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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
20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Bylaws Amendments Posting for Public Comment ICANN Structures Complete 2012.12.20.08 Bylaws Amendment

Board directs President and CEO to post for public comment the proposed amendments to the ICANN Bylaws regarding the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC).

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Board Term Alignment Board Complete 2012.12.20.12 – 2012.12.20.16 Alignment of Board Terms

Board approves amendments to the ICANN Bylaws to align Board terms, and directs the President and CEO and the General Counsel and Secretary to take all necessary steps to inform the Supporting Organizations and At-Large Community of the revised deadlines within which they are required to complete selections for the Board of Directors.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Proposal on the location of ICANN Meetings in 2014 Administration and Budget Ongoing 2012.12.20.20 Proposal on the location of ICANN Meetings in 2014

Proposal to conduct the ICANN Meetings in 2014 in Singapore, London (England), and a city to be identified in North America.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Approval of Compensation Supplement for Akram Atllah's Service as ICANN's President and CEO Administration and Budget Complete 2012.12.20.22 Compensation Supplement for President and CEO

Board approves a compensation supplement for Akram Atllah's service as ICANN's President and CEO.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - New gTLD Funds Investment Policy gTLDs Complete 2012.12.20.21 New gTLD Funds Investment Policy

Board adopts the New gTLD Funds Investment Policy.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - SSAC Thank You to Departing Members ICANN Structures Complete 2012.12.20.05 – 2012.12.20.06 SSAC Membership

Board thanks departing SSAC members Frederico Neves and Rick Wilhelm for their service.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Location of November 2013 ICANN Public Meeting 48 Administration and Budget Complete 2012.12.20.09 Location of November 2013 ICANN Public Meeting

Board designates the November 2013 ICANN Public Meeting to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Accountability Structures Expert Panel Recommendations Complete 2012.12.20.17 – 2012.12.20.19 Accountability Structures Expert Panel Recommendations

Accountability Structures Expert Panel Recommendations

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - SSAC Member Reappointments ICANN Structures Complete 2012.12.20.07 SSAC Member Reappointments

Board approves the reappointment of SSAC Members Alain Aina, Jaap Akkerhuis, Patrik Fältström, Jim Galvin, Doug Maughan, Ram Mohan, Doron Shikmoni, Rick Wesson, and Suzanne Woolf.

20 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - GNSO Council Recommendations IRTP Part C gTLDs Ongoing 2012.12.20.10 – 2012.12.20.11 Approval of Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C

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

12 Dec 2012 2012-12-20 - Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2012.12.20.01, 2012.12.20.02, 2012.12.20.03, 2012.12.20.04 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 13 October 2012, 28 October 2012 and 8 November 2012 Board Meetings.

26 Nov 2012 2012-11-26 - RCRC IOC Protection gTLDs Complete 2012.11.26.NG03 RCRC IOC Protection

Board approves restrictions for Red Cross/Red Crescent and International Olympic Committee names for new gTLDs at the second level remaining in place until such time as a policy is adopted that may require further action.

26 Nov 2012 2012-11-26 - IGO Name Protection gTLDs Complete 2012.11.26.NG01 – 2012.11.26.NG02 IGO Name Protection

Board directs the GNSO to continue its work on policy recommendations on top and second-level protections for certain IGO and INGO names, and advise the Board of any concerns the Board should consider in making its decision whether to include second level protection for certain IGO names and acronyms in the New gTLD Program Applicant Guidebook.

08 Nov 2012 2012-11-08 - WHOIS Policy Review Team Report gTLDs Ongoing 2012.11.08.01 - 2012.11.08.02 WHOIS Policy Review Team Report

The Board directs the CEO to launch a new effort to redefine the purpose of collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and consider safeguards for protecting data, as a foundation for new gTLD policy and contractual negotiations, and to prepare an Issue Report on the same matters.

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Election of Board Chairman Board Complete 2012.10.18.05 Election of Board Chairman

Election of Steve Crocker as the Chair of the Board

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Thank You to Ramaraj Board Complete 2012.10.18.17 Thanks to departing Board Member

Thanks to departing Board member Ramaraj.

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Appointment of Membership of Board Committees Board Complete 2012.10.18.07 Appointment of Membership of Board Committees

Establishes membership of the committees of the Board.

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Confirmation of Officers of ICANN Administration and Budget Complete 2012.10.18.08 - 2012.10.18.12 Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

Board elected officers of the organization

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Thank You Resolutions - Departing Community Volunteers ICANN Structures Complete 2012.10.18.13 - 2012.10.18.15 Thanks to departing volunteers

Thanks to volunteers departing from the At-Large Community, the ccNSO Council and GNSO Community Members

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Approval of Revised Process for Handling Requests for Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions on Operators of Existing gTLDs gTLDs Complete 2012.10.18.01 Requests for Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions on Operators of Existing gTLDs

Board approves the proposed Revised Process for Handling Requests for Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions on Operators of Existing gTLDs.

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Revised Governance Guidelines Administration and Budget Complete 2012.10.18.03 Revised Governance Guidelines

Revised Governance Guidelines

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Thanks to the 2012 Nominating Committee ICANN Structures Complete 2012.10.18.18 Thanks to the 2012 Nominating Committee

Thanks to the 2012 Nominating Committee

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Election of Board Vice-Chairman Board Complete 2012.10.18.06 Election of Board Vice-Chairman

Election of Bruce Tonkin as the Vice-Chair of the Board

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Thank You to Thomas Roessler Board Complete 2012.10.18.16 Thank you to departing Board liaison

Thank you to departing Board liaison, Thomas Roessler.

18 Oct 2012 2012-10-18 - Approval of ICANN Language Services Policy and Procedures Administration and Budget Complete 2012.10.18.02 Language Services Policy and Procedures

Board adopts the ICANN Language Services Policy and Procedures.

13 Oct 2012 2012-10-13 - Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2012.10.13.01 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 3 October 2012 Board Meeting.

13 Oct 2012 2012-10-13 - Acknowledgment of Receipt and Thank You for SAC056 Advisory on Impacts of Content Blocking via the Domain Name System to the ICANN Board Internet Protocols Complete 2012.10.13.02 SAC056: Advisory on Impacts of Content Blocking via the Domain Name System

The Board acknowledges the receipt of, and thanks the SSAC for their work in preparing, SAC056: Advisory on Impacts of Content Blocking via the Domain Name System.

13 Oct 2012 2012-10-13 - Revisions to Board Governance Committee Charter Board Complete 2012.10.13.03 Revisions to Board Governance Committee Charter

Board approves the revised Board Governance Committee Charter.

13 Oct 2012 2012-10-13 - Confidential Resolution Administration and Budget Complete 2012.10.13.07 Confidential Resolution

Board approves maintaining all or part of Resolutions 2012.10.13.05 and 2012.10.13.06, the corresponding rationale and related materials, confidential.

13 Oct 2012 2012-10-13 - Approval of Proposed .Name Renewal Registry Agreement gTLDs Complete 2012.10.13.04 Approval of Proposed .Name Renewal Registry Agreement

The Board approves the proposed .name renewal Registry Agreement, and directs the President and CEO and the General Counsel to take appropriate actions to implement the agreement.

03 Oct 2012 2012-10-03 - Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendments for Posting ICANN Structures Complete 2012.10.03.02 Registry Stakeholder Group Charter

Board directs the CEO to post for public comment the proposed Registry Stakeholder Group Charter Amendment.

03 Oct 2012 2012-10-03 - Contracting and Disbursement Authority For Audit Program Service Provider gTLDs Complete 2012.10.03.04 – 2012.10.03.05 Contracting and Disbursement Authority For Audit Program Service Provider

Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designees, to negotiate for and contract with an apprpriate Audit Program service provider.

03 Oct 2012 2012-10-03 - Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2012.10.03.01 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 13 September 2012 Board Meeting.

13 Sep 2012 2012-09-13 - Alignment of Board Terms Board Complete 2012.09.13.07 Alignment of Board Terms

Board directs the President and CEO to post for public comment proposed revisions to the ICANN Bylaws to allow Board terms to be aligned.

13 Sep 2012 2012-09-13 - Response to SSAC Letter of 2 July 2012 Root Zone Ongoing 2012.09.13.05 – 2012.09.13.06 SSAC Views On New gTLD Process

Board responds to SSAC letter of 2 July 2012 regarding the new gTLD process, requesting that staff complete documentation of the interactions between ICANN and the root server operators with respect to root zone scaling, work with NTIA and Verisign to explore publication of statements regarding preparation for the proposed changes, and publish current estimates of the expected growth of TLDs; formally asks RSSAC for its advice on these issues; and formally asks SSAC for its advice on how to conduct interdisciplinary studies of security and stability implications from expanding the root zone more than an order of magnitude.

13 Sep 2012 Enhanced Protections for IOC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Names gTLDs NG2012.09.13.01 GAC Communiqué issued in Prague states that the GAC, "requires further clarification as to the status of its pending request for enhanced protections for the [International Olympic Committee] and Red Cross/Red Crescent names at the top and second levels

Board thanks the GNSO for its continued attention and ongoing work on this topic, and requests that the GNSO continue its work on a policy recommendation on second-level protections for the IOC and Red Cross/Red Crescent names on an expedited basis.

13 Sep 2012 2012-09-13 - Officer Compensation Administration and Budget Complete 2012.09.13.15 Officer Compensation

Board authorizes compensation adjustments for Chief Financial Officer.

13 Sep 2012 2012-09-13 - Criteria for Determining Chair Compensation for Non-Standing Board Committees Board Complete 2012.09.13.08 – 2012.09.13.09 Chair Compensation for Non-Standing Board Committees

/Board approves criteria for determining Chair Compensation for Non-Standing Board Committees.

12 Sep 2012 2012-09-13 - Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2012.09.13.01 Board Minutes

Approved Board meeting minutes from 28 August 2012 Board Meeting.

28 Aug 2012 2012-08-28 - Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Board Complete 2012.08.28.01 Board Minutes

Approved 23 June 2012 Board meeting minutes.

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