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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
28 Sep 2015 Insurance Requirements for Registrar Accreditation Agreement Board, General 2015.09.28.14 – 2015.09.28.15 Insurance Requirements for Registrar Accreditation Agreement

Board is requested to approve a waiver of the existing CGL insurance requirement in the 2009 and 2013 RAAs because Commercial General Liability insurance requirements do not seem to further their intended policy goals and pose an undue burden to prospective registrars.

28 Sep 2015 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2015.09.28.01 Board approval of meeting minutes

Board approval for meeting minutes for Board meeting which took place

28 Sep 2015 June 2016 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.09.28.07 - 2015.09.28.08 Board approval of ICANN56 2016 June meeting location

Board approves the proposed contract of the ICANN56 June 2016 meeting location of Panama City, Panama

28 Sep 2015 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2015.09.28.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

The Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approves the minutes of its 21 August 2015 meeting.

28 Sep 2015 GNSO Policy & Implementation Recommendations Board, General 2015.09.28.16 - 2015.09.28.24 GNSO Policy & Implementation Recommendations

Board endorses the set of GNSO principles / requirements as they relate to policy & implementation as outlined in section 4, Annex L of the Final Recommendations Report

28 Sep 2015 GNSO Council Recommendations Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information Board 2015.09.28.02 – 2015.09.28.03 GNSO Council Recommendations Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information

Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations concerning the translation and transliteration of contact information as presented in the Final Report.

28 Sep 2015 Contracting and Disbursement for New ERP Initiative Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.09.28.09 – 2015.09.28.10 Contracting and Disbursement for New ERP Initiative

ICANN staff and the Board Finance Committee have recommended that the Board authorize the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to take all actions necessary to execute the contracts for a new ERP initiative

28 Sep 2015 Reconsideration Request 15-13: Commercial Connect, LLC gTLDs Complete 2015.09.28.NG02 Reconsideration Request 15-13

NGPC adopts the BGC Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 15-13.

28 Sep 2015 Appointment of 2016 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect – EXECUTIVE SESSION General, ICANN Structures 2015.09.28.25 Appointment of 2016 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

Board approves the appointments of Stephane Van Gelder as 2016 NomCom Chair and Hans Petter Holen as 2016 Nomination Committee Chair-Elect

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,

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

21 Aug 2015 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2015.08.21.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

The Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approves the minutes of its 6 June 2015 and 21 June 2015 meetings.

28 Jul 2015 Structural Improvements Committee Charter Revisions Board, General, ICANN Structures Complete 2015.07.28.01 Approval of changes to the charter of the Structural Improvement Committee (SIC)

Board approves the proposed revisions to the charter of the Structural Improvements Committee, including the change in the name to Organizational Effectiveness Committee.

28 Jul 2015 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2015.07.28.07 Approval of Board minutes for meetings 21 June and 25 June 2015

Board approves the minutes of the 21 June and 25 June 2015 Meetings of the ICANN Board.

28 Jul 2015 Officer Compensation Administration and Budget, Board Complete 2015.07.28.17 – 2015 .07.28. 18 Officer Compensation

Board approval of proposed Officer Compensation

28 Jul 2015 Board IDN Working Group Board, ICANN Structures 2015.07.28.02 Change of Board IDN Variant Working Group name and expanding scope of IDN-related issues

Board approves changing the name of the Board IDN Variants Working Group to the Board IDN Working Group, expands the scope of the Board IDN Working Group to include other IDN-related issues (as reflected in the Charter),

28 Jul 2015 Reconsideration Request 15-7 2015.07.28.08 Reconsideration Request 15-7 submitted by Booking.com B.V and Travel Reservations SRL (formerly Despegar Online SRL)

BGC recommendeds that Reconsideration Request 15-7 submitted by Requester Booking.com B.V. ("Booking.com") submitted a standard application for .hotels, and Requester Travel Reservations SRL ("TRS") be denied

28 Jul 2015 GNSO Policy & Implementation Recommendations – Proposed Changes to ICANN Bylaws Board, General, ICANN Structures 2015.07.28.03 Proposed Changes to ICANN Bylaws - GNSO Policy & Implementation Receommendations

The Board approves ICANN to initiate a public comment period on potential changes to the ICANN Bylaws to implement certain recommendations resulting from the GNSO's non-PDP Policy and Implementation Working Group

28 Jul 2015 Proposed Schedule and Process / Operational Improvements for AoC and Organizational Reviews Board, ICANN Structures 2015.07.28.09 – 2015.07.28.14 Process / Operational Improvements for AoC and Organizational Reviews

Request the Board endorse the proposed schedule for the conduct of upcoming AoC Reviews
Request the Board to adopt the proposed schedule for the conduct of upcoming Bylaws mandated Organizational Reviews

28 Jul 2015 Composition and Scope of the Board Working Group on Registration Data Directory Services (BWG-RDS) Board, ICANN Structures 2015.07.28.04 – 2015.07.28.05 Adoption of the Charter of the Board Working Group on Registration Data Directory Services and its proposed members

This resolution continues the Board's attention to the implementation of the Action Plan adopted by the Board in response to the WHOIS Review Team's recommendations. The Board is asked to adopt the Charter and proposed members of the Board Working Group on Registration Data Directory Services.

28 Jul 2015 President and CEO FY15 SR2 At-Risk Compensation Administration and Budget, Board Complete 2015.07.28.15 President and CEO FY15 SR2 At-Risk Compensation

Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY15 SR2 at-risk compensation component

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.

28 Jul 2015 Ombudsman FY15 At-Risk Compensation Administration and Budget, Board Complete 2015.07.28.16 Board approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY15 at-risk compensation component.

Board approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY15 at-risk compensation component.

16 Jul 2015 DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) v. ICANN IRP Final Declaration Ongoing 2015.07.16.01 – 2015.07.16.05 DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) v. ICANN IRP Final Declaration
25 Jun 2015 October 2016 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting Administration and Budget, Board, General Ongoing 2015.06.25.11 – 2015.06.25.12 Board approves location for ICANN 57

Board approves San Juan, Puerto Rico as the location for ICANN 57

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

25 Jun 2015 Appointment of B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC Board, General, Root Zone Complete 2015.06.25.02 Board approves Appointment of B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC

Board approves the appointment of Wes Hardaker as the representative for the B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC through 31 December 2017

25 Jun 2015 Community Recognition Board, General Complete 2015.06.25.13 - 2015.06.25.15 Board acknowledges the departing members of the stakeholder community and the skills they brought to the ICANN process.

ICANN Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge and thank members of the following community organizations: Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committee, At-Large community, Public Safety Working Group (PSWG), and Registrars Stakeholder Group in the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

25 Jun 2015 FY16 Budget Approval Administration and Budget, Board, ICANN Structures Ongoing 2015.06.25.17 Adoption of the FY16 Operating Plan and Budget

Board adopts the FY16 Operating Plan and Budget [PDF, 1.74 MB] and in doing so establishes the Variable Accreditation Fees (per registrar and transaction) as set forth in the FY16 Operating Plan and Budget.

25 Jun 2015 SSAC Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists Board, General Ongoing 2015.06.25.03 – 2015.06.25.06 Board acknowledges the receipt of SAC070: SSAC Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists.

Board acknowledges the receipt of SAC070: SSAC Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists.

25 Jun 2015 Thank You to Sponsors of ICANN 53 Meeting Board, General, ICANN Structures Complete N/A Thank you to the Sponsors of ICANN 53 Meeting

The Board thanks the sponsors of the ICANN 53 Meeting

25 Jun 2015 Approval of Payment of Certain CWG-Stewardship Related Legal Costs Administration and Budget, Board, General, ICANN Structures Ongoing 2015.06.25.18 Board approves the payment professional services rendered and expenses incurred for the CWG-Stewardship

Board approves the payment of $508,624.98 to Sidley Austin LLP for professional services rendered and expenses incurred through March 31, 2015 for the CWG-Stewardship

25 Jun 2015 Adoption of the Framework of Interpretation for ccTLD Delegations and Redelegations Board, ccTLDs, General Ongoing 2015.06.25.07 – 2015.06.25.08 ccTLD Delegations and Redelegations

Adoption of the Framework of Interpretation recommendations for ccTLD Delegations and Redelegations which was developed by Framework of Interpretation Working Group (FOIWG) and reviewed by CCNSO and considered by the GAC

25 Jun 2015 Thank You to Interpreters, Staff, Event and Hotel Teams of ICANN 53 Meeting Administration and Budget, General, ICANN Structures Complete N/A Thank You to Interpreters, Staff, Event and Hotel Teams of ICANN 53 Meeting

The Board thanks the Interpreters, Staff, Event and Hotel Teams of ICANN 53 Meeting

25 Jun 2015 March 2016 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting Administration and Budget, Board, General, International Agreements Ongoing 2015.06.25.09 – 2015.06.25.10 Board approval of first Public Meeting 2016 in Africa region

The Board approves Marrakech, Morocco for the site for the March 2016 ICANN Meeting.

25 Jun 2015 Thank You to Local Hosts of ICANN 53 Meeting Administration and Budget, General, ICANN Structures Complete N/A Thank you to the Local Hosts of ICANN 53

The Board thanks the Local Hosts of ICANN 53

25 Jun 2015 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board, General Complete 2015.06.25.01 Board approval of minutes

Board approves the meeting minutes of the 26 April 2015 Meeting of the ICANN Board

21 Jun 2015 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2015.06.21.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approves the minutes of its 1 April 2015 and 25 April 2015 meetings.

21 Jun 2015 Extension of Ombudsman Contract Administration and Budget, Board, General Ongoing 2015.06.21.01-2015.06.21.02 Board approval of extension of contract for the current Ombudsman

Board Governance Committee has recommended that the Board extend the current Ombudsman's term for another year, through 27 July 2016.

21 Jun 2015 GAC Category 2 Safeguard Advice – Exclusive Generic TLDs gTLDs 2015.06.21.NG02 GAC Category 2 Safeguard Advice

The NGPC's action today addresses the GAC's Category 2.2 Safeguard Advice and creates a path forward for the remaining applicants in this round of the New gTLD Program who propose to provide exclusive registry access for a generic string ("Exclusive Generic Applicants").

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