[Party1] template - removal of ICANN directors - draft 1

Steve DelBianco sdelbianco at netchoice.org
Sun Mar 1 22:47:28 UTC 2015

Just did a quick review of the inventory of accountability suggestions over last several months.  All commenters talked about removing all directors, or as we say, ‘spill the board’.     Only two mentioned ‘one or all’ directors.

I think we are far better focusing on a mechanisms that lets a supermajority of Community representatives vote to spill the entire board.    I’d even say it should be a 3/4 supermajority.

From: Matthew Shears
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:33 PM
To: Jordan Carter, "wp1 at icann.org<mailto:wp1 at icann.org>"
Subject: Re: [Party1] template - removal of ICANN directors - draft 1

Hi Jordan

Just wondering w/r/t this: the decision would have to arise out of democratic decisions of various SOs/ACs

What about those Directors who are selected by the NomCom (not selected by any particular community)?   Would it make any difference?


On 2/28/2015 8:43 AM, Jordan Carter wrote:
Dear WP1 members

I've had a go at item 7a in our work listing, the mechanism of removing ICANN directors.  Attached is my first draft of that paper for your review and comment.

I've kept it pretty simple, with the power basically being given to whatever mechanism we design to represent "the community".

ICANN staff, could you turn this into a Google doc, and post on the Wiki?

Thanks all, look forward to your thoughts.


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