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 descending Resolution Title Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
31 Jul 2008 2008-07-31 - BGC's Recommendation for academic appointment to Nominating Committee ICANN Structures Complete (___) Academic Appointment to Nominating Committee

Board appoints Jan Gruntorád as representative from the research and academia sector to the Nominating Committee.

31 Jul 2008 2008-07-31 - BFC's Recommendation regarding the Mexico City Budget Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2008.___ Mexico City Budget

Board adopts the Board Finance Committee's recommendation to approve a budget within the specified parameters for the Mexico City global meeting.

31 Jul 2008 2008-07-31 - ASN Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers Internet Protocols Complete .2008, .2008 ASN Global Policy

Board ratifies the Global Addressing Policy Proposal on Autonomous System Numbers as a Global Policy and instructs ICANN Staff to implement its provisions.

28 Aug 2008 2008-08-28 - Redelegation of .MS ccTLDs, International Agreements Complete 2008.08.28.01 Redelegation of .MS

Board approves the proposed redelegation of the .MS domain to MNI Networks Ltd.

28 Aug 2008 2008-08-28 - Ombudsman Budget for discussion ICANN Structures Complete 2008.08.28.02 Ombudsman Budget

Board approves Ombudsman's Budget (part of the overall ICANN Budget) for fiscal year 2008-2009 at $450,000.00.

28 Aug 2008 2008-08-28 - Nominating Committee's Recommendation for ICANN Bylaws Change regarding Criteria for Board Member Selection ICANN Structures Complete 2008.08.28.03 Nominating Committee

Board directs ICANN Staff to post revisions to the bylaws online for public comment, as recommended by the NomCom.

28 Aug 2008 2008-08-28 - Board Governance Committee's Recommendation for selection of the next Nominating Committee Chair ICANN Structures Complete 2008.08.28.04 Nominating Committee

Board appoints Tricia Drakes as 2009 Nominating Committee Chair.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Voting Thresholds for Council Decisions ICANN Structures Complete 2008.10.01.09 GNSO Council Voting Thresholds

Board approves the GNSO Council Voting Thresholds as recommended by the Working Group on GNSO Council Restructuring (WG-GCR).

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Timing for Implementation of GNSO Improvements ICANN Structures Complete 2008.10.01.10, 2008.10.01.11, 2008.10.01.12, 2008.10.01.13, 2008.10.01.14, 2008.10.01.15 GNSO Improvements

Board approves a four phase implementation timeline for several critical GNSO Improvements initiatives; acknowledges a new "Notice of Intent to Form a New Constituency;" and directs Staff to develop a petition/charter template as well as a streamlined process to facilitate Board approval of new Constituencies. Further, Board reinforces principles in structuring Stakeholder Groups within the GNSO; directs Staff to develop a set of streamlined processes for formation of the four new Stakeholder Groups; and directs that plans for each group be submitted to the Board for consideration. Board requests community input on the appropriate role and representation of individual Internet users in the GNSO, including individual commercial and non-commercial Internet users.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Single-Character Name Requests from DotCoop and dotMobi gTLDs Complete 2008.10.01.19 Single-Character Name Requests from DotCoop and dotMobi

Board defers action on the DotCoop and dotMobi proposed amendments pending a more thorough review of the results of the working group on allocation of Single-Character, Second Level-Domains (SC-SLDs) relating to the gTLD registries.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Process for Filling Board Seats 13 and 14 ICANN Structures Complete 2008.10.01.08 GNSO Improvements

Board requests community input concerning the GNSO Council Restructuring Working Group's recommendation to elect Board Seats 13 and 14 by GNSO House.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Process for Electing Council Leadership ICANN Structures Complete 2008.10.01.07 Election for GNSO Council Leadership

Board authorizes WG-GCR recommendations for GNSO Council election of Chair and individual House election of Vice-Chair.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - IT Equipment Purchase Financial Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2008.10.01.16 IT Equipment Purchase

Board authorizes the Chief Financial Officer to purchase IT equipment within the specified parameters.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - GNSO Council Restructuring ICANN Structures Complete 2008.10.01.06 GNSO Council Restructuring

Board approves third Nominating Committee Appointee as non-voting GNSO Council member unaligned to either House.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Financial Approval of Contractor Agreement for Multiple Language Algorithms relating to New gTLD Program Implementation gTLDs Complete 2008.10.01.05 Contract for String Similarity Algorithm

Board authorizes CEO, COO, and/or General Counsel to enter into agreement for algorithm-related services with SWORD for up to US$700,000.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Directors' Code of Conduct Board Complete 2008.10.01.02, 2008.10.01.03 Directors' Code of Conduct

Board adopts ICANN Directors' Code of Conduct that was posted for public comment from 15 July 2008 through 29 August 2008.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure Administration and Budget Ongoing 2008.10.01.04 De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure

Board adopts the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure to protect registrants by ensuring a timely transfer of domain names in the event of registrar de-accreditation.

01 Oct 2008 2008-10-01 - Approval of Minutes of 28 August 2008 Board Complete 2008-10-01-01 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for 28 August 2008 Board meeting.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Thanks to Susan Crawford Board Complete 2008.11.07.11 Thanks for service

Board thanks Susan Crawford for service to ICANN.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Thanks to Steve Crocker ICANN Structures Complete 2008.11.07.12 Thanks for service

Board thanks Steve Crocker for service to ICANN.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Thanks to Reinhard Scholl Board Complete 2008.11.07.14 Thanks for service

Board thanks Reinhard Scholl for service to ICANN.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Thanks to Njeri Rionge Board Complete 2008.11.07.13 Thanks for service

Board thanks Njeri Rionge for service to ICANN.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Thanks to 2008 Nominating Committee ICANN Structures Complete 2008.11.07.10 Thanks for service

Board thanks 2008 Nominating Committee for service to ICANN.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Site of June 2009 Asia - Pacific Meeting Administration and Budget Complete 2008.11.07.05, 2008.11.07.06, 2008.11.07.07 Authorization of ICANN meeting

Board authorizes ICANN June 2009 meeting in Sydney and directs the exploration of adjusting regional rotation of meetings to hold the October 2009 meeting in Seoul, Korea.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Single Letter Domains at the Second Level, including Proposed Contract Amendments for DotCoop and dotMobi gTLDs Complete 2008.11.07.02, 2008.11.07.03 Single-character domain name service

Board approves DotCoop and dotMobi amendments and authorizes the President and General Counsel to take such actions as appropriate to implement the amendments.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Election of Board Vice-Chairman Board Complete 2008.11.07.16 Board Vice-Chairman

Board elects Robert Gaetano as Vice-Chairman of the Board.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Election of Board Chairman Board Complete 2008.11.07.15 Board Chairman

Board elects Peter Dengate Thrush as Chairman of the Board.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Creation of New Board Committees Board Superseded 2008.11.07.17, 2008.11.07.18, 2008.11.07.19 Creation of New Board Committees

Board creates new Board committees: IANA Committee, Public Participation Committee, Risk Committee, and Structural Improvements Committee.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Confirmation of Officers of ICANN Administration and Budget Complete 2008.11.07.21, 2008.11.07.22, 2008.11.07.23, 2008.11.07.24, 2008.11.07.25, 2008.11.07.26 Officers of ICANN

Board elects Officers of ICANN.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Community-Wide Working Group to Review ICANN's Geographic Regions ICANN Structures Complete 2008.11.07.08, 2008.11.07.09 Review of ICANN's Geographic Regions

Board creates a cross-community working group to study ICANN's Geographic regions framework; invites community SOs and ACs to nominate members; and asks the working group to draft a charter for Board review and approval at its March 2009 meeting in Mexico City.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - BGC Recommendation regarding Board Committee Minutes Board Complete 2008.11.07.01 Board Committees

Board creates process for posting minutes of Board Committee meetings.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Appointment of Membership of New Board Committees Board Complete 2008.11.07.19 Membership of New Board Committees

Board appoints members of committees; requests chairs and members to prepare charters for the Board Governance Committee's review and the Board's approval.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Appointment of Membership of Continuing Board Committees Board Complete 2008.11.07.20 Membership of Continuing Board Committees

Board assigns committee membership.

07 Nov 2008 2008-11-07 - Approval of GNSO's Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Clarifications gTLDs Complete 2008.11.07.04 Transfer Policy

Board amends the existing Consensus Policy on Domain Name Transfers to clarify reasons for denial of a transfer.

11 Dec 2008 2008-12-11 - GNSO Improvements - Implementation and the Role of Individual Users in GNSO - Briefing and Action ICANN Structures Ongoing 2008-12-11-02 GNSO Improvements-Role of Individual Users

Board requests community input in determining the proper role of individuals within the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group.

11 Dec 2008 2008-12-11 - Approval of Minutes Board Complete 2008-12-11-01 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for 1 October 2008 Board meeting.

03 Feb 2009 2009-02-03 - Appointment of Liaisons to Board Committees Board Complete 2009-02-03-09, 2009-02-03-10, 2009-02-03-11 Board Committees

Board appointment of non-voting Liaisons to Board Committees.

03 Feb 2009 2009-02-03 - Redelegation of .SO (Somalia) Domain ccTLDs Complete 2009-02-03-06 Redelegation .SO

Board approved proposed redelegation of the .SO domain to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

03 Feb 2009 2009-02-03 - GNSO Improvements - Term Limits ICANN Structures Complete 2009-02-03-05.01 GNSO Council Term Limits

Board approved proposed Bylaws amendment instituting term limits for GNSO Councilors.

03 Feb 2009 2009-02-03 - Minutes Approved Resolution Board Complete 2009-02-03-01 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for 11 December 2008 Board meeting.