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From: "Theresa Swinehart" 

Date: Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:59:30 PM Pacific/Auckland
To:,,, "'Olivier Guillard'", "'Yann Kwok'",
Subject: Six additional members to the ccNSO Launching Group


This is to let you know that the nine initial members of the Launching Group have identified the six additional members to the ccNSO Launching Group. The note below will be sent to the ICANN Secretary, informing him of the six additional members, per requirement of ICANN Board resolution 03.108.

The six additional members are:

I've been asked to convey a few preliminary administrative items:

  1. You will be added to the Launching Group mailing list tomorrow. To make sure we have the correct e-mail address to add to the mailing list, please let me know if there is a preferred e-mail address to use, or if you have more than one.
  2. I'll also be sending out a note proposing a time for a planning conference call on Wednesday, to have a preliminary discussion on the Launching Group's work ahead. There will be a proposed time of 12:00 (noon) UTC, along with call in information. For those that would like to be conferenced in, there will be a request for a number at which the operator can reach you.

Please feel free to let the other launching group members know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,


To the ICANN Secretary,

As you know, at the 26 June 2003 ICANN Board adopted the amendments to the bylaws under resolution 03.106, as shown in Appendix A to the Board Minutes.

The full text of the bylaws (redlined to show changes agreed to in Montreal) can be found at: .

In adopting the amendments to the bylaws, the Board also adopted called for the formation of the Launching Group. Under Resolution 03.108, the Board

hereby requests the nine ccTLD members of the ccNSO Assistance Group to call for an additional six members to join with the nine ccTLD members of the Assistance Group to form a launching group for the ccNSO ("Launching Group"), the membership of which Launching Group shall be identified in writing to the Secretary within thirty days following the adoption of these resolutions;

The Board further resolved that the Launching Group:

shall have authority to solicit additional ccTLD managers to join with the members of such Launching Group to eventually comprise the ccNSO, which shall be deemed constituted once thirty members have joined;" (Resolution 03.109)

shall also have the authority to establish a schedule and procedures for the selection of the initial ccNSO Council; (Resolution 03.110)

shall not have the authority (a) to initiate a ccPDP or (b) otherwise engage in development of substantive policies, or (c) select on behalf of the ccNSO any director or observer or other participant in any ICANN body. (Resolution 03.111).

On 9 July there was a call for expressions of interest for the following number of additions from the following regions to the Launching Group:

Expressions of interest were received, and the initial 9 members of the Launching Group identify the following additional 6 members. The Launching Group has based its identification on the candidates put forward, and regional recommendations.

The additional 6 members are:

Kind regards,

ccTLD members from the ccNSO Assistance Group
Bart Boswinkel
Chris Disppain
Demi Getschko
Alf Hansen
Hiro Hotta
Pierre Ouedraogo
Patricio Poblete
Oscar Robles
Bernard Turcotte

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