ICANN Resolutions » 1999-08-26 - PSO MOU Ratification and Bylaws Amendments

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1999-08-26 - PSO MOU Ratification and Bylaws Amendments

Resolution of the ICANN Board

Board ratifies the MOU and amends the Bylaws to create the Protocol Supporting Organization (PSO).

ICANN Structures
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 26 Aug 1999
Resolution Number: 
99.74, 99.75
Implementation Actions: 
  • Record Bylaw Amendments.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Staff
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 27 September 1999
Resolution Text: 

WHEREAS the President signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the IETF, the W3C, the ITU, and ETSI in Oslo on July 14, 1999, it is now

RESOLVED [99.74] that the Memorandum of Understanding is ratified by the Board, and

FURTHER RESOLVED [99.75] that Article VI-C of the Bylaws is hereby replaced in its entirety with the following:
"Section 1. Description

"(a) The PSO shall advise the Board with respect to policy issues relating to the assignment of parameters for Internet protocols.

"(b) The PSO shall be the entity established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Corporation and a group of open, international, Internet-related standards development organizations ("SDOs").

"(c) The PSO shall be considered to exist and to be recognized when the Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the President and ratified by the Board.

"Section 2. Protocol Council

"(a) The PSO shall have a Protocol Council, consisting of representatives of the SDOs that are signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding. The Protocol Council shall, at least annually, host a meeting (the "General Assembly"), open to participation by all interested individuals.

"(b) The Protocol Council shall select Directors to those seats on the Board designated to be filled by the PSO."

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