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Board of Trustees Meetings

No. 145 (11 July 2019)
Board Meeting

Board Meeting No. 145

11 July 2019
13:00-15:00 UTC

Guide to Board session types:

  • Closed executive session: board members only.
  • Open to observers session: local and remote attendees are welcome to listen in.
  • Open forum session: local and remote attendees are welcome to ask questions, provide input, and discuss with the board. No open forum session is planned for the 11 July meeting.

Please note that the Board may invite particular individuals to participate in any session (e.g., as presenters) as needed.

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Agenda

Session open to observers

 13:00-13:05     1. Welcome, Apologies and Declaration of Conflicts — G. Camarillo (5 mins)

 13:05-13:10     2. Document resolutions approved by the Board by e-vote since Meeting 143 – J. Levine (5 mins)

Resolution 2019-XX: 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-XX: 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-XX: Elect the Treasurer

RESOLVED, that Richard Barnes was elected as ISOC treasurer, to serve until the 2019 AGM.

Resolution 2019-XX: 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-XX: 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-XX: 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-XX: 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-XX: 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-XX: 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.

13:10-13:15     3. Actionable items for the 2019-2020 Board of Trustees – G. Camarillo (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Accept and convey actionable items to the 2019-2020 Board of Trustees.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX:  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:

Continue support for the 2019 Internet Society Action Plan,

Support the redesign of ISOC Fellowship programs, as presented by staff, including appropriate funding for the redesigned programs in the Internet Society 2020 budget.

13:15-13:20     4. Recognition of outgoing PIR Board members – G. Camarillo (5 mins)

PURPOSE: To recognize outgoing PIR Board members

Resolution 2019-XX: 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 

13:20-13:25     5. Elections Committee Report – W. Al-Saqaf (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Receive the final report of the ISOC Elections Committee

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Accept the Elections Committee Report.

RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Elections Committee is accepted.

13:25-13:30      6. Update the ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees – W. Al-Saqaf (5 mins)

PURPOSE: To update the ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Update the ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees

RESOLVED That the current ISOC Procedures for Selecting Trustees be updated as presented. 

13:30-13:35     7. Governance Committee Report – D. Miloshevic (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Receive the report of the ISOC Governance Committee.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Accept the Governance Committee Report.

RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Governance Committee is accepted.

13:35-13:40     8. Compensation Committee Report – G. Camarillo (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Receive the final report of the ISOC Compensation Committee.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Accept the Compensation Committee Report.

RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Compensation Committee is accepted.

13:40-13:45     9. Executive Committee Report – G. Camarillo (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Receive the final report of the ISOC Executive Committee.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Accept the Executive Committee Report.

RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Executive Committee is accepted.

13:45-13:50     10. Independent Auditors Report – J. Levine (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Accept the report of the independent auditor.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: 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.

13:50-13:55     11. Audit Committee Report – J. Levine (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Receive the final report of the ISOC Audit Committee.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Accept the Audit Committee Report.

RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Audit Committee is accepted.

13:55-14:00     12. Finance Committee Report – R. Barnes (5 mins)

PURPOSE: Receive the report of the ISOC Finance Committee.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2019-XX: Accept the Finance Committee Report.

RESOLVED, that the report of the 2018-2019 Finance Committee is accepted.

14:00-14:05     13. Recognition of Sean Turner’s service as Treasurer – R. Barnes (5 mins)

PURPOSE: To recognize Sean Turner for service as Treasurer.

Resolution 2019-XX: 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.

14:05-14:15     14. Any Other Business — G. Camarillo (10 mins)

 14:15    15. Adjournment of Board Meeting #145