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Representative of the Istanbul Liaison Office


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Resolution Number: 
2017.06.24.09 – 2017.06.24.11
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a non-profit, public benefit corporation, 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 established a liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey (Liaison Office).

Whereas, by resolution 2013.04.11.03, the ICANN Board appointed David Olive as representative of the Liaison Office, with each and every authority to act on behalf of the Liaison Office.

Whereas, Mr. Olive's role as authorized representative of the Liaison Office will end on 31 August 2017.

Resolved (2017.06.24.09), effective 31 August 2017, David Olive is removed from his duties as the authorized representative of ICANN's Liaison Office in Istanbul, Turkey, for any and all purposes.

Resolved (2017.06.24.10), as of 1 September 2017, Nicholas Tomasso, [PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING CONTACT INFORMATION REDACTED] is appointed as the representative of the Liaison Office in Istanbul, Turkey, with each and every authority to act individually on behalf of ICANN in connection with the activities of the Liaison Office.

Resolved (2017.06.24.11), this resolution shall remain confidential as an "action relating to personnel or employment matters", pursuant to Article 3, section 3.5b of the ICANN Bylaws, pending public announcement of the selection of the Representative of the Istanbul Liaison Office.

Rationale for Resolution: 

ICANN is committed to continuing its global reach and presence in all time zones throughout the globe. One of the early key aspects of ICANN's globalization efforts was to establish offices in Turkey and Singapore.

ICANN formally registered a Liaison Office in Istanbul, Turkey on 18 June 2013. In order to properly have a Liaison Office in Turkey, the ICANN Board is required to designate a Liaison Office representative. To that end, the Board initially designated David Olive as the first representative of ICANN's Liaison to help ICANN establish the Liaison Office in Istanbul and agreed to serve in this role for two years. Mr. Olive then extended his stay for two additional years. ICANN thanks Mr. Olive for his many efforts to build a stable, successful office.

As Mr. Olive is relocating to another ICANN office, the Board must designate a new representative. Nicholas Tomasso has agreed to relocate to Istanbul and to be the new designated Liaison Office representative.

This is the first change of legal representative of the Liaison Office. The identification and designation of a new representative demonstrates the ICANN organizations commitment to globalization.

There will be a fiscal impact on ICANN only to the extent of relocation and other related costs, but such impact has been taken into account in the FY18 budget. This resolution should not have any impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.