Possible Schedule for DNSO Constituency Finalization and Names Council Elections to ICANN Board


5/27 6 constituencies provisionally recognized until 11/4

8/24 Constituency meetings in Santiago

8/26 Provisional recognition of non-commercial constituency

9/15 Deadline for amended constituency proposals to be submitted to Board

9/19 Final recognition: Board teleconference to approve and recognize amended constituency proposals

10/8 Deadline for constituencies to elect Names Council members

10/16 Deadline for Names Council selection of ICANN Board members (18 days in advance of 11/3/99)

11/2 - 11/4 ICANN Los Angeles meeting



[The Bylaws call for the DNSO to select its ICANN Directors "as soon as feasible after formation."]


As soon as feasible after formation of a Supporting Organization pursuant to Section 3(a) of Article VI, the Supporting Organization shall select three persons to be the Original Directors selected by that Supporting Organization and shall designate which of these persons shall serve each of the staggered terms for such Original Directors specified in Section 9(d) of this Article. The Supporting Organization shall notify the Board and Secretary of the Corporation in writing of the selections and designations. The selected persons shall take office fifteen days after the notification is received by the Secretary.


(b) Prior to October 1 of each year, each Supporting Organization entitled to select a Director (other than an Original Director section by the Supporting Organization under Section 2 of this Article) shall (i) make its selection according to the procedures specified by Article VI (including Articles VI-A, VI-B, and VI-C), and (ii) give the Board and the Secretary of the Corporation at least 30 days written notice of that selection. The term of such a Director shall commence on the October 1 after his or her selection.

(d) The regular term of office of a Director (other than (i) the person holding the office of President, who shall serve for as long as, and only for as long as, such person holds the office of President, and (ii) a member of the Initial Board, who shall serve for the period specified in these bylaws) shall be three (3) years. No Director may serve for more than two (2) terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the three Original Directors selected by any Supporting Organization shall be selected for terms of one (1) year, two (2) years, and three (3) years, respectively, with each term considered to have begun on October 1, 1998 regardless of when those Original Directors actually take office. The terms of the first At Large Directors elected to replace the At Large members of the Initial Board shall be as follows: three such At Large Directors shall serve a term of one (1) year, three such At Large Directors shall serve a term of two (2) years, and three such At Large Directors shall serve a term of three (3) years.



"FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President of the Corporation is directed to work with the Constituencies to amend their proposals to address deficiencies noted by the Board, which amended proposals must include a commitment of the submitting Constituency to hold a new election of Names Council representatives promptly following the approval by the Board of such amended proposal.

"FURTHER RESOLVED, that, when such proposals are so amended, the Board should examine such proposals to determine whether the deficiencies have been satisfactorily addressed and whether to extend the recognition today made."