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Hub office in Istanbul, Turkey


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
Hub Office in Istanbul, Turkey
Summary: 

Board establishes Branch Office and Liaison Office in Istanbul, Turkey and appoints David Olive as the representative of both offices.

Category: 
Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
周四, 11 四月 2013
Resolution Number: 
2013.04.11.03 – 2013.04.11.05
Resolution Text: 
Resolved (2013.04.11.03), the President and CEO is authorized to implement either the resolutions relating to a liaison office or the resolutions relating to the branch office, which ever is deemed by the President and CEO to be more appropriate, and to open any bank accounts necessary to support the office in Turkey. (i) Whereas, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a legal entity duly incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, having its principal place of business at 12025 E. Waterfront Drive, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California USA 90094 ("ICANN"), has decided to establish a branch office in Istanbul, Turkey ("Branch Office"). Resolved (2013.04.11.04), David Olive, holding a United States passport numbered [REDACTED], is appointed as the representative of the Branch Office with each and every authority to act individually on behalf of the Branch Office before, including but not limited to, any and all courts, private and public institutions. (ii) Whereas, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a legal entity duly incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, having its principal place of business at 12025 E. Waterfront Drive, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California USA 90094 ("ICANN"), has decided to establish a liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey ("Liaison Office"). Resolved (2013.04.11.05), David Olive, [personal identification information REDACTED], is appointed as the representative of the Liaison Office with each and every authority to act individually on behalf of the Liaison Office before, including but not limited to, any and all courts, private and public institutions.
Rationale for Resolution: 
ICANN is committed to continuing to expand its global reach and presence in all time zones throughout the globe. One of the key aspects of ICANN’s internationalization is to establish offices in Turkey and Singapore. Another key aspect of ICANN’s internationalization is to ensure that not all members of ICANN’s senior management are located in the Los Angeles office. To that end, one of ICANN’s officers, David Olive, has agreed to relocate to Istanbul and to be the designated branch representative. In order to formally establish an office in Istanbul, ICANN must register to do business in Turkey. The registration to do business in Turkey requires a specific Board resolution establishing the branch and designating the branch representative, which is why the Board has passed this resolution. Establishing hub office around the globe will be a positive step for the ICANN community as it will provide a broader global reach to all members of the community. There will be a fiscal impact on ICANN, which has been considered in the FY13 budget and will be taken into account when approving the FY14 budget and beyond. This resolution is not intended to have any impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS except that it might provide additional coverage around the globe that could help more quickly address any security, stability or resiliency issues. This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.