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.

Date Resolution Titlesort descending Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
10 Mar 2016 Thank You to Staff Complete 2016.03.10.20 Board Thanks the ICANN Staff

Board thanks the ICANN staff who worked on all aspects of the development of the transition and accountability proposals.

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Steve Crocker for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.39 Thank You to Steve Crocker

Steve Crocker has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to Suzanne Woolf for her service to the ICANN Board Board 2016.11.08.24 The ICANN Board thanks Suzanne Woolf for her service

The Board recognizes Suzanne Woolf for her term of service, and the Board wishes her well in her future endeavors within the ICANN community and beyond.

22 Oct 2015 Thank You to the 2015 Nominating Committee Board, General Complete 2015.10.22.13 Board thanks the 2015 Nominating Committee

Board thanks the 2015 Nominating Committee

08 Nov 2016 Thank You to the Global Multistakeholder Community Board 2016.11.08.19 - 2016.11.08.20 The ICANN Board expresses its deep appreciation of the Global Multistakeholder Community

The Board expresses its deep appreciation for the tireless efforts of the global multistakeholder community; and its deep appreciation to the US Department of Commerce, for standing by the long-standing commitment to end the IANA Functions contract, and for its dedication, and tireless efforts as a partner with ICANN and the community to achieving this historic goal.

19 Apr 2016 Thank you to the ICG Secretariat Board Complete 2016.04.19.01 Thank you to the ICG Secretariat

Thank you to the ICG Secretariat

18 Jul 2013 Thank You to Thomas Narten Board Complete 2013.07.18.15 Thanks to departing Board member

Thanks to departing Board member Thomas Narten

02 Nov 2017 Thank You to Thomas Schneider for his service to the ICANN Board Board Complete 2017.11.02.35 Thank You to Thomas Schneider

Thomas Schneider has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service

22 Oct 2015 Thank You to Wolfgang Kleinwächter for his service to the ICANN Board Board, General Complete 2015.10.22.20 Board thanks Wolfgang Kleinwächter for his service to the ICANN Board

Board thanks Wolfgang Kleinwächter for his service to the ICANN Board

23 Jun 2019 Transfer of the .BJ (Benin) top-level domain ccTLDs Complete 2019.06.23.12 Transfer of the .BJ (Benin) top-level domain

IANA has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .BJ country-code top-level domain to Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste du Bénin (ARCEP BENIN)

23 Sep 2017 Transfer of the .CI (Cote d'Ivoire) top-level domain to Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d'Ivoire (ARTCI) Board Complete 2017.09.23.03 Transfer of the .CI country-code top-level domain

PTI has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .CI country-code top-level domain to Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d'Ivoire (ARTCI)

23 Jun 2018 Transfer of the .LS (Lesotho) top-level domain to Lesotho Network Information Centre Proprietary (LSNIC) ccTLDs Complete 2018.06.23.03 Transfer of the .LS (Lesotho) top-level domain

PTI has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .LS country-code top-level domain to Lesotho Network Information Centre Proprietary (LSNIC)

15 Mar 2018 Transfer of the .TD (Chad) top-level domain to l'Agence de Développement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (ADETIC) ccTLDs Complete 2018.03.15.07 Transfer of the .TD (Chad) top-level domain

Transfer the .TD ccTLD to l'Agence de Développement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (ADETIC)

03 May 2019 Transfer of the .TR (Turkey) top-level domain ccTLDs Complete 2019.05.03.14 Transfer of the .TR (Turkey) top-level domain

IANA has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .TR (Turkey) country code top-level domain to Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK)

07 Nov 2019 Transfer of the .TZ (Tanzania) top-level domain to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority ccTLDs Complete 2019.11.07.31 Transfer of .TZ (Tanzania)

IANA has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .TZ top-level domain to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

14 Mar 2019 Transfer of the .VU (Vanuatu) top-level domain to Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR). ccTLDs Complete 2019.03.14.11 Transfer of the .VU (Vanuatu) top-level domain

PTI has reviewed and evaluated the request to transfer the .VU country-code top-level domain to Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR)

28 Sep 2013 Treatment of New gTLD Historical Costs Administration and Budget Complete 2013.09.28.11 Treatment of the Historical Development Costs of the New gTLD Program

Board authorizes the President and CEO to take all actions necessary to transfer from ICANN’s operating fund to ICANN’s Reserve Fund all amounts, whether already paid or to be repaid in the future, that constitute Historical Development Costs.

08 Nov 2016 Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace gTLDs 2016.11.08.15 The ICANN Board approves the Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes

The Board approves the Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes, authorizing ICANN to issue a blanket authorization that allows new gTLD registry operators who implement the required measures to release all reserved letter/letter two-character ASCII labels not otherwise reserved pursuant to Specification 5, Section 6 of the New gTLD Registry Agreement.

02 Nov 2017 Uniform Board Member Integrity Screening Board Incomplete 2017.11.02.33 – 2017.11.02.34 Board Integrity Screening Process

The Board directs ICANN to develop a proposal paper for a uniform practice for conducting screening of Directors and Liaisons selected to the ICANN Board

28 Jul 2015 Update to Contracting and Disbursement Policy Administration and Budget, Board 2015.07.28.06 Board adopts the ICANN Contracting and Disbursement Policy

Board Finance Committee has reviewed the current Contracting and Disbursement Policy and recommended that it be revised to define the signature authority for bank transaction purposes, in addition to the approval authority already defined in the current document.

27 Jun 2013 Update to IDN ccTLD Fast Track Implementation ccTLDs Complete 2013.06.27.05 – 2013.06.27.06 IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

Board approves amending the Fast Track Implementation Plan to implement the two-panel process for string similarity review in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process and allows for all pending requests for IDN ccTLD strings under the Fast Track Process to have the option to request evaluation by the new Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) once the EPSRP is comprised.

03 Feb 2016 USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding Administration and Budget, Board, General, ICANN Structures 2016.02.03.19 USG IANA Stewardship Transition

USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding

10 Mar 2016 USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding Administration and Budget, Board, General Ongoing 2016.03.10.09 USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding

Board approves a budget envelope of up to US$1.5 million, as an interim measure, to cover the costs of the Project to be incurred until the first estimate is produced, to be funded through a fund release from the Reserve Fund.

15 May 2016 USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding Administration and Budget, Board, General Complete 2016.05.15.12 Board approves USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding

Board approves USG IANA Stewardship Transition – Additional FY16 Expenses and Funding

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