Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2012-03-16 - Bylaws Changes for New GNSO Policy Development Process

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2012-03-16 - Bylaws Changes for New GNSO Policy Development Process

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Approval Of Revisions To The ICANN Bylaws

Board approved revisions to the ICANN Bylaws for the new GNSO Policy Development Process.

ICANN Structures
Meeting Date: 
Fri, 16 Mar 2012
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • None
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, on 27 September 2011, the GNSO Council adopted the Updated Final Report <http://gnso.icann.org/improvements/updated-final-report-pdpwt-28sep11.pdf> [PDF, 1.51 MB] of the Policy Development Process Working Team (PDP-WT), setting out a proposed new Annex A to the ICANN Bylaws and a Policy Development Process (PDP) Manual, in fulfillment of a directive to develop a new PDP that is more effective and responsive to the GNSO’s needs.

Whereas, the Board adopted the new Annex A on 8 December 2011 and directed transition to the new PDP.

Whereas, additional Bylaws revisions are necessary to fully implement the new PDP, including definition of new voting thresholds set out in the PDP-WT Updated Final Report.

Whereas, a public comment forum was opened on these proposed changes on 10 February 2012 and one comment was received.

Whereas, the ICANN Board reviewed the proposed changes and the comments submitted.

Resolved (2012.03.16.04), the ICANN Board approves the further revisions to the ICANN Bylaws <http://www.icann.org/en/general/proposed-bylaws-changes-gnso-pdp-redline-10feb12-en.pdf> [PDF, 134 KB] as necessary for the implementation of the new PDP.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The further revision of the ICANN Bylaws is necessary for complete documentation of the transition to the new PDP as approved by the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board. To assure accountability to the ICANN community, the proposed changes were posted for public comment to allow for community input and transparency into the implementation steps (see http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/bylaws-amend-gnso-pdp-10feb12-en.htm). This action does not have an impact on ICANN’s resources and will not have an impact on the security or stability of the DNS.

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