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Resolutions in 2016

 
 
Resolution 2016-01: In support of the community-developed plan for transition of IANA Stewardship
WHEREAS the globalization of the oversight over the Internet Assigned Names Authority (IANA) functions is a critical step in achieving a globally interoperable Internet that continues to evolve as a platform for permissionless innovation;
 
WHEREAS the global Internet community, facilitated by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG), has developed a plan to provide coordination and accountability for the IANA functions; and
 
WHEREAS the ICG plan has broad community support and meets the four principles set forth by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration;
 
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its strong support for the  plan;
 
RESOLVED, that the Board urges the community to continue its efforts to faithfully implement the plan, which is paramount for the continued stability and security of the Internet;
 
RESOLVED, that the Board recognizes that ICANN must continue to make the reforms called for by the community to continue to be a strong steward of the IANA functions; and
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board views the plan and its successful implementation as exemplars of the multistakeholder processes that have been a foundation of the Internet’s past success, and which must be preserved and strengthened to ensure the Internet continues to empower people around the world.
 
Resolution 2016-02: Express appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko for representing the Internet Society on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.
 
Resolution 2016-03: Approve Consent Agenda
RESOLVED, that the following items contained in the Consent Agenda were approved and ratified:
 
Resolution 2016-04: Approve the minutes of the 126th Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 126th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on October 30-31, 2015, in Yokohama, Japan are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-05: Approve the minutes of the 127th Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 127th meeting of the Board of Trustees held on December 17, 2015, via teleconference, are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-06: Approve the minutes of the 128th Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 128th meeting of the Board of Trustees held on March 10, 2016, via teleconference, are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-07: Ratify the e-vote on approval of the 2016 IAB slate
RESOLVED, that the e-vote held January 6 to 21, 2016, to approve the 2016 IAB slate is ratified. The e-vote passed unanimously. The resolution in the e-vote was:
 
RESOLVED, that the 2016 IAB slate consisting of the following individuals is approved:
 
  • Erik Nordmark
  • Joe Hildebrand
  • Martin Thomson
  • Ted Hardie
  • Brian Trammell
  • Lee Howard,
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Board of Trustees thanks the IETF Nominations Committee and its Chair, Harald Alvestrand, for their time and hard work.
 
Resolution 2016-08: Ratify the e-vote extending Scott Bradner's term as a member of the IAOC
RESOLVED, that the e-vote held January 29 to February 5, 2016, to extend Scott Bradner's term as a member of the IAOC is ratified. The e-vote passed unanimously. The resolution in the e-vote was:
 
RESOLVED, that Scott Bradner's term on the IAOC is extended until 11:59 PM UTC on June 19, 2016.
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board thanks Scott Bradner for his current service on the IAOC and for his willingness to extend his term.
 
Resolution 2016-09: Ratify the e-vote to appoint members of the PIR Board
RESOLVED, that the e-vote held February 15 to 23, 2016, to appoint members of the PIR Board is ratified. The e-vote passed unanimously except for Desiree Miloshevic, who abstained. The resolution in the e-vote was:
 
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees appoints the following people to the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Registry for terms beginning in mid-2016:
  
  • Roberto Gaetano, for a term of three years
  • Lise Fuhr, for a term of three years
  • Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, for a term of three years.
Resolution 2016-10: Approve the establishment of a branch office.
(Note: Passport numbers will be filled in on the version of the resolution presented to the UAE authorities.)
 
WHEREAS the Board of Directors of INTERNET SOCIETY, a non-profit organization duly established under the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America with registration number 54-1650477 and having its registered office at 1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20190, United States of America (hereafter referred to as the “organization”), has discussed the establishment of a branch office of the organization in DCCA (as defined below), United Arab Emirates (“UAE”);
 
IT WAS DULY RESOLVED:
1. THAT a branch office of the organization with the name “INTERNET SOCIETY”, or such other name as is acceptable and approved by the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (“DCCA”), shall be registered in Dubai Internet City (hereafter referred to as the “Branch Office”);
 
2. THAT the organization shall guarantee all financial obligations incurred by the Branch Office;
 
3. THAT Gregory M. Kapfer, a United States of America national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX, shall be appointed as the manager of the Branch Office (the “Manager”);
 
4. THAT the Manager shall have power and authority to do and undertake all acts on the Branch Office’s behalf for any transaction, including but not limited to the right to sell, buy, lease, mortgage, assign, rent or dispose of any real property, the right to execute, accept, undertake and perform all contracts in the Branch Office’s name, the right to initiate, defend, commence or settle legal actions on behalf of the Branch Office and the right to retain any accountant, attorney or other adviser deemed necessary to protect the Branch Office’s interests relative to any of the foregoing powers;
 
5. THAT the Manager shall have the power and authority to open, operate and close bank accounts in the name of the Branch Office and register his signature as authorized bank account signatory with the relevant financial institutions;
 
6. THAT the Manager shall have the power and authority to sign bank mandates, cheques drawn on any account opened in the name of the Branch Office at any bank for the purpose of operating the Branch Office and to endorse on behalf of the Branch Office any cheques, drafts or other negotiable instruments which he may deem necessary or proper in relation to the affairs of the Branch Office’s business;
 
7. THAT the organization shall execute a power of attorney in favour of the Manager in the form of the draft tabled at the meeting;
 
8. THAT the organization shall appoint any one of the following partners and associates of Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP, of Rolex Tower, 26th Floor, Shaikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 33675, Dubai, UAE namely:
 
Mark Fraser, a British national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Jerry David Parks, a British national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Benjamin James Constance, an Australian national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Ronnie Rifai, an American national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Marie-Edwige Audrey Blanche Borye, a French national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Madeleine Herkes, a British national and holder of passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Julia Ofer, a German national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Elsayed Gaber Afity Zineldin, an Egyptian holding passport number XXXXXXXXX; or
Thenjiwe Pamela Macanda, a British national holding passport number XXXXXXXXX;
 
acting jointly or individually (hereinafter called the “Attorney”) to act on behalf of the organization as its true and lawful attorney and to do and/or execute all or any of the acts and things hereinafter mentioned for and in the name of the organization (and/or the Branch Office) and on its behalf, namely:
 
8.1 to act as the organization negotiator/legal representative in Dubai and the UAE, and to represent the organization in all negotiations, discussions and dealings with the DCCA in relation to the establishment, registration and licensing the Branch Office, and the obtaining and renewal of such other approvals, permits, licences, certificates and consents as may be necessary to maintain the Branch Office in good standing with the relevant local and/or federal authorities in Dubai and the UAE, and to obtain and renew from time to time all such work permits and residence visas and other permits as may be required for employees of the Branch Office and their families and for visitors of the Branch Office;
 
8.2 to conclude, sign and execute on behalf of the organization any contracts, forms or documents in connection with the establishment of the Branch Office following such negotiations with the above authorities including but not limited to lease agreement, personnel secondment agreement, and to pay all fees, and expenses relating to the Branch Office and obtain a good receipt therefor; 
 
8.3 to procure its registration as an authorized signatory of the Branch Office with all federal and local governmental or other authorities including service providers (Etisalat, DU, DEWA, etc…);
 
8.4 to represent the organization and/or Branch Office in all negotiations, discussions and dealings with the DCCA, the Department of Economic Development of the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Municipality, the UAE Ministry of Economy & Commerce, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a UAE Notary Public, the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs, the Department of Immigration, Roads and Transport Authority, a UAE police department, any UAE Port and/or Customs Authority and/or all other local and federal authorities in the UAE and to sign and execute all such application forms, declarations, resolutions and documents of whatever kind as maybe required by the said authorities in relation to any matters as the Attorney may deem fit;
 
8.5 to conclude, sign and execute any documents of whatever kind pursuant to the laws and regulations of the UAE and the DCCA for the purposes of acquiring such approvals, permits and consents (and renewals thereof) as may be required in connection with the registration, licensing and operation of the Branch Office in DCCA and to sign and execute all such application forms, agreements, declarations, shareholder resolution and documents relating, but not limited to, the appointment and change of manager or any other officer of the Branch Office, change or cancellation of licence, change of name, change of address, liquidation and deregistration of the Branch Office and to vary, change, amend and/or renew such documents, registrations, licences, permits and authorizations;
 
8.6 to sign, execute, carry into effect and perform all agreements, contracts or other undertakings entered into by the organization and/or the Branch Office in normal course of business with any other person or persons, body or corporation and to vary or rescind the same or any of them;
 
8.7 to represent the organization and/or the Branch Office before all courts, committees and tribunals of whatsoever nature, all ministries, departments and other government agencies, all municipalities and other federal and local administrative offices and all authorities in all matters concerning the Branch Office’s affairs and to sign and execute all manner of documents, deeds, and to do and execute all acts and things which may be required by or necessary in the Branch Office’s dealings with any of the foregoing bodies;
 
8.8 to draw, sign, execute and deliver any notices or demands through the notary public or any other competent authority or officer and whenever necessary to appear before Courts in Dubai or any other emirate in the UAE for the purposes of signing and notarizing powers of attorney in favour of advocates, legal consultants, debt collection agents in connection with any legal proceedings brought or to be brought by or against the organization and/or the Branch Office before any court or other judicial or quasi-judicial or other governmental or non-governmental tribunal in any part of the UAE or for the purposes of signing and notarizing powers of attorney in favour of any other person for any other purpose as the Attorney shall in his absolute discretion think fit; and
 
8.9 to appoint and remove at the Attorney’s discretion any substitute or agent under the Attorney (including advocates) and to delegate all or part of the foregoing powers to such person or persons.
 
9. THAT the Organization shall confirm that the authorized signatory below is empowered to sign on behalf of and bind the organization.
 
Signed by:
Robert M. Hinden
Chairman
 
Resolution 2016-11: Accepting IETF process documents
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees accepts the following IETF process documents, and accepts the responsibilities of ISOC described in the documents.
 
  • Bradner, S. Ed., Updating the Term Dates of IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Members. RFC 7691, November 2015, (Also BCP 101)
  • Resnick, P and A. Farrel, IETF Anti-Harassment Procedures, RFC 7776, March 2016 (Also BCP 0025)
Resolution 2016-12: Welcome new ISOC Kyrgyzstan Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Kyrgyzstan Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-13: Welcome new ISOC Kazakhstan Almaty Chapter 
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Kazakhstan Almaty Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-14: Welcome new ISOC Guatemala Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Guatemala Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-15: Welcome new ISOC US North Carolina Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC US North Carolina Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-16: Welcome new ISOC Youth Special Interest Group
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Youth Special Interest Group, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-17: Accept the 2016 Nominations Committee report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2016 Nominations Committee is accepted.
 
Resolution 2016-18: Approve the minutes of the 129th Board meeting
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 129th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held March 22, 2016 via teleconference, are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-19: Correction of a previous action
WHEREAS previously approved resolution 2016-10 to establish a branch office in the Middle East included an obsolete office address for the Internet Society in the USA;
RESOLVED that the address in the resolution be corrected to be "1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20190”.
 
Resolution 2016-20: Recognition of outgoing PIR Board members
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees extends its gratitude to Maarten Botterman for his service on the PIR Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016, and Amitabh Singhal for his service on the PIR Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016.
 
Resolution 2016-21: Welcome new ISOC Barbados Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Barbados Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-22: Welcome new ISOC Nicaragua Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Nicaragua Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-23: Approve new Travel Policy for Trustees
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the revised Travel Policy for Trustees.
 
Resolution 2016-24: Approve the minutes of the 130th Board meeting
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 130th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held April 9-10, 2016 via teleconference, are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-25: Accept the Elections Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2016 Elections Committee is accepted.
 
Resolution 2016-26: Accept the Governance Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the Governance Committee is accepted.
 
Resolution 2016-27: Accept the Finance Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the Finance Committee is accepted.
 
Resolution 2016-28: Accept the 2015 Independent Auditors Report
RESOLVED, that the 2015 Independent Auditors Report is accepted, in reliance on the PIR 2015 Independent Auditors Report as accepted by the PIR Board on April 7, 2016.
 
Resolution 2016-29: Adopt a Continuity Fund Reserve Policy, a revised target level for reserves, and to direct the CFO to add funds
WHEREAS the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society previously adopted a $20 million target level of funding for a reserve fund to be used to help ensure the reasonable sustainability of the IETF/IASA and of the Internet Society (the “Continuity Fund”) by Resolution 2012-39; and
 
WHEREAS ISOC staff, in cooperation and agreement with the Finance Committee of the Board, has recommended a revision of the target level of funding and recommended fully funding the Continuity Fund at the revised target level;
 
RESOLVED, that the Board adopts a revised target funding level for the Continuity Fund of $16 million;
 
RESOLVED, that the Board directs ISOC's CFO to add approximately $1.5 million of unrestricted funds to the Continuity Fund to fully fund it;
 
RESOLVED, that the purpose of the Continuity Fund adopted in Resolution 2012-39 be maintained such that the Continuity Funds will by a first order of importance cover up to 3 years of IETF/IASA expenses and secondly, be for the funding of ISOC’s expenses; and
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Continuity Fund Reserve Policy is hereby adopted and approved.
 
Resolution 2016-30: Adopt the Amended and Restated By-Laws
RESOLVED, that the Amended and Restated By-Laws, as presented, be adopted by the Board.
 
Resolution 2016-31: Adopt updated policies and procedures of the Board
RESOLVED, that the following updated policies and procedures are adopted as presented.
 
Procedure for Conducting Electronic Votes
Procedure for Conducting Election of Officers of the Board
Procedure for Mailing Lists
Procedure for the Conduct of Meetings
 
Resolution 2016-32: Accept the updated Fiduciary Obligations of Trustees
RESOLVED, that the updated Fiduciary Obligations of Trustees are accepted as presented.
 
Resolution 2016-33: Accept and convey actionable items for the 2016-2017 Board of Trustees
RESOLVED, The Board of Trustees accepts as accurate the following Summary of Agreed Board Actionable Items
 
FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees conveys this Summary of Agreed Board Actionable Items to the 2016-2017 Board of Trustees.
 
Summary of Agreed Board Action Items:
 
At a planning retreat held in January 2014, the Internet Society Board of Trustees decided that:
 
1.) ISOC exists to advance the deployment and evolution of a global, open and trusted Internet available to everyone on the earth;
 
2.) ISOC is a global, trusted, authoritative leader that gets things done; and
 
3.) ISOC should focus on three strategic priorities:
 
I. Maintain and strengthen multi-stakeholder processes for advancing global and local Internet Governance;
II. Advance core infrastructure and evolution of Internet technology; and
III. Promote the robustness and resiliency of Internet security through technical standards and deployment.
 
The Board’s decisions and priorities set the Internet Society on a refocused path to meet challenges facing the Internet and ISOC in the years ahead. Staff presented the Board with a revised 2014 work plan and subsequent annual Action Plans and budgets based on these priorities.
 
The 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Boards considered these priorities crucial to the continued success of the Internet Society and resolved to convey them in a Summary of Board Action Items to successive Boards. Now at the close of its own term, the 2015-2016 Board also wishes to convey these decisions and priorities to the 2016-2017 Board, as well as the following additional recommendations:
 
I. Continue support for the 2016 Internet Society Action Plan, including its further refined strategic and operational objectives;
II. Continue support for recent Board-approved initiatives in the areas of ISOC technology improvements, positioning and branding, website redesign and curation, and Beyond the Net grants; and,
III. Continue efforts to build the corpus of the IETF Endowment to ensure long-term, sustainable funding for the development, evolution, and use of open Internet protocols.
 
Resolution 2016-34: Approval of the Minutes of Board Meeting 131
RESOLVED, that the minutes of Meeting 131 of Internet Society Board of Trustees held by teleconference June 14, 2016 are approved as amended.
 
(Change role call to roll-call.)
 
Resolution 2016-35: Appoint a member of the IAOC
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board appoints John Levine as a member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee for a term, commencing on 20 June, 2016 and concluding in March, 2018.
 
Resolution 2016-36: Appoint a liaison to the IETF nominations committee
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board appoints Richard Barnes as ISOC Board Liaison to the IETF nominations Committee for the 2016-2017 term.
 
Resolution 2016-37: Accept the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items from the 20152016 Board of Trustees
RESOLVED: The ISOC Board of Trustees accepts the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items as conveyed by the 2015-2016 Board of Trustees.
 
Resolution 2016-38: Recognition of outgoing Trustees
RESOLVED, that the board thanks outgoing Board of Trustees members Bob Hinden (2010-2016), Narelle Clark (2010-2016), and Jason Livingood (2011-2016) for their dedication and outstanding service to the Internet Society.
 
Resolution 2016-39: Recognition of outgoing Secretary
RESOLVED, that the board thanks outgoing Secretary Scott Bradner, for his dedication and outstanding service to the Internet Society not only as Secretary (2003-2016), but also as a Trustee (1993-1999) and Vice President for Standards (1995-2003).
 
Resolution 2016-40: Welcome new chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Chile Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-41: Approve ISOC's pledge to support the Endowment for the Sustainability of the IETF (the "IETF Endowment"), and move funds to the IETF Endowment account concurrent with contributions from other key parties in the Internet community
WHEREAS, having received positive expression of intent to provide funding to the IETF Endowment from other key parties in the Internet community; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society wishes to make a similar commitment to the IETF Endowment,
RESOLVED, that concurrent with the pledge of other key parties supporting the IETF Endowment, the Board approves the movement of US$ one million of its unrestricted assets to be included with the permanently restricted funds of the IETF Endowment, subject to the terms and directives of the Endowment Policy as adopted by ISOC’s Board on 29 May, 2012 and amended on 20 April 2015.
 
Resolution 2016-42: Appoint the Executive Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates an Executive Committee and appoints Alice, Desiree, and Hans Peter as members of the Executive Committee, along with Kathy Brown (President & CEO), Sean (Treasurer), John (Secretary) and Gonzalo (Chair of the Board) who serves as chair of the committee.
 
Resolution 2016-43: Appoint the chair of the Audit Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates an Audit Committee and appoints John as chair and Walid, Olga, and Harish as members of the committee.
 
Resolution 2016-44: Appoint the Finance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Finance Committee and appoints Richard, Gonzalo, Gihan, Hans Peter, and Hiroshi as members of the committee, along with Kathy Brown (President), and Sean (Treasurer) who serves as chair of the committee.
 
Resolution 2016-45: Appoint the Compensation Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Compensation Committee and appoints Hiroshi, John, Desiree and, Sean as members of the committee, along with Gonzalo (Chair of the Board) who serves as chair of the committee.
 
Resolution 2016-46: Appoint the chair of the Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Nominations Committee and appoints Alice as chair of the committee. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this committee.
 
Resolution 2016-47: Appoint the chair of the Elections Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates an Elections Committee and appoints Harish as chair of the committee. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this committee.
 
Resolution 2016-48: Appoint the chair and members of the Governance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Governance Committee and appoints Walid as chair of the committee, and Olga, Gihan, Desiree, Hans Peter, and Alice as members. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of this committee.
 
Resolution 2016-49: Approve the minutes of the 132nd meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 132nd meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees held 18-19 June in Cancun, Mexico are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-50: Appoint members of the 2016-2017 ISOC Nominations Committee
RESOLVED that Martin Butterworth, Olga Cavalli, Nneka Chiazor, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Maryleana Mendez, Desiree Miloshevic and Barrack Otieno be appointed as members of the 2016-2017 ISOC Nominations Committee chaired by Alice Munyua. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this committee.
 
Resolution 2016-51: Appoint members of the 2016-2017 ISOC Elections Committee 
RESOLVED that Walid Al-Saqaf and Narelle Clark be appointed as members of the 2016-2017 ISOC Elections Committee chaired by Harish Pillay. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this committee.
 
Resolution 2016-52: Update the ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees 
RESOLVED that the ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees be updated as presented.
 
Resolution 2016-53: Approve the 2016-2017 Elections Timetable 
RESOLVED that the ISOC Elections Timetable for 2016-2017 is approved as follows:
 
  • Call for Nominations opens: Friday, 28 October 2016 
  • Nominations period closes: Friday, 16 December 2016 at 15:00 UTC 
  • Election eligibility cut-off date: Friday, 27 January 2017 
  • Nominations Committee deliberations end: Friday, 27 January 2017 
  • Candidate slate announced. Petitions period opens: Friday, 3 February 2017 
  • Deadline for receipt of Petitions: Friday, 17 February 2017 at 15:00 UTC 
  • Deadline for receipt of Petition signatures: Friday, 24 February 2017 at 15:00 UTC 
  • Final candidate slate announced: Monday, 27 February 2017 
  • Elections start date: Ballots posted, Voting opens: Thursday, 9 March 2017 
  • Voting closes. Ballots counted: Monday, 10 April 2017 at 15:00 UTC
  • Certification & announcement of results. Challenge period opens: Tuesday, 11 April 2017 
  • Deadline for receipt of Challenges: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 at 15:00 UTC 
  • Challenge response period ends: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 
  • Election results finalized and announced: Thursday, 27 April 2017
Resolution 2016-54: Approve the call and timetable for the 2017 PIR Director selections 
RESOLVED, that the call for nominations for the 2017 PIR Director selections is approved as presented and the following selection timetable is adopted:
 
  • Board Approves Call: On or before October 30, 2016 
  • Application Period Begins: October 31, 2016 
  • Application Period closes/NomCom Review Begins: December 11, 2016 
  • NomCom Review Ends/Slate sent to ISOC Board for Review: February 21, 2017 
  • Board Review & E-vote: February 22, 2017 - March 21, 2017 
  • New Directors Informed & Two Month On-Boarding Process Begins: March 23, 2017 
  • Two Month On-Boarding Ends: May 24, 2017 
  • New Directors Seated: May 24, 2017 or later.
Resolution 2016-55: Recognition of ISOC staff support for the IANA stewardship transition 
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to all Internet Society staff who supported efforts to transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the global Internet community, especially those who worked tirelessly for two years as a resource to the community and those who gave their all in the final days to ensure its success.
 
Resolution 2016-56: Extension of CEO contract 
RESOLVED, that the employment contract between the Internet Society and Kathryn C. Brown be extended for two years to the end of 2018, with no change to the terms of the contract.
 
Resolution 2016-57: Approve the minutes of the 133rd Board meeting
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 133rd meeting of the Board of Trustees, held October 14, 2016 via teleconference, are approved.
 
Resolution 2016-58: Welcome new Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Afghanistan Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2016-59: Approve the Internet Society 2017 Plan and 2017 budget
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the Internet Society 2017 Plan and 2017 Budget as documented in the 2017 Plan submission.
 
Resolution 2016-60: Approve the proposal for Internet Society @25
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the proposal for Internet Society @25 using non-recurring PIR funds.
 
Resolution 2016-61: Chapters Advisory Council Proposal on Position/Policy Development Process
WHEREAS the ISOC Chapters Advisory Council has submitted a proposal to the Board of Trustees
for greater involvement of Chapters in the position and policy brief development process; and
WHEREAS the Board welcomes Chapter participation in the development of positions and policies
that support ISOC?s mission of preserving the open, global Internet; and
WHEREAS the Board requested the recommendation of staff as to how the Chapter proposal can be
integrated into ISOC's policy work and Staff has given a positive recommendation to the Board;
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees asks staff to implement the Chapters Advisory Council
proposal in a manner consistent with its recommendation as described in the Framework for ISOC?s
Engagement with Membership Regarding Policy Work; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board asks staff to share details of the Framework with the
Chapters Advisory Council.