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.
|Date||Resolution Title||Category||Status||Resolution Number||Topic||Summary|
|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.
|11 Feb 2015||President and CEO FY15 SR1 At-Risk Compensation||Administration and Budget, Board||Complete||2015.02.11.01 – 2015.02.11.02||President and CEO FY15 SR-1 At-Risk Compensation||
Board to approve payment to the President and CEO for his FY15 SR-1 At-Risk compensation
|11 Feb 2015||Appointment of Officer||Administration and Budget, Board||Complete||2015.02.11.03 – 2015.02.11.04||Officer Appointment||
Approval of Ashwin Rangan as an Officer of ICANN with the title of Chief Innovation and Information Officer
|05 Feb 2015||Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes||gTLDs||Complete||2015.02.05.NG01||New gTLD Program Committee Minutes||
Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approves the minutes of its 11 December 2014 meeting
|11 Dec 2014||Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes||gTLDs||Complete||2014.12.11.NG01||New gTLD Program Committee Minutes||
The Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) approved the minutes of its 12-14 October 2014 and 7 November 2014 meetings.
|03 Dec 2014||Appointment of Auditors – non-US locations (pending Audit Committee approval of recommendation)||Administration and Budget, Board||Ongoing||2014.12.03.01||Board approval of Appointment of Auditors - non-US locations||
Audit Committee recommend that the Board authorize the President and CEO, or his designee(s), the authority to take all necessary actions to engage one or more BDO member firms to serve as ICANN's independent auditor in any location
|03 Dec 2014||June 2015 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting||Administration and Budget, Board||Ongoing||2014.12.03.02 – 2014.12.03.03||Board Approval to proceed with Meeting Venue Contracting for ICANN 53||
Board approves contracting and disbursements for the Meeting venue of the June 2015 ICANN Public Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina
|17 Nov 2014||Planning for Future gTLD Application Rounds||gTLDs||Ongoing||2014.11.17.10 – 2014.11.17.12||Planning for future gTLD Application Rounds||
Development of the application and evaluation processes in the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook ("Applicant Guidebook");Board has reaffirmed its commitment to opening a subsequent application round
|17 Nov 2014||Appointment of B-, C-, F-, and K- Root Server Operator Representatives to the RSSAC||Board, ICANN Structures||Complete||2014.11.17.02||Appointments of Root Server Operators Representatives to RSSAC||
Board approval of appointment of B-, C-, F-, and K- Root Server Operator Representatives to the RSSAC based on recommendation from the RSSAC co-chairs
|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
|17 Nov 2014||Completion of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Organizational Review||Board, ICANN Structures||Ongoing||2014.11.17.06 – 2014.11.17.07||Review of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization||
Board accepts the final report from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) issued in the form of a letter to the Chair of the Structural Improvements Committee in November 2013 regarding the completion of implementation work resulting from the ASO Review.
|17 Nov 2014||Meeting Strategy Working Group (MSWG) Recommendations Implementation Plan for 2016||Board, ICANN Structures||Ongoing||2014.11.17.08 – 2014.11.17.09||Board accepts the dates of Meetings to be held in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020||
MSWG produced a Final Report of recommendations and the development of a implementation plan based on recommendations within the Final Report.
|07 Nov 2014||BGC Recommendation Regarding Reconsideration Request 13-10, Commercial Connect, LLC||gTLDs||2014.11.07.NG02||Reconsideration Request 13-10||
The NGPC adopts the BGC Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 13-10.
|07 Nov 2014||BGC Recommendation Regarding Reconsideration Request 13-9, Amazon EU S.á.r.l.||gTLDs||2014.11.07.NG01||Reconsideration Request 13-9||
New gTLD Program Committee adopts the BGC Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 13-9.
|29 Oct 2014||Approval of Agreement with Australian Continuous Improvement Group Pty Ltd. for Secretariat Support to the GAC||Board||2014.10.28.01||Approve longer term engagement with ACIG||
Board to approve a longer term agreement with ACIG Consulting Firm
|28 Oct 2014||ICANN52 Meeting Location - Move the February 2015 Meeting to an Alternate Location||Board||Complete||2014.10.28.02-2014.10.28.07||ICANN52 Meeting Location||
Board approval to identify an alternate location for ICANN 52 and postpone Marrakech as a host location until 2016
|16 Oct 2014||Election of ICANN Board Chair||Board||Complete||2014.10.16.21||Election of Board Chair||
Election of Steve Crocker as Chairman of the Board.
|16 Oct 2014||Thank You to Olga Madruga-Forti for her service to the ICANN Board||Board||Complete||2014.10.16.17||Thank You to Olga Madruga-Forti for her service to the ICANN Board|
|16 Oct 2014||Redelegation of the .MK domain and delegation of the .мкд domain representing the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Macedonian Academic Research Network Skopje||ccTLDs||Complete||2014.10.16.02 - 2014.10.16.03||Re-delegation of .MK domain|
|16 Oct 2014||Thank You to the 2014 Nominating Committee||ICANN Structures||Complete||2014.10.16.13||Thank you to the 2014 Nominating Committee|
|16 Oct 2014||Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair||Board||Complete||2014.10.16.22||Election of Board Vice Chair||
Re-Election of Bruce Tonkin as Vice-Chair of the Board
|16 Oct 2014||Thank You to Sébastien Bachollet for his service to the ICANN Board||Board||Complete||2014.10.16.18||Thank You to Sébastien Bachollet for his service to the ICANN Board|
|16 Oct 2014||Delegation of the გე ("ge") domain representing Georgia in Georgian (Mkhedruli) script to the Information Technologies Development Center||ccTLDs||Complete||2014.10.16.04 – 2014.10.16.05||Delegation of the გე ("ge") domain representing Georgia in Georgian (Mkhedruli) script to the Information Technologies Development Center|
|16 Oct 2014||Introduction of Two-character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace||gTLDs||Complete||2014.10.16.14||Introduction of Two-character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace|
|16 Oct 2014||Appointment of Membership of Board Committees||Board||Complete||2014.10.16.23||Appointment of Membership of Board Committees||
Board establishes membership of the committees of the Board for 2015
|16 Oct 2014||Thank You to Bill Graham for his service to the ICANN Board||Board||Complete||2014.10.16.19||Thank You to Bill Graham for his service to the ICANN Board|