The Board agrees with the proposed RAA amendments, directs staff to publish them for public comments, and commits to act on approval of the amendments at the earliest opportunity.

Whereas, pursuant to Board resolutions adopted in San Juan (07.50, 07.51, and 07.52) <>, ICANN staff solicited and considered the input of the Internet community, including the At-Large community and the GNSO constituencies, regarding proposed changes to the RAA.

Whereas, as directed by the ICANN Board, ICANN staff engaged with the Registrars Constituency in order to arrive at, and post for public comment, a set of proposed amendments or alternative version to the RAA intended to address to the extent feasible the concerns raised by the Internet community.

Whereas, ICANN published for public comment and provided notice to the At-Large Advisory Committee, the GNSO, and other interested parties to review the proposed revised RAA and provide advice to the Board in its review. <>

Whereas, ICANN staff analyzed all comments received and incorporated recommendations in the form of additional provisions, which were posted and discussed with the Internet community.

Whereas, the ALAC voted to support the updated set of RAA amendments.

Whereas, the GNSO voted unanimously to support adoption of the updated set of amendments, and agreed to convene two groups of representatives from the GNSO Community within 30 days of Board approval to: 1) draft a registrant rights charter; and 2) identify further amendments to the RAA on which further action may be desirable and provide its advice to the Council and ICANN staff no later than 31 July 2009.

It is resolved (2009.03.06.09), that the Board thanks the ALAC for its advice, and thanks the GNSO for its recommendation on the proposed RAA amendments, particularly thanks the members of the GNSO Council who worked this week to finalize their resolution.

It is resolved (2009.03.06.10), that the Board agrees with the substance of the amendments, and directs staff to immediately publish them for public comments for a period of no less than 30 days, and commits to act on approval of the amendments at the earliest opportunity.

Implementation Actions

  • Publish amendments for public comment
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Services department
    • Due date: March 2009
    • Completion date: 6 March 2009
  • Act on approval of the amendments at the earliest opportunity
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Board
    • Due date: None specified
    • Completion date: 21 May 2009

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