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ICANN Meetings in Vancouver, Canada

ICANN Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, 04 December 2005

Note: The following is the output of the real-time captioning taken during the ICANN Board of Directors Meeting held on 04 December, 2005 in Vancouver, Canada. 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.

ICANN BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER 2005
VANCOUVER, B.C.

>>VINT CERF: ALL RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I'D LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING
TO ORDER.

THIS IS THE BOARD SESSION FOR THIS MEETING OF ICANN.

WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF ITEMS TO ATTEND TO, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE
SCREEN.

IT'S MY INTENT TO TRY AND COMPLETE OUR BUSINESS BY NOON OR SOONER.

LET ME BEGIN BY ASKING JOICHI ITO TO INTRODUCE THE FIRST OF THE BOARD ACTION
ITEMS WITH REGARD TO THE STLD .ASIA.



>>JOICHI ITO: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

IT'S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE RESOLUTION FOR THE .ASIA STLD NEGOTIATIONS.

AND THE RESOLUTION READS, RESOLVED, THE BOARD AUTHORIZES THE PRESIDENT AND
GENERAL COUNSEL TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS RELATING TO THE PROPOSED
COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL TERMS FOR THE .ASIA SPONSORED TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN WITH
THE APPLICANT.

RESOLVED, IF AFTER ENTERING INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH .ASIA STLD APPLICANT, THE
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL ARE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE A SET OF PROPOSED
COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL TERMS FOR CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENT, THE PRESIDENT
SHALL PRESENT SUCH PROPOSED TERMS TO THIS BOARD FOR APPROVAL AND
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT RELATING TO THE DELEGATION OF THE
STLD.

THANK YOU.

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

IS THERE A SECOND FOR THIS MOTION?

RAIMUNDO SECONDS.

LET ME REMIND THE BOARD THAT WE HAVE HAD A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF DISCUSSION,
BOTH IN THE BOARD AND IN PUBLIC EXCHANGE, IN THE REVIEW OF THE .ASIA
PROPOSAL.

AND AS NEARLY AS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE, THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY
ISSUES ARISING THAT WOULD INHIBIT OUR APPROVAL FOR NEGOTIATION OF THIS NEW
CONTRACT.

LET ME ASK IF THERE'S ANY OTHER BOARD ISSUE OR COMMENT ON THIS PROPOSAL
BEFORE WE VOTE.

SEEING NONE -- I SEE ONE.

SHARIL.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I'D JUST LIKE TO ADVISE THE BOARD THAT THE GOVERNMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS,
I THINK, SOME CONCERNS IN RELATION TO THE USE OF COUNTRY NAMES AND GEOGRAPHIC
INDICATORS IN RELATION TO THIS.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO JUST ADVISE AND REQUEST THAT WHEN YOU ENTER INTO
NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE PROSPECTIVE GTLD OPERATOR, THAT YOU KEEP THIS IN MIND.

THANK YOU.

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

THE MINUTES WILL SHOW THAT THE GAC REPRESENTATIVE RECOMMENDS THAT IN THE
NEGOTIATIONS, THAT THE STAFF TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE GAC CONCERNS ABOUT
GEOGRAPHIC NAMES.

AND PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE RECORD.

MR. GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL INCLUDE THAT IN THE
MINUTES OF OUR MEETING.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THANK YOU, VINT.

I HAVE BEEN -- I HAVE HAD UNTIL NOW SIGNIFICANT RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE
SPONSORSHIP PART OF THE EVALUATION REPORT, BUT I CONSIDER THAT NOW THE
PROCESS THAT HAS BEEN FOLLOWED UP-TO-DATE EASES THESE CONSIDERATIONS AND
ALLOWS US FULLY TO PROCEED.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, ALEX.

IT'S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO DISCOVER THAT SOMEONE WHO WAS CONCERNED HAS HAD
THOSE CONCERNS RELIEVED BY TRANSPIRING EVENTS.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS, I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, WHICH WILL INITIATE CONTRACT
NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE .ASIA PROPOSAL, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13.

ARE THERE ANY -- I'M SORRY.

MICHAEL, DID I MISS YOU?

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: NO.

>>VINT CERF: ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY OBJECTING?

ARE THERE ANY ABSTENTIONS?

MICHAEL.

WOULD YOU CARE TO STATE THE REASON FOR YOUR ABSTENTION?

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: YES.

IN THIS CASE, I DO CONSULTING WORK WITH AFILIAS.

AND ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION, THEY
ARE PROVIDING THE BACKEND FOR THE REGISTRY INFRASTRUCTURE.

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

MR. SECRETARY, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT PETER DENGATE THRUSH DID NOT
PARTICIPATE IN THIS VOTE.

THAT'S WHY THE TOTAL IS 14.

HE IS ON HIS WAY, AS I UNDERSTAND IT.

THE MINUTES SHOULD SHOW OR NOTE THE TIME OF HIS ARRIVAL, PLEASE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'LL GO ON NOW TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

THIS NEXT ITEM HAS TO DO WITH A REQUEST FROM THE GNSO TO INITIATE A REVIEW OF
ITS PROCEDURES, PROCESSES, AND FUNCTION.

AND THEY REQUEST THAT WE APPROVE THEIR TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THIS REVIEW.

AND I'D LIKE TO CALL UPON MIKE PALAGE TO INTRODUCE THE MOTION TO THE BOARD.



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

WHEREAS, UNDER ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4 OF THE ICANN BYLAWS PROVIDE THAT THE
BOARD WILL REGULARLY INITIATE AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF EACH SUPPORTING
ORGANIZATION AND THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION COUNCIL.

WHEREAS, AT ITS MEETING IN LUXEMBOURG IN JULY 2005, THE ICANN BOARD REQUESTED
THE GNSO COUNCIL TO PREPARE WITH THE ICANN STAFF AND BOARD A TERMS OF
REFERENCE DOCUMENT TO GUIDE AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE GNSO AND TO PRESENT
THE TERMS OF REFERENCE TO THE BOARD FOR ADOPTION AT THE MEETING IN DECEMBER
2005 IN VANCOUVER, CANADA.

WHEREAS, COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE GNSO COUNCIL, THE GNSO
CONSTITUENCIES, AND MEMBERS OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DEVELOP
THE TERMS OF REFERENCE.

WHEREAS THE DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE WERE APPROVED BY THE GNSO COUNCIL AND
POSTED ON THE ICANN WEB SITE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, WHICH YIELDED SEVERAL
HELPFUL COMMENTS.

THEREFORE IT IS PROPOSED TO BE RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD DIRECTS STAFF TO
INITIATE THE GNSO REVIEW IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED TERMS OF REFERENCE.

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

IS THERE A SECOND FOR THIS MOTION?

I SEE A SECOND FROM NJERI RIONGE.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ALL COMPONENTS OF ICANN ARE REQUIRED TO GO
THROUGH REVIEWS OF THIS TYPE.

SO I WELCOME THIS ONE, AS I WILL ALL OTHERS.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THIS PROPOSAL?

IN THAT CASE, I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION WHICH WILL INITIATE A REVIEW OF THE
GNSO, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT'S ALL THE VOTES THERE ARE AT THE TABLE RIGHT NOW.

SO I WON'T CALL FOR ABSTENTIONS OR NEGATIVE VOTES.

MR. SECRETARY, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

I'M GOING TO SKIP THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA UNTIL PETER DENGATE THRUSH
ARRIVES.

SO WE'LL GO ON NOW TO THE NEXT ONE, WHICH IS THE AUTHORIZATION WITH REGARD --
REGARDING THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE BUDGET FOR 2005/2006.

THERE WERE SEVERAL ITEMS IN THE BUDGET THAT THE BOARD AGREED TO CAP
EXPENDITURES LIMITED TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S RATE.

AND THERE HAS NOW BEEN DISCUSSION ON THOSE POINTS.

AND WE ARE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RESPECT TO THOSE RESTRICTIONS.

I CALL ON HAGEN HULTZSCH TO INTRODUCE THE RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD.

>>HAGEN HULTZSCH: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

AND I'M READING THE TEXT WHICH IS LONG, APOLOGIES.

BUT IT EXPLAINS THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE ISSUES WE ARE HANDLING.

WHEREAS, ON 17 MAY, 2005, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ICANN BYLAWS, ARTICLE XVI,
ICANN POSTED ITS PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005/2006, WHICH WAS
DEVELOPED THROUGH A SERIES OF CONSULTATIONS WITH ICANN CONSTITUENCIES,
ICANN'S BUDGET ADVISORY GROUP, AND THE ICANN'S BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD FORMALLY ADOPTED THE 2005/2006 ICANN BUDGET PURSUANT TO
RESOLUTION 05.51, AND THE BOARD HAS SET OUT A PATH FOR ADDITIONAL REVIEW AND
DISCUSSION SUBJECT TO RESOLUTIONS 05.52, 05.53, AND 05.54, RELATING TO
FUNDING FOR THE FOLLOWING LINE ITEMS IN THE ADOPTED BUDGET: DNSSEC
DEPLOYMENT; ALAC PROJECTS; TRANSLATION; FACILITATION OF REGIONAL MEETINGS;
AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL PRESENCES.

WHEREAS, ICANN AND THE COMMUNITY RECOGNIZE THE FACILITATION OF PARTICIPATION
OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF ICANN'S
MISSION, AND RECEIVING BENEFITS IN THE FORM OF REGIONAL MEETING SUPPORT FROM
ICANN ALSO IMBUES AN OBLIGATION IN PARTICIPANTS TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN
THE ICANN PROCESS.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THAT EFFECTIVE FORMS OF REGIONAL PRESENCE WILL
VARY FROM REGION TO REGION, COMMITS TO ACCEPT INPUT FROM THE INTERNET
COMMUNITY REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL PRESENCE, AND THE BOARD
LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN DETERMINING THE
APPROPRIATE FORM OF REGIONAL PRESENCES.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD ACKNOWLEDGES THE WEALTH OF TALENT IN THE COMMUNITY THAT
CAN FACILITATE THE DEPLOYMENT OF DNSSEC.

WHEREAS, ICANN'S BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE HAS REVIEWED THE ITEMIZATION OF THE
FIVE EXPENSE CATEGORIES THAT WERE STILL UNDER DISCUSSION AND WERE ADDRESSED
BY THE BOARD IN THE BOARD'S PREVIOUS RESOLUTIONS FROM ICANN'S LUXEMBOURG
MEETING AND HAS SET OUT ADDITIONAL CONTEMPLATED REVIEW BEFORE THE FINANCE
COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD, BUT HAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE BOARD FULLY ADOPT THE
BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2005/2006 WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.

AND NOW THE RESOLUTION.

THE ICANN BOARD CONFIRMS THE ADOPTION OF THE 2005/2006 ICANN BUDGET AND
HEREBY REMOVES THE RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO THE EXPENSE CATEGORIES THAT WERE
UNDER DISCUSSION WHEN THE BUDGET WAS APPROVED.

AND SECOND, THE ICANN BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT THE ICANN'S PRESIDENT AND CEO
PROVIDE REGULAR REPORTS TO ICANN'S BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE ON HOW RESOURCES
ARE BEING ALLOCATED UNDER THE VARIOUS EXPENSE CATEGORIES WITHIN THE 2005/2006
ICANN BUDGET.

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

IS THERE A SECOND FOR THIS MOTION?

I SEE VANDA.

MR. SECRETARY, I NOTE THE ARRIVAL OF PETER DENGATE THRUSH, WHO WILL NOW BE
SITTING IN THE REST OF THIS MEETING.

LET ME, BEFORE I INVITE FURTHER DISCUSSION BY THE BOARD, LET ME SIMPLY
REITERATE AND SUMMARIZE THAT IF YOU APPROVE THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION,
ESSENTIALLY, YOU ARE FREEING UP THE STAFF TO PURSUE THE FOLLOWING AREAS THAT
HAD BEEN CONSTRAINED BEFORE: THE DEPLOYMENT OF DNSSEC, PROJECTS RELATED TO
ALAC, TRANSLATIONS WHERE WE BELIEVE THIS WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO OUR COMMUNITY,
THE FACILITATION OF REGIONAL MEETINGS, AND, WHERE APPROPRIATE, THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL PRESENCES.

IN ALL OF THESE CASES, ANY SPECIFIC SPENDING ACTIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE
BOARD PRIOR TO THEIR FINALIZATION.

BUT WE NOW HAVE FREED UP THE STAFF TO PURSUE ITS EXISTING BUDGET AS APPROVED
EARLIER.

LET ME ASK WHETHER THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD BEFORE
WE TAKE ACTION.

MICHAEL.

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

I, IN THE -- THE SUMMER MEETING, THE LUXEMBOURG MEETING, WHEN THIS BUDGET WAS
PROPOSED, I ACTUALLY VOTED AGAINST IT.

AND WHEN THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION WAS PUT FORWARD IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE,
I ALSO OPPOSED IT.

I WILL, HOWEVER, BE VOTING IN FAVOR OF IT TODAY BASED UPON THE CLARIFICATION
THAT ANY OF THE SPECIFIC LINE ITEMS THAT ARE CONTAINED IN HERE WILL COME BACK
FOR BOARD APPROVAL.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

I DO THINK THERE ARE A NUMBER OF INITIATIVES IN HERE THAT ARE IMPORTANT THAT
NEED TO GO FORWARD.

HOWEVER, HOW IT GOES FORWARD AND HOW THOSE MONIES ARE ALLOCATED I THINK NEED
TO BE CLOSELY MONITORED.

AND THE FACT THAT THE BOARD WILL HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY IS WHY I WILL VOTE IN
FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION TODAY, DESPITE MY PRIOR VOTES.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

PAUL, DID I SEE YOUR HAND UP?



>>PAUL TWOMEY: THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THE LANGUAGE, BECAUSE IT SAYS "PROVIDE REGULAR
REPORTS ON HOW RESOURCES ARE BEING ALLOCATED ON THE VARIOUS EXPENSE
CATEGORIES."

AND I THOUGHT WE UNDERSTOOD THIS RESOLUTION WAS, ACCORDING TO THE EXISTING
EXPENSE LIMITATIONS, SO THAT ANYTHING THAT'S OVER THE PRESENT -- ANYTHING
THAT'S OVER THE PRESENT ALLOCATION -- THE PRESENT -- NO, IT'S AUTHORITIES,
WOULD COME THROUGH TO THE BOARD PRE ANYTHING UNDER THE AUTHORITIES WHICH COME
FOR REPORTING.

>>VINT CERF: THAT'S CORRECT.

IN OTHER WORDS, WE ALREADY APPROVED EXPENDITURES UP TO A CERTAIN LIMIT.

IF THE EXPENDITURES GO BEYOND THAT LIMIT, YOU HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE BOARD.

THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING OF THIS.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: I'M ALSO CLARIFYING THAT IF THERE'S AN EXPENSE -- I'M
STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT MY ACTUAL LIMITATIONS ON EXPENDITURES, BUT IF IT'S
$10- OR $15,000 OR $20,000, MY READING OF THIS IS THAT'S SOMETHING I WOULD
REPORT, NOT SOMETHING I WOULD COME TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL UNDER THOSE
CATEGORIES.

THAT'S MY REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: I GUESS THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES, AS I SAID.

I HAD RAISED CONCERNS REGARD I THINK DNSSEC IS IMPORTANT.

I THINK WE'VE SEEN INTEREST WITHIN THE REGISTRY AND REGISTRAR COMMUNITY.

THE SPECIFIC MANNER IN WHICH THOSE MONIES WILL BE ALLOCATED, I WOULD -- I
THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE BOARD TO KNOW HOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE ALLOCATED.

AND, AGAIN, THE OTHER TOPIC WHICH I HAD RESERVATIONS ABOUT IS THE REGIONAL
PRESENCES.

THAT IS, IF YOU WILL, A HOT-BUTTON TOPIC, NOT IN THE SENSE THAT ICANN DOES
NOT RECOGNIZE IT.

IT NEEDS TO BE -- EXPAND ITS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT.

BUT HOW IT GOES ABOUT THAT IN AN EQUITABLE FASHION TO MAKE SURE ALL VOICES
WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ARE HEARD.

SO THOSE, IF YOU WILL, ARE THE TWO MAIN POINTS THAT I HAD HAD RESERVATIONS
WITH REGARD TO THESE ALLOCATIONS.

AND ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BOARD IS, IF YOU
WILL, KEPT IN THE LOOP REGARDING THOSE TWO.



>>VINT CERF: THE PROVISIONS FOR REPORTING ARE CLEAR IN THIS RESOLUTION.

I SAW RAIMUNDO'S HAND UP AND THEN ALEX AND THEN MOUHAMET.



>>RAIMUNDO BECA: THANK YOU, VINT.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON WHY AND HOW I AM GOING TO VOTE ON THIS
RESOLUTION.

THE STATEMENT IS THE FOLLOWING: I HAVE HAD, SINCE LUXEMBOURG, SOME CONCERNS
REGARDING THE EXPENDITURE IN THE OUTREACH AND ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL
OFFICES.

THE WORDING OF THIS RESOLUTION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO -- HAS BEEN CHANGED TO
"REGIONAL PRESENCE," WHICH, IN MY OPINION, IS MUCH MORE IN THE LINE OF WHAT
HAS BEEN DISCUSSED THESE DAYS AND IN LUXEMBOURG IN THE STRATEGIC PLANNING
DISCUSSIONS.

I AM THEN GOING TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING
THAT THIS ITEM WILL BE USED PRIMARILY IN THE LINE OF RESOLUTION 38 OF THE
TUNIS AGENDA.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECALL THAT THIS RESOLUTION NUMBER 38 OF THE TUNIS AGENDA
CALLS TO REINFORCE THE EXISTING REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE AN ACTIVITY
IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF INTERNET RESOURCES.

AND THE REINFORCEMENT IS TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHTS OF COUNTRIES, AND NOT OF
GOVERNMENTS, THE RIGHTS OF COUNTRIES, TO HAVE A FAIR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
RESOURCES AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL.

AND THIS MEANS A MODEL WHICH IS IN THE LINE OF WHAT THE REGIONAL -- OF WHAT
THE RIRS DO AND THE MODEL OF THE NRO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, RAIMUNDO.

I HAVE ALEX AND THEN MOUHAMET.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: VINT, I THINK THAT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT RESOLUTION.

IT'S A VERY SIGNIFICANT RESOLUTION.

ITS IMPORTANCE GOES FAR BEYOND THE ECONOMIC VALUE, THE MONEY ASSIGNED, WHICH
IS ACTUALLY QUITE RESTRAINED FOR THE NEEDS.

I THINK THAT THE -- DOING THE OUTREACH EFFORT AND FUNDING IT PROPERLY, THE
WHOLE COMMUNITY AROUND ICANN, MIKE HAS ALREADY MENTIONED SEVERAL SPECIFIC
CONSTITUENCIES, HAS TO DO WITH THE COST OF DOING, VERSUS THE COST OF NOT
DOING.

THE COST THAT ICANN HAS PAID FOR NOT DOING MORE OF THIS REGIONAL AND MORE OF
THIS INTERNATIONAL WORK, MORE OF THIS INTERNATIONALIZATION IN THE WAYS THAT
RESOLUTIONS AND BUDGETS AND STRATEGIC PLANS HAVE REQUIRED HAS BEEN EXTREMELY
HIGH.

THE STABILITY AND PREDICTABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ICANN HAS
PARTICIPATED INTERNATIONALLY HAS BEEN ACTUALLY HAMPERED BY NOT APPLYING
PROPER FUNDS IN TIME IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS.

ICANN HAS A VERY LIMITED SCOPE.

IT REMAINS WITHIN THE SCOPE.

IT HAS TO REMAIN WITHIN THE SCOPE.

AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PILLARS FOR DOING THAT IS TO HAVE ITS MISSION
WELL UNDERSTOOD, THE LIMITS OF ITS MISSION WELL UNDERSTOOD WORLDWIDE, AND TO
BE ABLE TO INTERACT EFFECTIVELY WITH COMMUNITIES WITHIN THAT LIMITED REACH.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, WHILE I AGREE WITH RAIMUNDO ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PARAGRAPH 38 OF
THE WSIS RESOLUTIONS IN THE LINE OF REINFORCING, STRENGTHENING EXISTING
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ICANN'S WORK CANNOT BE CONSTRAINED INTERNATIONALLY TO
A SCHEME THAT'S THE SAME FOR ALL REGIONS.

THERE ARE REGIONS IN WHICH ONE HAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS TO COOPERATE AND
STRENGTHEN THE REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, BUT THE MONEY CANNOT BE COMMITTED, OR
CONDITIONED, TO WORK ONLY IN THAT FRAMEWORK.

THERE IS MUCH MORE WORK AND MUCH MORE FORMS OF WORK TO DO.

SOME OF THEM ARE CROSS-REGIONAL, SOME OF THEM ARE SUB-REGIONAL OR EVEN
NATIONAL IN FOCUS BECAUSE OF THE (INAUDIBLE).

AND THIRD, I THINK THAT THE LIMITS THAT THE RESOLUTIONS AND THE USUAL WAY
ICANN WORKS ALLOWS FOR ENOUGH OVERSIGHT OF THE WAY THIS MONEY IS SPENT AND
THE WAY THE ACTIONS ARE DONE.

THIS IS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE MONEY, BUT ABOUT ACTUALLY DOING THE WORK.

AND I WOULD URGE THIS BOARD TO RESIST ENTERING THE TEMPTATION OF CONDITIONING
THE VOTE OR ENTERING INTO A SITUATION TANTAMOUNT TO MICROMANAGEMENT OF THESE
SPECIFIC LINE ITEMS WHICH REQUIRE A MUCH MORE AGILE AND A MUCH MORE DECISIVE
WAY OF DOING THINGS.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

THANK YOU, ALEX.

LET ME ASK MOUHAMET NOW TO TAKE THE FLOOR.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: THANK YOU, VINT.

WHAT I WANT TO STATE HERE IS THAT I THINK THAT THE WORDING IN THAT ITEM IS A
LITTLE BIT WEAKER RELATED TO THE HISTORY THAT WE HAVE ON THAT COMMITMENT.

WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS I FULLY AGREE WITH THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO INCREASE
THESE ITEMS.

AND I AM REALLY PUSHING VERY HARD IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD ON IT.

AND I DON'T WANT US TO FEEL IN THE WAY THAT WE HAVE A SELF-SATISFACTION,
BECAUSE WE ARE NOT AHEAD OF OUR OBJECTIVE, WE ARE BEHIND OUR OBJECTIVES.

AND I JUST WANT ICANN TO HAVE A MEMORY OF THE PREVIOUS DECLARATION WE HAVE
MADE.

AND TO BE HONEST AND TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE PREVIOUS DECLARATION THAT WE
HAVE MADE IN THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS WE HAVE REGARDING THE -- HOW ICANN CAN BE
CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST AS PART OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND WHO
DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY MAYBE THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES TO PARTICIPATE
IN OUR DISCUSSION.

THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE REGIONAL PRESENCE WILL NOT BE UNILATERAL DISCUSSION.

IT WON'T BE, ALSO, I MEAN, A MONOLITHIC DISCUSSION LIKE THE SAME DECISION
WILL APPLY TO ALL REGIONS.

AND WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT THE STAFF NEED MORE RESOURCES TO MAKE THE
TRANSLATION AVAILABLE.

AND IT'S JUST AT THAT MEETING THAT WE DECLARED WE'RE GOING TO UNFREEZE THE
BUDGET ON THAT ITEM.

AND WE KNOW THAT WE WANT TO BE TRULY INTERNATIONAL.

AND WE WANT ALSO OTHER -- I MEAN, PEOPLE INSIDE DIFFERENT REGIONS TO BE
CLOSER TO ICANN, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE DOING.

AND I'M NOT PRESUMING THAT WE HAVE TO TELL TO THIS REGION THAT WE WON'T BE
THERE JUST BECAUSE WE THINK THAT IT'S A BUDGET PROBLEM.

THAT'S WHY I'M SAYING THAT I APPLAUD THAT WE JUST APPROVE THE BUDGET TODAY TO
HELP STAFF DOING THEIR JOB AND DOING WHAT WE REALLY EXPECT THEM TO DO IN THE
DIFFERENT REGIONS.

BUT TO BE HONEST, IT'S REALLY WEAKER REGARDING THE OBJECTIVE OF THE
ORGANIZATION TO BE TRULY INTERNATIONAL AND TO BE CLOSER TO PEOPLE AND TO HELP
SHOW THAT IT'S NOT, I MEAN, AN ORGANIZATION THAT EXCLUDES PEOPLE DUE TO SOME
LANGUAGE BARRIERS OR OTHER THINGS.

SO I JUST WANT TO APPLAUD, BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT WE ARE REALLY FAR FROM OUR
OBJECTIVE.



>>VINT CERF: THE JOURNEY OF 10,000 MILES STARTS WITH A SINGLE STEP.

I SEE YOUR HAND, MICHAEL.

I HAVE PETER, HAGEN, AND MICHAEL ON MY LIST, AND RICHARD.

SO PETER, YOU'RE NEXT.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I SPEAK AS SOMEBODY WHO HELPED CRAFT THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION IN LUXEMBOURG,
WHICH FROZE AT THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S RUN RATE THESE ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE.

I WORKED ON THE DETAIL OF THAT AFTER A SUGGESTION AS TO HOW WE MIGHT
DIPLOMATICALLY PROCEED, GIVEN TO US BY TOM NILES, WHICH I THINK HAS WORKED
VERY WELL.

AND I'M GOING TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, BECAUSE I'M RELYING ON THE
ASSURANCES FROM THE BOARD AND THE STAFF THAT THE COMMUNITY WHO THE PREVIOUS
RESOLUTION WAS IN RESPONSE TO ARE NOW SATISFIED FROM THE DISCUSSIONS IN
RELATION TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, PARTICULARLY, THAT WE SHOULD MOVE
AHEAD WITH THESE PARTICULAR ITEMS.



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

HAGEN, YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP.

>>HAGEN HULTZSCH: I JUST WANTED TO CONFIRM TO MICHAEL, AND THAT WAS, LET'S
SAY, PROBABLY THE INITIATION OF THIS DIALOGUE, ABOUT THE FUNCTION OF THE
SPECIFIC, OR, LET'S SAY, AUTHORIZING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS UNDER THESE LINE
ITEMS.

AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND, EVERYTHING WHICH IS ABOVE $10,000 WILL HAVE TO BE --
HAVE BOARD APPROVAL.

AND IF THE NUMBER IS DIFFERENT, WE CAN CHECK THIS.

BUT I THINK THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS, ANYWAY, VERY CLOSELY INVOLVED IN THESE
PROCESSES.

AND AS YOU ARE AWARE, I HAVE MY REGULAR CHECKS WITH CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER,
MELANIE, WHO WAS INTRODUCED YESTERDAY, SHE IS SITTING OVER THERE.

THIS IS THE NORMAL KIND OF PROCESS.

AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS, LET'S SAY, ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE ON NEW ELEMENTS
WHICH HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED BY OUR ORGANIZATION.

THANK YOU.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, HAGEN.

MICHAEL, AND THEN RICHARD.

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

JUST TO FOLLOW UP.

I AGREE BOTH WITH ALEX AND HAGEN HERE THAT THIS IS NOT -- THERE IS NO
INTENTION HERE TO GET INVOLVED IN MICROMANAGEMENT.

I THINK THE POINTS THAT I THINK BOTH RAIMUNDO AND I HAD RAISED WERE JUST TO
ECHO THE CONCERNS THAT THE COMMUNITY HAD EXPRESSED DURING THE CONSULTATION
PROCESS. AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT BASED UPON REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE
PRESIDENT HERE IN VANCOUVER REGARDING ENHANCEMENTS TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING
PROCESS AND THE OPERATIONAL PLANNING PROCESS, THAT THERE WILL BE CONFIDENCE
AND A CHECK AND BALANCE SYSTEM IN PLACE SO THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE TO, IF YOU
WILL, REPEAT THIS ENDEAVOR IN THE FUTURE.

>>VINT CERF: AND FINALLY, RICHARD THWAITES.

>>RICHARD THWAITES: THANK YOU.

YES, WELL I SUPPORT, AS WELL, THE INTENTION THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE
EFFORT AND RESOURCE PUT INTO GETTING GREATER REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE ICANN
PROCESSES, AND GREATER UNDERSTANDING IN THE REGIONS WHAT HAVE IT IS THAT
ICANN IS DOING. HOW IT'S DONE AND HOW TO BE INVOLVED.

I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED MYSELF IN A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF REGIONAL ACTIVITIES
WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, OF A GLOBAL KIND OR OF A KIND THAT LIVES IN
REGIONS. AND THE ONE THING THAT I WOULD SAY AS A POINT OF CAUTION ON THIS IS
THAT THE GREAT CURSE OF THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY IS DUPLICATION.

EVERY ORGANIZATION TENDS TO THINK THAT ONLY IT IS CAPABLE OF DOING CERTAIN
THINGS OR MAKING CERTAIN POINTS. BUT THE GREAT -- THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY
IN THIS FIELD IS PROPER COORDINATION, PROPER LEVERAGING OF AVAILABLE
RESOURCES, AND ENSURING THAT, RATHER THAN DUPLICATION AND COMPETITION, YOU
HAVE THE RIGHT DEGREE OF SYNERGY WITH THE OTHER RESOURCES, PROCESSES, AND
OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALREADY EXIST IN THE REGIONAL AREAS THAT NEED TO BE
ADDRESSED.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, RICHARD.

I THINK THE LANGUAGE IN THIS RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WE WILL SEE
VARIATIONS FROM REGION TO REGION AS TO HOW WE REPRESENT OURSELVES, AND WITH
WHOM WE ENGAGE. AND SO YOUR POINT, I THINK, IS BOTH NOTED AND WELL TAKEN.

I SEE NO OTHER COMMENTS, SO I'M GOING TO CALL FOR A VOTE ON THIS MOTION.

IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR, YOU WILL LIFT THE RESTRICTIONS -- I'M SORRY. RAIMUNDO.
YOU WERE VOTING AHEAD

(LAUGHTER.)

>>VINT CERF: I DIDN'T GET THERE YET.

I SEE THAT THE BOARD WANTS TO VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, RAISE YOUR HAND.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: WAS THERE A SECOND?

>>VINT CERF: I'M SORRY. PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN. THE PRESIDENT REMINDS ME THAT
WE MIGHT NOT HAVE A SECOND. DID WE HAVE A SECOND? YES, WE DID. I THOUGHT --
VANDA SECONDS.

MR. PRESIDENT, WOULD YOU PLEASE PAY ATTENTION?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS MOTION, RAISE YOUR HAND AGAIN.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MR. SECRETARY, THE RESOLUTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

LET ME ASK JOICHI ITO IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO RAISE YOUR HAND HIGHER OR
OUT IN FRONT SOMEWHERE BECAUSE I CAN'T SEE YOU THROUGH YOUR COLLEAGUE VENI
MARKOVSKI.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL GO ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

SORRY. GETTING MY PAPERS ORGANIZED.

THIS ITEM ON THE AGENDA REFERS TO SOME CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED TO THE
BYLAWS OF ALAC, THE AT-LARGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, IN ORDER TO EFFECT
CERTIFICATION OF AT-LARGE STRUCTURES, THE SO-CALLED REGIONAL AT-LARGE
ORGANIZATIONS. THE INTENTION HERE IS TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF THE ALAC TO
CONFIRM AND CERTIFY THESE ORGANIZATIONS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO CALL ON VENI
MARKOVSKI TO INTRODUCE THE MEASURE.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: THANK YOU, VINT. I WILL -- ACTUALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO, I'M
NOT SURE HOW IT WORKS. I THINK ROBERTO IS THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH
THE AT-LARGE FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW, AND IF IT'S OKAY, MAYBE HE CAN READ IT
AND I CAN JUST MOVE IT.

>>VINT CERF: I THINK THAT'S ALL RIGHT. IT'S A LITTLE UNUSUAL FOR A BOARD
MEMBER TO DELEGATE THE RESPONSIBILITY, BUT AS LONG AS YOU ARE MOVING IT,
ROBERTO IS FREE TO READ IT ON YOUR BEHALF.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: I AM JUST DELEGATING THE READING.

>>VINT CERF: READING BUT NOT THE MOTION.

SO THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN THIS UNUSUAL PRACTICE.

RAIMUNDO -- I MEAN ROBERTO.

>>ROBERTO GAETANO: THANK YOU, VENI, AND MR. CHAIRMAN. I WILL TRY TO USE MY
BEST VOICE IN ORDER TO MAKE GOOD USE OF THIS DELEGATION.

WHEREAS GROUPS OF INDIVIDUAL INTERNET USERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ARE
ENCOURAGED TO REGISTRY AS AT-LARGE STRUCTURES AND PARTICIPATING IN ICANN
DECISIONS CRITICAL TO THE INTERNET'S END USERS. WHEREAS USER GROUPS THAT
MEET A FEW SIMPLE CRITERIA CAN BE CERTIFIED AS AT-LARGE STRUCTURES BY
COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FORM TO THE AT-LARGE ADVISORY
COMMITTEE, ALAC, AND THE ALAC REVIEWS THESE APPLICATIONS, CONDUCTS DUE
DILIGENCE, AND VOTES VIA E-MAIL ON CERTIFICATION. WHEREAS THE ICANN BYLAWS
REQUIRE TWO-THIRDS OF ALL ALAC MEMBERS TO VOTE YES IN ORDER TO CERTIFY GROUPS
AS AT-LARGE STRUCTURES. WHEREAS AFTER USING AND TRYING TO IMPROVE THE
CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR TWO YEARS AND VOTING ON 26 APPLICATIONS, THE ALAC
HAS FOUND THAT THE SUPER-MAJORITY THRESHOLD FOR CERTIFICATION, WHICH IS TEN
VOTES, IS CUMBERSOME AND UNNECESSARY AND CAN IMPEDE PROGRESS IN BUILDING AN
AT-LARGE NETWORK OF USER GROUPS.

WHEREAS, RECENTLY, THREE APPLICATIONS DID NOT RECEIVE THE REQUIRED TWO-THIRDS
VOTES, EVEN THOUGH A MAJORITY OF MEMBERS VOTING SUPPORTED THE APPLICATIONS,
AND ONLY ONE NO VOTE WAS CAST AGAINST CERTIFICATION OF ONE APPLICANT.

WHEREAS THE ALAC HAS DETERMINED THAT A CHANGE TO THE BYLAWS IS NEEDED AND HAS
DISCUSSED CHANGES TO THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS AT MULTIPLE OPEN MEETINGS AND
ON PUBLICLY ARCHIVED E-MAIL LISTS. WHEREAS, TO BETTER ENABLE THE AT-LARGE
FRAMEWORK ENVISIONED IN THE BYLAWS TO BE CREATED, THE ALAC HAS UNANIMOUSLY
RECOMMENDED A CHANGE TO THE BYLAWS THAT WILL REQUIRE A TWO-THIRD MAJORITY
MANY AMONG ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE ALAC WHO CAST A VOTE TO CERTIFY A GROUP AS
AN AT-LARGE STRUCTURES, PROVIDED AT LEAST NINE MEMBERS OF THE ALAC CAST A
VOTE ACCORDING TO PROCEDURES ADOPTED BY THE ALAC.

WHEREAS THE ICANN OMBUDSMAN RECOMMENDED THAT THE BOARD ADOPT THIS PROPOSED
BYLAWS CHANGE.

WHEREAS, THE PROPOSED ALAC BYLAW CHANGE HAS BEEN POSTED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON
THE AT-LARGE ICANN WEB PAGE FOR OVER A MONTH, AND THE NOTICE REQUESTING
PUBLIC COMMENTS ALSO WAS POSTED ON THE ICANN HOME PAGE, AND NO COMMENTS
OPPOSING THE BYLAW CHANGE WERE RECEIVED.

RESOLVED, THAT THE BYLAW CHANGE PROPOSED BY THE ALAC IS APPROVED.

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

VENI.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: YES, I BELIEVE THE ITALIAN ACCENT IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE
BULGARIAN ONE.

I MOVE THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION, AND I GUESS WE NEED A SECOND.

>>VINT CERF: WE DO NEED A SECOND.

I SEE A SECOND, MICHAEL.

I HAVE A QUESTION, AND I THINK THIS IS REALLY FOR ROBERTO.

YOU HAVE BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN THE ALAC AND THE PRECEDING ACTIVITIES FOR
QUITE SOME TIME.

IS IT YOUR SENSE THAT THIS ACTION WILL BE HELPFUL AND BENEFICIAL TO OUR
COLLEAGUES WHO ARE TRYING TO CREATE THESE ORGANIZATIONS? PLAINLY, OTHERS
BELIEVE SO OR IT WOULDN'T BE ON OUR AGENDA, BUT I WOULD LIKE YOUR PERSONAL
OPINION.

>>ROBERTO GAETANO: YES, MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THIS IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS SO RESTRICTIVE MEASURE HAS BEEN APPLIED IN THE EARLY
BYLAWS. I THINK THAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN KIND OF A PROTECTIVE MEASURE. BUT I
THINK THAT TWO YEARS OF ACTIVITY HAVE SHOWN THAT THERE IS GENERALLY, IN THE
AT-LARGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, A ROUGH CONSENSUS FOR OR AGAINST AN APPLICATION.
AND I THINK THAT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO WITH THIS PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGE IS
SIMPLY TO APPLY THE ROUGH CONSENSUS POLICY ALSO FOR THE AT-LARGE ACTIVITIES.

THE RESOLUTION WAS QUOTING THE CASE OF ONE APPLICATION THAT HAD ONLY ONE NO
VOTE AND ALL OTHERS YES, AND SOME ABSTENTIONS.

THERE WERE, IN FACT, OTHER TWO APPLICATIONS IN THE SAME BATCH THAT HAD NO
VOTE AGAINST, ALL VOTE IN FAVOR OR ABSTENTION, BUT NEVERTHELESS DIDN'T MAKE
THE QUORUM.

THE PROBLEM IS RELATED TO THE FACT THAT THE AT-LARGE IS A VERY PECULIAR
COMMITTEE THAT HAS AS MEMBERS PEOPLE WHO HAVE, AS A DAYTIME JOB, A COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT ACTIVITY. AND WHEREAS OTHER CONSTITUENCIES AND GROUPS ARE FORMED
BY PEOPLE THAT -- WHOSE PRIMARY FOCUS IS IN THE INTERNET ACTIVITY THAT -- IN
THE FUNCTION THAT THEY HAVE IN THE ICANN COMMUNITY, WE HAVE ACTIVITIES THAT
ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. AND BECAUSE WE APPEAR IN THIS PROCESS ONLY AS
USERS, AND SO A LOT OF US CANNOT GUARANTEE THE TIMELY PARTICIPATION.

WHEN THE CHAIRMAN OPENS A VOTE AND WE HAVE A WINDOW FOR VOTING, WHICH IS
USUALLY ONE WEEK, IT IS NOT GUARANTEED THAT ALL THE ALAC MEMBERS HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE VOTE.

AND THAT IS THE BASIC REASON WHY I THINK THAT THIS CHANGE IN THE BYLAWS IS
GOING REALLY IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SPIRIT OF THE INTERNET AS WE ALL AGREE
IT IS.

THANK YOU.

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

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION? YES, ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: VINT, MAYBE IT'S NOT A WASTE OF TIME TO REMIND PEOPLE,
TO REMIND OURSELVES THAT THE ALAC, THE REGIONAL AT-LARGE ORGANIZATIONS, ET
CETERA, ALL THIS CONCEPT HAS BEEN BUILT IN THE EVOLUTION AND REFORM PROCESS
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE ASSURANCE THAT WE GET THE VOICE OF USERS OF MANY
COLORS AND PROFESSIONS FROM ALL THE WORLD, AND IT IS BUILT ON THE BASIS OF A
WEB-OF-TRUST KIND OF CONCEPT, A CONCEPT WHERE THE RECOGNITION OF THE
ORGANIZATIONS IS MADE BY THEIR PEERS SO THAT THERE IS LAYERS AND LAYERS OF
TRUST COMING UP HERE.

ORIGINALLY, THE SUPER-MAJORITY RULE WAS PUT IN THERE IN ORDER TO PUT SOME
LIMITS TO THE RISK OF CAPTURE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, TO AVOID THE RISK THAT
SELF-SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS WOULD BE BRINGING IN PROBABLY FAKE OR VERY WEAK --
WEAKLY REPRESENTED ORGANIZATIONS INTO THAT PROCESS.

IT SEEMS AT THIS STAGE WISE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS TRUST HAS BEEN ACCRUING
BEING AND THAT, IN FACT, THE RULE BECOMES MORE AN OBSTACLE THAN AN AID. AND
OF COURSE IN THE FUTURE IT STILL HAS TO BE MONITORED WITH THAT ORIGINAL RISK
IN MIND.

BUT I FIND THIS A VERY SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD INSOFAR AS IT RATIFIES THE
VALIDITY OF THE CONCEPT OF THE WEB OF TRUST FOR THIS REPRESENTATION.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, ALEX.

IF THERE ARE NO MORE COMMENTS, I AM CALL FOR THE VOTE ON THIS RESOLUTION.

IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR, IT WILL OFFER TO THE ALAC SOME ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY
IN ITS CERTIFICATION OF RALOS.

SO I CALL ON THE BOARD MEMBERS TO VOTE IN FAVOR. IF YOU ARE IN FAVOR, RAISE
YOUR HAND.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JOICHI, FOR HELPING ME OUT THERE.

MR. SECRETARY, IT IS A UNANIMOUS VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION. I HOPE TO
HEAR POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE ALAC THAT THIS HAS HELPED THEM IN THEIR WORK.

WE HAVE TO GO BACK NOW TO A RESOLUTION WHICH I SKIPPED OVER IN PETER'S
ABSENCE.

I WOULD LIKE PETER TO INTRODUCE IT.

THIS HAS TO DO WITH A SETTLE OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR BYLAW
CHANGES TO THE CCNSO, AGAIN IN AID OF HELPING THAT ORGANIZATION TO INCREASE
ITS MEMBERSHIP OR AT LEAST MAKE ITSELF MORE FLEXIBLY ACCEPTABLE TO POTENTIAL
MEMBERS.

SO PETER, LET ME ASK YOU TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE
RESOLUTION AS FOLLOWS. WHEREAS, THE CCNSO COUNCIL HAS CONSIDERED A NUMBER OF
ISSUES WHICH ARE UNDERSTOOD TO STAND IN THE WAY OF A NUMBER OF CCTLD MANAGERS
IN THE EUROPEAN REGION JOINING THE CCNSO.

WHEREAS, THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED ON 28TH OF MAY 2005 TO INITIATE A CCNSO
POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE ICANN BYLAWS ARTICLE
IX, BRACKETS, COUNTRY CODE NAMES SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION, CLOSE BRACKETS,
ANNEX B, CLOSE BRACKETS, CCNSO POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, CLOSE BRACKETS,
AND ANNEX C, BRACKETS, THE SCOPE OF THE CCNSO, CLOSE BRACKETS, TO ADDRESS THE
MATTERS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPHS A TO M OF SECTION 3.2 OF THE ISSUES REPORT AS
PUBLISHED ON THE 7TH OF JUNE 2005.

WHEREAS THE CCNSO HAS CONDUCTED CCPDP IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANNEX B OF THE ICANN
BYLAWS.

WHEREAS THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED ON 2 DECEMBER 2005 TO APPROVE THE BOARD
REPORT CONTAINING EIGHT CCNSO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES TO THE ICANN BYLAWS
AND RECOMMENDS THEM TO THE BOARD TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN IMPROVEMENT AND
CLARIFICATION OF THE ICANN BYLAWS OF THE CCNSO AND THE CCPDP IN THE INTEREST
OF CCNSO MEMBERSHIP, THE CCNSO COUNCIL AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.

WHEREAS THE ISSUE MANAGER HAS SUBMITTED THE REPORT TO THE BOARD FOR
CONSIDERATION ON 2ND DECEMBER 2005.

RESOLVED AND THEN THE MOTION NUMBER, THAT THE BOARD ACKNOWLEDGES THE WORK OF
THE CCNSO ON DEVELOPING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, THANKS THE CCNSO FOR THE
REPORT, AND DIRECTS STAFF TO POST THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND
TAKE ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE ACTION TO ENABLE THE BOARD TO ACT ON THE CCNSO
COUNCIL'S RECOMMENDATIONS AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.

>>VINT CERF: DO I SEE A SECOND? ACTUALLY, DEMI HAD HIS HAND UP BEFORE HAGEN.
YOU CAN HAVE ANOTHER RACE LATER. THERE ARE SEVERAL MORE RESOLUTIONS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OR COMMENTS ON THIS? PETER.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN AND THANKS DEMI. I THINK
IT'S ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE THAT THE TWO CCTLD MEMBERS TO THE BOARD MOVED AND
SECONDED THIS RESOLUTION. IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO DO THIS BECAUSE I
HAVE ACTUALLY CHAIRED ALL. BYLAW DISCUSSIONS IN THE FORMATION OF THE CCNSO,
AND SEE THIS AS AN EXCELLENT CONTINUATION OF SOME GOOD WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE
BEFORE IN THE EVOLUTION AND REFORM PROCESS.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD IN MY COMMENTS IS A PERSONAL THANKS TO THE ISSUE
MANAGER HIMSELF WHO IS MENTIONED HERE, WHO IS BART BOSWINKEL FROM THE
NETHERLANDS. HE HAS DONE STERLING WORK ON WHAT IS A LONG AND DIFFICULT
PROCESS. ORGANIZING THE CCTLD'S IN RELATION TO BYLAW MATTERS I KNOW IS NOT
AN EASY TASK, AND GETTING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS IS A FINE RESULT.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT ALTHOUGH THIS MOTION RECORDS THE ORIGINATION OF
THIS PROCESS IN THAT IT WAS ISSUES RAISED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF CCTLD MANAGERS
FROM EUROPE WHO A MINIMUM NUMBER HAVE REFRAINED FROM JOINING THE CCNSO, THE
SUGGESTIONS THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THIS PROCESS HAVE ALL BEEN DONE FIRSTLY BY
THE MEMBERS OF THE CCNSO IN THEIR OWN PROCESS, BUT ALL CCNSO PROCESSES
INCLUDE ALL OF THE CCTLD COMMUNITY. AND NONMEMBERS ARE INVOLVED IN
DISCUSSIONS AS WELL AS MEMBERS.

SO I RECOMMEND THIS MOTION ON THE BASIS THAT IT WILL RESULT IN A BETTER
CCNSO, AND IN THE END, A BETTER ICANN.

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

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE MOVE TO THE VOTE?

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE, THEN.

IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR, WE WILL BE POSTING THE PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES TO
IMPROVE THE CCNSO OPERATION AND ABILITY TO WORK WITH OTHER CCTLD OPERATORS.
IF YOU ARE READY, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

15. I SEE NO ABSTENTIONS. YOU CAN PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN, THANK YOU. I DON'T
SEE ANY ABSTENTIONS OR OBJECTIONS BECAUSE THERE ARE 15 VOTES.

MR. SECRETARY, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

WE WILL GO ON NOW TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA,.

THIS IS A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE AUDIT AND BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES, AND
I WOULD LIKE TO CALL ON NJERI RIONGE TO INTRODUCE THIS MOTION.

>>NJERI RIONGE: THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

I'LL START BY SAYING THAT I'M ACTUALLY QUITE DELIGHTED THAT WE ARE BRINGING
FORWARD THIS RESOLUTION.

AFTER MANY DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE AND THE AUDIT
COMMITTEE, AFTER A VISIT TO MARINA DEL REY BY THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OCTOBER
2004, AFTER A LOT OF NOISES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS AND
THE EFFICIENCY OF OUR PROCESSES AND BEING ABLE TO DELIVER SERVICES TO
OURSELVES IN THE COMMUNITY, I'D LIKE TO BRING THIS RESOLUTION ON RECORD.

WHEREAS THE AUDIT COMMITTEE AND THE ICANN BOARD AND THE ICANN BOARD
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE HAVE AGREED THAT AS ICANN HAS CONTINUED TO IMPROVE ITS
INTERNAL PROCESSES AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE INTERNET COMMUNITY, IT WOULD BE
USEFUL TO HAVE ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE AND OPERATIONAL REPORTING MECHANISMS.

IT WAS RESOLVED, THE BOARD DIRECTS THE PRESIDENT TO ENABLE A SYSTEM OF
PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY AUDITS OF THE VARIOUS OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS OF ICANN,
AND FOR THE BOARD TO BE INFORMED OF THE OUTCOME OF THESE PERFORMANCE AND
QUALITY AUDITS.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, NJERI. IS THERE A SECOND FOR THIS MOTION?
I SEE MICHAEL. HAGEN, YOU HAVE TO BE FASTER ON THE DRAW.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT ICANN CAN DO IS
TO OBSERVE, MEASURE AND IMPROVE ITS OWN OPERATION. AND SO I WELCOME THIS
MEASURE AS AN INITIATIVE IN THAT DIRECTION.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION BEFORE WE GO TO A VOTE?

ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: VINT, SORRY AGAIN, TO PROVIDE A BRIEF WORD OF
PERSPECTIVE. NJERI STARTED THE PROCESS THAT LED TO THIS RESOLUTION, I THINK
IN LUXEMBOURG OR PROBABLY BEFORE THAT, BY LOOKING AT WAYS IN WHICH THE AUDIT
COMMITTEE COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT OF ICANN.

WE HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY CAREFUL THAT THE SCOPE OF ALL COMMITTEE WORK AND THE
INTERVENTION OF THE BOARD IN MICRO MANAGEMENT AND POSSIBLE MICRO MANAGEMENT
BE LIMITED, AND FOUND THIS AS A VERY USEFUL WAY TO CHANNEL THE POSITIVE
CONTRIBUTION THAT, AS I SAID, STARTED THE WHOLE PROCESS HERE. AND THIS
SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGED TO NJERI'S MERIT.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU. PAUL.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: I WANT TO ECHO THE SENTIMENTS PUT FORWARD BY ALEJANDRO AND TO
THANK NJERI FOR ALL THE WORK THAT SHE DID IN BRINGING THIS FORWARD. AND THIS
RESOLUTION, OF COURSE, COMES WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENT.

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

ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

ALL RIGHT, I'LL MOVE TO THE VOTE. IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS, WE WILL BE
ADOPTING MEASURES, TECHNIQUES, PROCESSES TO IMPROVE OUR OWN OPERATION. AND I
THINK WE WELCOME THAT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15. YOU CAN PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN. THANK YOU.

MR. SECRETARY, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH THE CREATION OF A NEW PRESIDENT'S
COMMITTEE, THE STRATEGY COMMITTEE, WHICH IS FORMED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALL OF
OUR OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO STRATEGIC PLANNING.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE PAUL TWOMEY, THE PRESIDENT, TO INTRODUCE THIS MEASURE.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

I WILL READ THE RESOLUTION AND THEN MAKE COMMENTS TO IT AFTER IT'S BEEN PUT
ON THE TABLE.

SO THE RESOLUTION READS, WHEREAS, ICANN'S MISSION IS TO COORDINATE AT THE
OVERALL LEVEL THE GLOBAL INTERNET'S SYSTEMS OF UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS, AND IN
PARTICULAR TO ENSURE THE STABLE AND SECURE OPERATION OF THE INTERNET'S UNIQUE
IDENTIFIER SYSTEMS.

WHEREAS, THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD ARE COMMITTED TO THE BOTTOM-UP STRATEGIC AND
OPERATIONAL PLANNING DRAWING ON THE INPUTS OF THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS,
ADVISORY COMMITTEES, AND MEMBERS OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY.

WHEREAS, THE ICANN COMMUNITY COULD ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE ADVICE OF A GROUP
RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING STRATEGIC
ISSUES FACING ICANN. THESE OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL CONTRIBUTE
TO ICANN'S STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS.

IT'S RESOLVED THE PRESIDENT IS DIRECTED TO APPOINT BY 28 OF FEBRUARY 2006 A
PRESIDENT'S STRATEGY COMMITTEE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GIVING ADVICE TO THE
PRESIDENT AND THE BOARD ON STRATEGY ISSUES.



>>VINT CERF: I TAKE IT THAT'S A MOTION. I ASK FOR A SECOND. AND HAGEN
MISSED HIS CHANCE AGAIN.

PETER.

ALL RIGHT. THIS IS A MEASURE WHICH I CONSIDER TO BE QUITE IMPORTANT FOR
ICANN. WE HAVE A GREAT CHALLENGE AHEAD OF US AS WE LOOK TOWARDS 2006 AND
2007 AND BEYOND. SEEING FARTHER AHEAD NEEDS MORE EYES THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED
AND SEEN MORE TERRITORY. AND SO I BELIEVE THAT THIS PROPOSAL WILL ALLOW NOT
ONLY THE PRESIDENT BUT THE ICANN BOARD AND ICANN IN GENERAL TO FORESEE MORE
OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY TRANSPIRE AND WILL HELP US PLAN FOR THEM.

I'LL ASK IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION BEFORE WE MOVE TO
A VOTE.

PAUL.

>>PAUL TWOMEY: THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

I THINK PERHAPS JUST TO GIVE SOME CONTEXT TO THIS. THE -- THERE HAS BEEN
QUITE SOME DISCUSSION IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE BOARD ABOUT THE ICANN STRATEGY
PROCESSES. AND THE -- I THINK THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD
AS A WHOLE CAME TO CONCLUSION THAT IT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE AND COMMITTED TO
THE BOTTOM-UP PROCESS THAT EMERGED IN THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, THE
PROCESS WHICH IS BEING COORDINATED UP THROUGH THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
AND THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

AND IS ALSO VERY COMMITTED TO THAT PROCESS, THEN, IN FORMING A BOTTOM-UP
OPERATIONAL PLANNING PROCESS WHICH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE BUDGETING.

BUT IT WAS ALSO FELT THAT THERE WAS A NEED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ENGAGE KEY
REPRESENTATIVES OR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE BROADER INTERNET
COMMUNITY, ICANN COMMUNITY, OR PEOPLE WHO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT ICANN'S FUTURE
AND BE ABLE TO GIVE SOME VOICE TO A GROUP THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO GIVE US
INSIGHTS INTO ISSUES THAT ARE FACING US, OR STRATEGIC ASPECTS WE MAY NEED TO
BE CONSIDER.

I THINK THIS HAS BEEN RECONFIRMED BY OUR WHOLE EXPERIENCE THROUGH WSIS, BOTH
IN TERMS OF THE SORTS OF ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE IDENTIFIED IN THE BROADER
ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE WORK, AND ALSO THE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN
THEMSELVES TO BE FRIENDS TO THE MULTISTAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATION APPROACH WHO
MAY NOT BE THE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO ATTEND ICANN MEETINGS EVERY THREE OR FOUR
MONTHS, BUT WHO ARE IN A FRIENDLY AND WOULD HAVE ASPECTS TO BRING TO OUR
UNDERSTANDING OF THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE OPERATE.

AS WE SAID EARLIER IN THIS MEETING, THE ISSUES AND CONTESTS OF IDEAS THAT WE
HAVE SEEN THROUGH THE WSIS WILL CONTINUE IN THE ICANN ENVIRONMENT, AT LEAST
FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS. WE HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT YEAR COMING UP IN 2006
IN TERMS OF TRYING TO THINK ABOUT WHAT DOES THE CONCLUSION OF THE MOU MEAN.

SO IT WAS, I THINK, THE CONTEXT OF SUCH A STRATEGIC COMMITTEE IS A BODY WHICH
DOES NOT REPLACE THE BOTTOM-UP PROCESS, DOES NOT REPLACE THE INVOLVEMENT OF
THE COMMUNITY BUT WHICH GIVES US ANOTHER -- ANOTHER TOOL OR ANOTHER ASPECT
FOR US TO ACTUALLY CONSIDER THE FACTS FACING US, AND ANY POTENTIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS OR OBSERVATIONS THAT WE MIGHT FIND USEFUL.

SO THAT'S JUST TO GIVE YOU MORE OF A SENSE OF THE CONTEXT UNDER WHICH THIS
RESOLUTION HAS BEEN PUT.

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

PETER.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: YES, JUST A FEW WORDS AS TO WHY I AM SECONDING THIS
RESOLUTION. IT'S BECAUSE OF THE PARTICIPATION I AM PLEASED THAT I HAVE HAD
IN SEEING IN THE DEVELOPMENT SO FAR OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS AND THE
COOPERATION.

I WANT TO SAY IT'S QUITE CLEAR, IT'S A MATTER OF FACT AND IT'S A MATTER OF
LAW IN RELATION TO THE BYLAWS THAT THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR STRATEGIC
DIRECTION FOR ICANN REMAINS WITH THE DIRECTORS. OBVIOUSLY, THIS BOARD. BUT
THIS COMMITTEE I THINK WILL CONTRIBUTE TO PROVIDING INSIGHT INTO THAT
DIRECTION. AND ALSO INTO THE PROCESSES THAT WE USE IN THE CORPORATION FOR
CONDUCTING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS.

SO I'M VERY PLEASED TO SECOND THIS MOTION.



>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH PETER.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE GO TO THE VOTE?

ALL RIGHT. ALL THOSE -- IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS, -- I KNOW YOU WANT TO
GET YOUR HANDS UP THERE -- ALL THOSE WHO VOTE IN FAVOR WILL BE HELPING THE
PRESIDENT CREATE THIS COMMITTEE TO ASSIST IN OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, RAISE YOUR HAND.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15.

THANK YOU. MR. SECRETARY, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.



THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH CONSULTATION COMMITTEE WITH REGARD
TO IANA OPERATION. THIS IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE, OF COURSE, TO EVERYONE WHO
DEPENDS ON ICANN FOR IANA-RELATED OPERATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL ON RAIMUNDO BECA TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.



>>RAIMUNDO BECA: THANK YOU, VINT.

I'M SORRY GLAD TO INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION, WHICH READS LIKE THIS:

WHEREAS, ICANN'S MISSION TO COORDINATE AT THE OVERALL LEVEL THE GLOBAL
INTERNET SYSTEMS OF UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS, AND IN PARTICULAR TO ENSURE THE
STABLE AND SECURE OPERATION OF THE INTERNET'S UNIQUE IDENTIFIER SYSTEMS.

WHEREAS, ICANN STRIVES TO CARRY OUT ITS RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONSULTATION WITH
THE DNS ROOT SERVER SYSTEM ADVISORY COMMITTEE, RSSAC, AND THE SECURITY AND
STABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SSAC, AND IN CLOSE COOPERATION WITH THE
TECHNICAL COMMUNITY.

WHEREAS THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD AND ICANN'S GENERAL MANAGER, IANA, COULD
BENEFIT FROM THE ADVICE OF A GROUP KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT OPERATIONAL ISSUES
FACING IANA.

RESOLVED, THE PRESIDENT IS DIRECTED TO APPOINT A PRESIDENT'S IANA
CONSULTATION COMMITTEE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GIVING ADVICE TO THE PRESIDENT
AND THE BOARD ON IANA OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ISSUES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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

IS THERE A SECOND? I SEE DEMI'S HAND GOING UP FIRST, AND HAGEN YOU MISSED
YOUR CHANCE AGAIN.

HAVE YOU JUST GIVEN UP NOW?

>>HAGEN HULTZSCH: YOU DIDN'T TAKE MINE TWO TIMES, SO I GAVE UP FOR THE THIRD
TIME

(LAUGHTER.)

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION? I SEE ONE FROM NJERI.

>>NJERI RIONGE: FURTHER TO THE RESOLUTION OF THE JOINT BOARD AND GOVERNANCE
AUDIT AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, I THINK THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS
THAT WE WOULD BE INPUT UNDER THE OPERATION OF THE AUDIT PROCESS AS AN
EXAMPLE.



>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, NJERI. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

ALL RIGHT, ARE WE READY? IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS, WE WILL ESTABLISH THE
CONSULTATION COMMITTEE TO HELP US IMPROVE THE IANA OPERATION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

I'M SORRY; MR. CROCKER, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE. I KNOW YOU ARE VERY
MUCH IN FAVOR OF THIS. YOU COULD HAVE SPOKEN IN FAVOR OF IT EARLIER ON
INVITATION, BUT YOU CANNOT SNEAK YOUR VOTE IN. THE CHAIRMAN SAW YOU.

ALL RIGHT. RAISE YOUR HANDS AGAIN, PLEASE.

VOTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ONLY.

THERE ARE 15 VOTES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. SECRETARY, THE MOTION PASSES
UNANIMOUSLY. AND I SEE WITH THE -- I SEE THAT OUR MEMBER CROCKER IS HAPPY
WITH THAT, I TRUST.

TO DO WITH THE CREATION OF A JOINT WORKING GROUP BETWEEN THE GAC AND THE
ICANN BOARD.

AND THIS IS AN ITEM WHICH AROSE DURING THE COURSE OF THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSION
BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

I'D LIKE TO INVITE ALEJANDRO PISANTY TO INTRODUCE THE MEASURE.



>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THANK YOU, VINT.

THIS IS, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, IS THE RESULT OF SEVERAL CONVERGING STREAMS OF
WORK, ONE OF WHICH IS A LONGSTANDING CONTINUOUS REVIEW ENVIRONMENT OF ICANN
STRUCTURES, THE REPEATED CYCLES OF STRENGTHENED, INTENSIFIED WITH THE
GOVERNMENT, AND WSIS, WHICH CALLS FOR STRENGTHENING ALL MULTISTAKEHOLDER
ORGANIZATIONS.

WHEREAS, ICANN IS AN ORGANIZATION WHICH INVOLVES ALL RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS IN
A MEANINGFUL AND EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION WITH A LIMITED MISSION TO ACCORD AT
THE OVERALL LEVEL THE GLOBAL INTERNET'S SYSTEMS OF UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS, AND IN
PARTICULAR, TO ENSURE THE STABLE AND SECURE OPERATION OF THE INTERNET'S
UNIQUE IDENTIFIER SYSTEMS.

WHEREAS, ICANN BYLAWS REQUIRE REGULAR REVIEWS OF ITS STRUCTURE AND
PROCEDURES, AND SUPPORTS THE VIEW OF CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO
ITS STRUCTURE AND PARTICIPATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

WHEREAS, ICANN RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS IN THE
PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES OF THE ICANN MULTISTAKEHOLDER STRUCTURE.

WHEREAS, ICANN HAS HELD PREVIOUSLY TWO MAJOR CYCLES OF DIALOGUE WITH THE
GOVERNMENTS, THE FIRST ONE DURING THE PROCESS WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE
FORMATION OF ICANN, AND THE SECOND IN 2002 DURING ICANN'S REFORM PROCESS.

WHEREAS, IN ITS MEETINGS IN CARTHAGE, TUNISIA, IN OCTOBER 2003, THE GAC
STARTED TO CONSIDER THE QUESTION OF ITS FUTURE STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION, AND
FINANCING.

WHEREAS, THE WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY NOTED THE ROLE OF THE
GOVERNMENTS IN THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE INFORMATION SOCIETY WITHIN A
MULTISTAKEHOLDER CONTEXT, BUT NOT INVOLVED IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF
THE INTERNET.

WHEREAS, ON 8 NOVEMBER 2005, ICANN'S CHAIRMAN COMMUNICATED TO THE CHAIR OF
ICANN'S GOVERNMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, GAC, PROPOSING THE MEETING OF THE GAC
AND THE BOARD DURING THE ICANN MEETING IN VANCOUVER TO DISCUSS THE MEASURES
NEEDED TO BE TAKEN TO MAKE COOPERATION MORE EFFECTIVE, INCLUDING ENSURING THE
PARTICIPATION OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

WHEREAS, THE ICANN BOARD RECOGNIZES THE DISCUSSIONS ON IMPROVING EXISTING
MECHANISMS WILL OCCURRED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MEANING TRANSPARENT BOTTOM-UP
PARTICIPATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

WHEREAS, THE ICANN BOARD AND THE GAC HAD A FRUITFUL MEETING ON 29 NOVEMBER
2005 AND THE GAC ON ITS 30 NOVEMBER 2005 COMMUNIQUE ACCEPTED THE BOARD'S
PROPOSAL TO SET UP A JOINT WORKING GROUP TO EFFECTIVELY IMPROVE THE
COMMUNICATION LINKS AND COLLABORATION PROCESSES BETWEEN THE GAC AND THE ICANN
BOARD AND THE RELEVANT ICANN CONSTITUENCIES.

RESOLVED, THE ICANN BOARD AND VICE-CHAIR WILL IDENTIFY THE PARTICIPANTS WHO
WILL WORK WITH THE REPRESENTATION DESIGNATED BY THE GAC, AND WITH THE GAC
BUILD ON EXISTING DISCUSSIONS AND REPORT ON PROGRESS AT THE ICANN MEETING IN
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.

FURTHER AMENDMENT TO THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION, TO RECOMMEND COMPLETION OF THE
PROPOSED RESOLUTION, WE WILL HAVE THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE THAT, IN
CONSULTATIONS, HAVE BEEN PROPOSED TO FORM PART OF THIS GROUP AT THE BOARD'S
PROPOSAL.

JUST GET THAT PART.

SO THEN IT WILL ADD A PARAGRAPH THAT SAYS, RESOLVED, THE ICANN BOARD CHAIR
AND VICE CHAIR DESIGNATE THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPANTS, RAIMUNDO BECA, MOUHAMET
DIOP, THOMAS NILES, ALEJANDRO PISANTY, VANDA SCARTEZINI, PETER DENGATE
THRUSH, AND PAUL TWOMEY, NOTICE MADE EXPLICITLY THAT AMBASSADOR THOMAS NILES
WILL NOT BE ACTING IN THIS COMMITTEE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD, AS THIS WILL
WORK PAST THE END MUCH HIS TENURE.

BUT HE IS INVITED FOR HIS CONSIDERABLE WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE IN THIS FIELD.

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

IS THERE A SECOND FOR THIS MOTION?

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: I HAVE A -- AN INVOLUNTARY OMISSION HERE OF VENI
MARKOVSKI.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU.

I SEE A SECOND FROM HAGEN.

AND SEVERAL OTHERS.

I SEE A COMMENT FROM -- NO, ACTUALLY, SHARIL, I WAS GOING TO ASK IF YOU HAD
ANYTHING TO ADD TO ALEX'S INTRODUCTION.

I WOULD INVITE THAT.



>>SHARIL TARMIZI: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I WAS JUST WONDERING WHETHER IT WOULD BE PRESUMPTUOUS OF ME BEFORE THE BOARD
ACTUALLY DECIDES TO VOTE TO COMMENT.

PERHAPS IT'S BEST THAT THE BOARD VOTES FIRST, AND THEN I'LL MAKE A COMMENT.

>>VINT CERF: NO, I DON'T THINK IT'S PRESUMPTUOUS AT ALL.

YOU ARE A LIAISON TO THE BOARD.

YOUR OPINIONS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE BOARD IN ALL MATTERS, INCLUDING
PREPARATIONS TO VOTE.

I WOULD INVITE YOUR COMMENTS AHEAD OF TIME.



>>SHARIL TARMIZI: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

LET ME JUST SAY THAT ON BEHALF OF THE GAC, WE HAVE STARTED THIS PROCESS
SOMETIME BACK, EVEN BEFORE THE SECOND PHASE OF THE WORLD SUMMIT AS MENTIONED
IN THE RESOLUTION.

I THINK WE IN THE GAC ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT AS PART OF THE INTERNET COMMUNITY,
WE ALSO CONTINUALLY HAVE TO EVOLVE AND CHANGE.

SO THE INVITATION FROM YOU AND FROM THE BOARD FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE IS,
INDEED, VERY TIMELY.

AND I LOOK FORWARD, TOGETHER WITH MY COLLEAGUES IN THE GAC, TO ENGAGE IN A
FURTHER FRUITFUL DELIBERATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS.

I'M SURE, AS THEY SAY IN DIPLOMATIC SPEAK, WE WILL HAVE MANY, MANY FULL AND
FRANK DISCUSSIONS, BUT I HOPE IT WON'T BE BLOODY.

THANK YOU.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, SHARIL.

WELL, I HOPE THAT THEY WILL, INDEED, BE FRUITFUL.

WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY BEFORE US TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF THE GAC AND THE
BOARD TO WORK TOGETHER.

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, I THINK, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY THROUGH THIS MEANS TO
DEMONSTRATE THAT A MULTISTAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATION WHICH INCLUDES GOVERNMENTS
CAN FUNCTION IN THIS ARENA IN A WAY THAT'S QUITE UNIQUE.

PERHAPS WE'LL BREAK CONSIDERABLE NEW GROUND IN THE FORMS OF INTERNATIONAL
RELATIONS.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE GO TO A VOTE?

ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, WE WILL BE ESTABLISHING THE
COMMITTEE AS DESCRIBED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN.

MR. SECRETARY, THE VOTE IS UNANIMOUS.

MICHAEL.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: WHAT -- JUST A FORMALITY, MR. CHAIRMAN WAS THERE A SECOND?

>>VINT CERF: YES, THERE WAS.

HAGEN FINALLY GOT TO BE SECOND.

>>MICHAEL PALAGE: GERMAN EFFICIENCY.

>>VINT CERF: SHARIL, WOULD YOU LIKE --

>>HAGEN HULTZSCH: YOU SHOULD ALWAYS LISTEN MORE TO MYSELF.

>>VINT CERF: SHARIL.

>>SHARIL TARMIZI: YES.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY AND MY GRATITUDE FOR THE
UNANIMITY THAT THE BOARD HAS SHOWN IN SUPPORTING THIS RESOLUTION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>>VINT CERF: IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE THAT ON OUR AGENDA.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS TO DO WITH THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR
APPOINTMENT.

AS YOU KNOW, EVERY YEAR, WE APPOINT A NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR WHO THEN
ASSEMBLES A NOMINATING COMMITTEE WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IT IS TO FILL A VARIETY
OF DIFFERENT LIAISON AND BOARD POSITIONS THAT WILL BE VACATED AS A
CONSEQUENCE OF TERM EXPIRATIONS.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO CALL UPON ALEX PISANTY TO INTRODUCE THIS MOTION.



>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THANK YOU, VINT.

THE MOTION READS AS FOLLOWS.

WHEREAS, ARTICLE VII, SECTION 2, PARAGRAPH 1, OF THE BYLAWS CALLS FOR THE
NONVOTING CHAIR OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE TO BE APPOINTED BY THE ICANN
BOARD.

WHEREAS, THE BUDGET ADVISORY GROUP HAS RECOMMENDED THAT EUGENIO TRIANA BE
APPOINTED TO CHAIR THE 2006 NOMINATING COMMITTEE, AND EUGENIO TRIANA HAS
INDICATED A WILLINGNESS TO SO SERVE.

RESOLVED THAT EUGENIO TRIANA IS APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF THE 2006 NOMINATING
COMMITTEE TO SERVE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE ICANN ANNUAL MEETING IN 2006,
OR UNTIL HIS EARLIER RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR OTHER DISQUALIFICATION FROM
SERVICE, AND RESOLVED, THE PRESIDENT IS DIRECTED TO PROVIDE SUPPORT BY ICANN
AND OTHER SOURCES TO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE AS DETERMINED, IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, TO BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS
FUNCTIONS.

SO MOVED.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU.

IS THERE A SECOND?

I SEE RAIMUNDO BECA.

LET ME JUST MAKE ONE COMMENT ABOUT THIS.

EUGENIO TRIANA WAS A MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL BOARD OF ICANN IN 1998.

AND I HAD A BRIEF OVERLAP WITH HIM AS A BOARD MEMBER WHEN I ARRIVED IN 1999.

HE DEPARTED NOT TOO LONG THEREAFTER.

BUT I THINK THIS IS A REMARKABLY GOOD CHOICE TO CHAIR THE NOMINATING
COMMITTEE FOR THIS FOLLOWING YEAR.

HE'S FAMILIAR WITH THE ICANN ENVIRONMENT.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT WAS TUMULTUOUS DURING THE EARLY YEARS.

IT'S STILL A LITTLE ROUGH AND TUMBLE NOW AND THEN.

BUT I THINK PERHAPS WE'VE MATURED SOME.

SO HE IS AWARE OF THE -- NOT ONLY THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ISSUES, BUT ALSO
MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP OUR COMMUNITY.

SO I WILL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS MYSELF.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION?

IN THAT CASE, WE'LL GO STRAIGHT TO THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

I COUNT 15 VOTES.

YOU CAN PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN.

THANK YOU.

MR. SECRETARY, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER ACTIONS TO TAKE, BUT I -- BEFORE WE GO TO THOSE FINAL
RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION TO VARIOUS PARTIES
RELATED TO THIS EVENT, TO THIS MEETING.

I WANT TO DO SEVERAL THINGS.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU'RE ALL AWARE, I'M SURE, THAT WE SPENT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT
OF TIME THIS WEEK IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MANY PEOPLE ON THE SUBJECT OF THE DOT
COM AGREEMENTS AND THE SETTLEMENT WITH VERISIGN.

AND I'D LIKE TO OFFER FOR THE RECORD A SUMMARY OF WHAT WE HAVE -- NOT THE
DETAILS OF WHAT WE'VE HEARD, BUT WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED, AND WHAT I ANTICIPATE
WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEAR TERM.

WE'VE LISTENED LONG AND HARD THIS WEEK TO ALL OF THE CONSTITUENCIES AND
INTERNET USERS WHO PARTICIPATED WITH REGARD TO THE DOT COM AGREEMENTS AND THE
SETTLEMENT PROPOSALS, AND WE'RE DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THE EFFORTS MADE BY ALL OF
THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED POSITIVELY TO RESPOND TO THE BOARD'S INVITATION TO
ORGANIZE COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSALS AND TO PROVIDE, WHERE POSSIBLE, CONCRETE
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THEM.

WE'RE ALSO VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME EACH CONSTITUENCY SPENT GOING OVER WITH
THE BOARD THEIR IDEAS AND REACTIONS.

I MUST TELL YOU PERSONALLY THAT THE INTERACTIONS THAT WE HAD WITH THE VARIOUS
SUPPORTING ORGANIZE COUNCILS IN ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH THE BOARD WERE, IN
MY VIEW, EXTRAORDINARILY PRODUCTIVE, AND, IN FACT, I HOPE THAT WE CAN REPEAT
THAT PROCESS ON OTHER MATTERS OF COMMON THERE AS WE SCHEDULE MEETINGS IN THE
FUTURE.

WE ASKED THE STAFF ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD, AND I AM ASKING THE STAFF, TO
ACCEPT ANY FURTHER WRITTEN COMMENTS UNTIL DECEMBER 7TH.

AFTER THAT, I WOULD ASK THE STAFF TO PRODUCE FOR THE COMMUNITY A PUBLIC
REPORT SUMMARIZING, ORGANIZING, AND, TO THE DEGREE POSSIBLE, ANALYZING THE
FEEDBACK THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON DOT COM AND THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS.

I WOULD LIKE THAT REPORT TO BE AVAILABLE BY DECEMBER 11TH.

WE RECOMMEND THAT THE STAFF APPROACH VERISIGN WITH THE RESULTS OF THE REPORT
ON THE PROPOSED CONTRACT AND SETTLEMENT.

WE REMIND ALL PARTIES THAT THE BOARD HAS NOT YET AGREED TO THE TERMS OF THE
CONTRACT AND THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT.

THESE MATTERS ARE STILL OPEN AND STILL PENDING WITH REGARD TO BOARD APPROVAL.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO NOTE THE EXISTENCE OF A POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ON NEW
GTLDS.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THIS PDP SHOULD BE, AND I TRUST WILL BE, INFORMED BY
THE RESULTS OF THE COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE PROPOSED CONTRACT FOR DOT COM AND
THE SETTLEMENT WITH VERISIGN.

SO AS THAT PDP MOVES FORWARD, I HOPE IT IS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE GREAT DEAL
THAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT CONCERNS AND ISSUES EXPRESSED BY THE COMMUNITY
WITH REGARD TO TLD CONTRACTS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS.

SO THAT'S A SUMMARY OF WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEAR TERM.

I CAN MAKE NO PROJECTIONS, OF COURSE, ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF STAFF
APPROACH TO VERISIGN WITH THE RESULTS OF ALL OF THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSIONS, BUT
I SINCERELY HOPE THAT IT WILL BE FRUITFUL ENCOUNTER.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD ABOUT THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSIONS ON
DOT COM?

ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THANK YOU, VINT.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERLINE THAT AT LEAST MANY OF US ON THE BOARD
WILL BE ANALYZING WHAT WE'VE BEEN READING, HEARING, AND FINDING OUT IN --
ABOUT THIS MATTER.

WE ARE LOOKING BOTH AT THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS AND THE WAY
THEY ARE EXPRESSED DIRECTLY, AS WELL AS THOSE MORE GENERAL PROCEDURAL
COMMENTS OR THOSE WHICH RELATE TO POLICY, AND TRYING TO SEPARATE THEM IN THE
ANALYSIS IN ORDER TO HOLD THE OBFUSCATION THAT WOULD COME FROM SOME OF THESE
INTERESTS BEING EXPRESSED IN THE LANGUAGE OF POLICY AND THEN MAKING IT MORE
DIFFICULT TO SEE WHAT ARE THE REAL POLICY INTENTIONS OF THE SPEAKERS.

THIS IS IN ORDER TO MORE LOYALLY PROVIDE THE RESULT OF THESE CONSULTATIONS TO
THE FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE MATTER.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, ALEX.

OTHER COMMENTS?

PETER.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I'D LIKE TO ENDORSE THE COMMENTS THAT YOU'VE JUST MADE AND ADD MY THANKS, AND
I THINK PERHAPS THE THANKS OF THE BOARD, TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE EFFORT
THAT'S GONE INTO RESPONDING TO THE REQUESTS FOR COMMENT.

I THINK WE APPRECIATE HOW DIFFICULT IT HAS BEEN TO GET A STATEMENT OUT OF SO
MANY OF THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCIES THAT HAVE BEEN PROVIDING IN WRITING.

AND ALSO THE PREPARATION THAT WENT INTO THE INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS THAT WE HAD
WITH THE CONSTITUENCIES.

SO THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY FOR THE DETAIL AND THE EFFORT THAT'S GONE INTO
RESPONDING SO QUICKLY.

>>VINT CERF: MOUHAMET.

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: I JUST WANT TO SAY VERY BRIEFLY THAT WHAT HAPPENED HERE AND
IN LUXEMBOURG REGARDING THE -- THE ICANN EVOLUTION IS SOMETHING THAT I JUST
HAVE TO -- IT'S NOT A WEAKNESS; IT'S JUST PART OF THE LIFE OF THAT
ORGANIZATION.

AND THE DAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT FLEXIBILITY INSIDE THE ORGANIZATION
WILL BE THE END OF THAT BEAUTIFUL ORGANIZATION.

SO WE HEARD ALL THE CONCERNS HERE, AND WE JUST WANT TO THANK ALL THE
ORGANIZATIONS AND ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INVOLVED FOR MANY YEARS IN ORDER TO
MAKE THESE THINGS REALLY SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT DELAYING OR DEFERRING DECISION ABOUT SOMETHING IS
NOT A WEAKNESS AT ALL.

IT'S JUST LIKE WE HEARD YOUR CONCERN AND WE SHARE ALL YOUR CONCERNS.

AND ICANN IS FIRST ABOUT CORE VALUES THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW AND TO TAKE CARE
OF IT.

AND I THINK THAT THE PROCESS WE ARE UNDERTAKING NOW IN ORDER TO TAKE ALL YOUR
CONCERNS BEFORE ANY DECISION IS SOMETHING THAT IS CRITICAL TO THE EVOLUTION
OF ICANN.



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

I'D LIKE TO MAKE ONE OTHER OBSERVATION ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCES THIS WEEK.

ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD WITH THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENCIES
WAS VERY SPECIFIC TO THE DOT COM AND DOT -- DOT COM AGREEMENTS AND THE
SETTLEMENT TERMS, IT IS EVIDENCE THAT IF WE FOCUS OUR ATTENTION, WE CAN
ACTUALLY GET A LOT DONE.

AND ALTHOUGH THIS PARTICULAR MATTER FIRED UP, YOU KNOW, A GREAT MANY CONCERNS
ON MANY PERSON'S PARTS, I WOULD HOPE WE COULD GET FIRED UP ABOUT SOME OF THE
OTHER WORK THAT'S ON OUR TABLE THAT HAS TO DO WITH THINGS LIKE IDNS AND
OUTREACH AND OTHER -- THE WHOLE INTERACTION WITH THE GAC, THE WSIS, AND ALL
OF THOSE EVENTS THAT ARE LIKELY TO TRANSPIRE THIS YEAR WITH REGARD TO
INTERNET MATTERS THAT LIE OUTSIDE OF ICANN'S NORMAL PURVIEW.

SO I HOPE THAT WE CAN USE THIS METHOD OF OPERATION IN OTHER SUBJECTS, OTHER
TOPICS, AS THEY ARISE.

AND I HOPE THAT THIS EVIDENCE IS NOT LEFT ONLY TO MATTERS RELATED TO THINGS
LIKE DOT COM AND SETTLEMENTS, BUT IS RELATED ALSO TO THE OTHER MATTERS THAT
WE HAVE TO WORK ON.

SO IF -- ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

IF NOT, I AM GOING TO GO ON TO ANOTHER MATTER.

THE MINUTES WILL SHOW THAT THE PLAN FOR THE NEAR TERM IS AS I HAVE DESCRIBED
IT.

YESTERDAY, DURING THE OPEN SESSION, MR. EDWARD HASBROUCK RAISED AN ISSUE
WITH THE BOARD.

AND I REQUESTED THE GENERAL COUNSEL TO RESPOND TO MR. HASBROUCK.

HE HAS DONE SO.

AND I WONDER, COUNSEL, IF YOU HAVE THAT LETTER AVAILABLE, WOULD YOU CARE TO
READ IT.

>>JOHN JEFFREY: YES, SIR, I WASN'T -- I DIDN'T HAVE IT UP ON MY COMPUTER
SCREEN.

DEAR MR. HASBROUCK, THANK YOU FOR FORWARDING YOUR MESSAGES AND REQUEST TO
ICANN'S BOARD AND STAFF AND FOR YOUR ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION OF YOUR REQUEST
DURING THE PUBLIC FORUM.

WE NOW UNDERSTAND FROM YOUR RECENT COMMUNICATIONS, AND PARTICULARLY YOUR
COMMENTS AT THE OPEN MICROPHONE AT TODAY'S PUBLIC FORUM IN VANCOUVER THAT YOU
ARE STILL INTERESTED IN PURSUING AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW PROCESS AS SET OUT IN
ICANN'S BYLAWS.

THE ISSUE THAT YOU SET -- THAT ARE YOU SETTING FORTH, AS I UNDERSTAND IT FROM
YOUR CORRESPONDENCE, IS WHETHER ICANN MADE APPROPRIATE EFFORTS TO CONDUCT THE
STLD PROCESS WITH AS MUCH TRANSPARENCY AS WAS FEASIBLE, CONSISTENT WITH THE
GOAL ICANN HAS ESTABLISHED FOR ITSELF IN ITS BYLAWS TO OPERATE, QUOTE, TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE IN AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT MANNER, AND CONSISTENT
WITH PROCEDURES DESIGNED TO ENSURE FAIRNESS.

AND THERE'S A LINK TO THE BYLAWS PROVISION.

MY ORIGINAL MESSAGE TO YOU -- AND I LINK TO THAT PARTICULAR POSTED DOCUMENT
DATED 12 MAY 2005 -- DESCRIBED THE EXTENSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT
AND PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO INTERESTED PARTIES DURING
THE COURSE OF THE STLD PROCESS, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE
PROCESS AND CRITERIA.

THE PUBLIC POSTING OF THE NONCONFIDENTIAL PORTIONS OF THE STLD APPLICATIONS,
AND THE PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED AGREEMENTS WITH THE SUCCESSFUL
APPLICANTS.

MOST RECENTLY, WE HAVE ALSO POSTED THE EVALUATION REPORTS AND ASSOCIATED
MATERIALS REQUESTED AND SUBMITTED DURING THE EVALUATION PROCESS.

WE DISAGREE WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN MATERIALLY AFFECTED BY AN
ACTION OF THE ICANN BOARD.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ICANN'S AGREEMENT TO HAVE YOUR CONCERNS REVIEWED BY THE
ARBITRATOR WILL NOT BRING A HALT TO ICANN'S WORK OR DOT TRAVEL'S
IMPLEMENTATION.

ICANN'S BYLAWS DO PROVIDE THAT AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL MAY RECOMMEND THAT
THE BOARD STAY ANY ACTION, BUT THE BYLAWS DO NOT PROVIDE FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL
REQUEST FOR INDEPENDENT REVIEW BY ITSELF AS CREATING AN AUTOMATIC STAY.

LASTLY, WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANYWHERE IN YOUR CORRESPONDENCE A CONFIRMATION
THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ICANN'S BYLAWS PROVIDES THAT THE PARTY NOT
PREVAILING SHALL ORDINARILY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEARING ALL COSTS FOR THE IRP
PROVIDER AS WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY ASKED FOR YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE.

IF YOU DO INTEND TO GO FORWARD WITH THE IRP COMPLAINT, WE WILL REFER YOUR
COMPLAINT TO AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL, BUT WE MUST BE ASSURED THAT YOU
WILL BE WILLING AND ABLE TO POST THE APPROPRIATE PAYMENTS, APPROXIMATELY
$3250 UNITED STATES, FOR THE FILING FEES PORTION OF THE IRP COSTS BEFORE
COMMENCEMENT OF ANY ACTION AND THAT YOU WILL BE PREPARED TO PAY ALL THE COSTS
OF THE IRP PROVIDER IN THE EVENT THAT YOU DO NOT PREVAIL IN THIS ACTION.

ASSUMING THAT THIS IS ACCEPTABLE, PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR FORMAL IRP
REQUEST IN WRITING, AND WE WILL FORWARD YOUR REQUEST TO THE INTERNATIONAL
CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION, WHICH ICANN HAS DESIGNATED TO PROVIDE
INDEPENDENT REVIEW SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BYLAWS.

DETAILS ABOUT ICDR'S PROCEDURES AND FEES ARE AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEB SITE AT
WWW.ADR.ORG, BACK SLASH, INTERNATIONAL.

ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE INTERESTED IN WHETHER YOU HAVE ENGAGED TRALLIANCE
DIRECTLY REGARDING YOUR GRIEVANCES AND ASK US THAT YOU PROVIDE US WITH
INFORMATION REGARDING THIS IF YOU INTEND TO PROCEED WITH YOUR REQUEST FOR
RELIEF SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW ANY HARM MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN
REMEDIED.

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

SO I TAKE IT THAT THAT LETTER HAS GONE OUT IN E-MAIL.

>>JOHN JEFFREY: YES.

THERE WAS ALSO A CLOSING.

>>VINT CERF: OH, I'M SORRY.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE DONE.

>>JOHN JEFFREY: BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S NECESSARY.

IT ADDS NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL.

>>VINT CERF: OKAY.

THANK YOU, COUNSEL.

ALL RIGHT.

I HAVE SEVERAL THINGS THAT I NOW NEED TO ASK YOU TO ASSIST ME WITH.

FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE A BIT OF BAD NEWS, THAT -- I'M SORRY TO SHARE WITH YOU.

ONE OF OUR ICANN NUMBER, FORMER CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DNIC, PASSED AWAY ABOUT
SIX WEEKS AGO.

HIS NAME IS SIGFREID LANGENBACH.

HE WAS 60 YEARS OLD.

HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH ICANN IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER SINCE 1998.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE -- I'M SORRY -- WILL YOU HELP ME WITH THIS?

THIS IS THE -- SAYS MEMADCOM, AND I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT THIS IS.

>> (INAUDIBLE).

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE REGISTRAR CONSTITUENCY, AND HE WAS THE CEO OF A
COMPANY CALLED JOKER.COM.

HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF CORE.

I WOULD ASK THAT YOU OBSERVE ONE MINUTE OF SILENCE IN MEMORY OF SIEGFRIED
LANGENBACH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU MAY BE SEATED.

NOW, WE NOW HAVE A SERIES OF MUCH MORE -- WHOOPS -- MUCH MORE PLEASANT THINGS
TO CONCLUDE, ASSUMING I CAN FIND MY PLACE HERE.

THESE ARE A SERIES OF THANK YOUS WHICH I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING.

THE FIRST ONE IS THANKS TO THE 2005 NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

AND LET ME SAY AHEAD OF TIME THAT FOR ALL OF THESE MATTERS, I WILL NOT ASK
FOR A VOTE, BUT, RATHER, THAT WE APPROVE BY ACCLAMATION.

WHEREAS, ON 5 DECEMBER 2004, ICANN APPOINTED GEORGE SADOWSKY AS THE CHAIR OF
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, TO SERVE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE ICANN ANNUAL
MEETING IN 2005 OR UNTIL HIS EARLIER RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR OTHER
DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE.

WHEREAS, THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR ASKED JAYANTHA FERNANDO TO SERVE AS
VICE CHAIR TO ASSIST HIM IN THE DIRECTION OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS, JEAN-JACQUES DAMLAMIAN SERVED IN HIS CAPACITY AS IMMEDIATELY
PREVIOUS NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR, AS A NONVOTING ADVISOR TO THE NOMINATING
COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS, THE 2005 NOMINATING COMMITTEE CONSISTED OF DELEGATES FROM EACH OF
ICANN'S CONSTITUENCIES AND ADVISORY BODIES.

IT IS RESOLVED THAT THE ICANN BOARD EXPRESSES ITS DEEP APPRECIATION TO GEORGE
SADOWSKY, JAYANTHA FERNANDO, AND JEAN-JACQUES DAMLAMIAN, AND ALL OF THE
MEMBERS OF THE 2005 NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THEIR DEDICATION, HARD WORK, AND
SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS.

I ASK THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BY ACCLAMATION.



(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, GEORGE.

SECOND THANK YOU GOES TO THE IDN WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS, WHO ARE TOO MANY IN
NUMBER TO LIST BY NAME: WHEREAS, THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING
INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES AT THE TOP LEVEL REPRESENTS A PRESSING
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC, TECHNICAL, AND COMMUNITY POLICY CHALLENGE.

WHEREAS, THE EFFORTS OF THE PANELISTS, MODERATORS, AND PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED
IN THE 30 NOVEMBER 2005 IDN WORKSHOP IN VANCOUVER SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED
TO MEETING THIS CHALLENGE, INCLUDING MAKING PROGRESS TOWARDS THE LAUNCH OF A
GLOBAL IDN TEST BED, RESOLVED THE ICANN BOARD EXPRESSES ITS GRATITUDE TO THE
WORKSHOP PANELISTS AND MODERATORS FOR THEIR PRESENTATIONS AND COMMENTARY ON
THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY IDNS, AND THE LASTING
CONTRIBUTION THESE EFFORTS HAVE MADE TO THE CONTINUED GROWTH AND
ACCESSIBILITY OF THE GLOBAL INTERNET.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AN AMENDMENT TO THIS TO SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE TINA
DAM, WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO ORGANIZE THIS WORKSHOP, AND ASK THAT YOU
ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BY ACCLAMATION.



(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: OH, YOU HAVE HIM ON THE PHONE?

OKAY.

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL INTERRUPT FROM EUGENIO TRIANA, WHO IS ON THE OLD PSTN
TELEPHONE SYSTEM.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: CAN YOU HEAR?

>>VINT CERF: DO YOU WANT TO TRY AGAIN LATER? LET'S HEAR IT FOR VOICE OVER IP.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: SPEAK AGAIN, PLEASE. SORRY FOR PULLING THIS STUNT IN
THIS NON-IP WAY, BUT THE CONNECTION IS DOWN THIS WEEK.

EUGENIO, CAN YOU TRY TO JUST SAY HELLO? NO. TOO BAD.



(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: SOMEHOW, THIS REMINDS ME OF A MAGIC TRICK GONE BAD.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: CAN YOU TRY AGAIN? HELLO, WE ARE HERE. ARE YOU THERE?

>>EUGENIO TRIANA: (INAUDIBLE).

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: I THINK YOU GET A HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE HERE

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: THE NEXT TIME WE DO THIS IT'S EITHER SKYPE OR GOOGLE TALK.



>>EUGENIO TRIANA: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. VINT, ALEJANDRO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH
TO PAUL TWOMEY AND (INAUDIBLE) TO COME AFTER GEORGE SADOWSKY AS CHAIR OF THE
NOMINATING COMMITTEE, AND MANY THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. AND I
LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.



>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EUGENIO, WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR WORK.

AND THANK YOU ALEX FOR PULLING THAT STUNT.



(LAUGHTER.)

>>VINT CERF: ALL RIGHT. LET'S MOVE AHEAD NOW.

THE NEXT THANK YOU'S GO TO THE DNSSEC WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS.

WHEREAS THE BOARD THANKS THE ORGANIZERS FROM THE ICANN COMMUNITY FOR THE
COORDINATION OF THE WORKSHOP ON DNSSEC-THE REGISTRAR'S VIEW. WHEREAS THE
BOARD RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE WORKSHOP.
WHEREAS THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS TO
THE WORKSHOP AND THE INTEREST OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY IN THE DISCUSSION OF
THIS IMPORTANT AREA IN SECURING THE DNS INFRASTRUCTURE. RESOLVED, THE BOARD
THANKS THE CHAIR, ALLISON MANKIN, AND MEMBERS OF THE WORKSHOP PROGRAM
COMMITTEE AND ALL PRESENTERS WHO MACK MADE THIS IMPORTANT WORKSHOP POSSIBLE.

AND I ASK YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BY ACCLAMATION.

(APPLAUSE.)

THE NEXT THANK YOU IS TO THE WSIS WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS.

WHEREAS THE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THE WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
IS THE CULMINATION OF SUMMITS IN GENEVA IN 2003, AND TUNIS IN 2005. WHEREAS
THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF WSIS WAS THE RESULT OF THE INPUT AND HARD WORK
FROM THE GLOBAL INTERNET COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
WORLD'S GOVERNMENTS.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD THANKS ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE ICANN COMMUNITY THAT
CONTRIBUTED TO THE WSIS PROCESS.

WHEREAS, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES WITH APPRECIATION THE PARTICIPATION AT THIS
ICANN MEETING OF AMBASSADOR JANIS KARKLINS, PRESIDENT OF THE WSIS TUNIS
PHASE, AND MR. MARKUS KUMMER, EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR, SECRETARIAT OF THE U.N.
WORKING GROUP ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE, AND THANKS BOTH FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION
IN THE WSIS WORKSHOP AT THE ICANN MEETINGS IN VANCOUVER.

RESOLVED, ICANN WELCOMES THE OUTCOME OF THE WSIS IN RELATION TO THE
INTERNET'S ONGOING TECHNICAL COORDINATION, AND THE RECOGNITION AND
PRESERVATION OF THE EXISTING MULTISTAKEHOLDER MODEL TO ENSURE THE STABILITY
AND INTEGRITY OF THE INTERNET'S NAMING AND ADDRESSING SYSTEM.

I ASK THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BY ACCLAMATION

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: I HAVE TWO MORE.

THIS IS A THANKS TO RICHARD THWAITES WHO IS COMPLETING HIS TERM ON THE BOARD
AS LIAISON.

WHEREAS, RICHARD THWAITES WAS APPOINTED LIAISON TO THE ICANN BOARD BY THE ITU
ON BEHALF OF THE TECHNOLOGY LIAISON GROUP TO SERVE DURING THE YEAR 2005.
WHEREAS HE WAS SERVED ICANN WITH ENERGY, REMARKABLE HUMOR, AND A CONSIDERABLE
INSIGHT INTO TECHNOLOGY POLICY ARENAS.

WHEREAS HE HAS BROUGHT HIS SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE IN THE ITU STANDARDIZATION
SECTOR TO USEFUL APPLICATION IN MANY MATTERS CONFRONTING THE ICANN BOARD.
THEREFORE, THE ICANN BOARD RESOLVES THAT RICHARD THWAITES HAS EARNED THE DEEP
APPRECIATION OF THE BOARD FOR HIS TERM OF SERVICE. THE BOARD WISHES MR.
THWAITES WELL IN ALL FUTURE ENDEAVORS AND EXPRESSES THE HOPE THAT HE WILL BE
AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION FROM TIME TO TIME AS THE NEED ARISES.

I ASK THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BY ACCLAMATION

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: AND THIS THANK YOU IS TO AMBASSADOR THOMAS NILES. WHEREAS
THOMAS NILES BEGAN HIS SERVICE ON THE ICANN BOARD AS A DIRECTOR ON 26 JUNE
2003 AS AN APPOINTEE OF THE ICANN NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS HE HAS SERVED ICANN WITH DISTINCTION AND EXTRAORDINARY SKILL,
ESPECIALLY IN THE POLICY AND POLITICAL ARENAS IN WHICH ICANN MUST OPERATE.

WHEREAS HIS FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WELL SERVED BY HIS EXPERIENCE,
DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND LITERATURE, AND HIS STRONG LINKS TO THE UNITED
STATES COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WHERE HE HAS SERVED AS PRESIDENT
AND VICE-CHAIRMAN.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE ICANN BOARD RESOLVES THAT THOMAS NILES DESERVES THE
DEEPEST GRATITUDE OF THE ICANN BOARD, WHICH IT OFFERS SINCERELY, AND THAT IT
WISHES GOOD HEALTH AND GREAT SUCCESS TO HIM IN ALL FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

THE BOARD WILL MISS HIS WRY HUMOR AND INSIGHTFUL OBSERVATIONS AND EXPRESSES
THE HOPE THAT HE WILL MAKE HIMSELF AVAILABLE TO ICANN FROM TIME TO TIME FOR
CONSULTATION ON MATTERS IN WHICH HIS EXPERTISE WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL.

I ASK YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BY ACCLAMATION

(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: NOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS INCLUDES THE FIRST OF TWO BOARD
MEETINGS TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO REASSEMBLE THE BOARD AND MAKE A SLIGHT SWITCH.

I'LL ASK AMBASSADOR NILES TO TAKE HIS SEAT ON THE FLOOR.

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO SIT IN A CHAIR ON THE FLOOR.

I'LL ASK RICHARD ALSO TO TAKE HIS SEAT WITH THE REST OF THE PARTICIPANTS.

I'LL ASK SUSAN CRAWFORD TO JOIN US, AS SOON AS A SEAT IS AVAILABLE.



(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: BEFORE WE CONVENE THIS NEW BOARD, I'M GOING TO ASK DANIEL AND
SUSAN IF THEY WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO JUST BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THEIR BACKGROUND
SO OUR PARTICIPANTS CAN KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOU. SUSAN.

>>SUSAN CRAWFORD: THANK YOU, CHAIR. I WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR THE
WARM WELCOME THE BOARD HAS GIVEN ME THIS WEEK AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING
WITH ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD. I AM AN AMERICAN TRAINED LAWYER WITH
A BACKGROUND IN INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND POLICY. I WAS A PARTNER WITH A LAW
FIRM IN WASHINGTON UNTIL THE END OF 2002 WHEN I LEFT TO BECOME A LAW
PROFESSOR.

I TEACH CYBERLAW AND COMMUNICATIONS LAW IN NEW YORK CITY AND I AM GRATEFUL TO
BE HERE.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SUSAN. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOU WITH
US.

DANIEL, MAYBE YOU CAN DO THE SAME.

>>DANIEL DARDAILLER: SO THE SAME THANKS GO TO THE BOARD FOR THE WELCOME THAT
I GOT YESTERDAY AND TODAY. MY NAME IS DANIEL DARDAILLER. I AM FRENCH. I AM
THE ASSOCIATE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM, W3C, RESPONSIBLE FOR
EUROPE OPERATION.

I HAVE A TECHNICAL BACKGROUND. I HAVE A PH.D. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, BUT I
HAVE BEEN RECENTLY INVOLVED IN THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD LIAISON FOR W3C AND
ALSO THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU.

AS THE NORMAL PRACTICE, THIS THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE NEW BOARD OF
ICANN FOR THE COMING YEAR AND IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT OUR ACTIONS -- YES, ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THERE'S A CORRECTION BEING MADE IN THE TRANSCRIPT FOR
THE CORRECT NAME OF -- FAMILY NAME OF DANIEL WHO WAS INCORRECTLY RECORDED.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU. WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE TRANSCRIPT IS ACCURATE
WHEN IT'S PUBLISHED.

THE NORMAL PRACTICE IS TO -- FOR THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, IS TO TURN OVER
THE OPERATION OF THE BOARD TO A PRESIDENT PRO TEM IN ORDER TO CONDUCT THE
INITIAL ELECTIONS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO TURN THE BOARD OVER NOW TO PETER
DENGATE THRUSH WHO WILL CONVENE THE NEW BOARD.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. JUST TO EXPLAIN, IT IS
BECAUSE WE NOW DON'T HAVE ANY OFFICERS AS WE STARTED A NEW BOARD, AND THE
BOARD HAS TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS OF ELECTING ITS NEW OFFICERS.

SO I HAVE BEEN ASKED BY OTHER DIRECTORS TO RUN THIS VERY IMPORTANT FIRST
PART, WHICH IS TO DEAL WITH A RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR.

ARE THERE ANY NOMINATIONS?

DEMI.

>>DEMI GETSCHKO: I NOMINATE VINT AS CHAIR.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: IS THERE A SECOND THERE? VENI. DEMI FOLLOWED BY
VENI.

>>VENI MARKOVSKI: WE HAVE BEEN PRACTICING.

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: YES. ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS?

IN THAT CASE, I WILL DECLARE NOMINATIONS CLOSED.

AND MUCH TO YOUR SURPRISE, WE HAVE A RESOLUTION ALONG THE RIGHT LINES TO
RECORD JUST THAT, AND I WILL READ THAT INTO THE RECORD.

WHEREAS THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED THAT VINTON CERF BE
ELECTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, IT IS NOW RESOLVED THAT VINTON CERF IS
ELECTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD
AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BYLAWS OF THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL HOLD SUCH
OFFICE UNTIL HIS RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR OTHER DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE
OR UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR SHALL BE ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THAT RESOLUTION, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THE CHAIR NOTES THAT VINT CERF DOES NOT RECOGNIZE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST

(LAUGHTER.)

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: I HAVE GREAT PLEASURE IN NOTING THAT THE MOTION
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

(APPLAUSE.)

>>PETER DENGATE THRUSH: AND VINT, COULD I NOW TRANSFER THE CHAIR TO YOU.

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

>>MOUHAMET DIOP: PETER, BEFORE YOU GIVE THE FLOOR, CAN I ASK? POINT OF ORDER.
DID THE CHAIR ACCEPT THE ROLE WE APPOINT HIM TO THIS YEAR?

>>VINT CERF: THE CHAIR NOTES THAT THE PROVISIONS ARE THAT I COULD BE
DISQUALIFIED IF I WAS UNABLE TO SERVE. AND I HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE
WONDERING IF I AM AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED BY A WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

(LAUGHTER.)

>>VINT CERF: I WILL WILLINGLY SERVE THE BOARD AT ITS PLEASURE

(APPLAUSE.).

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU, PETER. THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE OF THE
PREVIOUS BOARD HAS PRODUCED A SLATE OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND SO
WE HAVE A RESOLUTION WHICH I WILL PUT ON THE TABLE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS THE BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED THAT ALEJANDRO PISANTY
BE ELECTED AS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. IT IS RESOLVED THAT ALEJANDRO
PISANTY IS ELECTED AS VICE-CHAIRMAN TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD AND
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BYLAWS OF THE CORPORATION AND SHALL HOLD SUCH OFFICE
UNTIL HIS RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE, OR UNTIL
HIS SUCCESSOR SHALL BE ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

SO I PLACE THAT ON THE TABLE AND ASK FOR A SECOND.

I SEE MANY OF THEM. HUALIN QIAN SECONDS.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15.

PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN. THANK YOU.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: 14.

>>VINT CERF: 14, I BEG YOUR PARDON.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: I AM ABSTAINING.

>>VINT CERF: VENI HAD BOTH HANDS UP. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. IS THERE AN
ABSTENTION?

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: YES, I AM ABSTAINING.

>>VINT CERF: PETER, AFTER THIS SESSION IS OVER YOU AND I SHOULD HAVE A
DISCUSSION ABOUT WHETHER IT'S NECESSARY TO ABSTAIN ON A VOTE IN THIS MATTER.
I ACTUALLY HAVE WONDERED ABOUT THAT.

SO WE'LL TAKE IT UP LATER.

IN ANY CASE -- YES, ROBERTO.

>>ROBERTO GAETANO: ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE A GOOD PRACTICE, I'M JUST
THINKING WHEN WE ARE GOING TO APPOINT THE PEOPLE IN EACH AND EVERY COMMITTEE,
WE'LL HAVE ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS INVOLVED IN ONE OR THE OTHER COMMITTEES. SO
IF EVERYBODY ABSTAINS, I WONDERING WHAT'S HAPPENING.

>>VINT CERF: THAT'S EXACTLY MY REACTION. ALEX.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THAT'S EXACTLY MY THOUGHT. THESE ARE TWO POSITIONS
WHICH ARE OF SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE, AND COULD BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE INTEREST
SO AS YOU SAID ONE REALLY HAS TO WONDER IF WANTING TO SERVE IS A
DISQUALIFIER. THE REST, I THINK WE JUST HAVE TO VOTE. EVERYBODY HAS TO
VOTE.

>>VINT CERF: WELL, I WILL SAY PERSONALLY FOR THE RECORD THAT IF I'M NOT
WILLING TO VOTE FOR MYSELF, WHY ON EARTH WOULD I EVEN STAND FOR AN ELECTION.
I EVEN WONDER HOW I CAN STAND BEING CHAIRMAN ANYWAY.

LET'S GO ON NOW TO THE BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND ALEX PERHAPS YOU WOULD
LIKE TO WALK US THROUGH THIS HUMONGOUS RESOLUTION.

>>ALEJANDRO PISANTY: THANK YOU, VINT.

THE RESOLUTION READS BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AS TITLE. 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, SUSAN CRAWFORD, JOICHI ITO, VENI MARKOVSKI,
NJERI RIONGE (CHAIR), PETER DENGATE THRUSH.

BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE: MOUHAMET DIOP, HAGEN HULTZSCH, VENI MARKOVSKI,
MICHAEL PALAGE, ALEJANDRO PISANTY (CHAIR), VANDA SCARTEZINI, AND PETER
DENGATE THRUSH.

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE: VINTON CERF (CHAIR), HAGEN HULTZSCH, JOICHI ITO,
NJERI RIONGE, AND VANDA SCARTEZINI .

COMMITTEE ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: SUSAN CRAWFORD (CHAIR), DEMI GETSCHKO,
JOICHI ITO, MICHAEL PALAGE, HUALIN QIAN, AND NJERI RIONGE.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: DEMI GETSCHKO AND NJERI RIONGE, ALONG WITH THE ICAN
PRESIDENT, BOARD CHAIRMAN, AND BOARD VICE-CHAIRMAN AS EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS.

FINANCE COMMITTEE: RAIMUNDO BECA, MOUHAMET DIOP, HAGEN HULTZSCH (CHAIR),
JOICHI ITO, AND MICHAEL PALAGE.

MEETINGS COMMITTEE: SUSAN CRAWFORD, MOUHAMET DIOP, VENI MARKOVSKI, MICHAEL
PALAGE (CHAIR), HUALIN QIAN, AND VANDA SCARTEZINI.

RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE: RAIMUNDO BECA, DEMI GETSCHKO, VANDA SCARTEZINI
(CHAIR), AND PETER DENGATE THRUSH.

AND THAT'S IT.

>>VINT CERF: THANK YOU. SO THAT'S A MOTION ON THE TABLE. IS THERE A SECOND
FOR THESE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS? I SEE HAGEN. IS THERE ANY FURTHER
DISCUSSION?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THESE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR NOT ABSTAINING FROM ALL THESE ASSIGNMENTS.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS AGAIN AN ANNUAL REQUIREMENT THAT WE REAFFIRM
THE CORPORATE OFFICERS.

AND I'LL INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION.

IT IS RESOLVED THAT DR. PAUL TWOMEY IS ELECTED AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD AND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE BYLAWS OF THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL HOLD HIS OFFICE UNTIL HIS
RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR OTHER DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE, OR UNTIL HIS
SUCCESSOR SHOULD BE ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

FURTHER RESOLVED THAT JOHN JEFFREY IS ELECTED AS GENERAL COUNSEL AND
SECRETARY, TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
BYLAWS OF THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL HOLD HIS OFFICE UNTIL RESIGNATION,
REMOVAL, OR OTHER DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE, OR UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR SHALL
BE DULY ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

FURTHER RESOLVED THAT KURT PRITZ IS ELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS
OPERATIONS, TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
BYLAWS OF THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL HOLD HIS OFFICE UNTIL HIS RESIGNATION,
REMOVAL, OR OTHER DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE, OR UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR SHALL
BE DULY ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

FINALLY, RESOLVED THAT MELANIE KELLER IS ELECTED AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER,
TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BYLAWS OF
THE CORPORATION, AND SHALL HOLD HER OFFICE UNTIL HER RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR
OTHER DISQUALIFICATION FROM SERVICE, OR UNTIL HER SUCCESSOR SHALL BE ELECTED
AND QUALIFIED.

I SO MOVE.

IS THERE A SECOND?

I SEE A SECOND FROM VENI.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OF THIS MOTION?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

MICHAEL?

ONE, TWO --

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

IT'S UNANIMOUS.

MR. SECRETARY, ALL THE CORPORATE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN RE-ELECTED FOR THIS
COMING YEAR.

FINALLY, I HAVE JUST TWO OTHER ACTIONS FOR TODAY, AND THEN WE WILL FINISH
THIS SECOND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING.

AND THAT'S TO OFFER OUR THANKS TO THE SCRIBES, THE SPONSORS, THE STAFF, AND
OUR TRANSLATORS.

THE BOARD EXTENDS ITS THANKS TO ALL SPONSORS OF THE MEETING, INCLUDING
CANADIAN INTERNET REGISTRATION AUTHORITY (CIRA), PUBLIC INTEREST REGISTRY
(PIR) CFIT, AFILIAS, VERISIGN, LOGICBOXES, SKENZO, OUTBLAZE, OVERSTOCK.COM,
ICANNWIKI, POOL.COM, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, FAIRVIEW BROADBAND WIRELESS, FOR
NETWORK AND WIRELESS ACCESS, IN PARTICULAR EDDIE WONG, SHANE BURNSTUN, AND
DON MCLEOD, DUOCOM FOR AUDIO-VISUAL, IN PARTICULAR CIPRIAN BANDU.

TELUS FOR INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, IN PARTICULAR KONSTANTIN KROPIVNY AND
MAXWELL CHIN, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SERVICES FOR ON-SITE LOGISTICS, IN
PARTICULAR KHARA LAROUX.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EFFORT MADE BY THE STAFF OF THE WESTIN
BAYSHORE HOTEL TO MEET ALL OF OUR MANY REQUESTS.

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

I PLACE THIS ON THE TABLE AND ASK THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE BY ACCLAMATION.



(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: AND, FINALLY, LAST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THANKS TO OUR LOCAL
HOSTS.

WHEREAS, ICANN HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS 2005 ANNUAL MEETING IN
VANCOUVER, CANADA, WHEREAS THE GRACIOUS AND WARM HOSPITALITY, SPLENDID
FACILITIES, STRONG SUPPORT, AND CLOSE ATTENTION TO FULFILLING THE NEEDS OF
PARTICIPANTS HAVE ALL BEEN TRULY MAGNIFICENT, RESOLVED THE ICANN BOARD
EXPRESSES ITS DEEP APPRECIATION AND THANKS, ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF
OF ALL PARTICIPANTS, TO THE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING TEAM, TO OUR HOSTS, CIRCLEID
AND LEADING EDGE BRITISH COLUMBIA, IN PARTICULAR, ALI FARISCHIAN AND GEORGE
HUNTER.

I ASK THIS BY ACCLAMATION.



(APPLAUSE.)

>>VINT CERF: SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BEFORE WE ADJOURN THIS MEETING, ONE
LAST OBSERVATION, THAT I LOOK FORWARD, AS DOES THE REST OF THE BOARD, TO
SEEING YOU FAR TO THE SOUTH IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, AT THE END OF MARCH.

WE'VE GOT A LITTLE GLIMPSE OF WHAT THAT'S GOING TO BE LIKE FROM OUR HOSTS,
AND I KNOW PETER DENGATE THRUSH IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING US THERE IN
HIS HOMELAND.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE.

THIS MEETING IS NOW ADJOURNED.



(APPLAUSE.)

(10:33 A.M.)

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