Minutes of the Meetings of the Audit Committee of the Internet Society

10 December 2015
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2015-12-10
Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-2015-12
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kathy Brown (President)
Narelle Clark
Hans Peter Dittler
Bob Hinden (Chair, BoT Chair)
Jason Livingood
Sean Turner (Treasurer)

Also Present:
Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)
Greg Kapfer (ISOC staff) (for part of the meeting)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC Board met on Thursday, 10 December, 2015 from 7:02 PM to 8:51 PM UTC via teleconference.

1. Opening Comments
Bob opened the meeting at 7:02 PM. He asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items. No one indicated any conflicts.

2. Approve minutes of 2 October Executive Committee call
The minutes of the 2 October Executive Committee call were approved.

3. Update on IETF Endowment
Kathy provided, and the Executive Committee discussed, an update on the status of the IETF endowment.

4. Update on IANA transition
Narelle and Kathy provided, and the Executive Committee discussed, an update on the status of the IANA transition. Narelle said that the CCWG proposal on ICANN accountability has been posted for comment.

5. Update on ISOC preparations for WSIS+10 Review, including ad campaign
Kathy provided, and the Executive Committee discussed, an update on the status of the WSIS+10 activities, including ISOC’s efforts during these activities.

6. Update on ISOC branding
Kathy provided, and the Executive Committee discussed, an update on the ISOC branding efforts.

7. Proposal to make Board meetings more accessible to public
Bob noted that a link was put on the front page of the ISOC web site for the last board meeting and some people did join. He proposed holding a specific session for public interaction during the face-to-face board meetings, perhaps one such session per day.

8. 2016 Board retreat, possible overlap with PIR
The Executive Committee discussed possible locations and dates for the ISOC board retreat and if it was advisable for the meeting to overlap with a PIR board meeting.

9. Update on PIR nominations
Jason provided, and the Executive Committee discussed, an update on the status of the PIR board member selection process. He reported that a record number of nominations had been received with a good gender and geographic balance. Jason discussed the process he has proposed for the next steps.

10. Approval of regional bureau in Dubai
Bob started a discussion on approving establishing a middle eastern bureau in Dubai. After the discussion Bob said that, based on the discussion on the board list and the discussion in the Executive Committee he will call for a board meeting the week after next. Kevin was asked to post a Doodle poll asap.

11. AOB

11.1 – Root Server attack
Kathy noted that a report had been published recently about a denial of service attack on the DNS root servers. The Executive Committee discussed the report.

Greg Kapfer joined the call at this point.

11.2 – PIR operations
Greg Kapfer discussed some aspects of PIR operations.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 pm.