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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
03 Feb 2017 Appointment of Independent Auditors Administration and Budget Ongoing 2017.02.03.16 Appointment of independent auditors

The Board authorizes the President and CEO to take all steps necessary to engage BDO LLP and BDO member firms as the auditors for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2017.

03 Feb 2017 Delegation of the Internationalized Domain Name ccTLD .پاکستان representing Pakistan in Arabic script ccTLDs Ongoing 2017.02.03.02 Creation of the .پاکستان cc-TLD in Arabic script

PTI has reviewed and evaluated the request to delegate the .پاکستان country-code top-level domain to National Telecommunication Corporation.

03 Feb 2017 Appointment of Board Designees for New Specific Reviews: Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System Board Complete 2017.02.03.11 Appointment of Kaveh Ranjbar to the Second SSR Review Team

The Board appoints Kaveh Ranjbar to serve as a member of the Second SSR Review Team

03 Feb 2017 Consideration of Board Governance Committee's Advice to form a Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee Board Ongoing 2017.02.03.17 – 2017.02.03.19 Creation of a Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC)

BGC has identified that Board's performance would be enhanced through the development of a Board committee specifically charged with oversight of ICANN Accountability Mechanisms.

03 Feb 2017 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment Board Complete 2017.02.03.03 Appointment of Paul Ebersman to the SSAC

The Board appoints Paul Ebersman to the SSAC for a three-year term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

03 Feb 2017 GNSO Council Request: Compliance with Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C (IRTP-C) Board Ongoing 2017.02.03.12 – 2017.02.03.13 Implementation concerns with the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy

The Board confirms the instruction to the ICANN President and CEO to defer compliance enforcement on the removal or addition privacy/proxy within the Transfer Policy until implementation issues have been resolved.

03 Feb 2017 Amendment to .XXX Registry Agreement Administration and Budget, gTLDs Ongoing 2017.02.03.04 Amendment to .XXX Registry Agreement

The Board approves an amendment to the .XXX Registry Agreement to align its fee schedule with the fee schedule contained in the new gTLD Registry Agreement.

03 Feb 2017 GAC Advice: Hyderabad Communiqué (November 2016) Board Ongoing 2017.02.03.14 GAC advice in the Hyderabad Communiqué

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – Hyderabad Communiqué: Actions and Updates" in response to items of GAC advice in the Hyderabad Communiqué.

03 Feb 2017 Independent Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Plan of Recommendations Board, General Ongoing 2017.02.03.05 – 2017.02.03.09 Adoption of the GNSO Review Implementation Plan

The Board accepts the GNSO Review Implementation Plan, drafted by the GNSO Review Working Group, adopted by the GNSO Council, and considered and supported by the Organizational Effectiveness Committee.

03 Feb 2017 Publication of Board Committees Activity Reports General Complete 2017.02.03.15 Publication of the Board Committees Activity Reports

The Board approves the publication of the Board Committees Activity Reports released every six month on the Board Activity pages of the ICANN website,

03 Feb 2017 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2017.02.03.01 Approval of the 13 December 2016 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 13 December 2016 Meetings of the ICANN Board.

03 Feb 2017 Appointment of Board Designees for New Specific Reviews: Registration Directory Service (RDS) Review Team Board Complete 2017.02.03.10 Appointment of Chris Disspain to the RDS Review Team

The Board appoints Chris Disspain to serve as a member of the RDS Review Team

13 Dec 2016 March 2018 ICANN Meeting Hotels Contracting Administration and Budget, Board Ongoing 2016.12.13.06 – 2016.12.13.07 March 2018 ICANN Meeting Hotels Contracting

The Board indicates that the March 2018 Public Meeting shall be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico and authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to engage in and facilitate all necessary contracting and disbursements for the host and other hotels

13 Dec 2016 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2016.12.13.01 Approval of Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 5 November and 8 November 2016

13 Dec 2016 Officer Compensation Administration and Budget, General Complete 2016.12.13.08 Officer Compensation

Board grants the President and CEO the discretion to adjust the CIO's compensation for FY17, effective 1 July 2016

13 Dec 2016 RSSAC Co-Chair Appointmen Board, General Complete 2016.12.13.02 RSSAC Co-Chair Appointment

ICANN Board accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC and appoints Tripti Sinha as co-chair of RSSAC

13 Dec 2016 President and CEO At Risk Compensation – FY17-SR1 Administration and Budget, Board, General Complete 2016.12.13.09 President and CEO At Risk Compensation – FY17-SR1

Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY17 SR1 at-risk compensation component as recommended by the Compensation Committee

13 Dec 2016 Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Liaison Appointment Board, General Complete 2016.12.13.03 - 2016.12.13.04 Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Liaison Appointment

Board thanks Suzanne Woolf for her service on the RZERC and appoints Kaveh Ranjbar to the ICANN Board position on the RZERC

13 Dec 2016 GAC Advice: Helsinki Communiqué (June 2016) Board, General Ongoing 2016.12.13.05 GAC Advice: Helsinki Communiqué

Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – Helsinki Communiqué: Actions and Updates (13 December 2016)" [PDF, 298 KB] in response to items of GAC advice in the Helsinki Communiqué.

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.

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