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    Re: ICANN's 'Offshore Strategy'?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday March 24 2002, @07:42PM (#5534)
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    Article V, Section 13 of the Bylaws states in total [emphasis mine]:



    Annual meetings of the Corporation will be held for the purpose of electing Officers and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. The first annual meeting will be held the last week of September 1999 or on such other date as may be set by the Board. Subsequent annual meetings shall be held as set by the Board not less than ten (10) nor more than thirteen (13) months after the annual meeting held the prior year. In the absence of designation, the annual meeting will be held at the principal office of the Corporation. The annual meeting will be open to the public. If the Board determines that it is practical, the annual meeting should be distributed in real-time and archived video and audio formats on the Internet.


    As the last annual meeting ended November 15, 2001, the next would have to take place by approximately December 15, 2002. It seems to me that the issue of location of the annual general meeting has come up before, with it being suggested that the AGM must be held in California. The above Bylaw states: In the absence of designation, the annual meeting will be held at the principal office of the Corporation. so this doesn't appear to be a requirement of the Bylaws (assuming that by designation they mean, for example, naming Shanghai). However, does California law require that the annual general meeting take place in California? -g

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    Bylaws! Bylaws? We don't need no stinking bylaws!
    by Anonymous on Monday March 25 2002, @07:54AM (#5542)
    When have ICANN's Bylaws meant anything?

    Bylaws stated there would be 9 elected Board Members..... that never happened.

    Bylaws included term limits for Board Members.... that never happened.

    The truth is -- whenever ICANN doesn't like the constraints of the Bylaws they just hold a secret meeting and change them.
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    Re: ICANN's 'Offshore Strategy'?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday March 25 2002, @08:30AM (#5544)
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    I had heard it stated regarding a previous Annual General Meeting that according to California law AGM's must take place in California. I had also heard an alternative version that at least one meeting per year had to be held in California. Neither appears to be the case: Corporations Code 5011 (5) states:
    Meetings of the board may be held at a place within or without the state that has been designated in the notice of the meeting or, if not stated in the notice or there is no notice, designated in the bylaws or by resolution of the board.
    So ICANN can continue its global junkets indefinitely under the guise of bridging the digital divide, to places like Ghana where an hour's dialup costs the equivalent of two week's average wages. The entire code is here for the curious. Hmmm, dya think ICANN fits the definition of a Subversive Organization? Yes, for many reasons the choice of Shanghai seems particularily appropriate. -g
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