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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
18 May 2017 Approval of the Global Amendment to the Base New gTLD Registry Agreement gTLDs Ongoing 2017.05.18.08 Approval of the Global Amendment and the Registry Agreement as revised

The Board approves the Global Amendment and the Registry Agreement as revised and the President and CEO is authorized to finalize and execute the Global Amendment

18 May 2017 Responding to Registry Operator Requests and GAC Advice Regarding the Release of Second-Level Country and Territory Names in New gTLDs ccTLDs Ongoing 2017.05.18.09 – 2017.05.18.10 Release of Second-Level Country and Territory Names in New gTLDs

The President and CEO is directed to grant ICANN approvals for the release of country and territory names at the second-level

18 May 2017 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2017.05.18.01 Approval of the 16 March and 19 April 2017 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 16 March and 19 April 2017 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

18 May 2017 Extension of Ombudsman Contract Administration and Budget Complete 2017.05.18.11 – 2017.05.18.15 Extension of Herb Wave's contract as ICANN's Ombudsman

The Board approves the extension of Herb Waye's contract to serve as ICANN's Ombudsman for an additional year

18 May 2017 Initiating the Second Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Board Ongoing 2017.05.18.02 – 2017.05.18.03 Initiating the Second Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

The Board initiates the second SSAC Review in June 2017

18 May 2017 Proposed Fundamental Bylaws Change to Move Board Governance Committee's Reconsideration Responsibilities to Another Board Committee Administration and Budget Ongoing 2017.05.18.04 – 2017.05.18.07 Creation of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC)

The Board requests that the BGC develop the inaugural charter of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) to be responsible for considering Reconsideration Requests

19 Apr 2017 Initiating the Second Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Board Ongoing 2017.04.19.01 – 2017.04.19.02 Second Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)

The Board initiates the second RSSAC Review and directs ICANN organization to post a Request for Proposal to procure an independent examiner to begin the review as soon as practically feasible

19 Apr 2017 SO/AC FY18 Additional Budget Requests Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2017.04.19.03 Approval of SO/AC additional budget requests

The Board approves committing $646,800 during Fiscal Year 2018 to cover the costs associated with the adopted SO/AC additional budget requests.

16 Mar 2017 Renewal of .MOBI registry contract gTLDs Complete 2017.03.16.04 Renewal Registry Agreement for the .MOBI TLD

Approval of the proposed .MOBI Renewal Registry Agreement

16 Mar 2017 Consideration of the dot Sport Limited v. ICANN Independent Review Process Final Declaration gTLDs 2017.03.16.09 – 2017.03.16.10 dot Sport Limited v. ICANN IRP

The Board accepts that dot Sports Limited is the prevailing party in the dot Sport Limited v. ICANN Independent Review Process

16 Mar 2017 Approval of GNSO Council Request for CEO & Registrar Stakeholder Group to evaluate alternatives for the implementation of Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C (IRTP-C) Board Ongoing 2017.03.16.05 Alternatives for the implementation of IRTP-C

The Board instructs ICANN to work with the Registrar Stakeholder Group to evaluate alternatives for the implementation concerns related to Transfer Policy Part C.

16 Mar 2017 Approval of Community Anti-Harassment Policy Administration and Budget, Board Ongoing 2017.03.16.11 – 2017.03.16.12 Adoption of the Community Anti-Harassment Policy

The Board adopts the Community Anti-Harassment Policy as revised and directs ICANN to monitor whether the Office of the Ombudsman is the appropriate place for Community members to file a complaint

16 Mar 2017 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2017.03.16.01 Approval of the 3 February 2017 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 3 February 2017 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board.

16 Mar 2017 Approval of Revised Delegation of Authority Guidelines regarding PTI Administration and Budget Complete 2017.03.16.06 Adoption of updated "ICANN Delegation of Authority Guidelines"

Adoption of a set of guidelines, the "ICANN Delegation of Authority Guidelines," to provide greater clarity of roles between the Board and CEO/Management.

16 Mar 2017 Protections for Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement Identifiers in gTLDs gTLDs Ongoing 2017.03.16.13 – 2017.03.16.14 Protections for the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement identifiers

Permanent protections for the identifiers of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its respective components

16 Mar 2017 Appointment of new members to the SSAC Board Complete 2017.03.16.02 Appointment of Jay Daley and Cristian Hesselman to the SSAC

The Board appoints Jay Daley and Cristian Hesselman to the SSAC for three-year terms ending on 31 December 2019.

16 Mar 2017 Organizational Effectiveness Committee Charter Revisions Board Complete 2017.03.16.07 Revisions to the charter of the Organizational Effectiveness Committee

The Board approves the proposed revisions to the charter of the Organizational Effectiveness Committee to expand its oversight to include Specific Reviews.

16 Mar 2017 Thank You to Glen de Saint Géry Board Complete 2017.03.16.15 Thank you to Glen de Saint Géry for her service to the ICANN community

The Board thanks Glen de Saint Géry for her dedicated service to the ICANN community and wishes her well in her future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond

16 Mar 2017 Appointment of F-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC Board Complete 2017.03.16.03 Appointment of Fred Baker to the RSSAC as the F-root server operator representative

The Board appoints to the RSSAC the representative from F-root server operator, Fred Baker, through 31 December 2018.

16 Mar 2017 Consideration of the Gulf Cooperation Council v. ICANN Independent Review Process Final Declaration gTLDs Ongoing 2017.03.16.08 Further consideration of the Gulf Cooperation Council v. ICANN Independent Review Process Final Declaration

The Board has determined that further consideration and analysis of the Gulf Cooperation Council v. ICANN IRP Final Declaration is needed

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.

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