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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
02 Nov 2017 Consideration of .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL and other Collision Strings gTLDs Incomplete 2017.11.02.29 – 2017.11.02.31 .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL and other Collision Strings

The Board directs the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to provide options for the Board to consider to address the New gTLD Program applications for .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Asha Hemrajani for her service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.37 Thank You to Asha Hemrajani

Asha Hemrajani has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for her term of service

02 Nov 2017 SSAC Advisory on the Use of Emoji in Domain Names Board Incomplete 2017.11.02.09 – 2017.11.02.12 Use of Emoji in Domain Names

The Board requests that the ccNSO and GNSO engage with the SSAC to more fully understand the consequences of the use of emoji in domain names

02 Nov 2017 Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees Board Complete 2017.11.02.42 Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees

The Board appoints the chairs and membership of each Board Committee

02 Nov 2017 Net Asset Excess Transfer Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2017.11.02.32 Net Asset Excess Transfer

The Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to transfer US$5,000,000 from the Operating Fund to the Reserve Fund

02 Nov 2017 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2017.11.02.01 Approval of the 23 September 2017 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 23 September 2017 meetings of the ICANN Board

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Rinalia Abdul Rahim for her service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.38 Thank You to Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Rinalia Abdul Rahim has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for her term of service

02 Nov 2017 Revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures Board Complete 2017.11.02.13 Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures

The revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures are approved

02 Nov 2017 Confirmation of Officers of ICANN Board Complete 2017.11.02.43 – 2017.11.02.49 Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

The Board confirms Göran Marby, John Jeffrey, Xavier Calvez, Akram Atallah, Susanna Bennett, David Olive and Ashwin Rangan as the officers of ICANN

02 Nov 2017 Uniform Board Member Integrity Screening Board Incomplete 2017.11.02.33 – 2017.11.02.34 Board Integrity Screening Process

The Board directs ICANN to develop a proposal paper for a uniform practice for conducting screening of Directors and Liaisons selected to the ICANN Board

02 Nov 2017 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Board Complete 2017.11.02.02 – 2017.11.02.04 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments

The board appoints Rod Rasmussen as Chair of the SSAC, and members Greg Aaron, Benedict Addis, Don Blumenthal, Lyman Chapin, KC Claffy, Geoff Huston, Russ Mundy, Rod Rasmussen, Mark Seiden, and Bobby Flaim

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Steve Crocker for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.39 Thank You to Steve Crocker

Steve Crocker has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service

02 Nov 2017 Revisions to Board Committee Charters as Part of Process to Standardize Committee Charters Board Complete 2017.11.02.14 – 2017.11.02.20 Revisions to Board Committee Charters

The Board approves revisions to various sections of the charters of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, the Organizational Effectiveness Committee and Risk Committee

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Thomas Schneider for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.35 Thank You to Thomas Schneider

Thomas Schneider has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service

02 Nov 2017 Outsource Service Provider Contract Extension Administration and Budget Complete 2017.11.02.05 – 2017.11.02.06 Zensar Contract Extension

The Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to extend the existing Zensar contract

02 Nov 2017 Election of ICANN Board Chair Board Complete 2017.11.02.40 Election of ICANN Board Chair

Cherine Chalaby is elected as Chair of the Board

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Community Members Board Complete 2017.11.02.21 – 2017.11.02.28 Thank You to Community Members

ICANN wishes to acknowledge the considerable effort, skills, and time that members of the stakeholder community contribute to ICANN

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Markus Kummer for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.36 Thank You to Markus Kummer

Markus has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service

02 Nov 2017 June 2019 ICANN Policy Forum Venue Contracting Administration and Budget Ongoing 2017.11.02.07 – 2017.11.02.08 Contracting for the June 2019 ICANN Policy Forum Marrakech, Morocco

The Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to facilitate all necessary contracting for the host venue for the June 2019 ICANN Policy Forum in Marrakech, Morocco

02 Nov 2017 Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair Board Complete 2017.11.02.41 Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

Resolved (2017.11.02.41), Chris Disspain is elected as Vice-Chair of the Board.

29 Oct 2017 Consideration of Reconsideration Request 17-4 gTLDs Complete 2017.10.29.01 BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-4

The Board adopts the BAMC recommendation that Request 17-4 be denied

29 Oct 2017 Request for New or Additional Information from the Governmental Advisory Committee re: Advice on Amazon Applications gTLDs Incomplete 2017.10.29.02 – 2017.10.29.03 GAC advice on the Amazon applications

The Board asks the GAC if it has any additional information to provide regarding the GAC's advice that the Amazon applications should not proceed

27 Oct 2017 Refinement of string similarity review in IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process ccTLDs Complete 2017.10.29.05 – 2017.10.29.06 String similarity review in IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

The Board approves amending the Final Implementation Plan for IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process as suggested in the Joint ccNSO SSAC Response

27 Oct 2017 Request to Defer Compliance Enforcement of Thick WHOIS Consensus Policy for 180 Days Administration and Budget Incomplete 2017.10.29.04 Enforcement of the Thick Whois Consensus Policy

The President and CEO, or his designee(s), is authorized to defer compliance enforcement of the Thick Whois Consensus Policy for 180 days

23 Sep 2017 GAC Advice: Johannesburg Communiqué (June 2017) Board Complete 2017.09.23.07 The Board approves the GAC Advice: Johannesburg Communiqué

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – Johannesburg Communiqué: Actions and Updates (23 September 2017)" in response to items of GAC advice in the Johannesburg Communiqué.

23 Sep 2017 Consideration of the Amazon EU S.à.r.l. v. ICANN Independent Review Process Final Declaration Administration and Budget Complete 2017.09.23.15 – 2017.09.23.18 Amazon EU S.à.r.l. v. ICANN Independent Review Process Final Declaration

The Board accepts that the Panel declared the following: (i) Amazon is the prevailing party in the Amazon EU S.à.r.l. v. ICANN IRP; and (ii) ICANN "shall reimburse Amazon the sum of US$163,045.51."

23 Sep 2017 Appointment of Root Server Operator Organization Representatives to the RSSAC Board Complete 2017.09.23.02 Appointment of Terry Manderson, Wes Hardaker, Daniel Karrenberg, Jun Murai, and Paul Vixie to the RSSAC

The ICANN Board of Directors appoints Terry Manderson to the RSSAC through 31 December 2018 and Wes Hardaker, Daniel Karrenberg, Jun Murai, and Paul Vixie to the RSSAC through 31 December 2020.

23 Sep 2017 Consideration of Reconsideration Request 17-2 Board Complete 2017.09.23.08 BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-2

The Board adopts the BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-2

23 Sep 2017 Transfer of the .CI (Cote d'Ivoire) top-level domain to Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d'Ivoire (ARTCI) Board Complete 2017.09.23.03 Transfer of the .CI country-code top-level domain

PTI has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .CI country-code top-level domain to Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d'Ivoire (ARTCI)

23 Sep 2017 Consideration of Reconsideration Request 17-3 Board Complete 2017.09.23.09 BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-3

The Board adopts the BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-3

23 Sep 2017 KSK Roll Current Status ICANN Structures, Internet Protocols Ongoing 2017.09.23.01-A KSK Roll

The ICANN organization is directed to roll the DNS root KSK as soon as is practical.

23 Sep 2017 Appointment of 2018 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect Board Complete 2017.09.23.04 Appointment of 2018 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

The Board hereby appoints Zahid Jamil as the 2018 Nominating Committee Chair and J. Damon Ashcraft as the 2018 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect

23 Sep 2017 Information Transparency Initiative Administration and Budget Ongoing 2017.09.23.10 – 2017.09.23.11 Information Transparency Initiative

The Board authorizes ICANN to execute the contracts for the Information Transparency Initiative

23 Sep 2017 ICANN Board Leadership Board, General Ongoing 2017.09.23.02-A Board Leadership

The Board agrees that the Chair should provide a communication summarizing the workshop, including the Board leadership selections identified for inclusion in the slate to be considered and voted on at ICANN 60.

23 Sep 2017 Deferral of the Second Review of the Country Code Name Supporting Organization (ccNSO) ccTLDs Incomplete 2017.09.23.05 – 2017.09.23.06 Review of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) shall be deferred

The second Review of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) shall be deferred until August 2018

23 Sep 2017 Board Governance Committee Charter Revisions and the Inaugural Charters of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee and the Board Technical Committee Board Complete 2017.09.23.12 – 2017.09.23.14 Board Governance Committee Charter Revisions and the Inaugural Charters of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee and the Board Technical Committee

The Board adopts the revised Charter of the Board Governance Committee and adopts the Charter of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee and the Board Technical Committee

23 Sep 2017 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2017.09.23.01 Approval of the 24 and 29 June 2017 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 24 and 29 June 2017 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

17 Aug 2017 Board Governance Committee designation to temporarily serve as the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee Board, General, ICANN Structures Complete 2017.08.17.01-03 Board Governance Committee / Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee organization

For the period of time from 22 July 2017 through 3 November 2017, the Board Governance Committee is designated to serve as the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee for purposes of meeting Section 4.2 of the ICANN Bylaws and considering Reconsideration Requests.

29 Jun 2017 President and CEO FY17 SR2 At-Risk Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2017.06.29.05 President and CEO FY17 SR2 At-Risk Compensation

The Board approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY17 SR2 at-risk compensation component

29 Jun 2017 Ombudsman FY17 At-Risk Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2017.06.29.06 Ombudsman FY17 At-Risk Compensation

The Board approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY17 at-risk compensation component

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