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Appointment of Board Designees for New Specific Reviews: Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Fri, 3 Feb 2017
Resolution Number: 
2017.02.03.11
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, under the Bylaws, the Board is responsible for causing a periodic review of ICANN's execution of its commitment to enhance the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global interoperability of the systems and processes, both internal and external, that directly affect or are affected by the Internet's system of unique identifiers that ICANN coordinates (SSR Review).

Whereas, the Second SSR Review commenced with a Call for Volunteers, in June 2016.

Whereas, under the Bylaws, the Board may appoint a Director or liaison to serve as a member of the SSR2 Specific Review team.

Resolved (2017.02.03.11), the Board hereby appoints Kaveh Ranjbar to serve as a member of the Second SSR Review Team, and requests that this team develop and deliver to the Board their approved Terms of Reference and Work Plan by the 30th of March, to ensure that the team's scope and timeline is consistent with the requirements of the ICANN Bylaws.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Why is the Board addressing the issue?

On 1 October 2016, new Bylaws became effective following the IANA stewardship transition that introduced new commitments to enhance ICANN's accountability. These Bylaws incorporated the reviews under the Affirmation of Commitments, and specified new selection procedures for convening them, now referred to as "Specific Reviews." This created an opportunity for the Board to designate a representative to participate in Specific Reviews, to ensure that ICANN fulfills its commitment to remaining accountable to the Community, and to making improvements in the areas covered by the Specific Reviews. With the recent launch of the Second Review of Security, Stability & Resiliency in June, 2016, the Board needs to convene the Review Team and appoint a representative for this important review.

In light of the expectation that Specific Reviews should be completed in one year, the Board is requesting the Review Team to produce its work plan and expected milestones in a timely manner, to ensure that there are adequate resources available for the Review Team to complete its review.

Are there fiscal impacts or ramifications on ICANN (strategic plan, operating plan, or budget)?

The expenses associated with conducing the SSR-2 Review are included in the ICANN Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.

Is public comment required prior to Board action?

There is no public comment required prior to this Board action.