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ICANN Resolutions

For each Board resolution ICANN provides basic information, including when it was approved, what it's about, and the status and details of the resulting implementation actions. Additional information and links to related resolutions are also provided, enabling users to research Board resolutions, track implementation of every Board action, and quickly find more information on topics of interest addressed by the Board.

Important note: The Board Resolutions are as reported in the Board Meeting Transcripts, Minutes & Resolutions portion of ICANN's website. Only the words contained in the Resolutions themselves represent the official acts of the Board. The explanatory text provided through this database (including the summary, implementation actions, identification of related resolutions, and additional information) is an interpretation or an explanation that has no official authority and does not represent the purpose behind the Board actions, nor does any explanations or interpretations modify or override the Resolutions themselves. Resolutions can only be modified through further act of the ICANN Board.

Datesort ascending Resolution Title Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
08 Nov 2016 Thank You to the Global Multistakeholder Community Board 2016.11.08.19 - 2016.11.08.20 The ICANN Board expresses its deep appreciation of the Global Multistakeholder Community

The Board expresses its deep appreciation for the tireless efforts of the global multistakeholder community; and its deep appreciation to the US Department of Commerce, for standing by the long-standing commitment to end the IANA Functions contract, and for its dedication, and tireless efforts as a partner with ICANN and the community to achieving this historic goal.

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Community Members Board 2016.11.08.08 - 2016.11.08.14 The ICANN Board acknowledges and thanks the contributions that members of the stakeholder community contribute to ICANN.

The Board wishes to acknowledge and thank members of the community when their terms of service end on the Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees and Nominating Committee.

08 Nov 2016 Confirmation of President of PTI Board Complete 2016.11.08.40 The ICANN Board elects Elise Gerich as the President of PTI

The Board elects Elise Gerich as the President of PTI.

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Bruce Tonkin for his service to the ICANN Board Board 2016.11.08.25 The ICANN Board thanks Bruce Tonkin for his service

The Board recognizes Bruce Tonkin for his term of service, and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond.

08 Nov 2016 Appointment of D-, E-, G-, and H-Root Server Operator Representatives to the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Board Complete 2016.11.08.04 The ICANN Board appoints D-, E-, G-, and H-Root Server Operator Representatives to the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)

The Board appoints to the RSSAC the following representatives from the D-, E-, G-, and H-root server operators: Tripti Sinha, Kevin Jones, Kevin Wright, and Howard Kash, respectively, through 31 December 2019.

08 Nov 2016 Board IDN Variant Working Group Board Complete 2016.11.08.30 The ICANN Board appoints membership of the Board IDN Variant Working Group

The Board appoints Ram Mohan (Liaison) (Chair), Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Khaled Koubaa, Akinori Maemura, Kaveh Ranjbar (Liaison), and Jonne Soininen (Liaison) to the Board IDN Variant Working Group.

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Bruno Lanvin for his service to the ICANN Board Board 2016.11.08.21 The ICANN Board thanks Bruno Lanvin for his service

The Board recognizes Bruno Lanvin for his term of service, and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond.

08 Nov 2016 Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace gTLDs 2016.11.08.15 The ICANN Board approves the Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes

The Board approves the Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes, authorizing ICANN to issue a blanket authorization that allows new gTLD registry operators who implement the required measures to release all reserved letter/letter two-character ASCII labels not otherwise reserved pursuant to Specification 5, Section 6 of the New gTLD Registry Agreement.

08 Nov 2016 Election of ICANN Board Chair Board Complete 2016.11.08.26 The ICANN Board elects Steve Crocker as Chairman of the Board

The Board elects Steve Crocker as Chairman of the Board.

08 Nov 2016 Investment of Auction Proceeds Administration and Budget 2016.11.08.05 The ICANN Board makes recommendations for the investment of auction proceeds

The Board recommends that the auction proceeds be invested at three different investment managers to reduce the risk of custody, and be invested in safe and liquid financial instruments.

08 Nov 2016 Board Working Group on Registration Directory Services Board Complete 2016.11.08.31 The ICANN Board appoints membership of the Board Working Group on Registration Directory Services

The Board appoints Chris Disspain (Chair), Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Cherine Chalaby, Steve Crocker, Markus Kummer, Akinori Maemura, and Kaveh Ranjbar (Liaison) to the Board Working Group on Registration Directory Services

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Erika Mann for her service to the ICANN Board Board 2016.11.08.22 The ICANN Board thanks Erika Mann for her service

The Board recognizes Erika Mann for her term of service, and the Board wishes her well in her future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond.

08 Nov 2016 Consideration of the Corn Lake, LLC v. ICANN Independent Review Process Final Declaration Administration and Budget, Board 2016.11.08.16 – 2016.11.08.18 The ICANN Board accepts that Corn Lake is the prevailing party in the Corn Lake, LLC v. ICANN IRP

The Board accepts that Corn Lake is the prevailing party in the Corn Lake, LLC v. ICANN IRP; the Board acted without conflict of interest; “the Board members exercised independent judgment, believed to be in the best interests of the community”; “the [Board] action of omitting .CHARITY from the [Final Review Procedure] was inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws”

08 Nov 2016 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board, General Complete 2016.11.08.01 The Board approves the minutes of 9 August, 15 August, 17 September and 30 September 2016

The Board approves the minutes of 9 August, 15 August, 17 September and 30 September 2016

08 Nov 2016 Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair Board Complete 2016.11.08.27 The ICANN Board elects Cherine Chalaby as Vice-Chairman of the Board

The Board elects Cherine Chalaby as Vice-Chairman of the Board.

08 Nov 2016 ICANN Delegation of Authority Guidelines Administration and Budget 2016.11.08.06 The ICANN Board adopts the adopts the ICANN Delegation of Authority Guidelines

The Board adopts the “ICANN Delegation of Authority Guidelines” to provide clear guidance and clarification of roles between the ICANN Board and the ICANN CEO/Management (“Guidelines”).

08 Nov 2016 Board Working Group on Internet Governanc Board Complete 2016.11.08.32 The ICANN Board appoints membership of the Board Working Group on Internet Governance

The Board appoints Markus Kummer (Chair), Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Ron da Silva, Chris Disspain, Rafael “Lito” Ibarra, Khaled Koubaa, George Sadowsky, and Lousewies van der Laan to the Board Working Group on Internet Governance.

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Kuo-Wei Wu for his service to the ICANN Board Board 2016.11.08.23 The ICANN Board thanks Kuo-Wei Wu for his service

The Board recognizes Kuo-Wei Wu for his term of service, and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond.

08 Nov 2016 Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Board Complete 2016.11.08.02 The ICANN Board appoints members to the Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

The Board appoints Jacques Latour and Tara Whalen to the SSAC for three-year terms beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2019.

08 Nov 2016 Appointment of Membership of Board Committees Board Complete 2016.11.08.28 The ICANN Board appoints membership of Board Committees

The Board appoints membership of the following Board Committees; Audit, Compensation, Executive, Finance, Governance, Organizational Effectiveness and Risk.

08 Nov 2016 Renewal of .TEL Registry Agreement gTLDs 2016.11.08.07 The ICANN Board approves renewal of the .TEL Registry Agreement

The Board approved of the .TEL Registry Agreement after finding that ICANN conducted a review of Telnic’s recent performance under the current agreement and found that Telnic substantially met its contractual requirements.

08 Nov 2016 Confirmation of Officers of ICANN Board Complete 2016.11.08.33 - 2016.11.08.39 The ICANN Board elects officers of ICANN

The Board elects Officers of ICANN

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Suzanne Woolf for her service to the ICANN Board Board 2016.11.08.24 The ICANN Board thanks Suzanne Woolf for her service

The Board recognizes Suzanne Woolf for her term of service, and the Board wishes her well in her future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond.

08 Nov 2016 Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Reappointments Board Complete 2016.11.08.03 The ICANN Board reappoints members to the Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

The Board reappoints the following SSAC members to three-year terms beginning 01 January 2017 and ending 31 December 2019: Jeff Bedser, Ben Butler, Merike Kaeo, Warren Kumari, Xiaodong Lee, Carlos Martinez, and Danny McPherson.

08 Nov 2016 Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group Board Complete 2016.11.08.29 The ICANN Board appoints membership of the Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group

The Board appoints Markus Kummer (Co-Chair), Maarten Botterman, Chris Disspain, Ram Mohan (Liaison), Mike Silber, and Lousewies van der Laan to the Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group.

05 Nov 2016 Posting for Public Comment – Draft ICANN Community-Anti-Harassment Policy Administration and Budget, Board Ongoing 2016.11.05.01-2016.11.05.02 The ICANN Board authorizes the posting of the draft ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy for public comment

The Board hereby authorizes the posting of the draft ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy for public comment for 60 days in order to give the Community sufficient time to discuss the draft Policy, as well as formulate and submit public comment(s) on the draft Policy.

30 Sep 2016 IANA Intellectual Property Agreements ICANN Structures 2016.09.30.01 – 2016.09.30.04 The ICANN Board approves to assign and transfer the IANA IPR from ICANN to the IETF Trust

The Board approves ICANN entering into the Assignment Agreement between ICANN and the IETF Trust to assign the IANA IPR, and into the requisite License Agreements for the purpose of using the IANA IPR in the performance of each of the IANA functions.

17 Sep 2016 President and CEO Review of New gTLD Community Priority Evaluation Report Procedures gTLDs Ongoing 2016.09.17.01 The ICANN Board directs the President and CEO to review aspects of the CPE process

The Board directs the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to undertake a review of the process by which ICANN staff interacts with the CPE provider in issuing its CPE reports.

15 Sep 2016 Delegation of the .বাংলা ("bangla") domain representing Bangladesh in Bengali script ccTLDs 2016.09.15.02 – 2016.09.15.03 ICANN has reviewed and evaluated the request to delegate the .বাংলা ("bangla") country-code top-level domain

ICANN has evaluated a request to IANA to create the .বাংলা country-code top-level domain and assign the role of sponsoring organization to the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Posts and Telecommunications Division of Bangladesh.

15 Sep 2016 .COM Registry Agreement Amendment gTLDs Complete 2016.09.15.09 The ICANN Board approves an amendment for the continued operation of .COM TLD by Verisign

The Board approves the proposed Amendment to extend the term of the .COM Registry Agreement to 30 November 2024 to coincide with the term of the Root Zone Maintainer Services Agreement (RZMA) between ICANN and Verisign.

15 Sep 2016 Implementation of RSSAC 003 Recommendations for the KSK signature validity Board, ICANN Structures Ongoing 2016.09.15.01 The ICANN Board adopts the RSSAC advice for the KSK signature validity in RSSAC 003

The Board directs ICANN's President and CEO, or his designee, to proceed with implementing the KSK recommendations in RSSAC 003 in collaboration with the root zone management partners.

15 Sep 2016 October 2018 ICANN Meeting Venue and Location Contracting Administration and Budget, Board 2016.09.15.04 – 2016.09.15.05 The ICANN Board determined that the October 2018 ICANN Puclic Meeting will be hosted in Barcelona, Spain

The Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to engage in and facilitate all necessary contracting and disbursements for the host Convention Centre for the October 2018 ICANN Public Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

15 Sep 2016 PTI Governance Items – Adoption of PTI Bylaws; Appointment of PTI Board Initial Directors; Appointment of PTI President Administration and Budget, Board Complete 2016.09.15.10 – 2016.09.15.14 The ICANN Board approves the adoption of PTI Bylaws and the appointment of the PTI Board Initial Directors and the PTI President

The Board approves the Bylaws as the initial Bylaws for PTI, appoints Akram Atallah, David Conrad, Lise Fuhr, and Jonathan Robinson as Initial Directors of PTI, and appoints Elise Gerich as the President of PTI.

15 Sep 2016 Appointment of 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect Administration and Budget, Board Complete 2016.09.15.06 The ICANN Board appoints the 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

The Board appoints Hans Petter Holen as the 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Zahid Jamil as the 2017 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect.

15 Sep 2016 Further Consideration of the Dot Registry IRP Final Declaration Board Ongoing 2016.09.15.15 The ICANN Board directs the Board Governance Committee to re-evaluate Dot Registry's Reconsideration Requests

The Board directs the Board Governance Committee to re-evaluate Dot Registry's Reconsideration Requests 14-30, 14-32 and 14-33 in light of the Panel majority's Final Declaration in the Dot Registry IRP and the issues it identified with respect to the BGC's actions in evaluating these Reconsideration Requests.

15 Sep 2016 IANA Naming Function Contract between ICANN and PTI Administration and Budget, Board, ICANN Structures 2016.09.15.07 The ICANN Board approves the IANA Naming Function Contract between ICANN and PTI

The Board approves the Naming Function Contract, where ICANN will contract with Public Technical Identifiers to serve as the IANA Naming Function operator and perform the IANA naming-related functions.

15 Sep 2016 Services Agreement between ICANN and PTI Administration and Budget, Board, ICANN Structures 2016.09.15.08 The ICANN Board approves the Services Agreement between ICANN and PTI

The Board approves the Services Agreement and commits ICANN to providing the necessary services and resources to PTI in order for it to perform the IANA functions.

09 Aug 2016 Consideration of Dot Registry v. ICANN IRP Final Declaration gTLDs 2016.08.09.11 – 2016.08.09.13 Independent Review Process (IRP) Panel (Panel) issued its Final Declaration in the IRP filed by Dot Registry, LLC

Board accepts the findings of the Final Declaration, will consider next steps in relation to Dot Registry's Reconsideration Requests or the relevant new gTLDs before the Board takes any further action. directs the Secretary, or his designee(s), to post the Board briefing materials on this matter simultaneously with the resolutions.

09 Aug 2016 PTI Articles of Incorporation Board, General, ICANN Structures Complete 2016.08.09.04 the ICANN Board authorizes the formation of PTI

ICANN Board authorizes ICANN's CEO, or his designee, to proceed with the formation of PTI, including the filing of the proposed PTI Articles of Incorporation as revised after public comment.

09 Aug 2016 Root Zone Maintainer Agreement Board, General, Root Zone 2016.08.09.05 The ICANN Board approves the finalization and execution of RZMA

Proposed RZMA is approved, and the President and CEO, or his designee(s), is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to finalize and execute the Agreement.

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