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
27 Aug 2020 ICANN Pandemic Internet Access Reimbursement Program Pilot Board Complete 2020.08.27.01 ICANN Pandemic Internet Access Reimbursement Program Pilot

The Board supports ICANN org's efforts to provide a pilot program for ICANN69, which addresses the hardships of those community members who have constrained access to Internet bandwidth that limits their ability to participate in ICANN Public Meetings during this COVID-19 pandemic

13 Aug 2020 Revised Board Governance Committee Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership Board Complete 2020.08.13.01 Revised BGC Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership

The Board approves the revised Board Governance Committee Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership

13 Aug 2020 Appointment of Representative of the Istanbul Liaison Office Board Complete 2020.08.13.02 – 2020.08.13.05 Appointment of Representative of the Istanbul Liaison Office

Effective 1 September 2020, Baher Ali Mohamed Abdelraouf Esmat is appointed as the representative of the liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey

09 Jul 2020 President and CEO FY21 Goals Board Complete 2020.07.09.01 President and CEO FY21 Goals

The Board approves performance goals for the President and CEO for FY21

09 Jul 2020 Ombudsman FY20 At-risk Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2020.07.09.02 – 2020.07.09.03 Ombudsman FY20 At-risk Compensation

The Board approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY20 at-risk compensation component

09 Jul 2020 Extension of Ombudsman Contract Administration and Budget Complete 2020.07.09.04 – 2020.07.09.05 Extension of Ombudsman Contract

The Board approves the extension of Herb Waye's most recent contract to cover the time period from 1 July 2020 through 30 June 2025

18 Jun 2020 President and CEO At-risk Compensation for Second Half of FY20 Administration and Budget Complete 2020.06.18.03 President and CEO At-risk Compensation

The Board approves a payment to the President and CEO for his annual at-risk compensation component for the second half of FY20

18 Jun 2020 Officer Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2020.06.18.04 Officer Compensation

The Board grants ICANN discretion to adjust the compensation for the following Officers, effective 1 June 2020, the General Counsel & Secretary, the SVP, GDD and Strategy, and the SVP, Planning & Chief Financial Officer

18 Jun 2020 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2020.06.18.01 Approval of the 7 May, 20 May, 11 June Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 7 and 20 May 2020 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board, and the 11 June 2020 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

18 Jun 2020 Transfer of the .AO (Angola) top-level domain to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies gTLDs Complete 2020.06.18.02 Transfer of the .AO (Angola) top-level domain

PTI has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .AO top-level domain to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies

11 Jun 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN69 Administration and Budget Complete 2020.06.11.01 - 2020.06.11.03 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN69

The Board confirms that ICANN69 shall not proceed as an in-person meeting

20 May 2020 Consideration of BAMC's Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 20-1 Board Complete 2020.05.20.02 BAMC's Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 20-1

The Board adopts the BAMC Recommendation on Request 20-1 and denies Reconsideration Request 20-1

20 May 2020 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2020.05.20.01 Approval of the 12 March and 8, 16 and 30 April 2020 Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 12 March 2020 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board, and the 8, 16 and 30 April 2020 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

07 May 2020 September 2022 ICANN75 Meeting Contracting Administration and Budget Complete 2020.05.07.01 ICANN75 Meeting Contracting

Specific items within this resolution shall remain confidential for negotiation purpose

07 May 2020 March 2023 ICANN76 Meeting Venue Contracting Administration and Budget Complete 2020.05.07.02 – 2020.05.07.03 ICANN76 Meeting Venue Contracting

The Board authorizes ICANN to engage in contracting for the host venue for the March 2023 ICANN Public Meeting in Cancún, Mexico

07 May 2020 FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and FY21 Operating Plan and Budget Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2020.05.07.04 – 2020.05.07.05 FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and FY21 Operating Plan and Budget

The Board adopts the FY21 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget, and the FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan

30 Apr 2020 Public Interest Registry (PIR) Change of Control gTLDs Complete 2020.04.30.01 – 2020.04.30.02 PIR Change of Control

The Board directs ICANN to withhold ICANN's consent to PIR's Change of Control Request

16 Apr 2020 Contingency Plans for Key Signing Key Ceremony ICANN Structures Complete 2020.04.16.01 Contingency Plans for Key Signing Key Ceremony

The Board finds the contingency plans to be in the best interests of ICANN and in the global public interest, and authorizes ICANN & PTI to perform the key signing ceremonies

08 Apr 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN68 Administration and Budget Complete 2020.04.08.01 – 2020.04.08.03 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN68

The Board confirms that ICANN68 shall not proceed as an in-person meeting, and directs ICANN to coordinate with the community on the best way forward to meet the expected outcomes of an ICANN Policy Forum

12 Mar 2020 Acceptance of the Second Organizational Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC2) Detailed Implementation Plan Board Complete 2020.03.12.09 – 2020.03.12.13 RSSAC2 Detailed Implementation Plan

The Board accepts the RSSAC2 Review Detailed Implementation Plan, including the implementation approach contained within

12 Mar 2020 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2020.03.12.01 Approval of the 26 January, and 19 and 25 February Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 26 January 2020 Regular Meeting, the 19 February and the 25 February 2020 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

12 Mar 2020 Thank You to Community and Org for ICANN67 Board Complete 2020.03.12.14 - 2020.03.12.18 Thank You to Community and Org for ICANN67

The ICANN Board thanks everyone across the ICANN ecosystem for their efforts in making ICANN67 a successful virtual meeting

12 Mar 2020 Appointment of the Independent Auditors for FY20 Administration and Budget Complete 2020.03.12.02 Appointment of the Independent Auditors for FY20

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 2020

12 Mar 2020 June 2022 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting Administration and Budget Complete 2020.03.12.03 – 2020.03.12.04 June 2022 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting

The Board authorizes ICANN to engage in contracting the host venue for the June 2022 ICANN Public Meeting in The Hague, Netherlands

12 Mar 2020 Acceptance of the Second Organizational Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC2) Detailed Implementation Plan Board Complete 2020.03.12.05 – 2020.03.12.08 SSAC2 Detailed Implementation Plan

The Board accepts the SSAC2 Review Detailed Implementation Plan, including the implementation approach contained within

25 Feb 2020 Registration Directory Service Review (RDS-WHOIS2) Final Report and Recommendations Board Complete 2020.02.25.01 – 2020.02.25.06 RDS-WHOIS2 Final Report and Recommendations

The Board takes action on each of the 22 recommendations issued within the RDS-WHOIS2-RT Final Report

19 Feb 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN67 Administration and Budget Complete 2020.02.19.01 – 2020.02.19.04 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN67

The Board has determined to not proceed to Cancun, Mexico for ICANN67, the Board directs ICANN to move ICANN67 to ICANN's first fully remote public meeting

26 Jan 2020 Recommendations for the Technical Utilization of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules General Complete 2020.01.26.03 Technical Utilization of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules

The Board requests that the ccNSO and GNSO Councils take into account the Recommendations for the Technical Utilization of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules

26 Jan 2020 Delegation of the البحرين. ("albahrain") domain representing Bahrain in Arabic script to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) ccTLDs Complete 2020.01.26.10 Delegation of the البحرين. ("albahrain") domain to TRA

IANA has reviewed and evaluated the request to delegate the البحرين. top-level domain to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

26 Jan 2020 FY21 IANA Operating Plan and Budget Adoption Administration and Budget Complete 2020.01.26.04 FY21 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

The Board adopts the FY21 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

26 Jan 2020 Delegation of the .ລາວ ("Lao") domain representing the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Lao script to the Lao National Internet Center (LANIC) ccTLDs Complete 2020.01.26.11 Delegation of the .ລາວ ("Lao") domain to LANIC

IANA has reviewed and evaluated the request to delegate the .ລາວ top-level domain to the Lao National Internet Center

26 Jan 2020 Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review – Implementation Plan on Six Accepted Recommendations gTLDs Complete 2020.01.26.05 CCT Review – Implementation Plan on Six Accepted Recommendations

The Board directs ICANN to commence implementation of the accepted CCT-RT recommendations as proposed in the Plan for Implementation

26 Jan 2020 Consideration of BAMC recommendation on Reconsideration Request 19-4 Board Complete 2020.01.26.12 – 2020.01.26.14 Reconsideration Request 19-4

The Board adopts the BAMC Recommendation and thereby denies Reconsideration Request 19-4

26 Jan 2020 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2020.01.26.01 Approval of the 3 and 21 November, and 12 December Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 3 November 2019 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board, the 21 November and the 12 December 2019 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

26 Jan 2020 Branch Manager and Legal Representative of Brussels office General Complete 2020.01.26.06 – 2020.01.26.08 Branch Manager and Legal Representative of Brussels office

Christopher Mondini shall be the new branch manager and legal representative for ICANN's branch office in Brussels, Belgium, effective 26 January 2020

26 Jan 2020 Defer Compliance Enforcement of Gaining Registrar Form of Authorization Board Complete 2020.01.26.02 Defer Compliance Enforcement of Gaining Registrar Form of Authorization

The Board accepts the GNSO Council request and directs ICANN, to defer compliance enforcement of the Transfer Policy's Gaining Registrar FOA requirement

26 Jan 2020 GAC Advice: Montréal Communiqué (November 2019) Board Complete 2020.01.26.09 GAC Advice: Montréal Communiqué (November 2019)

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – Montréal Communiqué: Actions and Updates (26 January 2020)"

12 Dec 2019 Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2019.12.12.01 Approval of the 7 November Minutes

The Board approves the minutes of the 7 November 2019 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board and the 7 November 2019 Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board

12 Dec 2019 Consideration of Reconsideration Request 19-3: .ORG renewal gTLDs Complete 2019.12.12.02 Reconsideration Request 19-3: .ORG renewal

The Board adopts the Final Determination on Reconsideration Request 19-3

12 Dec 2019 Review of Board Compensation Committee's Recommendation Re: CEO Compensation for FY20 At-Risk Administration and Budget Complete 2019.12.12.03 CEO Compensation for FY20 At-Risk

The Board approves a payment to the President and CEO for his annual at-risk compensation component for the first half of FY20

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