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Proposed Bylaw Amendment Concerning Term of Original Directors Selected by Supporting Organizations

Posted August 18, 1999

NOTE: At its meeting to be held August 25 and 26, 1999, in Santiago, Chile, the ICANN Board will consider adoption of the revision to the bylaws posted below.

Presently, Article V, Section 9(d) of the ICANN Bylaws provides that the three Original Directors selected by each Supporting Organizations shall have terms of 1, 2, and 3 years, deemed to commence on October 1, 1998. Section 9(d) currently reads:

Article V, Section 9(d). The regular term of office of a Director (other than (i) the person holding the office of President, who shall serve for as long as, and only for as long as, such person holds the office of President, and (ii) a member of the Initial Board, who shall serve for the period specified in these bylaws) shall be three (3) years. No Director may serve for more than two (2) terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the three Original Directors selected by any Supporting Organization shall be selected for terms of one (1) year, two (2) years, and three (3) years, respectively, with each term considered to have begun on October 1, 1998 regardless of when those Original Directors actually take office. The terms of the first At Large Directors elected to replace the At Large members of the Initial Board shall be as follows: three such At Large Directors shall serve a term of one (1) year, three such At Large Directors shall serve a term of two (2) years, and three such At Large Directors shall serve a term of three (3) years.

Because the Original Directors selected by the Supporting Organizations will not be seated until November 1999, the Board is considering changing "October 1, 1998" in the above Bylaw to "October 1, 1999", as follows:

RESOLVED, that the date "October 1, 1998" in the third sentence of Article V, Section 9(d) of the Bylaws is replaced with "October 1, 1999".

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