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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
27 Jun 2013 Approval of 2013 RAA gTLDs Ongoing 2013.06.27.07 – 2013.06.27.09 Registrar Accreditation Agreement

Board approves the form of the 2013 RAA and directs the President and CEO to take all necessary steps to proceed to execution of the 2013 RAA with all eligible Registrars and registrar applicants.

27 Jun 2013 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2013.06.27.01 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 18 May 2013 Board Meeting.

25 Jun 2013 Category 2 Safeguard Advice re Restricted and Exclusive Registry Access gTLDs 2013.06.25.NG04 - 2013.06.25.NG05 - 2013.06.205.NG06 Category 2 Safeguard Advice re Restricted and Exclusive Registry Access

NGPC adopts the ""Proposed PIC Spec Implementation of GAC Category 2 Safeguards"" (20 June 2013)

NGPC directs staff to make appropriate changes to the final draft of the New gTLD Registry Agreement

NGPC directs staff to defer moving forward with the contracting process for applicants seeking to impose exclusive registry access for ""generic strings"" to a single person or entity and/or that person's or entity's Affiliates (as defined in Section 2.9(c) of the Registry Agreement), pending a dialogue with the GAC.

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"

25 Jun 2013 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2013.06.25.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

Board approves the minutes of the 4 June 2013 New gTLD Program Committee Meeting.

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.

18 Jun 2013 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2013.06.18.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

Approved NGPC meeting minutes from 8 and 18 May 2013 New gTLD Program Committee Meetings.

04 Jun 2013 Consideration of Non-Safeguard Advice in the GAC’s Beijing Communiqué Board Complete 2013.06.04.NG01 GAC Beijing Communiqué

NGPC adopts the “NGPC Scorecard of 1As Regarding Non-Safeguard Advice in the GAC Beijing Communiqué” (4 June 2013) in response to the items of GAC advice in the Beijing Communiqué as presented in the scorecard.

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").

18 May 2013 Reconsideration Request 13-2, Nameshop Board Complete 2013.05.18.NG04 Reconsideration Request 13-2

NGPC denies Nameshop's Reconsideration Request 13-2 relating to the .IDN string because Nameshop has not stated proper grounds for reconsideration.

18 May 2013 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2013.05.18.01 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 11 April 2013 Board Meeting.

18 May 2013 SSAC Budget Request Administration and Budget Complete 2013.05.18.12 SSAC Budget Request

Board approves the SSAC request in the amount of US$20,000 for additional travel to the ICANN meeting in Durban for inclusion in ICANN's Fiscal Year 2014 budget as part of the SO/AC Additional Budget Requests Fast-Track Process.

18 May 2013 FY14 Budget Approval Timing Administration and Budget Complete 2013.05.18.02 – 2013.05.18.03 Budget Timing Approval

For the period of time beginning on 1 July 2013 through to the date the Board approves the FY14 Budget, the Board directs the President and CEO to operate ICANN in a manner consistent with the FY14 Budget that is posted for public comment.

18 May 2013 CEO At-Risk Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2013.05.18.13 – 2013.05.18.14 At-Risk Component of CEO Compensation

Board approves payment to the President and CEO for his FY13 T2 at-risk compensation component.

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.

18 May 2013 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2013.05.18.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

Approved NGPC meeting minutes from 26 March, 5 April and 11 April 2013 New gTLD Program Committee Meetings.

18 May 2013 Confidential Resolution Board Complete 2013.05.18.15 – 2013.05.18.18 Confidential Resolution

Board approves a confidential resolution relating to personnel or employment matters.

18 May 2013 ACDR Proposal to be a UDRP Provider gTLDs Complete 2013.05.18.07 UDRP Providers

Board approves the application of the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR) to become a UDRP provider

18 May 2013 Reconsideration Request 13-1, Ummah Digital, Ltd. Board Ongoing 2013.05.18.NG02 – 2013.05.18.NG03 Reconsideration Request 13-1

NGPC denies Reconsideration Request 13-1 relating to the .UMMAH string on the basis that Ummah has not stated proper grounds for reconsideration and directs the President and CEO to include the concerns raised regarding qualification criteria for financial assistance in the review of the Applicant Support Program so that the design of future mechanisms to provide financial assistance and support in the New gTLD Program can benefit from the experiences within this first round.

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.

11 Apr 2013 Change to Public Participation Committee Name Board Complete 2013.04.11.09 Public and Stakeholder Engagement Committee

Board approves the name change of the Public Participation Committee to the Public and Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

11 Apr 2013 Hub office in Istanbul, Turkey Administration and Budget Complete 2013.04.11.03 – 2013.04.11.05 Hub Office in Istanbul, Turkey

Board establishes Branch Office and Liaison Office in Istanbul, Turkey and appoints David Olive as the representative of both offices.

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.

11 Apr 2013 Accountability Structures Bylaws Effective Date Board Complete 2013.04.11.06 Bylaws Revisions Regarding Reconsideration and Independent Review

Board designates effective date of 11 April 2013 for the approved revisions to the Bylaws relating to ICANN's Reconsideration and Independent Review processes.

11 Apr 2013 Approval of New gTLD Program Committee Meeting Minutes gTLDs Complete 2013.04.11.NG01 New gTLD Program Committee Minutes

Approved NGPC meeting minutes from 1 and 2 February 2013 New gTLD Program Committee Meetings.

11 Apr 2013 IDN Variant TLD Root LGR Procedure and User Experience Study Recommendations gTLDs Ongoing 2013.04.11.13 – 2013.04.11.14 IDN Variants

Board directs staff to implement the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels, including updating the gTLD Applicant Guidebook and IDN ccTLD Process

11 Apr 2013 .CAT Cross-Ownership Removal Request International Agreements Complete 2013.04.11.07 .CAT Cross-Ownership Removal Request

Board approves amendment to remove the cross-ownership restriction in the Fundació puntCAT 23 September 2005 Registry Agreement.

11 Apr 2013 PIA-CC Application to Form New Constituency ICANN Structures Ongoing 2013.04.11.15 – 2013.04.11.16 New GNSO Constituencies

Board ratifies NCSG denial of the PIA/CC application to become a new GNSO Constituency with the understanding that the decision is without prejudice and the Constituency proponents have the right to re-submit a new application.

11 Apr 2013 Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2013.04.11.01 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 28 February Board Meeting.

11 Apr 2013 Redelegation of the .GA domain representing Gabon ccTLDs Complete 2013.04.11.08 Redelegation of .GA

Board approves the redelegation of .GA

11 Apr 2013 Thank You Resolutions – Departing Community Members ICANN Structures Complete 2013.04.11.11 - 2013.04.11.12 Thank You to Departing Community Members

Board thanks volunteers departing from the Commercial and Business Users Constituency (BC) of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

26 Mar 2013 Approval to Enter Agreement with IBM for Trademark Clearinghouse Administration and Budget Complete 2013.03.26.NG01 IBM Agreement for Trademark Clearinghouse

New gTLD Program Committee authorizes the President and CEO to enter into the proposed agreement with IBM for operation of the Sunrise and Trademark Claims services offered by the Trademark Clearinghouse.

02 Feb 2013 2013-02-02 - Officer Appointment and Related Document Revision Administration and Budget Complete 2013.02.02.06 and 2013.02.02.07 Officer Appointment

Approved David Olive as an officer and revised Contracting and Disbursement Policy to reflect officer titles.

02 Feb 2013 2013-02-01 - Approval of Committee Minutes Board Complete 2013.02.01.NG01 Committee Minutes

Approved minutes of the 10 January 2013 Committee meeting.

02 Feb 2013 2013-02-02 - Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments Administration and Budget Complete 2013.02.02.02 Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments

Board approves the Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments.

02 Feb 2013 2013-02-02 - Southern California Office Space Lease Administration and Budget Complete 2013.02.02.03 Office Space Lease

Board approves the entering and completion of negotiations for additional office space in Southern California office space, as well as redaction of details pending negotations.

02 Feb 2013 2013-02-02 - Engagement of Independent Auditor Administration and Budget Complete 2013.02.02.05 Independent Auditor

Board authorizes engagement of independent auditor.

02 Feb 2013 "Closed Generic" Top-Level Domains gTLDs 2013.02.02.NG01 - 2013.02.02.NG03 Closed Generic Top-Level Domains

New gTLD Program Committee directs the President and CEO to open a 30-day public comment forum on this topic, which should include a call for identification of proposed objective criteria to classify applied-for TLDs as "closed generic" TLDs.
New gTLD Program Committee directs the President and CEO to, concurrently with the opening of the public comment forum, request the GNSO to provide guidance on the issue of "closed generic" TLDs if the GNSO wishes to provide such guidance. Guidance on this issue is requested to be provided by the close of the public comment forum.

02 Feb 2013 2013-02-02 - Multi-Stakeholder Meeting Strategy Working Group Administration and Budget Ongoing 2013.02.02.08 - 2013.02.02.11 Multi-Stakeholder Meeting Strategy Working Group

Board approves the creation of the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting Strategy Working Group, and directs it to identify appropriate community members for appointment.

01 Feb 2013 2013-02-01 - Update on Addressing GAC Advice on Enforcing Applicants' Commitments gTLDs Complete 2013.02.01.NG02 GAC Advice on Enforcing Applicants' Commitments

The New gTLD Program Committee directs the President and CEO to seek public comment on a proposed mechanism to address the GAC's advice regarding transforming new gTLD applicants' statements of purpose and business plans for the applied-for gTLDs into contractual commitments subject to oversight.

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