In accordance with the ASO MoU, the ASO Address Council held its first General Assembly meeting on 19 May 2000. This meeting was held in Budapest, Hungary, in conjunction with the RIPE-36 meeting, hosted by RIPE NCC.
On 23 March 2000, ICANN called on the Address Council to select 2 individuals to fill ASO seats on the Independent Review Panel (IRP) Nominating Committee. In their letter to the AC, ICANN described the function of the committee, and provided general guidelines as to the type of individuals who would be suitable for nomination.
On 15 February 2000, the Address Council made a call for nominations to ASO seats on the ICANN Board. The deadline for nominations was 19 April 2000 (30 days prior to the recent ASO General Assembly meeting).
At its 2 November 1999 meeting in Los Angeles, the Address Council approved a revision of these terms on request of the 3 ASO ICANN directors, and asked ICANN to implement this revision as follows:
On 28 October 1999, ICANN announced that nine new Directors had been named to the Board by its three supporting organizations.