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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 2011

Resolution 2011-1: Approval of the minutes of the 83rd meeting of the Board of Trustees, held November 13-14, 2010.

Approval of the minutes of the 83rd meeting of the Board of Trustees, held November 13-14, 2010.

Resolution 2011-2: Confirmation of Electronic Vote

RESOLVED, that the electronic vote to approve the 2011 IAB slate consisting of the following inpiduals is approved: Alissa Cooper, Joel Halpern, David Kessens, Danny McPherson, Jon Peterson , and Dave Thaler.

Resolution 2011-3: Thanking the IETF Nominations Committee

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board thanks the IETF NomCom and its Chair, Thomas Walsh, for their time and hard work.

Resolution 2011-4: Approval of the minutes of the 84th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held December 13, 2010

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 84th Board meeting of the Internet Society held December 13, 2010 are approved.

Resolution 2011-5: ISOC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chapters

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the ISOC Chapter of Portugal; ISOC Chapter of Somalia; and ISOC Chapter of Bolivia which were chartered and approved since the last Board meeting

Resolution 2011-6: Accept the Nominations Committee Report

RESOLVED that the Report of the 2011 Nominations Committee is accepted

Resolution 2011-7: Resolution 11-07: Authority of Secretary to report to Geneva Trade Register

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees authorizes the Secretary to request that Daniel Karrenberg be removed the list of officials registered with the Geneva Trade Register.

Resolution 2011-8: Authority of Secretary to request removal of inpiduals from Geneva Trade Register

RESOLVED, that the Secretary is authorized to request removal of any person form the Geneva Trade Register upon his or her separation from the Internet Society or its Board of Trustees, or by request of the inpidual

Resolution 2011-9: Thank Larry Lessig for his Service on the ISOC Board

RESOLVED, that the board thanks Larry Lessig for this service on the ISOC board.

Resolution 2011-10: Appointment of Directors for the PIR Board

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board appoints Raimundo Beca to the PIR Board of Directors for the period from the start of the PIR 2011 mid year meeting to the start of the PIR 2014 mid year meeting.

Resolution 2011-11: Approve the revised Conflict of Interest Policy
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board approves the revised Conflict of Interest Policy

Resolution 2011-12: Approval of the Minutes of the 86th Board Meeting

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 86th meeting of the Internet Society held by teleconference, 9 May 2011, are approved.

Resolution 2011-13: Ratify E-vote to appoint a PIR Board member
RESOLVED that the E-vote to appoint Art Reilly to the PIR Board of Directors for the period from the start of the PIR 2011 mid year meeting to the start of the PIR 2014 mid year meeting is ratified.

Resolution 2011-14: Ratify E-vote to appoint a Trustee to fill Larry Lessig’s term
RESOLVED that the E-vote to appoint Jason Livingood to the ISOC Board of Trustees fill the remainder of Larry Lessig’s term is ratified with the appointment effective at the start of the 88th Board meeting.

Resolution 2011-15: ISOC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chapters
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes new chapters that were chartered and approved since the last Board meeting:

  •     Singapore Chapter of the Internet Society
  •     The rejuvenated Cameroun Chapter of the Internet Society
  •     The rejuvenated Brazil Chapter of the Internet Society
  •     The rejuvenated Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter of the Internet Society

Resolution 2011-16: Accept the 2010 Independent Auditors Report
RESOLVED, that the 2010 Independent Auditors Report is accepted.

Resolution 2011-17: Accept the 2010 – 2011 Election Committee Report
RESOLVED, that the Report of the 2010- 2011 Elections Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2011-18: Recognition of outgoing Trustees
RESOLVED, that the board thanks outgoing Board members Daniel Karrenberg and Alejandro Pisanty for their dedication and outstanding service to the Internet Society.

Resolution 2011-19: Recognition of former PIR Board of Directors
RESOLVED, that the board extends its gratitude to former PIR Board of Directors Barbara Fraser and Glenn Ricart for their important service to the PIR Board. Barbara Fraser served on the PIR board from 1 January 2005 to December, 2007 and 1 January 2008 to June 2011, and Glenn Ricart from 1 January 2007 to June 2010 and from June 2010 to June 2011.

Resolution 2011-20: Establish an Executive Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board establishes an Executive Committee with the proposed charter and that Raúl Echeberria, as Chair, Jonathan Zittrain, Eric Burger and Philip Smith are appointed as members of the committee along with Lynn St. Amour (as President & CEO), Eva Frolich (as Treasurer) and Scott (as Secretary).

Resolution 2011-21: Establish an Audit Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board establishes an Audit Committee with the proposed charter and that Eric Burger is appointed chair of the committee.

Resolution 2011-22: Establish a Finance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board establishes a Finance Committee with the proposed charter and that Eva Frolich (as Treasurer) is appointed chair of the committee and Jason Livingood and Bert Wijnen appointed as members of the committee.

Resolution 2011-23: Establish a Compensation Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board establishes a Compensation Committee with the proposed charter and that Raúl Echeberria is appointed chair of the committee and Bob Hinden, Bert Wijnen appointed as members of the committee.

Resolution 2011-24: Establish a Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board establishes a Nominations Committee with the proposed charter and that Narelle Clark is appointed chair of the committee.

Resolution 2011-25: Appoint an ISOC Liaison to the IETF Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board appoints Jason Livingood as ISOC Liaison to the IETF nominations Committee for the 2011– 2012 term

Resolution 2011-27: Ratify motion made in closed session
RESOLVED that the motion made in closed session is ratified.
The motion made in closed session was:

Resolution 2011-26: Authorization for PIR to Proceed with gTLD and IDN Application Filings
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Public Interest Registry (PIR) has thoughtfully and carefully evaluated the business case and financial implications of operating new gTLDs, and has determined that such activity is in line with and will support its charter to be an exemplary registry;

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of PIR has approved, subject to the approval of the Internet Society, the filing of applications to manage the registries for two new gTLDs;

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of PIR has also evaluated the business case and financial implications of filing applications for IDNs for four non-Latin scripts [(two Chinese scripts, Cyrillic, and Hindu)];

WHEREAS, the operation of such gTLD’s and IDN’s constitute a major business endeavor requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society;

WHEREAS, PIR has projected that the investment in these filings will be $1.1 million in filing fees, plus initial business investments per their 2013 and 2014 forecasts; and

WHEREAS, Public Interest Registry has requested that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society support and approve the filings of applications with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society hereby approves the filing of applications for the assignment by ICANN of the proposed gTLD’s and IDN’s; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society also approves the operation by PIR of the gTLD’s and IDN’s, as awarded.

Resolution 2011-28: Resolution 11-XX: Adopt the Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Internet Society
RESOLVED, that the revised and restated By-Laws of the Internet Society as presented and amended during the Board discussion are adopted

Resolution 2011-29: Appoint members of the Audit Committee
RESOLVED, that Alain Aina and Khaled Koubaa are appointed to the Audit Committee

Resolution 2011-30: Establish a By-Laws review committee
RESOLVED, that the Board establishes a By-Laws review committee with the proposed charter with Eric Burger as chair of the committee, and Narelle Clark and Theresa Swinehart as committee members along with Greg Kapfer and Walda Roseman as ISOC staff support and Scott Bradner as an invited expert.

Resolution 2011-31: Approval of the minutes of the 87th meeting of the Board of Trustees
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 87th Board meeting of the Internet Society held in Quebec City on July 30, 2011 are approved.

Resolution 2011-32: Approval of the minutes of the 88th meeting of the Board of Trustees
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 88th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in Quebec City on July 30-31, 2011 are approved.

Resolution 11-33: ISOC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chapters
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Qatar Chapter of the Internet Society which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2011-34: Appoint a Chair of the Elections Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board appoints Jason Livingood chair of the Elections Committee.

Resolution 2011-35: Approval of the Call for Candidates and timetable for the PIR Board of Directors Appointments for 2012
RESOLVED that the Call for Candidates and timetable for the 2012 PIR Board of Directors Appointment is approved.

Resolution 2011-36: Approval of the minutes of the 89th meeting of the Board of Trustees
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 89th Board meeting of the Internet Society held September 19, 2011 are approved.

Resolution 2011-37: ISOC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chapters
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the rejuvenated Uganda Chapter of the Internet Society that was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2011-38: Approval of the members of the 2012 Nomination Committee
RESOLVED that Philip Smith, Bob Hinden, Narelle Clark, Alejandro Pisanty, Tina Tsou, Gunela Astbrink, Vanda Scartezini and Kurtis Lindqvist be appointed as members of the Nomination Committee as chaired by Narelle Clark

Resolution 2011-39: ISOC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chapters
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the rejuvenated Uganda Chapter of the Internet Society that was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2011-40: Approval of the 2012 Elections Timetable
RESOLVED that the 2012 Elections Timetable is approved.

Resolution 11-41: Authorizing a donation to the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in support of their Organizational evolution

WHEREAS the Internet Society (“ISOC”) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington D.C., USA, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

WHEREAS the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards;

WHEREAS ISOC’s Board of Trustees at the 76th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society resolved to provide financial assistance to W3C in its pursuit of an independent entity or lightweight headquarters operation;

WHEREAS ISOC wishes to confirm its support of this organizational evolution for the third and final year of a three-year period based upon W3C’s report of progress towards such establishment;

Be It Resolved, that the ISOC Board of Trustees directs its President and CEO to release an amount of $1 million to W3C and to assist the W3C in its evolution through such means as deemed appropriate, including the provision of staff expertise in fund raising, corporate governance, standards development, and communications;

Be It Further Resolved, that the President and CEO of ISOC is hereby authorized, consistent with this motion, to execute such documents as necessary to effect the foregoing, and, as necessary or appropriate, to execute such other documents, correspondence or the like to provide assurances of the commitment of ISOC to the foregoing actions, in line with the principles expressed by the Internet Society Board of Trustees at the Internet Society Board meeting #90 on October 22 – 23, 2011.

Resolution 11-42: Approve the 2012 Budget as documented in the 2012-2014 Business Plan and the 2012-2014 Business Plan
RESOLVED, that the Board approve the 2012 Budget as documented in the 2012-2014 Business Plan as well as the 2012-2014 Business Plan as documented in 2012-2014 ISOC Business Plan and Budget submission.

Resolution 11-43: Establishing Formal Presence in ISOC’s Global Regions
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board authorizes ISOC to establish legal presences in Asia/Pacific, Africa and Europe and to study the possibility of establishing legal presences in other areas for the purpose of supporting the ISOC mission. Activities of these legal presences are limited to activities that do not affect the non-profit status of the Internet Society.