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.

Date Resolution Titlesort descending Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
11 Dec 2014 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2014.12.11.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

The Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approved the minutes of its 12-14 October 2014 and 7 November 2014 meetings.

03 Feb 2016 Board Governance Committee Recommendation Regarding Implementation of Public Interest Commitments for .DOCTOR Registry Agreement Board, gTLDs, General 2016.02.03.16 Board Governance Committee Recommendation Regarding Implementation of Public Interest Commitments for .DOCTOR Registry Agreement

Recommendation Regarding Implementation of Public Interest Commitments for .DOCTOR Registry Agreement

13 Sep 2012 Enhanced Protections for IOC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Names gTLDs NG2012.09.13.01 GAC Communiqué issued in Prague states that the GAC, "requires further clarification as to the status of its pending request for enhanced protections for the [International Olympic Committee] and Red Cross/Red Crescent names at the top and second levels

Board thanks the GNSO for its continued attention and ongoing work on this topic, and requests that the GNSO continue its work on a policy recommendation on second-level protections for the IOC and Red Cross/Red Crescent names on an expedited basis.

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

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

02 Feb 2013 "Closed Generic" Top-Level Domains gTLDs 2013.02.02.NG01 - 2013.02.02.NG03 Closed Generic Top-Level Domains

New gTLD Program Committee directs the President and CEO to open a 30-day public comment forum on this topic, which should include a call for identification of proposed objective criteria to classify applied-for TLDs as "closed generic" TLDs.
New gTLD Program Committee directs the President and CEO to, concurrently with the opening of the public comment forum, request the GNSO to provide guidance on the issue of "closed generic" TLDs if the GNSO wishes to provide such guidance. Guidance on this issue is requested to be provided by the close of the public comment forum.

03 Mar 2016 .AFRICA Update gTLDs Ongoing 2016.03.03.01 Delegation of .AFRICA

Delegation of .AFRICA to be operated by ZACR pursuant to the Registry Agreement that ZACR has entered with ICANN.

11 Apr 2013 .CAT Cross-Ownership Removal Request International Agreements Complete 2013.04.11.07 .CAT Cross-Ownership Removal Request

Board approves amendment to remove the cross-ownership restriction in the Fundació puntCAT 23 September 2005 Registry Agreement.

15 Sep 2016 .COM Registry Agreement Amendment gTLDs Complete 2016.09.15.09 The ICANN Board approves an amendment for the continued operation of .COM TLD by Verisign

The Board approves the proposed Amendment to extend the term of the .COM Registry Agreement to 30 November 2024 to coincide with the term of the Root Zone Maintainer Services Agreement (RZMA) between ICANN and Verisign.

24 Jun 2017 .NET Registry Agreement Renewal General Complete 2017.06.24.22 .NET Registry Agreement Renewal

The Board approves the proposed .NET Renewal Registry Agreement

12 Oct 2005 005-10-12 - Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer Administration and Budget Complete 05.84, 05.85, 05.86 Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Board elects Melanie Keller as Chief Financial Officer.

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.

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 - DISBURSEMENTS Administration and Budget Complete 98.12 Financial Disbursements

Authorized financial disbursements.

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 - ELECTION OF OFFICERS Administration and Budget Complete 98.3 Officer Election

Elected CEO, and VP/CFO/Secretary.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - INSURANCE Administration and Budget Complete 98.9 Insurance

Authorized purchase of insurance.

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 - 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 - 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 - RETENTION OF LEGAL COUNSEL Administration and Budget, Board Complete 98.15 Legal Counsel

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

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 - Assistant Secretaries Administration and Budget Complete 98.20 Assistant Secretaries

Designated Interim Assistant Secretaries of the Corporation.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.