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.

There may be a delay in updating this tool with the latest resolutions. To find the most up to date resolutions, please visit: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/resolutions-2014-03-24-en.

Datesort ascending Resolution Title Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
30 Sep 2021 Election of Public Technical Identifiers Board Member Board Complete 2021.09.30.01 – 2021.09.30.02 Election of Public Technical Identifiers Board Member

ICANN elects Xavier Calvez to fill the anticipated vacancy in Seat 4 of the PTI Board upon David Conrad's resignation from that seat

30 Sep 2021 2022 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect Board Complete 2021.09.30.03 – 2021.09.30.05 2022 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

The Board appoints Michael Graham as the 2022 NomCom Chair and J. Damon Ashcraft as the 2022 NomCom Chair-Elect

12 Sep 2021 President And CEO Goals for FY22 Board Complete 2021.09.12.10 President And CEO Goals for FY22

The Board approves performance goals for the President and CEO for FY22

12 Sep 2021 GAC Advice: ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum Communiqué (June 2021) Board Complete 2021.09.12.03 GAC Advice: ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum Communiqué

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum Communiqué: Actions and Updates (12 September 2021)"

12 Sep 2021 Los Angeles Office Lease Period Administration and Budget Complete 2021.09.12.04-2021.09.12.05 Los Angeles Office Lease Period

The Board authorizes ICANN to take all necessary actions to change references in the Los Angeles Office Lease Renewal resolution and rationale about the term of lease from 10 years to 129 months

12 Sep 2021 Ombudsman FY21 At-Risk Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2021.09.12.06 – 2021.09.12.07 Ombudsman FY21 At-Risk Compensation

The Board hereby approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY21 at-risk compensation component

12 Sep 2021 New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Operational Design Phase (ODP): Scoping Document, Board Resolution, Funding and Next steps Board Complete 2021.09.12.01 – 2021.09.12.02 New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Operational Design Phase (ODP)

The Board directs ICANN to conduct the Operational Design Phase (ODP) by addressing the questions outlined in the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Operational Design Phase Scoping Document

12 Sep 2021 Update on Independent Review Process re: Application for .GCC gTLDs Complete 2021.09.12.08 - 2021.09.12.09 Update on Independent Review Process re: Application for .GCC

The Board authorizes ICANN to seek a stay of the .GCC IRP and open an informal dialogue with the GAC regarding the rationale for the GAC consensus advice on the .GCC application

12 Sep 2021 President And CEO Goals for FY22 Board Complete 2021.09.12.10 President And CEO Goals for FY22

The Board approves performance goals for the President and CEO for FY22

22 Jul 2021 Board Committee Charter Amendments Board Complete 2021.07.22.09 – 2021.07.22.10 Board Committee Charter Amendments

The Board adopts the revised Board Governance Committee Charter and Board Risk Committee Charter

22 Jul 2021 Approval of Minutes Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.01 Approval of Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 11 March, 25 March, 12 May, and 21 June 2021 Meetings of the ICANN Board

22 Jul 2021 Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Final Report Board Complete 2021.07.22.11 – 2021.07.22.13 SSR2 Review Team Final Report

The Board takes action on each of the 63 recommendations issued within the SSR2 Review Team Final Report

22 Jul 2021 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.02 – 2021.07.22.03 SSAC Member Appointments

The Board reappoints SSAC members to three-year terms beginning 01 January 2022 and ending 31 December 2024

22 Jul 2021 Officer Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.14 – 2021.07.22.16 Officer Compensation

The Board grants the President and CEO discretion to adjust the compensation for FY22, effective 1 July 2021 for ICANN officers

22 Jul 2021 Transfers to Reserve Fund and Supplemental Fund for Implementation of Community Recommendations Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.04 – 2021.07.22.05 Transfers to Reserve Fund and Supplemental Fund for Implementation of Community Recommendations

The Board approves transfers of from the Operating Fund to the Reserve Fund and to the SFICR

22 Jul 2021 Operating Fund Investment Policy Update Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.06 Operating Fund Investment Policy Update

The Board approves the revised ICANN Investment Policy that allows funds in the Operating Fund and SFICR to be invested in long-term, moderate-yield, and moderately liquid investment instruments

22 Jul 2021 Los Angeles Office Lease Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.07 – 2021.07.22.08 Los Angeles Office Lease Renewal

The Board authorizes ICANN to take all necessary actions to execute a new 10-year lease for ICANN's current Los Angeles office location

15 Jul 2021 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN72 Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.15.01 – 2021.07.15.06 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN72

The Board confirms that ICANN72 shall be held as a virtual meeting only

21 Jun 2021 GNSO Council Policy Recommendations on EPDP Phase 2, Priority 2 Recommendations Board Complete 2021.06.21.01 – 2021.06.21.02 GNSO Council Policy Recommendations on EPDP Phase 2

The Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations 19-22 for a new Consensus Policy on gTLD Registration Data

21 Jun 2021 Deferral of the third Generic Names Supporting Organizational Review (GNSO3) Board Complete 2021.06.21.03 – 2021.06.21.04 Deferral of the GNSO3

The Board is deferring the initiation of the GNSO3 Review until such time as the Board, community and org better understand the impact of the ATRT3 Recommendations on the next Organizational Review cycle

21 Jun 2021 President and CEO At-Risk Compensation for Second Half of FY21 Administration and Budget Complete 2021.06.21.05 – 2021.06.21.06 President and CEO At-Risk Compensation for Second Half of FY21

The Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his annual at-risk compensation component for the second half of FY21

12 May 2021 SAC063, SAC073 and SAC102 regarding the DNSSEC Key Rollover in the Root Zone Board Complete 2021.05.12.16 SAC063, SAC073 and SAC102 regarding the DNSSEC Key Rollover in the Root Zone

The Board finds that ICANN org acted upon all Recommendations from SAC063, SAC073, and SAC102, as is evidenced by the successful first KSK Rollover

12 May 2021 SAC062: Advisory Concerning the Mitigation of Name Collision Board Complete 2021.05.12.08 SAC062: Advisory Concerning the Mitigation of Name Collision

The Board finds that ICANN org has implemented all of SAC062's Recommendations, and considers SAC062 to be completed

12 May 2021 GAC Advice: ICANN70 Communiqué (25 March 2021) Board Complete 2021.05.12.17 GAC Advice: ICANN70 Communiqué

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – ICANN70 Virtual Community Forum Communiqué: Actions and Updates (12 May 2021)"

12 May 2021 SAC065: SSAC Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure Board Complete 2021.05.12.09 SAC065: SSAC Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure

The Board finds that ICANN org acted upon SAC065's Recommendation 1. The Board considers SAC065 to be completed

12 May 2021 Singapore Office Lease Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2021.05.12.01 – 2021.05.12.02 Singapore Office Lease Renewal

The Board authorizes ICANN to take all necessary actions to execute a new lease for ICANN's current Singapore office location

12 May 2021 SAC070: Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists Board Complete 2021.05.12.10 SAC070: SSAC Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists

The Board finds that the actions called for by the recommendations from SAC070 advising action for ICANN org, specifically Recommendations 3, 4a, 5, and 6, have been completed by ICANN org

12 May 2021 Payment of Legal Invoices Administration and Budget Complete 2021.05.12.03 – 2021.05.12.04 Payment of Legal Invoices

The Board hereby approves a tranche of money to pay upcoming outside legal fees and IRP Panel fees

12 May 2021 FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and FY22 Operating Plan and Budget Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2021.05.12.11 – 2021.05.12.12 FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and FY22 Operating Plan and Budget Approval

The Board adopts the FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and the FY22 Operating and Budget

12 May 2021 IANA Naming Function Review (IFR) Final Report Board Complete 2021.05.12.05 – 2021.05.12.06 IANA Naming Function Review (IFR)

The Board accepts all four of the Recommendations within the IFR Final Report

12 May 2021 Transfer to Reserve Fund and Creation of Supplemental Fund for Implementation of Community Recommendations (SFICR) Administration and Budget Complete 2021.05.12.13 – 2021.05.12.15 Transfer to Reserve Fund and Creation of SFICR

The Board approves the transfer of US$10,000,000 from the Operating Fund to the Reserve Fund and the creation of SFICR

12 May 2021 SAC045: SSAC Advisory on Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the Domain Name System (DNS) Board Complete 2021.05.12.07 SAC045: SSAC Advisory on Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the DNS

The Board finds the actions in SAC045 to be considered resolved by the NCAP and that the remaining items being tracked in the ICANN org Action Request Registry may be completed

25 Mar 2021 Operational Design Phase for System for Standardized Access/Disclosure to Non-Public Registration Data (SSAD) Board Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2021.03.25.15 – 2021.03.25.17 Operational Design Phase for System for SSAD to Non-Public Registration Data

The Board directs ICANN to proceed with the Operational Design Phase for GNSO Council-approved recommendations (#1-18) from the EPDP Phase 2 Final Report on the System for Standardized Access and Disclosure

25 Mar 2021 RSSAC028: Technical Analysis of the Naming Scheme Used For Individual Root Servers General Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2021.03.25.01 – 2021.03.25.03 RSSAC028: Technical Analysis of the Naming Scheme Used For Individual Root Servers

The Board accepts Recommendation 3, relating to conducting a study to understand the feasibility and impact of node re-delegation attacks

25 Mar 2021 RSSAC047: RSSAC Advisory on Metrics for the DNS Root Servers and the Root Server System General Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2021.03.25.04 – 2021.03.25.06 RSSAC047: RSSAC Advisory on Metrics for the DNS Root Servers and the Root Server System

The Board accepts Recommendation 1, which calls for implementing a prototype measurement system for RSOs and accepts Recommendation 2 to implement a more permanent measurement system after establishing and using the prototype measurement system from Recommendation 1

25 Mar 2021 Appointment of Independent Auditors for FY21 Administration and Budget Complete 2021.03.25.07 Appointment of Independent Auditors for FY21

The Board authorizes ICANN to engage BDO USA, LLP and BDO member firms as the audit firm(s) for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2021

25 Mar 2021 Acceptance of the Second Organizational Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC2) Final Implementation Report Board Complete 2021.03.25.08 – 2021.03.25.10 SSAC2 Final Implementation Report

The Board accepts the Final Implementation Report of the second SSAC Review issued by the SSAC RWP approved by the SSAC

25 Mar 2021 Accepting Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1 and Proceeding with Study 2 Board Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2021.03.25.11 – 2021.03.25.14 NCAP Study 1 and Proceeding with Study 2

The Board directs the NCAP DG to proceed with Study 2 as redesigned, and directs ICANN to participate in Study 2 in the manner indicated in the redesigned proposal

11 Mar 2021 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN71 Administration and Budget 2021.03.11.01 – 2021.03.11.04 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN71

The Board confirms that ICANN71 shall not proceed as an in-person meeting,

08 Feb 2021 FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget Administration and Budget Complete 2021.02.08.02 FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

The Board adopts the FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

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