1999-08-26 - At-Large Membership

Summary

Board resolves that the At-Large Directors should be selected by an At-Large Council, the members of which are directly elected by the at-large members of ICANN, and the Council will consist of 18 members selected pursuant to an election process.

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RESOLVED [99.87] that the At-Large Directors should be selected by an At-Large Council, the members of which are directly elected by the at-large members of ICANN;

FURTHER RESOLVED [99.88] that the At-Large Council shall consist of a maximum of 18 members, selected pursuant to an election process to be developed by the President and approved by the Board that is consistent with the following principles:

  • 1.  The At-Large membership shall be geographically diverse, broadly representative of the Internet user community, and shall consist of at least 5,000 individuals.
    2. Of the members of the At-Large Council, at least one and not more than two per region shall be elected directly by the residents of ICANN's 5 defined geographic regions, with each regional Council member elected by the residents of his or her region. The remaining Council members (no more than eight) shall be elected globally by all ICANN At-Large members. A candidate for a regional At Large seat must be a citizen of a country located in that region. No two members of the At Large Council elected from the same region shall be citizens of the same country.
    3. Election to the At Large Council should be conducted in at least two stages, if consistent with the selection of at least some At Large Directors prior to July 1, 2000.

FURTHER RESOLVED [99.89] that the President is authorized to convene a Membership Implementation Task Force, which shall generate and implement strategies for outreach and recruitment of a broad and numerous membership that is globally representative of the Internet user community; identify potential sources of funding for the initial At Large Council elections; design effective membership authentication and online election procedures; and monitor and oversee the initial At Large Council elections to ensure that they are conducted openly and fairly.

FURTHER RESOLVED [99.90] that, while the Board reiterates its determination that the At Large membership will ultimately be expected to fund its operations (including the election process), the President and staff are directed to seek to obtain the necessary funding to conduct the election of the initial At Large Council, and authorized, subject to the availability of adequate funds, to hire or retain sufficient staff support to administer the At Large membership program; support the At Large Council; develop and implement computer and software systems for membership records and online election processes; coordinate the outreach program; and other necessary and related tasks.

FURTHER RESOLVED [99.91] that the President and staff are directed to prepare implementing bylaws, including a definition of the specific rights of members and the responsibilities and scope of the At Large Council, to be presented to the Board for its review and approval following public notice and comment.

Implementation Actions

  • Convene a Membership Implementation Task Force.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Staff
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 1999
  • Seek necessary funding to conduct the election of the initial At Large Council, and to facilitate staff support.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN President and Staff
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 1999
  • Prepare implementing bylaws to present to the Board for review and approval.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Staff
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: October 1999

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