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
10 Mar 2022 GNSO Council Policy Recommendations on EPDP Phase 2A ICANN Structures Complete 2022.03.10.04 – 2022.03.10.05 GNSO Council Policy Recommendations on EPDP Phase 2A

The Board adopts the GNSO Council EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations as set forth in section 3 of the Final Report

10 Mar 2022 Deferral of the Third Review of Security, Stability and Resiliency of the Domain Name System ICANN Structures Complete 2022.03.10.03 Deferral of SSR3 of the Domain Name System

The Board defers the SSR3 to allow the ICANN community and organization sufficient time to plan for, and implement pertinent ATRT3 recommendations once prioritized for implementation

10 Mar 2022 Consideration of the Afilias Domains No. 3 Ltd. v. ICANN (.WEB) Independent Review Process Final Declaration Board Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2022.03.10.06 Afilias Domains No. 3 Ltd. v. ICANN (.WEB) Independent Review Process Final Declaration

The Board asks the BAMC to review, consider and evaluate the allegations relating to the Domain Acquisition Agreement (DAA) between NDC and Verisign and the allegations relating to Afilias' conduct during the Auction Blackout Period

10 Mar 2022 Appointment of Independent Audit Firm for FY22 Administration and Budget Complete 2022.03.10.01 - 2022.03.10.02 Appointment of Independent Audit Firm for FY22

The Board authorizes ICANN to engage the audit firm(s) for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2022

06 Mar 2022 ICANN Allocates Emergency Financial Support for Continued Access to the Internet Administration and Budget Complete 2022.03.06.01 – 2022.03.06.03 Emergency Financial Support for Continued Access to the Internet

The Board directs the ICANN to advise the Board on whether and how ICANN can continue this effort beyond FY22 and be instilled in future budget years

24 Feb 2022 RZERC003: Adding Zone Data Protections to the Root Zone Root Zone Complete 2022.02.24.01 – 2022.02.24.03 RZERC003: Adding Zone Data Protections to the Root Zone

The Board accepts Recommendation 1 calling for ICANN org to engage with the Root Zone Maintainer and the Root Server operators to ensure the addition of a ZONEMD resource record to the root zone will not negatively impact the distribution of root zone data within the Root Server System

24 Feb 2022 GNSO Supplemental Recommendation on EPDP Phase 1 Recommendation 12 Board Complete 2022.02.24.05 – 2022.02.24.06 GNSO Supplemental Recommendation on EPDP Phase 1 Recommendation 12

The Board adopts the GNSO Council's Supplemental Recommendation on the Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP) Phase 1, Recommendation 12

24 Feb 2022 FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget Administration and Budget Complete 2022.02.24.04 FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

The Board adopts the FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

16 Jan 2022 GAC Advice: ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting Communiqué (October 2021) Board Complete 2022.01.16.16 GAC Advice: ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting Communiqué (October 2021)

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice – ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting Communiqué: Actions and Updates (16 January 2022)"

16 Jan 2022 IT Outsource Contract Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2022.01.16.01 – 2022.01.16.02 IT Outsource Contract Renewal

ICANN organization has a need for continued third-party development, quality assurance and content management support to augment its IT capacity

16 Jan 2022 Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process Final Report Board Complete 2022.01.16.05 – 2022.01.16.11 Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process

The ICANN Board adopts all 35 final Phase 1 PDP recommendations as documented in the PDP Working Group's Phase 1 Final Report

16 Jan 2022 IT Outsource Contract Administration and Budget Complete 2022.01.16.03 – 2022.01.16.04 IT Outsource Contract

ICANN organization has a need for continued third-party ad hoc development and quality assurance support to augment its Engineering and IT capacity

16 Jan 2022 Consideration of Final Declaration in the Afilias Domains No. 3 Limited (Afilias) v. ICANN Independent Review Process (.WEB) Administration and Budget Complete 2022.01.16.12 – 2022.01.16.15 Afilias Domains No. 3 Limited (Afilias) v. ICANN Independent Review Process (.WEB)

The Board directs ICANN to reimburse Afilias for its share of the IRP costs in furtherance of the Panel's Final Declaration

16 Dec 2021 Pre-Approval for Legal Expenditures relating to Dispute Resolution and Litigation Administration and Budget Complete 2021.12.16.01 – 2021.12.16.02 Pre-Approval for Legal Expenditures relating to Dispute Resolution and Litigation

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

16 Dec 2021 Pre-Approval for Legal Expenditures relating to Dispute Resolution and Litigation Administration and Budget Complete 2021.12.16.03 – 2021.12.16.04 Pre-Approval for Legal Expenditures relating to Dispute Resolution and Litigation

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

16 Dec 2021 President and CEO At-Risk Compensation for First Half of FY22 Administration and Budget Complete 2021.12.16.05 – 2021.12.16.06 President and CEO At-Risk Compensation for First Half of FY22

The Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his annual at-risk compensation component for the first half of FY22

18 Nov 2021 Next Steps in Root Server System Governance Root Zone Complete 2021.11.18.01 – 2021.11.18.03 Next Steps in Root Server System Governance

The ICANN Board accepts Recommendations 1 and 2 from RSSAC059 and will consider Recommendations 3 and 4 from RSSAC059 as part of its ongoing evaluation and consideration of Recommendations 2 and 3 from RSSAC038

04 Nov 2021 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN73 Administration and Budget Complete 2021.11.04.01 – 2021.11.04.05 Impact of COVID-19 on ICANN73

The Board confirms that ICANN73 shall not proceed as an in-person meeting ICANN to take all steps necessary to cancel the facilities and arrangements made for an in-person meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico

28 Oct 2021 Election of PTI President Board Complete 2021.10.28.39 Election of PTI President

Whereas, pursuant to Section 7.2 of the PTI Bylaws, ICANN as the sole member is required to annually elect a President of PTI.

Resolved (2021.10.28.39), the ICANN Board, in its role as sole member of PTI, hereby re-elects Kim Davies as the President of PTI.

28 Oct 2021 Appointment of Root Server Operator Organization Representatives to the RSSAC Board Complete 2021.10.28.01 Appointment of Root Server Operator Organization Representatives to the RSSAC

The Board appoints Fred Baker, Matt Larson, Lars-Johan Liman, and Brad Verd to the RSSAC through 31 December 2024

28 Oct 2021 Contract Approval, RC Transcriptions Administration and Budget Complete 2021.10.28.02 – 2021.10.28.03 Contract Approval, RC Transcriptions

The Board authorizes ICANN to take all necessary actions to execute a contract with RC Transcriptions

28 Oct 2021 Thank You to Lito Ibarra for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2021.10.28.15 Thank You to Lito Ibarra for his service to the ICANN Board

Lito Ibarra has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service, and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond

28 Oct 2021 Annual Meeting of the Member Board Complete 2021.10.28.38 Annual Meeting of the Member

The ICANN Board confirms that this meeting is the Annual Meeting of the Member of Public Technical Identifiers ("PTI")

28 Oct 2021 Transfers to Reserve Fund and Supplemental Fund for Implementation of Community Recommendations Administration and Budget Complete 2021.10.28.11 – 2021.10.28.12 Transfers to Reserve Fund and Supplemental Fund for Implementation of Community Recommendations

The Board approves the transfer of US$10,000,000 from the Operating Fund to the Reserve Fund and US$5,000,000 from the Operating Fund to the SFICR

28 Oct 2021 Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees Board Complete 2021.10.28.29 – 2021.10.28.31 Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees

Appointment of Membership and Leadership of Board Committees

28 Oct 2021 Thank You to Community Members Board Complete 2021.10.28.17 – 2021.10.28.28 Thank You to Community Members

ICANN wishes to acknowledge the considerable effort, skills, and time that members of the stakeholder community contribute to ICANN

28 Oct 2021 FY23 Strategic Outlook Trends Report Board Complete 2021.010.28.04 – 2021.10.28.05

The Board affirms that the ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 to 2025 shall remain in force and unchanged, with no restatement of the Strategic Plan needed at this time

28 Oct 2021 Thank You to Merike Käo for her service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2021.10.28.14 Thank You to Merike Käo for her service to the ICANN Board

Merike Käo has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for her term of service, and the Board wishes her well in her future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond

28 Oct 2021 Thank You to Ron da Silva for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2021.10.28.16 Thank You to Ron da Silva for his service to the ICANN Board

Ron da Silva has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service, and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond

28 Oct 2021 Election of ICANN Board Chair Board Complete 2021.10.28.29 Election of ICANN Board Chair

Maarten Botterman is elected as Chair of the Board

28 Oct 2021 Confirmation of Officers of ICANN Board Complete 2021.10.28.32 – 2021.10.28.37 Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

Annual appointment of ICANN Officers

28 Oct 2021 Election of ICANN Board Vice-Chair Board Complete 2021.10.28.30 Election of ICANN Board Vice-Chair

León Sánchez is elected as Vice-Chair of the Board

28 Oct 2021 Acceptance of the Final Report on the Second Organizational Review of the ccNSO and Initiation of Bylaws Amendment Process Board Complete 2021.10.28.06 – 2021.10.28.10 Second Organizational Review of the ccNSO and Initiation of Bylaws Amendment Process

The Board accepts the final report from the independent examiner on the ccNSO2 Review and the Feasibility Assessment from the ccNSO2 Review Working Party and approves the initiation of the Standard Bylaws Amendment Process

28 Oct 2021 Thank You to Nigel Roberts for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2021.10.28.13 Thank You to Nigel Roberts for his service to the ICANN Board

Nigel Roberts has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service, and the Board wishes him well in his future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond

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

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

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 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 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 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

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