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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
30 May 2018 FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and FY19 Five – Year Operating Plan Update Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2018.05.30.01 - 2018.05.30.02 FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and FY19 Five – Year Operating Plan Update Approval

The Board adopts the FY19 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget and the FY19 ICANN Five Year Operating Plan Update

30 May 2018 GAC Advice: San Juan Communiqué (March 2018) Board Complete 2018.05.30.03 GAC Advice: San Juan Communiqué

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – San Juan Communiqué: Actions and Updates (30 May 2018)" in response to items of GAC advice in the San Juan Communiqué

17 May 2018 Consideration of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (Implementation of GDPR Interim Compliance Model) Board Complete 2018.05.17.01 – 2018.05.17.09 Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

The Board adopts the Temporary Specification on gTLD Registration Data pursuant to the procedures in the Registry Agreement and Registrar Accreditation Agreement concerning the establishment of temporary policies

13 May 2018 Appointment of Andrey Kolesnikov to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee Board Complete 2018.05.13.02 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments

The Board appoints Andrey Kolesnikov to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020

13 May 2018 Getting Additional Input on New KSK Roll Plan Board Incomplete 2018.05.13.09 Input on New KSK Roll Plan

The Board requests RSSAC, SSAC and RZERC to provide the Board advices on "Updated Plan for Continuing the Root KSK Rollover"

13 May 2018 Approval of GNSO Noncommercial Users Constituency Bylaws Amendments Board Complete 2018.05.13.03 - 2018.05.13.04 Approval of NCUC Charter Amendments

The ICANN Board approves the NCUC Charter Amendments

13 May 2018 Options for Addressing Registries Stakeholder Group's (RySG) Request for Refund of TMCH Registry RPM Access Fee Administration and Budget Complete 2018.05.13.10 Refund of TMCH Registry RPM Access Fee

The Board directs ICANN to provide a refund of $5,000 to the contracted registries or registry operators that have paid to ICANN the one-time RPM access fee as defined in Section 6.4 of the RA

13 May 2018 New GNSO Voting Thresholds to address post-transition roles and responsibilities of the GNSO as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered Community - Proposed Changes to ICANN Bylaws Board Complete 2018.05.13.05 New GNSO Voting Thresholds

The Board approves changes to section 11.3.i of the ICANN Bylaws, including the rewording for clarity proposed by the Registries Stakeholder Group, to reflect additional GNSO voting thresholds

13 May 2018 Consideration of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (Implementation of GDPR Interim Compliance Model) Board Incomplete 2018.05.13.11 – 2018.05.13.14 Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

The Board intends to move to a decision on the adoption of a proposed Temporary Specification on gTLD Registration Data on or about 17 May 2018

13 May 2018 Deferral of transition to Thick WHOIS Policy Implementation Board Complete 2018.05.13.06 Thick WHOIS Policy Implementation

Compliance enforcement of the Thick WHOIS Consensus Policy is deferred for six months to 30 November 2018, 30 April 2019 and 31 January 2020, respectively, to allow additional time for the registrars and Verisign to reach agreement on amendments needed

13 May 2018 Consideration of Reconsideration Request 17-5 Board Complete 2018.05.13.15 BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-5

The Board adopts the BAMC Recommendation on Request 17-5

13 May 2018 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2018.05.13.01 Approval of the 15 March 2018 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 15 March 2018 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

13 May 2018 Registrar Data Escrow Agent Contract Approval Board Complete 2018.05.13.07 – 2018.05.13.08 Registrar Data Escrow Agent Contract Approval

The Board authorizes ICANN to enter into, and make disbursements in furtherance of, a new DENIC eG contract for a term of 36 months

03 May 2018 GAC Advice regarding European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): San Juan Communiqué (March 2018) ICANN Structures Complete 2018.05.03.01 GAC Advice regarding GDPR: San Juan Communiqué

The Board has determined that it may take an action that is not consistent or may not be consistent with the GAC's advice in the San Juan Communiqué concerning the GDPR and ICANN's proposed Interim GDPR Compliance Model

15 Mar 2018 Further Consideration of the Gulf Cooperation Council Independent Review Process Final Declarations Administration and Budget, Board Incomplete 2018.03.15.12 - 2018.03.15.14 Gulf Cooperation Council Independent Review Process Final Declarations

The Board accepts that the Panel declared the GCC is the prevailing party in the Gulf Cooperation Council v. ICANN IRP

15 Mar 2018 New GNSO Voting Thresholds to address post-transition roles and responsibilities of the GNSO as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered Community - Proposed Changes to ICANN Bylaws Board Incomplete 2018.03.15.04 GNSO voting thresholds

The Board directs ICANN to post for public comment the Standard Bylaw Amendment to establish additional GNSO voting thresholds

15 Mar 2018 Consideration of the Asia Green IT System Independent Review Process Final Declaration Administration and Budget, Board Incomplete 2018.03.15.15 - 2018.03.15.17 Asia Green IT System Independent Review Process Final Declaration

The Board accepts that the Panel declared AGIT is the prevailing party in the Asia Green IT System Bilgisayar San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. v. ICANN IRP

15 Mar 2018 Initiating the Second Review of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) ccTLDs Incomplete 2018.03.15.05 - 2018.03.15.06 Initiating the second ccNSO Review

The Board hereby initiates the second ccNSO Review

15 Mar 2018 Appointment of the Independent Auditor for the Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2018 Administration and Budget Complete 2018.03.15.18 Appointment of the Independent Auditor for the Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2018

The Board authorizes ICANN to engage BDO LLP and BDO member firms as the auditors for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018

15 Mar 2018 Transfer of the .TD (Chad) top-level domain to l'Agence de Développement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (ADETIC) ccTLDs Complete 2018.03.15.07 Transfer of the .TD (Chad) top-level domain

Transfer the .TD ccTLD to l'Agence de Développement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (ADETIC)

15 Mar 2018 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2018.03.15.01 Approval of the 4 February 2018 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 4 February 2018 meetings of the ICANN Board

15 Mar 2018 Next Steps in Community Priority Evaluation Process Review Board Complete 2018.03.15.08 - 2018.03.15.11 Community Priority Evaluation Process Review

The Board declares that the CPE Process Review has been completed

15 Mar 2018 Outsource Service Provider Zensar Contract Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2018.03.15.02 - 2018.03.15.03 Zensar Contract Approval

The Board authorizes ICANN to enter into and make disbursement in furtherance of, a new Zensar contract for a term of 24 months

04 Feb 2018 Adoption of FY19 IANA Operating Plan and Budget Administration and Budget Complete 2018.02.04.11 FY19 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

The Board adopts the FY19 IANA Operating Plan and Budget, including the FY19 IANA Budget Caretaker Budget

04 Feb 2018 Brussels Office Lease Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2018.02.04.05 – 2018.02.04.06 Brussels Office Lease Renewal

The Board authorizes the President and CEO to execute the updated lease for the current office facility in Brussels

04 Feb 2018 Addressing the New gTLD Program Applications for .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL gTLDs Complete 2018.02.04.12 New gTLD Program Applications for .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL

The Board directs that the applications for .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL should not proceed and directs ICANN to provide the applicants a full refund of the New gTLD Program application fee

04 Feb 2018 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2018.02.04.01 Approval of the 13 December 2017 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 13 December 2017 meetings of the ICANN Board

04 Feb 2018 SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection related to credential management lifecycle Board Complete 2018.02.04.07 SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "Implementation Recommendations for SSAC Advice Document SAC074", and directs the President and CEO to implement the advice

04 Feb 2018 GAC Advice : Abu Dhabi Communiqué (November 2017) gTLDs Incomplete 2018.02.04.13 GAC Advice : Abu Dhabi Communiqué

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – Abu Dhabi Communiqué: Actions and Updates (4 February 2018)"

04 Feb 2018 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointments Board Complete 2018.02.04.02 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments

The Board appoints Barry Leiba and Chris Roosenraad to the SSAC for terms beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020

04 Feb 2018 Renewal of .MUSEUM Registry Agreement Board Complete 2018.02.04.08 .MUSEUM Renewal Registry Agreement

The Board approves the .MUSEUM Renewal Registry Agreement

04 Feb 2018 Root Server System Advisory Committee Appointments Board Complete 2018.02.04.03 Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Member Appointments

The Board of Directors accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC and appoints Brad Verd to a two-year term as co-chair of RSSAC

04 Feb 2018 Confirmation of Reserve Fund Target Level Administration and Budget Complete 2018.02.04.09 – 2018.02.04.10 Reserve Fund Target Level

The Board adopts an updated rationale for the Reserve Fund and confirms the target level of the Reserve Fund at a minimum of 12 months of operating expenses

04 Feb 2018 Singapore Office Lease Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2018.02.04.04 Singapore Office Lease Renewal

The Board authorizes the President and CEO to execute the lease renewal for the current office facility in Singapore

13 Dec 2017 President and CEO At Risk Compensation – FY18-SR1 Administration and Budget Complete 2017.12.13.07 – 2017.12.13.08 President and CEO At Risk Compensation

The Board approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY18 SR1 at-risk compensation component and approves the President and CEO goals for his FY18 SR2 at risk compensation component

13 Dec 2017 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2017.12.13.01 Approval of the 29 October and 2 November 2017 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 29 October and 2 November 2017 meetings of the ICANN Board

13 Dec 2017 PTI Governance Items – Appointment of PTI President; Appointment of PTI Board Directors Board Complete 2017.12.13.02 – 2017.12.13.06 Appointment of PTI Board Directors

The Board appoints Kim Davies as President of PTI, effective 1 January 2018, Elise Gerich will remain as President of PTI through 31 December 2017 and appoints Lise Fuhr, Wei Wang, Akram Atallah and David Conrad to the PTI Board

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

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