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Election of PTI Board Members


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
Resolution Number: 
2019.10.22.32 – 2020.10.22.33
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, ICANN, in its role as sole member of PTI, has the obligation to elect all members of the PTI Board in accordance with Article 5 of the PTI Bylaws.

Whereas, the term for Seats 2 and 4 of the PTI Board are up for election.

Whereas, the Nominating Committee selected James Gannon to serve in Seat 2 of the PTI Board for the term beginning at the end of this meeting of the Member and ending at the end of the annual meeting of the Member in 2023, pursuant to Section 5.5.1.2 of the PTI Bylaws.

Whereas, ICANN organization recommends that David Conrad, ICANN's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer serve for another term in Seat 4 of the PTI Board, for the term beginning at the end of this meeting of the Member and ending at the end of the annual meeting of the Member in 2023, pursuant to Section 5.5.1.4 of the PTI Bylaws.

Whereas, Wei Wang's term in Seat 2 of the PTI Board comes to a close at the end of this meeting of the Member.

Whereas, there are no other changes to the composition of the PTI Board.

Resolved (2020.10.22.32), ICANN, in its role as sole member of PTI, elects James Gannon to serve in Seat 2 of the PTI Board and re-elects David Conrad to serve in Seat 4 of the PTI Board, with terms ending at the end of the annual meeting of the Member in 2023.

Resolved (2020.10.22.33), ICANN, in its role as sole member of PTI, thanks Wei Wang for his service to PTI and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The resolutions taken here today fulfill ICANN's responsibility, as the sole member of PTI, to annually elect the President of PTI and elect Directors to the Board. The regular election of a PTI President and elections of Directors will allow the PTI Board to continue its work.

The election of the PTI President and Board directors are taken fully in line with the obligations as set forth in the PTI Bylaws, and respectful of the community's recommendations of the proposed composition of the Board.

These actions confirm ICANN's continued commitment to its Bylaws' obligations surrounding the performance of the IANA Functions that are contracted to PTI. This also directly serves ICANN's mission to ensure the stable and secure operations of the Internet's unique identifiers, and serves the public interest in the continued stable performance of the IANA functions.

None of the actions taken today are anticipated to have any impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the DNS, though PTI is essential to ICANN's security, stability and resiliency work. There are resource implications in supporting PTI, which are reflected in the PTI, IANA and ICANN Budgets.

The appointment of the PTI President and the appointment of the PTI Board are Organizational Administrative Functions for which public comments were not necessary.