On April 23, 1999, ICANN received a Protocol Supporting Organization Proposal submitted by Scott Bradner on behalf of the IETF POISSON Working Group. That proposal was posted for public comment.
At its May 27 meeting, the ICANN Board of Directors adopted a resolution accepting that proposal and directing the President of ICANN to prepare implementing Bylaws, and to sign an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding in cooperation with the proponents of the proposal, subject to ratification by the Board.
On July 14, the Memorandum of Understanding creating the PSO was signed by representatives of the
On October 25, The PSO informed ICANN that the following individuals had been selected to serve on the ICANN Board of Directors:
1. Philip Davidson 3 year term 2. Vinton Cerf 2 year term 3. Jean-François Abramatic 1 year term