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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
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").

21 Jun 2015 President & CEO Search Committee Board, General Ongoing 2015.06.21.03 Board approves the establishment of the CEO Search Committee

Board hereby approves the establishment of the President and CEO Search Committee, and approves the recommended membership and leadership of that Committee

26 Apr 2015 Funding Digital Services platforms and code-base review Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.04.26.23-2015.04.26.24 Treatment of IT security matters regarding digital services offered by ICANN to its community

The board is asked to approve the CIIO's recommendations that there is an immediate need to assess the software code-base managed by ICANN staff that has not already been assessed.

26 Apr 2015 Appointment of Annual Independent Auditors Administration and Budget, Board Ongoing 2105.04.26.08 ICANN must be audited by certified public accountants, which shall be appointed by the Board.

Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to take all steps necessary to engage BDO LLP and BDO member firms as the auditors for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2015.

26 Apr 2015 IT Services Contracting Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.04.26.18 – 2015.04.26.19 Consolidation of IT sourcing of such services to improve efficiency, quality and costs.

Request for Board to approve a contract for consolidation of IT resources to Zensar

26 Apr 2015 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2015.04.26.01 Approval of Board minutes

Approval of Minutes for 12 Feb 2015

26 Apr 2015 Investment management – Adjustments to the account structure Administration and Budget, Board, gTLDs 2015.04.26.25-2015.04.26.26 Board approval to the changes of the new gTLD application fees investments accounts

Request for the Board to approve the consolidation of the existing three investment accounts to two which will hold and manage the funds resulting from new gTLD application fees collected

26 Apr 2015 Next Steps for the EWG Final Report on Next Generation Registration Directory Services Board, gTLDs Ongoing 2015.04.26.09 - 2015.04.26.12 Next Steps for the EWG Final Report on Next Generation Registration Directory Services

Board directs that a new Preliminary Issue Report that follows this framework [PDF, 612 KB] be prepared and delivered to the GNSO; Board commits to forming a group of Board members that will (i) liaise with the GNSO on the policy development process to examine the EWG's recommended model and propose policies to support the creation of the next generation registration directory services,

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).

26 Apr 2015 Delegation of the .հայ ("hye") domain representing Armenia in Armenian script to the Internet Society of Armenia Board, ccTLDs 2015.04.26.02 - 2015.04.26.03 Delegation of the .հայ ("hye") domain

, ICANN has reviewed and evaluated the request to delegate the .հայ IDN country-code top-level domain to Internet Society. The documentation demonstrates that the proper procedures were followed in evaluating the request.

26 Apr 2015 Approval of Minutes Board, General Complete 2012.04.26.13 Board approval of minutes

Board approval of minutes from meeting of the Board on 11 February 2015

26 Apr 2015 ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan Administration and Budget, Board, General 2015.04.26.21 Board adopts ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan

Board adopts ICANN Five-Year Operating plan for FY16-FY20 complements the Five-Year Strategic Plan, will guide ICANN's activities for the next five years, and will inform ICANN's annual operating plans and budgets.

26 Apr 2015 Redelegation of the .BN domain representing Brunei Darussalam to Brunei Darussalam Network Information Centre Sdn Bhd (BNNIC) Board, ccTLDs Complete 2015.04.26.04 - 2015.04.26.05 Relegation of .BN Domain

ICANN has reviewed and evaluated the request to redelegate the .BN country-code top-level domain to Brunei Darussalam Network Information Centre Sdn Bhd (BNNIC).

26 Apr 2015 Consideration of Independent Review Panel's Final Declaration in Booking.com v. ICANN Board, gTLDs 2015.04.26.14-2015.04.26.16 Final Declaration in the Independent Review proceeding ("IRP") filed by Booking.com (the "Final Declaration").

Booking.com filed a request for an Independent Review Proceeding (IRP) challenging the ICANN Board's handling of Booking.com's application for .hotels Board accepts the following findings of the Independent Review Panel's Final Declaration that: (1) Booking.com has failed to identify any instance of Board action or inaction, or any action or inaction of ICANN staff or any third party (such as the ICC, acting as SSP), that could be considered to be inconsistent with ICANN's Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws...

26 Apr 2015 Structural Improvements Committee Chair Board, General Complete 2015.04.26.22 Appointment of Rinalia Abdul-Rahim as Chair of Structural Improvements Committee

The Board approves the appointment of Rinalia Abdul-Rahim as the Chair of the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) and retains Ray Plzak as a member of the SIC

26 Apr 2015 Delegation of سودان. ("Sudan") representing Sudan in Arabic script to Sudan Internet Society Board, ccTLDs 2015.04.26.06 - 2015.04.26.07 Delegation of سودان. ("Sudan") representing Sudan

ICANN staff has evaluated a request for ccTLD delegation and is presenting its report to the Board for review. The proposal is to approve a request to the IANA department to create the country-code top-level domain and assign the role of sponsoring organization (also known as the manager or trustee) to Sudan Internet Society.

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

25 Apr 2015 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2015.04.25.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approves the minutes of its 5 February 2015 and 12 February 2015 meetings

12 Feb 2015 Thank you to Departing Community Members Board, General Complete 2015.02.12.12 - 2015.02.12.15 Thank you to departing members

Thank you to departing members of RSSAC, SSAC, GNSO, and GAC

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

12 Feb 2015 GNSO Council Policy Recommendations - Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part D gTLDs Ongoing 2015.02.12.05-2015.02.12.06 Approval of Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part D

Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations sending the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and director the CEO to develop an implementation plan.

12 Feb 2015 Recommendations for the Collection of Metrics for the New gTLD Program to Support the future AoC Review on Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice gTLDs Ongoing 2015.02.12.07 – 2015.02.12.09 Metrics to Determine Impact of New gTLDs on Competition, Consumer Trust and Choice

Board approves the final recommendations for the collection of metrics for the New gTLD Program to Support the future AoC Review on Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice made by the IAG-CCT

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

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.

12 Feb 2015 Delegation of the бел ("bel") domain representing Belarus in Cyrillic script to Reliable Software Inc. ccTLDs Complete 2015.02.12.02 – 2015.02.12.03 Delegation of the бел ("bel") domain representing Belarus

Board Approves the request to delegate the бел country-code top-level domain to Reliable Software Inc.

12 Feb 2015 Appointment of Geoff Huston to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Board, General Complete 2015.02.12.11 Board Approval of SSAC appointment

The Board approves of the appointment Geoff Huston to the SSAC.

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