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

Roelof Meijer Roelof.Meijer at sidn.nl
Tue Mar 3 12:09:06 UTC 2015

Dear Robin,

I am not too comfortable with the distinction you seem to make between noncom appointees on the board („representing the entire community in the first instance”) and members elected from SO’s and AC’s (other). We assessed that all board members first of all serve the public interest and secondly ICANN the corporation. So if in the end, the options will be to recall the board or part thereof, in my opinion the process for all board members should be the same.
(However, as I stated before, I am in favor of the options being recalling the whole board on not recalling the board).

That said, what kind of process do you envisage  for „NomCom appointees should be recalled by the entire community”?



From: Robin Gross <robin at ipjustice.org<mailto:robin at ipjustice.org>>
Date: maandag 2 maart 2015 21:03
To: "wp1 at icann.org<mailto:wp1 at icann.org>" <wp1 at icann.org<mailto:wp1 at icann.org>>
Subject: Re: [Party1] template - removal of ICANN directors - draft 1

I think the community would want other options than only via a representative vote to spill the board.  My own community would want a more directly democratic or bottom-up approach, i.e., our members would vote for themselves (rather than through a representative vote) for NCSG's vote in the question of whether to spill the board.

NomCom appointees should be recalled by the entire community since that is who they should be representative of in the first instance.


On Mar 1, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Steve DelBianco wrote:

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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