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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 descending Resolution Title Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Board Complete 98.4 Board Election

Elected Board Chair.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - NOTICE OF FUTURE MEETINGS Administration and Budget Complete 98.8 ICANN Meetings

Stipulated process for Board meeting notices.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Board Complete 98.7 Board Executive Committee

Designation of Board Executive Committee.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - FISCAL YEAR Administration and Budget Complete 98.11 Fiscal Year

ICANN's fiscal year designated to end on June 30.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - PAYMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL EXPENSES Administration and Budget Complete 98.6 Payment of Expenses

Authorizes Corporate officers to pay expenses.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - DISBURSEMENTS Administration and Budget Complete 98.12 Financial Disbursements

Authorized financial disbursements.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - GENERAL AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION Administration and Budget Complete 98.16 Authorization of Officers

Authorized and empowered Officers of the Corporation.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - BANK RESOLUTIONS Administration and Budget Complete 98.10 Bank Accounts

Authorized opening of bank accounts and accepting of funds.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - REQUIRED FILINGS Administration and Budget Complete 98.14 Corporation Filings

(Authorized Corporate officers to make necessary filings and applications.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - INCORPORATORS Administration and Budget Complete 98.1 Incorporators

All actions taken by incorporators are approved, adopted, ratified and confirmed as the valid and binding actions of ICANN.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - ELECTION OF OFFICERS Administration and Budget Complete 98.3 Officer Election

Elected CEO, and VP/CFO/Secretary.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - RETENTION OF LEGAL COUNSEL Administration and Budget, Board Complete 98.15 Legal Counsel

Retained Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue as legal counsel.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - EXPANSION OF THE BOARD Board Complete 98.5 Board Expansion

Expanded Board to 10 members and appointed a director of the Corporation.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - INSURANCE Administration and Budget Complete 98.9 Insurance

Authorized purchase of insurance.

25 Oct 1998 1998-10-25 - ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND AGENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS Board Complete 98.1, 98.2 Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation are approved.

06 Nov 1998 1998-11-06 - BYLAWS ICANN Structures Complete 98.17 Bylaws

Bylaws are adopted.

06 Nov 1998 1998-11-06 - TRANSMITTAL LETTER Administration and Budget Complete 98.18, 98.19 Department of Commerce transmittal letter

Adopted and approved the transmittal letter to the Dept. of Commerce and authorized its execution and transmittal.

21 Nov 1998 1998-11-21 - Amendments to Bylaws Administration and Budget Complete 98.24,98.25 Amended Bylaws

Amended bylaws.

21 Nov 1998 1998-11-21 - Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation ICANN Structures Complete 98.21, 98.22, 98.23 Articles of Incorporation Amendments

(Amended Articles of Incorporation.

21 Nov 1998 1998-11-21 - Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Commerce International Agreements Complete 98.26, 98.27, 98.28, 98.29 MOU with Dept. of Commerce

Authorized Michael Roberts and Esther Dyson to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Commerce.

21 Nov 1998 1998-11-21 - Assistant Secretaries Administration and Budget Complete 98.20 Assistant Secretaries

Designated Interim Assistant Secretaries of the Corporation.

17 Jan 1999 1999-01-17 - DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS Administration and Budget Complete 99.7, 99.8 Disbursement of funds

Board authorizes Michael Roberts to disburse funds for purposes that he believes to be in the interest of the Corporation provided specified approval requirements are met.

17 Jan 1999 1999-01-17 - IANA FUNCTIONS AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS International Agreements Complete 99.1, 99.2 IANA Functions Agreement

Board authorizes the CEO to negotiate an agreement with the U.S. Government for ICANN to perform the IANA functions.

17 Jan 1999 1999-01-17 - USC AND IANA TRANSITION MATTERS Administration and Budget Complete 99.3, 99.4, 99.5, 99.6 USC and IANA Transition

Board approves the USC/ICANN Transition Agreement, the Loanout Agreement, and the Sublease, and authorizes their execution.

17 Jan 1999 1999-01-17 - APPROVED ELECTION OF CFO AND SECRETARY Administration and Budget Complete 99.9, 99.10 Corporate Officers

Board approves election of Treasurer/CFO and Interim Secretary.

17 Jan 1999 1999-01-17 - COMMITTEES ICANN Structures Complete 99.11, 99.12, 99.13 DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee

Board appoints Jun Murai as chair of the DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee.

09 Feb 1999 1999-02-09 - ELECTION OF GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR ICANN Structures Complete 99.14 GAC Chair Election

Board elects Paul Twomey as GAC Chair.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM TREASURER-CFO Administration and Budget Complete 99.25 Appointment of Interim Treasurer/CFO

Board appoints Andrew McLaughlin as Interim Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - CONFLICTS OF INTEREST POLICY Board Complete 99.19 Conflicts of Interest Policy

Board approves the Conflicts of Interest Policy.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - APPOINTMENTS TO ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INDEPENDENT REVIEW ICANN Structures Complete 99.24 Advisory Committee on Independent Review

Board appoints chair and member of the Advisory Committee on Independent Review.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - DNSO FORMATION CONCEPTS ICANN Structures Complete 99.26 DNSO Concept

Board approves DNSO Formations concept.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COMMITTEE Board Complete 99.22 Board Committee Assignments

Board appoints chair and member to the Board Conflict of Interest Committee.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - RECONSIDERATION POLICY Board Complete 99.20 Reconsideration Policy

Board adopts the Reconsideration Policy to implement Article III, Section 4(a) of the Bylaws.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE Board Complete 99.21 Appointments to Board Reconsideration Committee

Board appoints chair and members to the Board Reconsideration Committee.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - REGISTRAR ACCREDITATION POLICY gTLDs Complete 99.15, 99.16, 99.17, 99.18 RAA

Board approves and directs implementation of Registrar Accreditation Policy.

04 Mar 1999 1999-03-04 - APPROVAL OF MINUTES Board Complete 99.23 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for October 25, October 29, November 6, and November 21 of 1998, and for January 17 and February 9 of 1999 Board meetings.

31 Mar 1999 1999-03-31 - ESTABLISHING SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS ICANN Structures Complete 99.28, 99.29, 99.30 Supporting Organizations

Board approves Bylaw changes to create frameworks for three Supporting Organizations.

31 Mar 1999 1999-03-31 - ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INDEPENDENT REVIEW ICANN Structures Complete 99.27 Advisory Committee on Independent Review

Board appoints members of the Advisory Committee on Independent Review.

27 May 1999 1999-05-27 - DISBURSEMENTS Administration and Budget Complete 99.59 Disbursements

Board approves fund disbursements and check-signing authority within specified parameters.

27 May 1999 1999-05-27 - PROTOCOL SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION ICANN Structures Complete 99.54 PSO

Board accepts proposal to create Protocol Supporting Organization (PSO) and directs ICANN Staff to prepare implementing Bylaws and an MOU.

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