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.

Datesort ascending Resolution Title Category Status Resolution Number Topic Summary
19 Aug 2003 2003-08-19 - .org Redemption Grace Period gTLDs Complete 03.141 Redemption Grace Period in .ORG

Board authorizes amendment of .ORG registry agreement to implement Redemption Grace Period proposal.

08 Aug 2003 2003-08-08 - Approval of .name Second-Level Registration Offering gTLDs Complete 03.140 Second-Level Registrations in .NAME

Board authorizes staff to negotiate amendments to .NAME registry agreement to implement second-level registration product offering.

23 Jul 2003 2003-07-23 - Election of Board Chairman Board Complete 03.131 Election of Board Chairman

Board elects Vinton Cerf as Chairman of the New Board.

23 Jul 2003 2003-07-23 - Election of Board Vice-Chairman Board Complete 03.132 Election of Board Vice-Chairman

Board elects Alejandro Pisanty as Vice-Chairman of the New Board.

23 Jul 2003 2003-07-23 - Board Committee Appointments ICANN Structures Complete 03.133, 03.134, 03.135, 03.136, 03.137, 03.138, 03.139 Board Committee Appointments

Board appoints committee members.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Effective Time and Date of the New Board Administration and Budget Complete 03.130 Effective time and date of the new board

Board declares the adjournment of the current Board meeting to be the effective time and date of the new Board.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Approval of Proposal by At-Large Advisory Committee ICANN Structures Complete 03.102, 03.103, 03.104, 03.105 Approval of At Large Advisory Committee Proposal

Board adopts At Large Advisory Committee's proposal regarding the process for forming At Large Structures and Regional At Large Organizations.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - ICANN's Geographic Regions ICANN Structures Complete 03.100, 03.101 ICANN's Geographic Regions

Board reaffirms the existing definition of five geographic regions and reaffirms the existing methodology for allocating specific countries and territories to particular regions; Board adopts the allocation table posted by the staff on 5 June 2003.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Appointment of Independent Auditors for 2002-2003 Fiscal Year Administration and Budget Complete 03.99 Appointment of auditors for financial audit

Appoints KPMG, LLP to conduct the annual financial audit.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - ccNSO Formation ICANN Structures Complete 03.106, 03.107 ccNSO Formation

Board adopts new bylaws to implement reforms to ICANN's procedures and organizational structures.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Sponsored TLD Request for Proposals gTLDs Complete 03.112, 03.113 Sponsored TLD Request for Proposals

Board invites public comment on draft request for proposals for sTLDs; requests President to provide to Board detailed plan and schedule for development of appropriate long-term policy for introduction of new gTLDs.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Approval of 2003-2004 Budget Administration and Budget Complete 03.97, 03.98 2003-2004 Budget

Board approves the Fiscal year 2003-2004 Proposed Budget.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - ccNSO Launching Group ICANN Structures Complete 03.108, 03.109, 03.110, 03.111 ccNSO Launching Group

Board resolves to form a launching group for the ccNSO ("Launching Group").

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Thanks to Louis Touton Administration and Budget Complete 03.118 Thanks for service

Thanking Louis Touton for service to ICANN.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Approval of Check Signing Authorization and Expense Reimbursement Administration and Budget Complete 03.114, 03.115, 03.116 Check-signing Authorization

Board authorizes key officers to authorize disbursements of the Corporation's funds and sign checks within specified parameters.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Change in Dates for Kuala Lumpur Meeting Administration and Budget Complete 03.96 Authorization of ICANN meeting

Board authorizes ICANN meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2004.

26 Jun 2003 2003-06-26 - Approval of Minutes Board Complete 03.95 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for 2 June 2003 Board meeting.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - WIPO-2 Recommendations gTLDs Complete 03.83, 03.84 WIPO-2 Recommendations

Board directs ICANN President to form working group to analyze implementation of WIPO letter's recommendations, and directs President and General Counsel to analyze relationship between ICANN's mission and WIPO letter's recommendations.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - Board Governance Committee ICANN Structures Complete 03.91 Board Governance Committee

Board approves the Board Governance Committee procedures.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - Reconsideration Requests Board Complete 03.78, 03.79, 03.80 Reconsideration Requests

Board adopts the following recommendations of the Reconsideration Committee: that the Board take no action on RC 02-5, and that the Board revise Resolution 02.100 to give the staff flexibility to negotiate the .com and .net registry agreements with VeriSign in accordance the policies outlined in Recommendation RC 02-6.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - .biz Redemption Grace Period gTLDs Complete 03.82 Redemption Grace Period in .BIZ

Board approves amendment of .BIZ registry agreement to implement Redemption Grace Period.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - Replacement of General Counsel and Secretary Board Complete 03.93, 03.94 Replacement of General Counsel and Secretary

Board authorizes President to engage one or more outside attorneys to serve as ICANN's Counsel for the period commencing with Mr. Touton's resignation as General Counsel; elects Daniel E. Halloran as Acting Secretary effective upon Mr. Touton's resignation as Secretary.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - Amendments to Bylaws Administration and Budget Complete 03.81 Amendments to Bylaws

Board adopts proposed amendments to correct techincal flaws in the bylaws.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - Travel Funding for Nominating-Committee-Appointed ALAC and GNSO Council Members Administration and Budget Complete 03.92 Travel Funding

Board increases funding for travel accommodation expenses of the At-Large Advisory Committee and three members of the GNSO Council.

02 Jun 2003 2003-06-02 - Approval of Minutes Board Complete 03.70, 03.71, 03.72, 03.73, 03.74, 03.75, 03.76, 03.77 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for 16 November 2000, 13 March 2001, 4 June 2001, 15 November 2001, 14 March 2002, 31 October 2002, 27 March 2003 and 25 April 2003 Board meetings.

25 Apr 2003 2003-04-25 - Approval of Minutes Board Complete 03.59, 03.60, 03.61, 03.62, 03.63, 03.64, 03.65 Board Minutes

Board approved minutes for the 10 September 2001, 28 June 2002, 15 December 2002, 29 January 2003, 25 February 2003, 12 March 2003 and 18 March 2003 Board meetings.

25 Apr 2003 2003-04-25 - Inter-Registrar Transfers gTLDs Complete 03.66, 03.67 Adoption of Inter-Registrar Transfer Recommendations

Board adopts GNSO policy recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfers and directs staff to implement recommendations with community consultation.

25 Apr 2003 2003-04-25- Nominating Committee Funding ICANN Structures Complete 03.68, 03.69 Nominating Committee

Board increases the 2002-2003 ICANN budget's level of spending by US$147,525 to fund the 2003 NomCom.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - GNSO Recommendations on Transfers gTLDs Complete 03.39, 03.40 GNSO Recommendations on Transfers

Board resolves to notify the GAC of the GNSO Recommendations on Transfers and expresses its intent to adopt GNSO recommendations at its next meeting.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - Board Governance Committee ICANN Structures Complete 03.44, 03.45 Board Governance Committee

Board adopts Board Governance Committee charter and appoints board member.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - Internationalized Domain Names ccTLDs, gTLDs Complete 03.47, 03.48, 03.49 Internationalized Domain Names

Board adopts IDN Guidelines, authorizes IDN registrations on the basis of the guidelines, and encourages additional community participation in implementation issues.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - Check-Signing Authority Administration and Budget Complete 03.50, 03.51, 03.52, 03.53 Check-signing Authority

Board authorizes key officers to authorize disbursements of the Corporation's funds and sign checks within specified parameters.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - President's Standing Committee on Privacy ICANN Structures Incomplete 03.35 President's Standing Committee on Privacy

Board resolves to appoint a President's Standing Committee on Privacy, to develop a charter, and to get Board approval.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - Delegation of Authority to Notify GAC Chair of Policies Being Considered ICANN Structures Complete 03.43 Delegation of Authority to Notify GAC Chair of Policies Being Considered

Board delegates to President authority to give notice by Board to Chair of Governmental Advisory Committee.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - Security Committee Membership ICANN Structures Complete 03.46 Security and Stability Advisory Committee Membership

Board appoints Johan Ihren as a member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - GNSO Recommendation on Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access gTLDs Complete 03.41, 03.42 Policies regarding Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access

Board approves four policy recommendations on Whois from the GNSO: 1) establishment of an annual Whois Data Reminder Policy, designed to improve Whois accuracy; 2) a Restored Names Accuracy Policy that applies when names have been deleted on the basis of submission of false contact data or non-response to registrar inquiries, also intended to improve Whois accuracy; 3) a prohibition against bulk access to Whois information for marketing purposes; and 4) additional prohibitions against resale or redistribution of bulk WHOIS data by data users.

27 Mar 2003 2003-03-27 - 2004 ICANN Meetings Administration and Budget Complete 3.36, 3.37, 3.38 Authorization of ICANN meetings

Board authorizes 2004 ICANN meetings.

18 Mar 2003 2003-03-18 - Amendments to Bylaws Administration and Budget Complete 03.31, 03.32 Amendments to bylaws

Board adopts proposed amendments to the bylaws concerning ineligibilty of Nominating Committee members for selection to certain ICANN positions and ineligibility of members of Supporting Organization Councils to serve on the Board.

18 Mar 2003 2003-03-18 - ccTLD Agreement for .tw ccTLDs, International Agreements Complete 03.33, 03.34 ccTLD Agreement for .tw (Taiwan)

Board authorizes the President to enter into the .tw ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement on behalf of ICANN.

18 Mar 2003 2003-03-18 - New CEO ICANN Structures Complete 03.26, 03.27, 03.28, 03.29, 03.30 New CEO

Board elects Paul Twomey as President and Chief Executive Officer; authorizes current President and Chief Executive Officer to enter on behalf of the Corporation into an Managerial and Consulting Services Agreement and a Confidentiality, Works, and Invention Agreement; expresses its thanks to Christopher Mill & Partners, to the members of the Executive Search Committee, and to others for the successful search.

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