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 ascending Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
09 Aug 2016 Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Charter Board, Root Zone Ongoing 2016.08.09.02 – 2016.08.09.03 Board approves the RZERC charter as revised in response to public comment

Board approves the RZERC charter as revised in response to public comment and Board appoints Suzanne Woolf to serve on the RZERC

04 Feb 2018 Root Server System Advisory Committee Appointments Board Complete 2018.02.04.03 Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Member Appointments

The Board of Directors accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC and appoints Brad Verd to a two-year term as co-chair of RSSAC

16 Sep 2018 Root Server Strategy Root Zone Incomplete 2018.09.16.10 Root Server Strategy

The Board instructs the ICANN org as the operator of the ICANN Managed Root Server/L-Root (IMRS) to work with the Community to finalize a strategy to reduce effects of attacks on the IMRS

10 Sep 2020 Root Server Organization (RSO) appointments to the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Board Complete 2020.09.10.05 Root Server Organization (RSO) appointments to the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)

The Board appoints Barbara Schleckser, Wesley Hardaker, Jun Murai, Kaveh Ranjbar, and Paul Vixie to the RSSAC.

18 Jul 2018 Revisions to the Code of Conduct, the Board Governance Guidelines, and the Conflicts of Interest Policy Board Complete 2018.07.18.02 Revisions to the Code of Conduct, the Board Governance Guidelines, and the Conflicts of Interest Policy

The Board adopts the revised Board of Directors' Code of Conduct, the Board Governance Guidelines, and the Conflicts of Interest Policy

03 May 2019 Revisions to Board Governance Committee Charter Board Complete 2019.05.03.10 Revisions to Board Governance Committee Charter

The Board hereby adopts the revised Charter of the Board Governance Committee

02 Nov 2017 Revisions to Board Committee Charters as Part of Process to Standardize Committee Charters Board Complete 2017.11.02.14 – 2017.11.02.20 Revisions to Board Committee Charters

The Board approves revisions to various sections of the charters of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, the Organizational Effectiveness Committee and Risk Committee

03 May 2019 Revision of Bylaws re SSAC Term Limits on Leadership Board Incomplete 2019.05.03.13 SSAC Term Limits on Leadership

The Board directs ICANN to publish for public comment the proposed standard amendment to Article 12, Section 12.2(b)(ii) of the ICANN Bylaws as recommended by the SSAC

25 Jun 2016 Revised Expected Standards of Behavior Board, General, ICANN Structures 2016.06.25.16 Board hereby adopts the revised Expected Standards of Behaviors

Board hereby adopts the revised Expected Standards of Behaviors as they were posted for public comment on 16 May 2016, with slight modification for clarification.

13 Aug 2020 Revised Board Governance Committee Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership Board Complete 2020.08.13.01 Revised BGC Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership

The Board approves the revised Board Governance Committee Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership

02 Nov 2017 Revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures Board Complete 2017.11.02.13 Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures

The revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures are approved

12 Dec 2019 Review of Board Compensation Committee's Recommendation Re: CEO Compensation for FY20 At-Risk Administration and Budget Complete 2019.12.12.03 CEO Compensation for FY20 At-Risk

The Board approves a payment to the President and CEO for his annual at-risk compensation component for the first half of FY20

18 May 2017 Responding to Registry Operator Requests and GAC Advice Regarding the Release of Second-Level Country and Territory Names in New gTLDs ccTLDs Ongoing 2017.05.18.09 – 2017.05.18.10 Release of Second-Level Country and Territory Names in New gTLDs

The President and CEO is directed to grant ICANN approvals for the release of country and territory names at the second-level

25 Oct 2018 Reserve Fund Replenishment Strategy Administration and Budget Complete 2018.10.25.22 – 2018.10.25.23 Reserve Fund Replenishment Strategy

The Board directs the ICANN to increase the Reserve Fund through annual excesses from the operating fund of ICANN organization

26 Apr 2015 Reserve Fund Release – USG IANA Stewardship Transition Costs Administration and Budget, Board, General 2014.04.26.17 Board Finance Committee has recommended that the Board approve the release of funds from the Reserve Fund

Board approve the release of funds from the Reserve Fund to cover costs incurred in FY15 related to the USG IANA Stewardship Transition initiative in an amount not to exceed US$7 million

28 Sep 2015 Reserve Fund Release - USG IANA Stewardship Transition Costs Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.09.28.11 Reserve Fund Release - USG IANA Stewardship Transition Costs

Board Finance Committee has recommended that the Board authorize the release of funds from the Reserve Fund to cover the actual costs incurred in FY15 related to the USG IANA Stewardship Transition initiative

27 Oct 2017 Request to Defer Compliance Enforcement of Thick WHOIS Consensus Policy for 180 Days Administration and Budget Incomplete 2017.10.29.04 Enforcement of the Thick Whois Consensus Policy

The President and CEO, or his designee(s), is authorized to defer compliance enforcement of the Thick Whois Consensus Policy for 180 days

29 Oct 2017 Request for New or Additional Information from the Governmental Advisory Committee re: Advice on Amazon Applications gTLDs Incomplete 2017.10.29.02 – 2017.10.29.03 GAC advice on the Amazon applications

The Board asks the GAC if it has any additional information to provide regarding the GAC's advice that the Amazon applications should not proceed

24 Jun 2017 Representative of the Istanbul Liaison Office Administration and Budget Complete 2017.06.24.09 – 2017.06.24.11 Appointment of Nicholas Tomasso as the Representative of the Istanbul Liaison Office

The Board appoints Nicholas Tomasso as the representative of the Liaison Office in Istanbul, Turkey

28 Sep 2015 Renewal of .TRAVEL Registry Agreement Board, General, International Agreements 2015.09.28.05 proposed renewal .TRAVEL Registry Agreement [PDF, 621 KB] is approved by the Board

President and CEO, or his designee(s), is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to finalize and execute the Agreement.

08 Nov 2016 Renewal of .TEL Registry Agreement gTLDs 2016.11.08.07 The ICANN Board approves renewal of the .TEL Registry Agreement

The Board approved of the .TEL Registry Agreement after finding that ICANN conducted a review of Telnic’s recent performance under the current agreement and found that Telnic substantially met its contractual requirements.

28 Sep 2015 Renewal of .PRO Registry Agreement Board, General, International Agreements 2015.09.28.06 Proposed renewal .PRO Registry Agreement [

Proposed renewal .PRO Registry Agreement [PDF, 586 KB] is approved by the Board

22 Aug 2013 Renewal of .ORG Registry Agreement gTLDs Complete 2013.08.22.11 .ORG Registry Agreement

Board approves renewal of .ORG Registry Agreement (with revised provisions) and authorizes the President, Generic Domains Division and the General Counsel to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.

04 Feb 2018 Renewal of .MUSEUM Registry Agreement Board Complete 2018.02.04.08 .MUSEUM Renewal Registry Agreement

The Board approves the .MUSEUM Renewal Registry Agreement

16 Mar 2017 Renewal of .MOBI registry contract gTLDs Complete 2017.03.16.04 Renewal Registry Agreement for the .MOBI TLD

Approval of the proposed .MOBI Renewal Registry Agreement

22 Aug 2013 Renewal of .INFO Registry Agreement gTLDs Complete 2013.08.22.10 .INFO Registry Agreement

Board approves renewal of .INFO Registry Agreement (with revised provisions) and authorizes the President, Generic Domains Division and the General Counsel to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.

16 Sep 2018 Renewal of .coop TLD Registry Agreement gTLDs Complete 2018.09.16.07 .coop TLD Registry Agreement

The proposed .coop Renewal Registry Agreement is approved

28 Sep 2015 Renewal of .CAT Registry Agreement Board, General, International Agreements 2015.09.28.04 ICANN and Fundació puntCAT (the "Registry Operator") entered into a Registry Agreement on 23 September 2005 for operation of the .CAT top-level domain.

The proposed renewal .CAT Registry Agreement was updated to include existing provisions concerning Whois and was approved,

22 Aug 2013 Renewal of .BIZ Registry Agreement gTLDs Complete 2013.08.22.12 .BIZ Registry Agreement

Board approves renewal of .BIZ Registry Agreement (with revised provisions) and authorizes the President, Generic Domains Division and the General Counsel to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.

12 Feb 2015 Removal of the .TP top-level domain representing Portuguese Timor Root Zone Complete 2015.02.12.04 Removal of the .TP top-level domain representing Portuguese Timor

Board approves the delegation of .TP be removed from the DNS Root Zone

08 Sep 2014 Remaining Items from Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, Singapore and London GAC Advice: Updates and Actions gTLDs 2014.09.08.NG02 GAC Advice

NGPC adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice (Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and London): Actions and Updates (8 September 2014)

06 Jun 2014 Remaining Items from Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, and Singapore GAC Advice: Updates and Actions gTLDs 2014.06.06NG02

NGPC adopts the scorecard titled "GAC Advice (Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires and Singapore): Actions and Updates (06 June 2014)"

14 May 2014 Remaining Items from Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, and Singapore GAC Advice gTLDs 2014.05.14.NG02 GAC Advice
28 Sep 2013 Remaining Items from Beijing and Durban GAC Advice Board Complete 2013.09.28.NG02 GAC Advice (Beijing, Durban)

NGPC adopts the “Remaining Items from Beijing and Durban GAC Advice: Updates and Actions” (28 September 2013).

12 Feb 2015 Release of Two-Letter Codes at the Second Level in gTLDs Board, gTLDs 2015.02.12.16 Advice of the GAC from the 11 February 2015 GAC Singapore Communiqué

The Board is taking action at this time to accept the advice of the GAC from the 11 February 2015 GAC Singapore Communiqué [PDF, 264 KB] regarding the release of two-letter codes at the second level in gTLDs.

09 Sep 2014 Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG gTLDs 2014.09.09.05 – 2014.09.09.06 Bundling of second level domain names
25 Feb 2020 Registration Directory Service Review (RDS-WHOIS2) Final Report and Recommendations Board Complete 2020.02.25.01 – 2020.02.25.06 RDS-WHOIS2 Final Report and Recommendations

The Board takes action on each of the 22 recommendations issued within the RDS-WHOIS2-RT Final Report

13 May 2018 Registrar Data Escrow Agent Contract Approval Board Complete 2018.05.13.07 – 2018.05.13.08 Registrar Data Escrow Agent Contract Approval

The Board authorizes ICANN to enter into, and make disbursements in furtherance of, a new DENIC eG contract for a term of 36 months

27 Oct 2017 Refinement of string similarity review in IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process ccTLDs Complete 2017.10.29.05 – 2017.10.29.06 String similarity review in IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

The Board approves amending the Final Implementation Plan for IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process as suggested in the Joint ccNSO SSAC Response

25 Jun 2015 Refinement of second similarity review for the evaluation of the IDN ccTLD applications Board, ccTLDs Ongoing 2015.06.25.16 Refinement of second similarity review for the evaluation of the IDN ccTLD applications

Board asks the ccNSO, in consultation with other stakeholders, including GAC and SSAC, to provide further guidance on and refinement of the methodology of second string similarity review process

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