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
04 Feb 2018 SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection related to credential management lifecycle Board Complete 2018.02.04.07 SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection

The Board adopts the scorecard titled "Implementation Recommendations for SSAC Advice Document SAC074", and directs the President and CEO to implement the advice

18 May 2013 SSAC Advisory on Internal Name Certificates Internet Protocols Complete 2013.05.18.08 – 2013.05.18.11 Name Collision Study

Board directs the commission of a study on the use of TLDs that are not currently delegated at the root level of the public DNS (subsequently named, the "Name Collision Study").

17 Nov 2014 SSAC Advisory on DNS "Search List" Processing and DDos Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure ICANN Structures, Internet Protocols 2014.11.17.03 – 2014.11.17.05 Board acknowledgement of the receipt of SAC064: SSAC Advisory on Search List Processing, and SAC065: SSAC Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure.

SAC 064 - highlights some of the DNS "search list" processing behavior
SAC 065 - ICANN and operators of Internet infrastructure and manufacturers to take action to address the unresolved critical design and deployment issues that have enabled increasingly large and severe Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks using the DNS.

19 Apr 2017 SO/AC FY18 Additional Budget Requests Approval Administration and Budget Complete 2017.04.19.03 Approval of SO/AC additional budget requests

The Board approves committing $646,800 during Fiscal Year 2018 to cover the costs associated with the adopted SO/AC additional budget requests.

15 May 2016 SO/AC FY17 Additional Budget Requests Approval Administration and Budget, Board, General Complete 2016.05.15.09 Board approves the SO/AC FY17 Additional Budget Request

Board approves committing $643,700 during Fiscal Year 2017 to cover the costs associated with the adopted SO/AC additional budget requests.

26 Apr 2015 SO/AC FY16 Additional Budget Requests for FY16 Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.04.26.20 Approval of SO/AC FY16 Additional Budget Requestss

Board approval on funding of additional budget requests from ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC).

11 Apr 2013 SO/AC Fast-Track Budget Request Administration and Budget Complete 2013.04.11.10 SO/AC Fast Track Budget Requests

Board approves the inclusion in ICANN’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget an amount for funds relating to 12 requests identified by the Community as part of the SO/AC Additional Budget Requests Fast-Track Process.

18 May 2013 Site of the October 2014 ICANN Meeting in North America Administration and Budget Ongoing 2013.05.18.04 – 2013.05.18.06 Location of October 2014 ICANN Public Meeting

Board designates the October 2014 ICANN Public Meeting to be held in Los Angeles, California, USA, which is scheduled for 12-17 October 2014.

25 Jun 2013 Singular & Plural Versions of the Same String as a TLD gTLDs 2013.06.25.NG07 Singular & Plural Versions of the Same String as a TLD

NGPC has determined that no changes are needed to the existing mechanisms in the Applicant Guidebook to address potential consumer confusion resulting from allowing singular and plural versions of the same string.

12 May 2021 Singapore Office Lease Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2021.05.12.01 – 2021.05.12.02 Singapore Office Lease Renewal

The Board authorizes ICANN to take all necessary actions to execute a new lease for ICANN's current Singapore office location

04 Feb 2018 Singapore Office Lease Renewal Administration and Budget Complete 2018.02.04.04 Singapore Office Lease Renewal

The Board authorizes the President and CEO to execute the lease renewal for the current office facility in Singapore

18 Jul 2013 Singapore Office Lease Administration and Budget Complete 2013.07.18.08 Singapore Office Lease

Board authorizes the President and CEO to enter into a lease for the ICANN Singapore hub office in an amount not to exceed US$750,000 for a two-year term.

15 Sep 2016 Services Agreement between ICANN and PTI Administration and Budget, Board, ICANN Structures 2016.09.15.08 The ICANN Board approves the Services Agreement between ICANN and PTI

The Board approves the Services Agreement and commits ICANN to providing the necessary services and resources to PTI in order for it to perform the IANA functions.

27 May 2016 Service Level Agreement (SLA) with RIRs for the IANA Numbering Services Board, General, ICANN Structures 2016.05.27.06 Service Level Agreement (SLA) with RIRs for the IANA Numbering Services

The ICANN Board authorizes the President and CEO o take such actions as appropriate to finalize and execute the Service Level Agreement with the Regional Internet Registries for the IANA Numbering Services as contemplated by the Proposal.

07 May 2020 September 2022 ICANN75 Meeting Contracting Administration and Budget Complete 2020.05.07.01 ICANN75 Meeting Contracting

Specific items within this resolution shall remain confidential for negotiation purpose

04 Feb 2018 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointments Board Complete 2018.02.04.02 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments

The Board appoints Barry Leiba and Chris Roosenraad to the SSAC for terms beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020

16 Sep 2018 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment Board Complete 2018.09.16.02 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment

The Board appoints David Piscitello to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020

03 Feb 2017 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment Board Complete 2017.02.03.03 Appointment of Paul Ebersman to the SSAC

The Board appoints Paul Ebersman to the SSAC for a three-year term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

12 Feb 2015 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Reappointments Board Complete 2015.02.12.10 Board Approval of SSAC Reappointments

Board approval of the SSAC and reappoints the following SSAC members to three-year terms beginning 01 January 2015 and ending 31 December 2017: Greg Aaron, Don Blumenthal, KC Claffy, Lyman Chapin, Steve Crocker, Mark Kosters, Russ Mundy, Rod Rasmussen, and Mark Seiden

22 Jul 2021 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Administration and Budget Complete 2021.07.22.02 – 2021.07.22.03 SSAC Member Appointments

The Board reappoints SSAC members to three-year terms beginning 01 January 2022 and ending 31 December 2024

17 Dec 2020 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Board Complete 2020.12.17.02 – 2020.12.17.03 SSAC Member Appointments

The Board accepts the recommendation of the SSAC and appoints SSAC members

10 Sep 2020 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Board Complete 2020.09.10.02 – 2020.09.10.04 SSAC Member Appointments

The Board accepts the recommendation of the SSAC and appoints Rod Rasmussen as Chair of the SSAC, and members Greg Aaron, Benedict Addis, KC Claffy, Lyman Chapin, Geoff Huston, Barry Leiba, Russ Mundy, Rod Rasmussen, Chris Rosenraad, Mark Seiden, and Steve Crocker.

25 Oct 2018 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Board Complete 2018.10.25.01 Appointment of SSAC Members

The Board accepts the recommendation of the SSAC and reappoints SSAC members to three-year terms

02 Nov 2017 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments Board Complete 2017.11.02.02 – 2017.11.02.04 Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Member Appointments

The board appoints Rod Rasmussen as Chair of the SSAC, and members Greg Aaron, Benedict Addis, Don Blumenthal, Lyman Chapin, KC Claffy, Geoff Huston, Russ Mundy, Rod Rasmussen, Mark Seiden, and Bobby Flaim

15 May 2016 Security & Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Appointment Board, General, ICANN Structures Complete 2016.05.15.02 Security & Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Appointment

The SSAC Membership Committee, on behalf of the SSAC, requested that the Board should appoint John R. Levine to the SSAC for a three-year term beginning immediately upon approval by the Board and ending on 31 December 2019.

22 Jul 2021 Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Final Report Board Complete 2021.07.22.11 – 2021.07.22.13 SSR2 Review Team Final Report

The Board takes action on each of the 63 recommendations issued within the SSR2 Review Team Final Report

25 Jun 2013 Safeguards Applicable to all New gTLDs gTLDs 2013.06.25.NG02 - 2013.06.25.NG03 Safeguards Applicable to all New gTLDS

NGPC adopts the "NGPC Proposal for Implementation of GAC Safeguards Applicable to All New gTLDs"

NGPC adopts the "NGPC Proposal for Implementation of GAC Safeguards Applicable to All New gTLDs"

12 May 2021 SAC070: Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists Board Complete 2021.05.12.10 SAC070: SSAC Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists

The Board finds that the actions called for by the recommendations from SAC070 advising action for ICANN org, specifically Recommendations 3, 4a, 5, and 6, have been completed by ICANN org

12 May 2021 SAC065: SSAC Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure Board Complete 2021.05.12.09 SAC065: SSAC Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure

The Board finds that ICANN org acted upon SAC065's Recommendation 1. The Board considers SAC065 to be completed

12 May 2021 SAC063, SAC073 and SAC102 regarding the DNSSEC Key Rollover in the Root Zone Board Complete 2021.05.12.16 SAC063, SAC073 and SAC102 regarding the DNSSEC Key Rollover in the Root Zone

The Board finds that ICANN org acted upon all Recommendations from SAC063, SAC073, and SAC102, as is evidenced by the successful first KSK Rollover

12 May 2021 SAC062: Advisory Concerning the Mitigation of Name Collision Board Complete 2021.05.12.08 SAC062: Advisory Concerning the Mitigation of Name Collision

The Board finds that ICANN org has implemented all of SAC062's Recommendations, and considers SAC062 to be completed

12 May 2021 SAC045: SSAC Advisory on Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the Domain Name System (DNS) Board Complete 2021.05.12.07 SAC045: SSAC Advisory on Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the DNS

The Board finds the actions in SAC045 to be considered resolved by the NCAP and that the remaining items being tracked in the ICANN org Action Request Registry may be completed

25 Mar 2021 RSSAC047: RSSAC Advisory on Metrics for the DNS Root Servers and the Root Server System General Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2021.03.25.04 – 2021.03.25.06 RSSAC047: RSSAC Advisory on Metrics for the DNS Root Servers and the Root Server System

The Board accepts Recommendation 1, which calls for implementing a prototype measurement system for RSOs and accepts Recommendation 2 to implement a more permanent measurement system after establishing and using the prototype measurement system from Recommendation 1

25 Mar 2021 RSSAC028: Technical Analysis of the Naming Scheme Used For Individual Root Servers General Completed in part; Ongoing in part 2021.03.25.01 – 2021.03.25.03 RSSAC028: Technical Analysis of the Naming Scheme Used For Individual Root Servers

The Board accepts Recommendation 3, relating to conducting a study to understand the feasibility and impact of node re-delegation attacks

03 Feb 2016 RSSAC Co-Chair Appointments Board, General Complete 2016.02.03.03 Board Approval of RSSAC Co-Chair Appointments

Board Approval of Tripti Sinha and Brad Verd as co-chairs of RSSAC

13 Dec 2016 RSSAC Co-Chair Appointmen Board, General Complete 2016.12.13.02 RSSAC Co-Chair Appointment

ICANN Board accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC and appoints Tripti Sinha as co-chair of RSSAC

11 Apr 2013 RSSAC Bylaws Amendments ICANN Structures Complete 2013.04.11.02 Bylaws Revisions Regarding Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)

Board adopts revisions to the Bylaws modifying the charter for the RSSAC.

08 Sep 2019 RSSAC Appointments Administration and Budget Complete 2019.09.08.02 RSSAC Appointments

The ICANN Board of Directors appoints Keith Bluestein, Howard Kash, Karl Reuss, and Kevin Wright to the RSSAC

09 Aug 2016 Root Zone Maintainer Agreement Board, General, Root Zone 2016.08.09.05 The ICANN Board approves the finalization and execution of RZMA

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

13 Dec 2016 Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Liaison Appointment Board, General Complete 2016.12.13.03 - 2016.12.13.04 Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Liaison Appointment

Board thanks Suzanne Woolf for her service on the RZERC and appoints Kaveh Ranjbar to the ICANN Board position on the RZERC

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