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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 2014

Resolution 2014-01: approving meeting minutes
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 107th meeting of the ISOC Board held on November 24th 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the minutes of the 108th meeting of the ISOC Board held on December 12th via teleconference are approved.

Resolution 2014-02: appointing a member of the IAOC
RESOLVED that Scott Bradner is appointed to the IAOC for a two-year term. The term to start on March 5th 2014

Resolution 2014-03: Thanking Lynn St.Amour for her service to the Internet Society
WHEREAS Lynn St.Amour joined the Internet Society in 1998 as the Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa division, was promoted to be ISOC’s global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and then to be ISOC’s President and CEO in 2001
WHEREAS Lynn’s leadership and efforts have put the Society onto a stable financial foundation by expanding organizational memberships and by establishing the Public Interest Registry while expanding the Society’s global footprint
WHERAS Lynn’s leadership and efforts have established the Society as the organizational and financial home of the IETF
WHEREAS Lynn’s leadership and efforts have established the Society as the preeminent voice and champion for an open and evolving Internet
RESOLVED that the Board offers its heartfelt thanks for Lynn St.Amour’s tireless work in support of the Internet Society

Resolution 2014-04: Authority to report to Geneva Trade Register
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees authorizes its representative, M. Eric Alves de Souza, to request that Kathryn C. Brown, CEO and President of the Internet Society, be listed in the Geneva Registré du Commerce as authorized to act as fiduciary for the Internet Society, acting at the direction of the Board of Trustees.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees authorizes M. de Souza to have Ms. Lynn St.Amour removed from the Geneva Registré du Commerce in recognition of her departure from the Internet Society.

Resolution 2014-05: Approval of the execution by Public Interest Registry of Registry Agreements with ICANN for the .NGO and .ONG TLDs
Be it RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society approves PIR’s execution of the ICANN Registry Agreements and related Supplements to the Registry Agreement for the provision of .NGO AND .ONG Top Level Domain services, as approved by the PIR Board of Directors on 17 December 2013.
Be it FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society approves PIR’s submittal of a Registry Service Evaluation Process (RSEP) request to link the simultaneous registration of the .NGO and .ONG domain names.

Resolution 2014-06: Approval of the offering by Public Interest Registry of Registry Lock Services
RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society approves PIR’s submittal of a Registry Service Evaluation Process (RSEP) request to offer Registry Lock services for the .ORG domain.

Resolution 2014-07 Approve Consent Agenda
RESOLVED, that the following items contained in the Consent Agenda are approved and ratified:

a/ Approve the minutes of the 109th meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Resolution 2014-08: Approve the minutes of the 109th Board meeting
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 100th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on January 30 in Santa Monica, California, is approved.

b/ Ratify the e-vote on approval of the minutes of the 106th meeting of the Board of Trustees

Resolution 2014-09 Approval of minutes of the 106th board meeting
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 106th meeting of the Board of Trustees held November 22nd and 23rd in Buenos Aires, Argentina are approved.

a/ Ratify the e-vote to adopt a revised elections schedule

Resolution 2014-10: Adopt a revised elections schedule 
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board of Trustees adopts the following revised elections timetable:
Call for Nominations: 29 October 2013
Nomination Period Closure:  28 December 2013
Nominations Committee Deliberations Ends: 11 January 2014
Candidates Announced, Petition Period Opens:  27 February 2014
Petition Period Closure:  13 March 2014, 23:59 UTC
Final Candidate Slate Announced/ Candidate Forum Begins: 14 March 2013
Ballots Posted (e-mail):  25 March 2014
Voting Closes, Election Date, Ballots Counted: 25 April 2014
Certification of Election, Challenge Period Opens: 2 May 2014
Challenge Period Closes:  7 May 2014
Challenge Response Period Ends, Results Finalized/Announced: 12 May 2014
Annual General Meeting: 27 June 2014

d/ Ratify the e-vote on the Board Governance Committee’s guidance to the Nomcom.

Resolution 2014-11: Approve Board Governance committee guidance to the Nomcom
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board of Trustees adopts the Board Governance Committee Guidance to the 2014 Nomcom.

e/ Ratify the e-vote to appoint Arthur Reilly and Hartmut Glaser to the PIR Board of Directors.

Resolution 2014-12: Approve appointment to the PIR Board of Directors
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board of Trustees appoints Arthur Reilly and Hartmut Glaser to the PIR Board of Directors for the period starting at the beginning of the mid-year 2014 PIR Board meeting and ending at the end of the day before the start of the mid-year 2017 PIR Board meeting.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board thanks the all of the people who were nominated for consideration for this position.

f./ Ratify the e-vote to approve the 2014 IAB slate.

Resolution 2014-13: Approve the 2014 IAB slate
RESOLVED, that the 2014 IAB slate consisting of the following individuals is approved:
IAB Slate Selection of Nomcom 2013
Mary Barnes, Polycom
Marc Blanchet, Viagénie (incumbent)
Ted Hardie, Google
Joe Hildebrand, Cisco
Eliot Lear, Cisco (incumbent, 1 year term)
Brian Trammell, ETHZ
FURTHER RESOLVED, that he ISOC Board thanks the IETF NomCom and its Chair, Allison Mankin, for their time and hard work.

Resolution 2014-14: Welcome the InterPlanetary Networking Chapter of the Internet Society
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new InterPlanetary Networking Chapter of the Internet Society which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2014-15: Approval of the submission by Public Interest Registry of Registry Service Evaluation Process requests to amend prior Registry Agreements with ICANN
Be it RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society approves PIR’s submission of ICANN Registry Service Evaluation Process requests, as approved by the PIR Board of Directors on 22 March, 2014, for permission to:
offer .орг domain names in languages other than Russian;
offer second level domains under the Hindi Registry Agreement; and
provide Registry Lock Services in for PIR’s six new TLDs.
Be it further RESOLVED, if the RSEP submissions are accepted by ICANN that the Board of Trustees authorizes PIR to execute amendments to the affected Registry Agreements with ICANN, which authorize PIR to offer the services described above.

Resolution 2014-16: Approve the minutes of the 110th board meeting
RESOLVED that he minutes of the 110th meeting of the Board of Trustees,
held 1 April 2014 via teleconference are approved.

Resolution 2014-17 Approve Consent Agenda
RESOLVED, that the following items contained in the Consent Agenda were approved and ratified:

a/ Approve the minutes of the 111th meeting of the Board of Trustees
Resolution 2014-18: Approve the minutes of the 111th Board meeting
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 111th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on April 6-7 in Hong Kong, is approved.

b/ Ratify the e-vote on approving the PIR business proposal
Resolution 2014-19: Ratify the e-vote to Approve PIR business proposal
RESOLVED that the e-vote held between 22 and 29 May 2014 approving the PIR business proposal is ratified. The e-vote passed unanimously, except for Desiree Miloshevic and Theresa Swinehart, who abstained. The resolution in the e-vote was:

Resolution 2014-20: Approving PIR business proposal
RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees approves the business proposal presented by Public Internet Registry (PIR) subject to the conditions communicated to the PIR board by the Chair of the ISOC Board.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees recognizes that this is an important step by PIR that will help ensure continued support to ISOC in a changing environment, and expresses its appreciation for the continued high level of support that the ISOC has received over the years.

Resolution 2014-21: Recognition of outgoing PIR Board member
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees extends its gratitude to Raimundo Beca for his service on the PIR Board of Directors from June 2011 to June 2014.

Resolution 2014-22: Welcome new chapters
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Burkina Faso Chapter of the Internet Society and the Internet Society Chapter of Malta, which were both chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2014-23: Accept the Nominations Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2014 Nominations Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2014-24: Accept the Elections Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the 2014 Elections Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2014-25: Accept the Governance Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the Governance Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2014-26: Accept the Finance Committee Report
RESOLVED that the Report of the Finance Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2014-27: Approve formation of the Internet Governance Forum Supporting Association
WHEREAS, Board Resolution 13-48 authorized the CEO to establish a legal structure to assist in the development of broad financial support for the Internet Governance Forum, as a multistakeholder organization, and authorized the CEO to release an amount not to exceed US $200,000 in support of the IGF in 2014
RESOLVED, that the CEO of the Internet Society be authorized to establish a legal structure to assist in the development of broad financial support for the Internet Governance Forum
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the foundational documents for this legal structure are approved as offered.

Resolution 2014-28: Accept and convey a list of items for action by the 2014-2015 ISOC Board of Trustees
RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees accepts as accurate the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the ISOC Board of Trustees conveys the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items to the 2014-2015 ISOC Board of Trustees for action.

Resolution 2014-29: Accept the Independent Auditors Report
RESOLVED, that the 2013 Independent Auditors Report is accepted, in reliance on the PIR 2013 Independent Auditors Report as accepted by the PIR Board on 13 June 2014.

Resolution 2014-30: Accept the Report of the Audit Committee
RESOLVED, that the report of the Audit Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2014-31: Approval of the Minutes of Board Meeting 112
RESOLVED, that the minutes of Meeting 112 of Internet Society Board of Trustees held by teleconference 16 June 2014 are approved.

Resolution 2014-32: Accept the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items
RESOLVED: The ISOC Board of Trustees accepts the Summary of Agreed Board Action Items as conveyed by the 2013-2014 Board of Trustees.

Resolution 2014-33: Recognition of outgoing Trustees
RESOLVED, that the board thanks outgoing Board members Alain Aina, Raúl Echeberría, Theresa Swinehart and Bert Wijnen for their dedication and outstanding service to the Internet Society.

Resolution 2014-34: Approve bylaws of PIR NewCo Retail Business
RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees approves the bylaws of the PIR NewCo Retail Business.

Resolution 2014-35: Welcome the Indonesia-Jakarta Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Indonesia-Jakarta Chapter which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2014-36: Create the Executive Committee 
RESOLVED, that the Board creates the Executive Committee, approves its charter as proposed and appoints Narelle Clark, Dave Farber and Rudi Vansnick as members of the Committee, along with Kathy Brown (President & CEO), Jason Livingood (Treasurer), Scott Bradner (Secretary) and Bob Hinden (Chair of the Board) who serves as chair of the committee.

Resolution 2014-37: Create the Finance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates the Finance Committee, approves its charter as proposed, and appoints, Dave Farber, Sean Turner and Hiroshi Esaki as committee members, along with Kathy Brown (President), and Jason Livingood (Treasurer) who serves as chair of the committee.

Resolution 2014-38: Create the Compensation Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board appoints Eric Burger, Keith Davidson, Sean Turner and Rudi Vansnick as members of the Compensation Committee, along with Bob Hinden (Chair of the Board) who serves as chair of the committee.

Resolution 2014-39: Create the Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates the Nominations Committee, approves its charter as proposed, and appoints Narelle Clark as committee Chair. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this Committee.

Resolution 2014-40: Appoint the chair of the Elections Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates the Elections Committee, approves its charter as proposed, and appoints Gihan Dias as committee Chair. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this Committee.

Resolution 2014-41: Appoint the chair of the Governance Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates the Governance Committee, approves its charter as proposed, and appoints Desiree Miloshevic as committee Chair as well as Eric Burger, Keith Davidson, Bob Hinden and Scott Bradner as committee members. Kathy Brown (President) serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of this Committee.

Resolution 2014-42: Appoint a liaison to the IETF Nominations Committee
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board appoints Desiree Miloshevic as ISOC Liaison to the IETF nominations Committee for the 2014-2015 term.

Resolution 2014-43: Create the Audit Committee
RESOLVED, that the Board creates the Audit Committee, approves its charter as proposed, appoints Eric Burger as Chair and Narelle Clark, Gihan Dias and Rudi Vansnick as members of the Committee.

Resolution 2014-44: Approve Consent Agenda
RESOLVED, that the following items contained in the Consent Agenda were
approved and ratified:

a/ Approve the minutes of the 113th meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Resolution 2014-45: Approve the minutes of the 113th Board meeting.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 113th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held June 27-28, 2014 in London, are approved.

b/ Approve the minutes of the 114th meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Resolution 2014-46: Approve the minutes of the 114th Board meeting.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 114th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held July 2, 2014 via teleconference, are approved.

c/ Ratify the motion to appoint representatives on the NTIA/IANA group.
Resolution 2014-47: Ratify a motion passed in executive session.
RESOLVED that the Board ratifies the following motion passed during the July 2, 2014 special board meeting:

Resolution 2014-48: Appoint ISOC representatives on the NTIA/IANA group
RESOLVED, that the Board appoints Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko as the
ISOC representatives on the NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination
Group.

d/ Ratify the e-vote to approve the PIR Call for Candidates and Timetable.
Resolution 2014-49: Approve the Call for Candidates and Timetable for PIR Board of Directors Appointments for 2015.
RESOLVED that the e-vote held between 8 and 15 September 2014 approving the Call for Candidates and Timetable for PIR Board of Directors Appointments for 2015 is ratified.  The e-vote passed unanimously except for Desiree Miloshevic, who abstained.  The resolution in the e-vote was:

RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees approves the PIR – Call for Nominations, Internet Society Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Registry” as proposed and approves the following timetable for the appointment process.

Board Approves Call and Timetable: September 18, 2014
Application Period Begins: September 29, 2014
Application Period closes/NomCom Review Begins: November 24, 2014
NomCom Review Ends/Slate sent to ISOC Board for Review: February 6, 2015
BoT Review & E-vote: March 20, 2015
New Directors informed & Two Month Transition Begins: April 20, 2015
Two Month Transition Ends: June 20, 2015
New Directors Seated: June 20 or later

Resolution 2014-50: Welcome new chapter.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society El Salvador Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2014-51: Appoint the members of the ISOC 2015 Nominations Committee.
RESOLVED that Sean Turner, Keith Davidson, Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Carolina Aguerre and Alain Aina be appointed as members of the Nominations Committee chaired by Narelle Clark.

Resolution 2014-52: Appoint the members of the ISOC 2015 Elections Committee.
RESOLVED that Desiree Miloshevic, Hans Peter Dittler, Scott Mansfield, and Kris Seeburn be appointed as members of the Elections Committee chaired by Gihan Dias.

Resolution 2014-53: Approve PIR Agreements in Support of NGO|ONG
RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees approves the execution of agreements between PIR and Afilias to provide services in support of Public Interest Registry’s offering of NGO|ONG domain names.

Resolution 2014-54 Approve Consent Agenda
RESOLVED, that the following items contained in the Consent Agenda were approved and ratified:

a/ Approve the minutes of the 115th meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Resolution 2014-55: Approve the minutes of the 115th Board meeting.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 115th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on September 18, 2014 in Irvington, Virginia, USA is approved.

b/ Ratify the e-vote to approve the 2015 Elections Calendar.
Resolution 2014-56: Ratify the e-vote to approve the 2015 Elections Calendar.
RESOLVED that the e-vote held between September 22 and 29, 2014 approving the 2015 Elections Calendar is ratified. The e-vote passed unanimously. The resolution in the e-vote was:

RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees approves the Board Elections Calendar as follows:
Call for Nominations opens: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Nominations period closes: Saturday, 20 December 2014
Nominations Committee deliberations end: Saturday, 7 February 2015
Candidates announced. Petitions period opens: Monday 16 February 2015
Petitions period closes: Saturday, 28 February 2015
Final candidate slate announced. Candidate Forum begins: Monday, 2 March 2015
Ballots posted. Voting opens: Friday, 13 March 2015
Voting closes. Ballots counted: Monday, 6 April 2015
Certification of election. Challenge period opens: Friday, 10 April 2015
Challenge period closes: Friday, 17 April 2015
Challenge response period ends. Results finalized and announced: Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Resolution 2014-57: Welcome the new Internet Society Turkey Chapter.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Turkey Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2014-58: Welcome the new Internet Society Republic of Korea Chapter.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Republic of Korea Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2014-59:  Approve the minutes of the 116th Board meeting.
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 116th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held November 3, 2014 via teleconference, are approved.

Resolution 2014-60:  In appreciation of ISOCs actions relating to the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary meeting in Busan.
RESOLVED, that the Board expresses its appreciation to the CEO and staff of ISOC who were involved in developing policy principles or participated in the ITU Plenipotentiary, Busan 2014, in particular taking advantage for building partnerships. Particular thanks are extended to Sally Wentworth for producing the matrix of key issues relating to the draft resolutions for the Plenipotentiary. This matrix served as a valuable resource for participating Internet Society members and many Government delegations, as a clarification of concepts relating to maintaining an open, global Internet.

Resolution 2014-61:  Approve the Internet Society 2015 Plan and 2015 budget, contingent on the Board of the Public Interest Registry finalizing their budget before January 1, 2015, with a $29,500,000 contribution to the Internet Society.
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the Internet Society 2015 Plan and 2015 Budget as documented in the 2015 Plan submission.

Resolution 2014-62:  Approve the proposal for ISOC technology improvements.
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the proposal for ISOC technology improvements using non-recurring PIR funds.