Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2013-02-02 - Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments

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2013-02-02 - Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments

Board approves the Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments.

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Sat, 2 Feb 2013
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • None
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, The ICANN Bylaws (Article X, Section 5.3) state, "Each [GNSO] Stakeholder Group shall maintain recognition with the ICANN Board."

Whereas, the GNSO Registry Stakeholder Group (RySG) has alerted ICANN Staff and the Board to a set of changes to its Charter including expanding the activities of its internal Observers Group, simplifying the process for assessment of annual dues and adding the immediate past Chair of the RySG to its Executive Committee.

Whereas, the community had the opportunity to review and comment on the RySG Charter amendments and there were no objections to the changes.

Whereas, the Structural Improvements Committee recommends the Board approve theRySG Charter changes as presented.

Resolved (2013.02.02.02) the proposed amendments to the Registry Stakeholder Group Charter are approved by the Board.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In July 2009, as part of the comprehensive GNSO Improvements program, the ICANN Board approved the formal Charters of four new GNSO Stakeholder Groups (see ICANNBoard Resolution 2009.30.07.09).

The ICANN Bylaws (Article X, Section 5.3) state, "Each Stakeholder Group shall maintain recognition with the ICANN Board." The review of SG charter changes is an important part of ICANN's obligation to maintain recognition of the GNSO Stakeholder Groups and Constituencies and to preserve the operating principles articulated in the ICANN Bylaws. Community review and comments on SG charter changes can assist the Board in its evaluation process. This process is key to ICANN's accountability and transparency efforts. During the comment on this process, there were no comments received in objection to the proposed changes. Comments were received noting how the proposed amendments could be incorporated into other Stakeholder Group charters, and that will be considered as a more formalized evaluation process is developed.

This action will have a limited impact on ICANN's resources. Increased activities by RySGObserver Groups require meetings and secretariat support, but so far that support is within the parameters of existing ICANN Budgets and staff resources. This action is not expected to have any impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the DNS.

This action is an Organizational Administrative Function for which public comment was received.

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