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Registrars Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Registrars Stakeholder Group (RrSG) of the GNSO has proposed a series of amendments to its governing Charter document.

Whereas, the RrSG, ICANN staff, and the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) have completed all requirements associated with the Board Process For Amending GNSO Stakeholder Group and Constituency Charters.

Resolved (2014.10.16.07), the ICANN Board approves the Registrars Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments, and directs the staff to provide access to the new governing document on the appropriate web pages for the group.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The ICANN Bylaws (Article X, Section 5.3) state, "Each Stakeholder Group shall maintain recognition with the ICANN Board." The Board has interpreted this language to require that the ICANN Board formally approve any amendments to the governing documents of Stakeholder Groups (SG) and/or Constituencies in the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).

In September 2013, the Board established a Process For Amending GNSO Stakeholder Group and Constituency Charters (Process) to provide a streamlined methodology for compliance with the Bylaws requirement.

The GNSO Registrars Stakeholder Group (RrSG), ICANN Staff, and the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) completed all steps identified in the Process including a determination that the proposed charter amendments will not raise any fiscal or liability concerns for the ICANN organization and publication of the amendments for community review and comment (no objections received).

There is no anticipated impact from this decision on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system as a result of this decision.