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[council] Post-election steps

To the Names Council:

In anticipation of the conclusion of the voting process for ICANN Director
seats, I want to outline the next set of steps that will be necessary to
formalize and finalize the results, and to make permanent the status of the
(still) provisional Names Council.

STEP 1:  Final recognition of Names Council and DNSO constituency groups by
DATE:  Monday, 18 October
EXPLANATION:  The Board granted provisional recognition to the Names Council
and DNSO constituency groups in Berlin.  As the Board's Berlin resolution
stated, the provisional Names Council will perform all of the functions of
the permanent Names Council, except for the election of ICANN Directors.
The Board expects to formally act on all pending constituency group
applications and on the final recognition of the Names Council on Monday, 18

STEP 2:  Ratification of the NC election results by permanent NC
DATE:  Week of 18 October
EXPLANATION:  Following the Board's vote to grant final recognition to the
Names Council, the (non-provisional) Names Council must then take the formal
step of ratifying the results of this week's election process.  This is
essentially a formality, necessitated by the sequence of (i) election
process, followed by (ii) final recognition.

STEP 3:  Formal notification to ICANN
DATE:  22 October
EXPLANATION:  The act of notification triggers the 7-day period after which
the DNSO's choices will formally join the ICANN Board.  In order to ensure
that all three Supporting Organization directors are seated on the same
date -- in other words, to ensure that the three Supporting Organizations
are treated identically, despite their differing election processes and
schedules -- ICANN requests that all three SOs transmit their formal
notifications to ICANN on 22 October.  A common notification date will allow
for a smooth and uniform transition to the new ICANN Board.

Let me know if you have any questions.