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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 128 (March 10, 2016)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 128

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2016-03-10
Committee: BOT
Document: 2016-03-10
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: Unlimited

INTERNET SOCIETY

128th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, March 10, 2016.

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 6:31 PM UTC to 6:50 PM UTC on Thursday, 10 March, 2016 via teleconference.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:
Walid Al-Saqaf
Kathy Brown
Gonzalo Camarillo
Hans Peter Dittler
Hiroshi Esaki
Bob Hinden
Jason Livingood
Desiree Miloshevic
Alice Munyua
Sean Turner

Apologies were received from Narelle Clark, Gihan Dias, and John Levine.

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)

Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.

1.  Welcome and Declaration of Conflicts
Bob opened the meeting at 6:31 PM UTC. He asked if anyone had any conflicts with the topics on the agenda. No one reported any conflicts.

2.  Consideration of resolution on plan for transition of IANA Stewardship 
PURPOSE: To consider a Board resolution on transition of IANA Stewardship.

Alice moved to support the community-developed plan for transition of IANA Stewardship. Desiree seconded the motion, which was approved by acclamation.

Resolution 2016-01: In support of the community-developed plan for transition of IANA Stewardship

WHEREAS the globalization of the oversight over the Internet Assigned Names Authority (IANA) functions is a critical step in achieving a globally interoperable Internet that continues to evolve as a platform for permissionless innovation;

WHEREAS the global Internet community, facilitated by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG), has developed a plan to provide coordination and accountability for the IANA functions; and

WHEREAS the ICG plan has broad community support and meets the four principles set forth by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration;

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its strong support for the plan;

RESOLVED, that the Board urges the community to continue its efforts to faithfully implement the plan, which is paramount for the continued stability and security of the Internet;

RESOLVED, that the Board recognizes that ICANN must continue to make the reforms called for by the community to continue to be a strong steward of the IANA functions; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board views the plan and its successful implementation as exemplars of the multistakeholder processes that have been a foundation of the Internet’s past success, and which must be preserved and strengthened to ensure the Internet continues to empower people around the world.

3.  AOB

3.a  Approve resolution to express appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko 
PURPOSE: To express appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko for representing ISOC on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.

Hans Peter moved to thank Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko for their work. Walid seconded the motion, which was approved by acclamation.

Resolution 2016-02: Express appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko for representing the Internet Society on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.

Alice moved to adjourn. Desiree seconded the motion. There being no objection, the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.

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Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 2016-01: In support of the community-developed plan for transition of IANA Stewardship

WHEREAS the globalization of the oversight over the Internet Assigned Names Authority (IANA) functions is a critical step in achieving a globally interoperable Internet that continues to evolve as a platform for permissionless innovation;

WHEREAS the global Internet community, facilitated by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG), has developed a plan to provide coordination and accountability for the IANA functions; and

WHEREAS the ICG plan has broad community support and meets the four principles set forth by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National
Telecommunications and Information Administration;

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its strong support for the  plan;

RESOLVED, that the Board urges the community to continue its efforts to faithfully implement the plan, which is paramount for the continued stability and security of the Internet;

RESOLVED, that the Board recognizes that ICANN must continue to make the reforms called for by the community to continue to be a strong steward of the IANA functions; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board views the plan and its successful implementation as exemplars of the multistakeholder processes that have been a foundation of the Internet’s past success, and which must be preserved and strengthened to ensure the Internet continues to empower people around the world.

Resolution 2016-02: Express appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses appreciation to Narelle Clark and Demi Getschko for representing the Internet Society on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.