Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 160 (August 22, 2021)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 160

Author: I. Levine
Date: 2021-08-22
Committee: BOT
Document: 2021-08-22
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: I. Levine
Access: Unlimited

INTERNET SOCIETY

22 August 2021
Videoconference

Guide to Board of Trustees 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. There are no open forum sessions scheduled for this meeting.

There were no open forum sessions scheduled for this meeting.

Present
Richard Barnes
Paul Ebersman
Brian Haberman
Ted Hardie
Luis Martinez
Robert Pepper
George Sadowsky
Laura Thomson
Muhammad Shabbir
Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO, non-voting

Excused
Maimouna Diop
Mike Godwin
Jon Peterson

All Trustees waived the 2-day notice of the meeting.

Staff
Kevin Craemer
Ilona Levine

Open to Observers – started at 14:03 UTC.

1. Welcome, apologies, declaration of conflicts – T. Hardie

Maimouna previously declared a conflict as a Member of Council of Elders of AFRINIC.

2. Motion to approve funding to support ongoing activities of AFRINIC – T. Hardie

Resolution 2021-39: Approve funding to support ongoing activities of AFRINIC
WHEREAS the Internet Society believes the continued orderly operation of number registries is in the interest of the Internet; and
WHEREAS the Internet Society trustees observe that legal action affecting AFRINIC may threaten that orderly operation,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Internet Society staff are directed to develop and implement a plan, consistent with legal obligations and prudence, to support the ongoing activities of AFRINIC, with funding not to exceed $300,000, and to pursue said plan until such time as otherwise directed by the Board of Trustees.

Moved by Richard, seconded by George.

The Board voted unanimously to approve the resolution.

3. Any other business

None.

Meeting adjourned at 14:05 UTC.


Summary of Resolutions

The following resolutions were passed during the meeting:

Resolution 2021-39: Approve funding to support ongoing activities of AFRINIC
WHEREAS the Internet Society believes the continued orderly operation of number registries is in the interest of the Internet; and
WHEREAS the Internet Society trustees observe that legal action affecting AFRINIC may threaten that orderly operation,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Internet Society staff are directed to develop and implement a plan, consistent with legal obligations and prudence, to support the ongoing activities of AFRINIC, with funding not to exceed $300,000, and to pursue said plan until such time as otherwise directed by the Board of Trustees.