HAVE TO DO, I THINK IT'S VERY FAIR, IT'S ABSOLUTELY FAIR TO ALSO RECOGNIZE THE ENORMOUS SUPPORT THIS PROCESS IS RECEIVING FROM THE NRO, BOTH FROM A FINANCIAL POINT OF VIEW, AND ALSO FROM A TECHNICAL POINT OF VIEW. IN FACT, THE STATE OF THE ART WOULDN'T BE WHAT IT IS WITHOUT BOTH SUPPORT, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL.

THANKS.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, RAIMUNDO.

I HAD ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT WE HAD RECEIVED AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION. IS THAT NOT THE CASE? IF NOT, CLEARLY, WE WILL --

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: TO MY KNOWLEDGE, IT'S NOT.

>>VINT CERF: PAUL.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: I AM JUST CHECKING THE ACTUAL DOCUMENTATION WE HAVE RECEIVED TO PROPERLY CHARACTERIZE IT.

RAIMUNDO IS, I THINK, RIGHT. BUT WE HAVE RECEIVED SOMETHING. SO I'LL JUST CHECK THAT FOR A SECOND.

WE HAVE RECEIVED A COMMUNICATION, A LETTER INTRODUCING THE WILLINGNESS TO START THE RECOGNITION PROCESS.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY. SO THAT'S NOT A FORMAL APPLICATION.

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: THAT'S A WILLINGNESS TO PRESENT AN APPLICATION, NOT AN APPLICATION.

>>VINT CERF: YES, UNDERSTOOD. SO THE -- PERHAPS IN THE FIRST PORTION OF THE FIRST RESOLUTION, WE NIGHT CHANGE THIS TO "ENTHUSIASTICALLY ANTICIPATES RECEIVING AFRINIC'S APPLICATION FOR RECOGNITION."

SINCE IT ISN'T THERE BUT WE EXPECT IT SHORTLY. IS THAT FAIR?

MIKE, YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: I -- MAYBE -- I DON'T OBJECT TO THAT. MAYBE ONE ALTERNATIVE FOR CONSIDERATION IS WE HAVE RECEIVED, IF YOU WILL, AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST. I MEAN, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT IT -- PAUL HAD CONVEYED TO ME. OR THAT'S WHAT I UNDERSTOOD. SO THAT JUST MAY BE ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE WE WANT TO CONSIDER. ALTHOUGH I THINK YOUR FIRST REWORDING WAS ACCEPTABLE.

>>VINT CERF: MISTER -- MOUHAMET.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: I THINK THAT I PREFER THE WORDING OF VINT, SINCE WE DON'T HAVE -- THE LETTER WE HAVE RECEIVED IS JUST A LETTER THAT SHOWS THAT AFRINIC IS READY AND ALL THE DOCUMENTATION IS ON THE TABLE TO BE SUBMITTED.

SO, I MEAN, FOR COMMENT ON THE SECOND POINT OF RAIMUNDO, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF -- I MEAN, AFRINIC NOW IS JUST DISCUSSING WITH ICANN IN ORDER TO HAVE FULL RECOGNITION. AND WE KNOW THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT THIS PROCESS. I JUST WANT TO RECORD HERE THAT WE HAVE DIFFERENT INITIATIVES THAT HELP AFRINIC TO START THE OPERATION NOW.

WE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE EXISTING REGISTRY. AND WE -- WE HAVE YESTERDAY MADE -- I MEAN, THIS -- IT WAS ON THE RECORDS OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT YESTERDAY THAT NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN IF THERE WAS NOT A GREAT SUPPORT OF THE EXISTING REGISTRY IN ORDER TO MAKE AFRINIC HAPPEN. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE EXAMPLES OF THE GLOBAL COOPERATION AT THAT LEVEL IN ORDER TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

BUT WE SHOULD ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AFRINIC HAVE THE FACILITIES IN -- TECHNICAL FACILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA THAT COME FROM THE COMMITMENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TO PUT MORE THAN $500,000 AVAILABLE FOR AFRINIC TO PAY ALL THE EXPENSE ON THE TECHNICAL LEVEL.

SO I THINK IF WE SHOULD -- IF YOU HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING RELATED TO A STATEMENT OF THANKFUL, I MEAN, IT WILL GO TO THE EXISTING REGISTRY, IT WILL GO ALSO TO ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE EXISTENCE AND TO START THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AFRINIC.

AND I WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN THAT THERE HAVE BEEN A RESOLUTION THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF THE AFRICAN POLITICAL INSTITUTION, AND THEY ENDORSE THAT THEY ARE ALL SUPPORTIVE. AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT ALL THE MINISTRY OF AFRICA MAKE A MEETING WHERE THEY HAVE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AFRINIC AS A MISSING LINK IN THE INSTITUTION THAT HELP THE -- THE INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE BEING SET UP.

SO I THINK THAT IF WE SHOULD OPEN UP AND MODIFY SOMETHING ABOUT IT, WE SHOULD NOT ONLY PUT, -- I MEAN, ANY SPECIFIC HELP IN ORDER TO MAKE AFRINIC SET UP BUT WE NEED TO SAY ALL THE RELEVANT PARTY WHO PUT THEIR INPUT IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, MOUHAMET. RAIMUNDO AND THEN PAUL.

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: LET ME INSIST ON THE SUPPORT BY NRO. LET'S PUT PERHAPS THE QUESTION OF THE FUNDING ASIDE AND WHO HAS BROUGHT MORE FANS OR NOT. BUT THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF THE NRO THROUGH ARIN AND THE RIPE IS GIVING, NOBODY ELSE CAN DO IT. BECAUSE IN FACT, WHAT THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TODAY CONSISTS THAT THE AFRINIC IS PROVIDING WHAT IS THE SECOND OPINION. SO ANY REGISTRY IN THE REGION NOW GOES FOR A SECOND OPINION, EITHER IF IT'S A RIPE OR A -- OR AN ARIN REGISTRATION TO BE MADE.

WHEN WE IN LACNIC HAD THAT SOME YEARS AGO, WE WENT THROUGH EXACTLY THE SAME PROCESS. AND IN THAT MOMENT IT WAS ARIN, AND ARIN GAVE US THE CHANCE TO BE, DURING A PERIOD WHICH WAS AN EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD, TO MAKE THE SECOND OPINION. AND THAT'S VERY, VERY STRONG HELP, AND THAT'S THE ONLY CERTITUDE THAT THE REGISTRATION WOULD BE MADE IN A PROPER WAY AND IT HAS TO BE RECOGNIZED.

>>VINT CERF: MOUHAMET.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: I JUST WANT TO MAKE CLEAR HERE THAT I'M NOT ARGUING THAT THERE WAS NO SUPPORT COMING FROM THE REGISTRY. I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT REMEMBER THAT AFRINIC IS SERVED BY THREE -- THE THREE REGISTRIES. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE FOR LACNIC. EVERYTHING GOES THROUGH ONLY ARIN FOR LACNIC, AND WE KNOW THAT FOR AFRINIC WE HAVE RIPE, WE HAVE ARIN, AND WE HAVE APNIC SERVING ALL OF THEM, I MEAN THE SAME REGION.

IF YOU GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, AFRINIC HAS THE SUPPORT FROM ALL THE REGISTRIES SINCE THE BEGINNING, AND RIPE WAS NATURALLY THE ONE THAT HAVE, I MEAN, MORE CUSTOMERS IN REGION. SO AFRINIC GOES TO THIS BEFORE NRO START BEING AN AGREEMENT AND THINGS ARE STILL ON THE GROUND-FLOOR APPROVAL. SO I JUST WANT TO RECALL THAT WE RECOGNIZE THE EFFORT MADE BY THE REGIONAL REGISTRY. IT'S NORMAL. IT'S NOTHING EXCEPTIONAL BECAUSE IT'S THE NORMAL WAY THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN. AND THIS IS JUST A NORMAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RFC 2050 WHICH IS JUST THAT ALL THE REGION IN THE WORLD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SET UP THEIR OWN REGISTRY AND THIS HAS COME TO WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF EXISTING REGISTRY.

SO I DON'T WANT TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD ON MY COMMENT, SO THE THREE REGISTRY HAVE MADE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND THEY HAVE COMMIT THEMSELVES TO GIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO AFRINIC, AND THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO PUT $100,000 AS INITIAL BUDGET FOR AFRINIC TO START, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY ALSO THAT WE HAVE OTHER SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY, FOR EXAMPLE, THE EXAMPLE I GAVE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT.

SO I JUST WANT NOT TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD. AND IF YOU HAVE TO DO A THANKFUL ON -- A STATEMENT ON THAT, I WANT TO INCLUDE ALL THESE PEOPLE IN IT.

>>VINT CERF: ABSOLUTELY UNDERSTANDABLE.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WONDERFUL OUTCOMES WHERE, AGAIN, COOPERATION AMONG MANY PARTIES HAS LED TO A VERY IMPORTANT PROGRESS. SOMETHING WE'VE ALL BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR SOME TIME.

PAUL, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE A SUGGESTED WAY FORWARD WITH REGARD TO THE TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: WELL, ONE SUGGESTION, NOT A FULL COMPLETION, BUT ONE SUGGESTION I WOULD PUT TO THE BOARD IS WE PERHAPS SHOULD ENTER ANOTHER WHEREAS, IN THE RESOLUTION. AND THAT SHOULD READ, PERHAPS BETWEEN THE -- AFTER THE FIRST ONE, WE COULD PUT IN A WHEREAS, THAT SAYS, WHEREAS, ICANN HAS RECEIVED A LETTER DATED 21ST JULY FROM AFRINIC INTRODUCING ITS WILLINGNESS TO START THE RECOGNITION PROCESS WITH ICANN. SO THAT WE CAN -- THAT REFLECTS THE LETTER, AS RAIMUNDO QUITE CORRECTLY PUTS, IT'S NOT THE ACTUAL APPLICATION. THAT LEAVES US, I THINK, FREE TO CHANGE THE WORD "RECEIVES" IN THE FIRST "RESOLVES" TO "ANTICIPATES."

MY ONLY COMMENT ON THE DISCUSSION THAT'S BEEN TAKING PLACE IS IT DOESN'T SEEM TO ME THE POSITIONS ARE INCONSISTENT, IF THERE'S TO BE A RESOLUTION IN THANKS.

JUST A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, PERHAPS, FOR RAIMUNDO, IS THE ASSISTANCE BEING GIVEN BY SPECIFIC RIRS RATHER THAN NRO? I THOUGHT IT WAS PERHAPS THE RIRS THAT HAD PARTICULAR -- I'M CONFUSED WHETHER IT GOES THROUGH THE NRO. I THOUGHT EACH RIR EACH HAD RESPONSIBILITY AND PARTICULAR SUPPORT.

>>VINT CERF: RAIMUNDO.

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: IN FACT, THE ASSISTANCE IS MADE OFFICIALLY BY THE NRO. AND IN FACT, THE NRO WAS CREATED AS AN INSTITUTION OF THE RIRS ACTING IN CONCERT. IT'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE NRO CAN MAKE AND WHY IT'S USEFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY. AND I THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THE NRO IS DOING THE RIGHT THING IN THIS. THEY'RE ACTING IN CONCERT. THERE'S ONLY ONE DOOR FOR AFRINIC. THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO TO EACH OF THE FOUR -- TO THE FOUR REGISTRIES TO ASK FOR FUNDING OR TO ASK FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT.

AND WHAT ARIN ASKING, THE RECOGNITION HAS TO BE MADE TO THE NRO. BECAUSE THE NRO IS ACTING IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD ACT AND FOR WHAT THE NRO WAS CREATED.

>>VINT CERF: ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: I THINK WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL SUPPORT THAT THE COMMUNITY GETS FROM ANYBODY, LOYALLY GIVING IT. AND PARTICULARLY FOR AFRINIC, A HOT OF HELP IS NEEDED, A LOT OF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED NOW, HAS BEEN APPLIED AND WILL BE NEEDED IN THE FUTURE SO THE ORGANIZATION CAN BE SUCCESSFUL.

I HAVE TWO THOUGHTS ON THIS. THE FIRST IS THAT THE ACTUAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HELP AND THE PRIMARY PERSON THAT WAS MAKE -- THE PRIMARY ENTITY THAT WAS MAKE THESE RECOGNITIONS IS AFRINIC ITSELF. AND THERE IS A LOT OF DUE DILIGENCE THAT THE BOARD HAS NOT HAD TIME TO DO RELATED TO WHO HAS ASSISTED AND IN WHAT MEASURE AND SO FORTH.

SO I WOULD THINK THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO MAKE AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIS ASSISTANCE IN A BOARD RESOLUTION, WHAT WE SHOULD DO IS MAKE IT VERY BROAD AND MAKE IT INVITING FOR THE FUTURE TO CONTINUE WITH THIS ASSISTANCE.

SO WE WOULD BE THANKFUL FOR APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THE ASSISTANCE THAT AFRINIC HAS BEEN RECEIVING, AND ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNITY, IN THE LARGEST, IN THE BROADEST SENSE POSSIBLE TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING AFRINIC.

IN CAPE TOWN, POSSIBLY IT WILL BE TIME FOR RECOGNIZING OR GIVING ONE MORE STEP FORWARD TO -- TOWARDS RECOGNITION OF AFRINIC. WE WILL HAVE A CLEARER PICTURE OF WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED WHAT AND HOW, AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS DETAILED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.

>>VINT CERF: SO A SUGGESTION TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL MIGHT BE ONE MORE WHEREAS, MR. SECRETARY. WHEREAS, ICANN RECOGNIZES THE SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS IN THE INTERNET COMMUNITY -- I'M SORRY, IN THE ICANN COMMUNITY TOWARDS THE CREATION OF AFRINIC, AND CALLS ON ALL PARTICIPANTS TO CONTINUE THEIR SUPPORT. SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES. WOULD THAT BE AN ACCEPTABLE AMENDMENT? RAIMUNDO.

>>RAIMUNDO BECA: VINT, THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL MAKE AN OPINION ON THIS POINT, THAT THE NRO CONTRIBUTION TO THIS ISSUE IS NOT ONE AMONG OTHERS. IT'S THE ONLY (INAUDIBLE) ONE. AND IN FACT, THE APPLICATION WHICH WILL BE FILED REALLY SOON IS NOW DISCUSSED IN THE DRAFT WAY, THE DRAFT IS IN THE HANDS OF THE NRO. AND IT WILL BE ACHIEVED IN THE PROPER WAY BECAUSE THE NRO WILL MAKE THE PROPER REMARKS ON IT. AND I THINK THAT A RECOGNITION SHOULD BE NOT ONE AMONG OTHERS. IT SHOULD BE NAMED IN THE PROPER WAY.

>>VINT CERF: I THINK THE PROPOSITION FROM ALEJANDRO IS THAT WE WOULD TRY TO BE MORE SPECIFIC WHEN WE GET TO THE POINT OF TAKING ACTION ON THE ACTUAL APPLICATION AND WHEN WE CAN DO DUE DILIGENCE ON ALL THE PARTIES THAT SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS. SO WE CAN, IN FACT, ADDRESS YOUR POINT, BUT I'D RECOMMEND THAT WE DO IT UPON ACTION ON THE ACTUAL APPLICATION.

SO IF -- IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS POINT OR CAN WE MOVE TO A VOTE?

PAUSE FOR....

OH, I'M SORRY. MOUHAMET, GO AHEAD. I DIDN'T SEE YOUR HAND UP.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: I JUST WANT TO -- I JUST WANT TO GIVE -- I MEAN, ONE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMENT WE HAD, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT IN (INAUDIBLE) AND WE LISTEN ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AROUND US.

AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT ONE OF THE MAIN ARGUMENT ON WHICH MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST ICANN ARE TRYING TO BE MORE VOCAL IS WHEN IT COMES TO SPEAK ABOUT AFRICA, THEY SAY THAT AFRICA IS A MISSING LINK. WE'VE GOT MANY PROBLEM WITH THE -- THERE WAS NO REGISTRY, THERE WAS MANY PROBLEM OF REDELEGATION AND THAT.

I MEAN, SO IF WE SEE HERE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE CREATION OF THAT MISSING LINK, I JUST WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY HERE TO APPLAUD AND TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT COMMIT THEMSELVES.

AND JUST TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW HERE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.

AND THEN FOR ME, CAPE TOWN WILL BE IN AFRICA, SO WE HAVE TO MAKE IT AS A TARGET. AND I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SAY THAT THINGS WILL START FROM CAPE TOWN. I THINK THAT CAPE TOWN SHOULD BE AN ACHIEVEMENT, SHOULD BE A FINAL OF SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY SUBSTANTIAL BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE JUST EXPECTING ICANN TO DO A LOT AND JUST TO REDUCE THE TIMING PROCESS THAT WAS A NORMAL ONE IN A NORMAL (INAUDIBLE).

SO I JUST CALL THAT FOR ATTENTION AND LET'S REDUCE THE GAP ON THAT POINT. THANKS.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY. I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE OFF DISCUSSION ON THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION.

WE HAVE AN AMENDED RESOLUTION BEFORE US. I TAKE IT, MOUHAMET, YOU WOULD ACCEPT THESE AMENDMENTS AS REASONABLE TO THE ORIGINAL. MOUHAMET, ARE THESE AMENDMENTS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU?

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: (NODS HEAD.)

>>VINT CERF: ALL RIGHT. SO IN THAT CASE, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE PASS THIS RESOLUTION AGAIN BY ACCLAMATION.

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: AND I CAN TELL YOU I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO CAPE TOWN AND MORE PROGRESS.

OKAY. LET'S MOVE ON.

WE HAVE SEVERAL THANK YOUS TO MAKE, AS WE COME TOWARDS THE END OF THE MEETING.

LET ME WARN YOU AHEAD OF TIME, HOWEVER, WHEN WE FINISH ALL OF THE THANK YOU'S, WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF NEW BUSINESS TO COVER, ONE OR TWO ITEMS.

SO EVEN THOUGH WE FINISH ALL OF THE AGENDA ITEMS, PLEASE DON'T DASH OUT OF THE ROOM BECAUSE THERE ARE ONE OR TWO MORE THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH.

WE HAVE ONLINE, ON AUDIO, ANYMORE, LYMAN CHAPIN, AND SO FIRST LET ME CHECK TO SEE WHETHER LYMAN CAN HEAR US AND CAN WE HEAR YOU, LYMAN?

>>LYMAN CHAPIN: VINT, YES, I CAN HEAR YOU VERY CLEARLY.

>>VINT CERF: AND WE CAN HEAR YOU VERY WELL SO APPARENTLY THE ELECTRONICS HAVE WORKED.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BOARD TO THANK LYMAN CHAPIN FOR HIS SERVICE ON THE BOARD. HE ENDED HIS SERVICE AT A TIME WHEN WE WERE NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BOARD MEETING, AND SO WE WEREN'T ABLE TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION, AND DELAYED IT UNTIL WE COULD HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

WHEREAS, LYMAN CHAPIN WAS NAMED TO SERVE THE ICANN BOARD BY THE ADDRESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATION IN OCTOBER 2001 AND CONCLUDED HIS SERVICE IN MAY 2004. WHEREAS, LYMAN SERVED ICANN AS A VALUABLE MEMBER OF THE EVOLUTION AND REFORM COMMITTEE AND THE AUDIT COMMITTEE AND AS CHAIR OF THE CONFLICTS AND RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEES. WHEREAS, LYMAN CARRIED OUT HIS DUTIES AS DIRECTOR WITH SKILL, PANACHE, A WARM SENSE OF HUMOR AND AN UNFAILING SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND ADHERENCE TO PRINCIPLES. WHEREAS, ICANN BENEFITED FROM HIS TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNET DESIGN AND OPERATION. THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ICANN RESOLVES THAT LYMAN CHAPIN HAS EARNED THE RESPECT AND DEEP GRATITUDE OF THE ICANN BOARD AND CONSTITUENTS FOR HIS LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE. AND THAT THE BOARD EXPRESSES ITS GREAT GRATITUDE TO LYMAN CHAPIN FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE BOARD AND THE ICANN COMMUNITY, AND OFFERS HIM TO HIM ITS WISH FOR A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE FILLED WITH SATISFACTION AND SUCCESS.

NOW, LYMAN, WE DO LOOK FORWARD VERY MUCH TO CONTINUED INTERACTION WITH YOU THROUGH THIS WONDERFUL MEDIUM THAT WE'VE ALL CREATED. I PLACE THIS RESOLUTION ON THE TABLE FOR CONSIDERATION. I SEE, MR. SECRETARY, THERE ARE HALF A DOZEN SECONDS FROM MANY. AND I RECOMMEND THAT WE PASS THIS RESOLUTION BY ACCLAMATION.

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: LYMAN, IF YOU'RE ON, FEEL FREE TO ADDRESS THE ASSEMBLED CROWD HERE IN KUALA LUMPUR FOR A MOMENT OR TWO.

>>LYMAN CHAPIN: THANK YOU, VINT. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE RESOLUTION AND THE SENTIMENTS BEHIND IT.

I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU ALL ARE WORKING IN KUALA LUMPUR, AND I AM NOT WITH YOU BUT MY HEART IS WITH YOU. AND I AM VERY, VERY CONFIDENT, BOTH DURING THE TIME THAT I SERVED ON THE ICANN BOARD AND NOW THAT I HAVE MOVED ON TO OTHER THINGS, THAT ICANN IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE AND VERY GOOD HANDS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING MY INTERACTION WITH YOU AND THE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES THAT I HAVE MADE THROUGH ICANN, AND WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LYMAN. I'M SURE THAT OUR PATHS WILL CONTINUE TO CROSS. THE WONDERFUL THING ABOUT THE INTERNET IS EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE ARE CONNECTED.

LET'S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT RESOLUTION, AND THIS IS ANOTHER THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS AND STAFF, AND WITH YOUR PERMISSION, I WILL INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION FOR CONSIDERATION.

THE BOARD ALSO EXTENDS ITS THANKS TO ALL SPONSORS OF THE MEETING, INCLUDING AFILIAS, NEULEVEL, TIME DOTCOM, VERISIGN; CISCO SYSTEMS, AUSTRALIA; GETRONICS, MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, MALAYSIA DOTTV, MYNIC, NEC MALAYSIA, NTT.MSC, PIR.ORG, TM NET, WEBCC, MAXIS, ASTRO, CAPERANGE WIRELESS, AND DIGI COMMUNICATIONS.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EFFORT MADE BY THE STAFF OF SHANGRI-LA HOTEL TO MEET ALL OF OUR MANY REQUESTS.

THE BOARD EXPRESSES ITS GREAT APPRECIATION TO THE ICANN STAFF PRESENT HERE IN KUALA LUMPUR; LAURA BREWER AND TERI DARRENOUGUE AND THE REST OF THE ICANN STAFF FOR THEIR DEDICATED EFFORTS IN ENSURING THE SMOOTH OPERATION OF THE MEETING.

THIS ISN'T EXACTLY IN THE FORM OF A RESOLUTION, BUT I ASK THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGE THIS THANKS BY ACCLAMATION

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: AND FINALLY, A THANK YOU TO OUR HOSTS. WHEREAS, ICANN HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS JULY 2004 ICANN MEETING IN KUALA LUMPUR. WHEREAS, THE GRACIOUS AND WARM HOSPITALITY, TO SAY NOTHING OF WARM WEATHER, SPLENDID FACILITIES, STRONG SUPPORT AND CLOSE ATTENTION TO FULFILLING THE NEEDS OF PARTICIPANTS HAVE ALL BEEN TRULY MAGNIFICENT. IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THE ICANN EXPRESSES ITS DEEP APPRECIATION AND THANKS ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ALL PARTICIPANTS TO

MOHAMED SHARIL TARMIZI, THE CHAIRMAN OF GAC AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, OUR MALAYSIAN COLLEAGUE, THE MALAYSIAN ORGANIZING TEAM AND TO OUR HOSTS, THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION.

I'M SORRY, WE NEED A SECOND. IVAN SECONDS. I ASK THAT WE PASS THIS RESOLUTION BY ACCLAMATION.

SHARIL.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, VINT, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. IT'S A BIT AWKWARD TO -- FOR ME, SITTING HERE, TO RECEIVE THE THANKS AND HAVING THANKED MY OWN GOVERNMENT AS WELL WHEN I WAS DOING THE PRESENTATION FROM THE GAC.

BUT MAY I SAY THAT THIS THANKS IS NOT TO ME. IT'S VERY GRACIOUS, BUT IT'S ALSO TO THE TEAM THAT WAS INVOLVED HERE, WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE TO JOIN ME IN FRONT OF THE STAGE HERE, PLEASE, IF YOU CAN COME. BECAUSE I THINK IT'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT --

>>VINT CERF: LET'S SEE THE MALAYSIAN TEAM.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: FOR THE COORDINATION, IT'S AN EXAMPLE OF COORDINATION, COOPERATION, AT THE MALAYSIAN LEVEL. THANK YOU.

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(STANDING OVATION)

>>VINT CERF: I AM SURE AND I HOPE THAT, SHARIL, YOU AND YOUR TEAM REALIZE THAT WE ALL KNOW HOW HARD THIS IS. ANYONE THAT HAS EVER HOSTED AN ICANN MEETING PROBABLY NEVER WANTS TO HOST ANOTHER ONE AGAIN.

(LAUGHTER.)

>>VINT CERF: WHICH IS WHY WE GET TO GO TO SO MANY DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT WELCOME AFTER WE'VE LEFT.

(LAUGHTER.)

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.
VENI.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: I HAVE TO NOTE THAT WHEN -- BEFORE THE MEETING STARTED, SHARIL SAID THAT IF WE CANNOT FIND ANY COUNTRIES WILLING TO HOST US AFTER 2006, WE CAN COME THREE TIMES A YEAR HERE IN THIS LOCATION.

>>VINT CERF: I THINK HE'S CHANGING HIS MIND.

OKAY. WE HAVE JUST ONE OR TWO ITEMS LEFT.

SHARIL, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THE ICANN ITU CCTLD EVENT FOR SATURDAY. PLEASE, LET'S PUT THAT ON THE AGENDA.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: THANK YOU, VINT.

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT ICANN AND ITU ARE JOINTLY ARRANGING FOR A CCTLD WORKSHOP. THIS IS TAKING PLACE AT THE HOTEL EQUATORIAL, WHICH IS JUST A LITTLE BIT UP THE ROAD, WALKING DISTANCE FROM THIS HOTEL. IT STARTS TOMORROW MORNING. THE DETAILS ARE ON THE WEB SITE. PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THEM.

AND WE'D LIKE YOU ALL TO ALSO BE THERE, BECAUSE IT'S, AGAIN, AN EXAMPLE OF A COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSION THAT WILL TAKE PLACE FOR SHARING OF EXPERIENCES ON CCTLD ISSUES.

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, IT'S SUPPOSED TO START AT HALF PAST 9:00 IN THE MORNING, AND THERE WILL BE -- I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT SPECIFICS OF WHICH ROOM, BUT IT'S -- THE INFORMATION WILL BE ON THE WEB SITE.

SO SEE YOU THERE, HOPEFULLY, AT HALF PAST 9:00 TOMORROW MORNING.

THANK YOU, VINT.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SHARIL.

THE LAST ITEM THAT I KNOW ABOUT ON THE AGENDA COMES FROM TRICIA DRAKES. AND JUST AS A REMINDER FOR TRICIA IN CASE SHE DOESN'T REMEMBER, THIS HAD TO DO WITH THE OMBUDSMAN POSITION.

WE JUST WANTED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOW WORKING ON THAT.

>>TRICIA DRAKES: THANK YOU, VINT.

WE ARE ACTUALLY INTERVIEWING A SHORT LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR THE OMBUDSMAN POSITION.

HOWEVER, IN THE COURSE OF THAT, IT CAME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT PERHAPS THE BYLAWS NEED A SHORT REVIEW, AND MAYBE WE'LL BE COMING TO YOU WITH A FEW CHANGES. SO WE JUST WANTED TO ADVISE CONSTITUENTS HERE OF THE WORK ON THE OMBUDSMAN, BUT WE MAY BE PROPOSING A FEW CHANGES THERE.

>>VINT CERF: JUST TO BE SURE NO ONE SEES THIS AS SOME DARK THING, IN THE COURSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE OMBUDSMAN POSITION, WE ULTIMATELY HAVE TO HIRE SOMEONE TO PERFORM THAT ROLE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE BYLAWS WHICH THE DETAILS OF THAT POSITION WHICH HAS THE OMBUDSMAN REPORTING DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD, THERE ARE SPECIFIC MECHANICS ABOUT HIRING SOMEONE WHO WOULD OFFICIALLY BE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE ORGANIZATION RUN BY A CEO, THERE HAVE TO BE ALL THE RIGHT MECHANISMS SO HE CAN BE PAID AND ALL THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CAN BE PROPERLY CONFERRED.

THE CURRENT BYLAWS MAKE IT MORE COMPLICATED, BECAUSE HIS APPARENT POSITION IS ONE REPORTING DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD. BUT THE BOARD DOESN'T HAVE THE MECHANICAL AUTHORITY TO WRITE CHECKS AND THINGS OF THAT SORT. SO WE HAVE TO JUST CLEAN THAT UP.

IT'S NOTHING PARTICULARLY MYSTERIOUS EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT THE RIGHT LEGAL TERMINOLOGY HAS TO BE PUT IN THERE TO PROPERLY TREAT THIS SPECIAL EMPLOYEE.

THAT'S ALL THAT'S GOING ON.

ALL RIGHT. LET ME ASK IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER LAST-MINUTE ADDITIONS, ITEMS, DISCUSSION POINTS. APPARENTLY NOT.

I NOTE THAT IT IS A MOMENT OR TWO BEFORE 11:00, WHICH MEANS WE WILL HAVE COMPLETED THE BOARD'S BUSINESS IN TWO HOURS, WHICH MIGHT BE A RECORD.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS PERSISTED, STAYED HERE WITH US ALL THE WAY THROUGH TODAY. I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT THE OPEN MEETING YESTERDAY WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL TO ME PERSONALLY, AND I THINK TO THE BOARD. I CAME AWAY WITH ABOUT 12 DIFFERENT SPECIFIC ITEMS TO GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO. WE HAVE TOUCHED ON SOME TODAY WITH REGARD TO IDNS, FOR EXAMPLE. BUT THOSE SESSIONS ARE EXTREMELY USEFUL.

AND I APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEM AND TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH THE BOARD AND WITH THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY. AND WITH THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I WILL ADJOURN THIS MEETING. WE WILL RECONVENE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, IN DECEMBER. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU THERE.

(APPLAUSE.)

(11:02 A.M.)

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