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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 2019

Resolution 2019-01: Approval of PIR’s execution of ICANN 6th Middle East DNS Forum sponsorship agreement
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society approves PIR’s execution of the ICANN 6th Middle East DNS Forum sponsorship agreement as presented.

Resolution 2019-02: Approval of the 2019 Internet Architecture Board slate
RESOLVED, that the 2019 Internet Architecture Board slate, consisting of the following individuals, is approved:

  • Jari Arkko
  • Stephen Farrell
  • Wes Hardaker
  • Zhenbin Li
  • Mark Nottingham
  • Jeff Tantsura

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Board of Trustees thanks the IETF Nominations Committee and its Chair, Scott Mansfield, for their time and hard work.

Resolution 2019-03: Update the Board Travel Policy
RESOLVED, that the Travel Policy for Trustees is updated by replacing the “Other Travel” section with text as presented.

Resolution 2019-04: Approve Strategic Implementation Fund and Technology Systems Alignment
WHEREAS the CEO has requested a Strategic Implementation Fund in the amount of USD 1 million for specific improvements in the areas of Internet Society community outreach, operations, fellowships and human resources; and
WHEREAS the CEO has also requested funding in the amount of USD 710,000 for Technology Systems Alignment which will enable the Internet Society to align its information technology eco-system more closely to the key open standards championed by ISOC and the IETF; and
WHEREAS the Board agrees with the CEO that the Multi-Stakeholder Project should be suspended and acknowledges that the remaining funds designated for the Project, together with an anticipated 2019 budget surplus, will amount to approximately USD 1 million,
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the Strategic Implementation Fund and the Technology Systems Alignment as presented; and,
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board designates that funding in the amounts requested for both of these activities are to be drawn from the remaining Multi-Stakeholder Project budget, the anticipated 2019 budget surplus, and that the balance of the total is to be drawn from the Internet Society’s net asset reserves.

Resolution 2019-05: Amend the ISOC By-laws
RESOLVED that the board adopts the amendments to the ISOC By-laws, as presented.

Resolution 2019-06: Accept the 2018-2019 ISOC Nominations Committee report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2018-2019 ISOC Nominations Committee is accepted as presented.

Resolution 2019-07: Accept the 2018-2019 PIR Nominations Committee report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2018-2019 PIR Nominations Committee is accepted as presented

Resolution 2019-08: Appoint members of the PIR Board
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees appoints the following individuals to the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Registry for three-year terms commencing with the PIR Board’s 2019 mid-year meeting:

  • Keith Davidson
  • Lise Fuhr
  • Gregory Kapfer

Resolution 2019-09: Revision of Committee Charters
RESOLVED, that the revised committee charters as proposed are accepted.

Resolution 2019-10: Approve PIR’s dissolution of Enset
WHEREAS the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors has recently resolved that Enset, its wholly owned registrar, should dissolve as a legal entity and pursue such a dissolution with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS approval of the Internet Society Board of Trustees is required for the Public Interest Registry to create or dissolve a corporate entity,
RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Board of Trustees hereby approves the dissolution of Enset.

Resolution 2019-11: Amend the PIR bylaws
WHEREAS the boards of the Public Interest Registry and of the Internet Society desire to clarify and simplify ISOC’s rights to approve PIR’s agreements and contracts,
RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Board of Trustees hereby amends the bylaws of the Public Interest Registry by changing Article III, Section 2, paragraph (b) to the following:

“(b) Entering into, materially amending, terminating, assigning, or bringing any legal action (other than emergency relief) with respect to, or waiving any material right with respect to the following agreements or contracts (i) any “Registry Agreement,” allowing Company to serve as the registry operator for any Top-Level Domain, between Company and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); and (ii) any agreement for the provision of back-end registry services necessary for Company to operate the registry for a Top- Level Domain; and”

Resolution 2019-12: Amend the Internet Society Foundation bylaws
WHEREAS the Board of the Internet Society desires to simplify the bylaws of the Internet Society Foundation and better align them with those of the Society,
RESOLVED, that the bylaws of the Internet Society Foundation are amended, as presented.

Resolution 2019-13: Approve the minutes of the 143rd Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 143rd meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in Kobe on March 7-8, 2019 are approved.

Resolution 2019-14: Approve the minutes of the 144th Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 144th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held by videoconference on March 19, 2019 are approved.

Resolution 2019-15: Approve the new PIR registry agreement with ICANN
WHEREAS the Bylaws of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) require any registry agreement between PIR and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to be approved by the Internet Society (ISOC) Board; and
WHEREAS the PIR Board has done due diligence and believes the new registry agreement for the .org TLD negotiated with ICANN is in the best interests of PIR; and
WHEREAS the PIR Board has requested that the ISOC Board approve the new PIR-ICANN registry agreement,
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board approves the new PIR-ICANN registry agreement for the .org TLD as presented and previously approved by the PIR Board; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board approves PIR’s extension of the current registry agreement with ICANN, if needed, for a period of no more than six months.

Resolution 2019-16: Appoint CFO Sandy Spector as representative of ISOC office in Geneva
WHEREAS the Internet Society (ISOC) is required to appoint a representative of the ISOC branch office in Geneva for the purposes of signing employment letters and other contracts,
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees hereby appoints Chief Financial Officer Sandy Spector as representative of the ISOC branch office in Geneva effective immediately, and wishes to grant her sole power of signature regarding that office.

Resolution 2019-17: Appoint a member of the PIR Board
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees appoints Amitabh Singhal to the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Registry for a term of two years to fill the vacancy left by Suzanne Woolf.

Resolution 2019-18:  Accept and convey actionable items to the 2019-2020 Board of Trustees
RESOLVED, the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees accepts as accurate the following Summary of Agreed Board Action Items and,
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board conveys this Summary to the 2019-2020 Board.

Summary of Agreed Board Action Items

At the close of each Internet Society board year, the outgoing Board of Trustees conveys to the incoming board a list of priorities which, based on its knowledge and experience, are crucial for the continued success of the organization.

Now at the close of its term, the 2018-2019 board conveys the following priorities to the 2019-2020 board:

1. Continue support for the 2019 Internet Society Action Plan,
2. Support the redesign of ISOC Fellowship programs, as presented by staff, including appropriate funding for the redesigned programs in the Internet Society 2020 budget.

Resolution 2019-19: Recognition of outgoing PIR Board members
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees extends its gratitude to the following individuals for their service on the Public Interest Registry board of directors:

  • Roberto Gaetano, 2013-2019
  • Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, 2016-2019
  • Suzanne Woolf, 2018-2019

Resolution 2019-20: Accept the Elections Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Elections Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2019-21: Update the ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees
RESOLVED That the current ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees be updated as presented.

Resolution 2019-22: Accept the Governance Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Governance Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2019-23: Accept the Compensation Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Compensation Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2019-24: Accept the Executive Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Executive Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2019-25: Accept the 2018 Independent Auditors Report
RESOLVED, that the 2018 Independent Auditors Report is accepted, in reliance on the PIR 2018 Independent Auditors Report as accepted by the PIR Board on May 14, 2019.

Resolution 2019-26: Accept the Audit Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Audit Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2019-27: Accept the Finance Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Finance Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2019-28: Recognition of Sean Turner’s service as Treasurer
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees extends its gratitude to Sean Turner for his service to the Internet Society and the Board as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair from 2015 to 2019.

Resolution 2019-29: Approval of the Minutes of Board Meeting 145
RESOLVED, that the minutes of Meeting 145 of Internet Society Board of Trustees held by video conference July 11, 2019 are approved.

Resolution 2019-30: Accept the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items from the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees.
RESOLVED, the ISOC Board of Trustees accepts the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items as conveyed by the 2018- 2019 Board of Trustees.

Summary of Agreed Board Action Items

At the close of each Internet Society board year, the outgoing Board of Trustees conveys to the incoming board a list of priorities which, based on its knowledge and experience, are crucial for the continued success of the organization. Now at the close of its term, the 2018-2019 board conveys the following priorities to the 2019-2020 board:

A. Continue support for the 2019 Internet Society Action Plan,
B. Support the redesign of ISOC Fellowship programs, as presented by staff, including appropriate funding for the redesigned programs in the Internet Society 2020 budget.

Resolution 2019-31: Welcome new Chapters and Special Interest Groups
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the following new Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups, which have been chartered and approved since the last board meeting:

  • Capítulo Canario de la Internet Society (Internet Society Canary Islands Chapter)
  • Internet Society Jamaica Chapter
  • Internet Society Lesotho Chapter
  • Internet Society US Hawaii Chapter
  • Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group
  • Internet Society Rural Development Special Interest Group

Resolution 2019-32: Recognition of outgoing Trustees
RESOLVED, that the board thanks Désirée Miloshevic and Harish Pillay for their dedication and outstanding service to the Internet Society as members of the Board of Trustees.

Resolution 2019-33: Approve dates and locations for 2020 board meetings
RESOLVED, that the board approves dates and locations as follows for its meetings in 2020.

  • Q1 Meeting: Cancun, 13-14 March, after ICANN 67 meeting
  • Annual General Meeting: Madrid, 1-2 August, after IETF 108 meeting
  • Retreat: New York, Mid-September Dates TBD
  • Q4 Meeting: Bangkok, 21-22 November, after IETF 109 meeting

Resolution 2019-34: 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 2019- 2020 term.

Resolution 2019-35: Appoint the Executive Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates an Executive Committee and appoints Andrew Sullivan (President & CEO), Richard (Treasurer), John (Secretary) and Gonzalo (Chair of the Board) who serves as chair of the committee.

Resolution 2019-36: Appoint the Audit Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates an Audit Committee and appoints Sean as chair and Mike and Walid as members of the committee.

Resolution 2019-37: Appoint the Finance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Finance Committee and appoints Gonzalo, Olga, Hans Peter, and Pepper, as members of the committee, and Richard (Treasurer) who serves as chair of the committee. The President serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the committee.

Resolution 2019-38: Appoint the Compensation Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Compensation Committee and appoints Hiroshi, Mike, Richard, and Walid as members of the committee, along with Gonzalo (Chair of the Board) who serves as chair of the committee.

Resolution 2019-39: Appoint the chair of the Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Nominations Committee and appoints Olga as chair of the committee.

Resolution 2019-40: Appoint the chair of the Elections Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates an Elections Committee and appoints Hiroshi as chair of the committee. The President serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the committee.

Resolution 2019-41: Appoint the chair and members of the Governance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a Governance Committee and appoints John as chair of the committee, and Glenn, Hans Peter, Mieke, Mike, and Walid as members. The President serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the committee.

Resolution 2019-42: Appoint the chair of the PIR Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates a PIR Nominations Committee and appoints John as chair of the committee, and Hans Peter, Mike, and Olga as members.

Resolution 2019-43: Appoint the representative to the PIR board of directors
RESOLVED, that the Board appoints Andrew Sullivan as the ISOC representative to the PIR board of directors, to serve until the 2020 ISOC AGM.