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Governance Documents

Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation for ICANN.

Board Meeting Transcripts, Minutes & Resolutions

ICANN Board of Directors' meeting dates, notes and minutes.

Bylaws and Bylaws Archives

The bylaws outlining ICANN's powers and responsibilities, and previous versions of the ICANN bylaws.

Board Code of Conduct

ICANN's expected standards of ethical conduct for Board members and Liaisions.

Board Conflicts of Interest Policy

Policy to ensure that the deliberations an decisions of ICANN are made in the interest of the global Internet community.

Board Statements of Interest

Summary of Board Member and Board Liaison statements of interests disclosed pursuant to the Conflicts of Interest Policy.

General Documents

Major Agreements

ICANN's Major Agreements and Related Reports.

Accountability and Transparency

An overview of ICANN's Accountability and Transparency.

Affirmation of Commitments

A document constituting an Affirmation of Commitments by the U.S. Department of Commerce and ICANN. This is in recognition of the conclusion of the Joint Project Agreement and to institutionalize and memorialize the technical coordination of the Internet's domain name and addressing system, globally by a private sector led organization.

Annual Report

The ICANN Annual Report.

Budget (can now be found under Financial Information)


Letters to and from ICANN staff.

Expected Standards of Behavior [PDF, 106 KB]

ICANN's expected standards of behavior.

Financial Information

Budget documents, financial reports, tax statements and schedules, payment information and other related information.

Documentary Information Disclosure Policy

ICANN's Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP) is intended to ensure that information contained in documents concerning ICANN's operational activities, and within ICANN's possession, custody, or control, is made available to the public unless there is a compelling reason for confidentiality.


Documents regarding court proceedings.

Monthly Registry Reports

Registry Operator Monthly Reports.

Notices of Breach, Termination and Non-Renewal

Notices of Registrar Breach, Termination and Non-Renewal issued by the Contractual Compliance Program.

Operating Plan (can now be found under Strategic and Operating Plan)

Partnership Memorandums of Understanding

MOUs in cooperation in the area of education and information exchange in relation to Internet governance, lP addresses and the Domain Name System.


The information area for ICANN policy development activities.

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

ICANN Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

Speeches, Presentations & Publications

ICANN speeches, presentations and publications.

Strategic and Operating Plan

Strategic Plan sets ICANN's priorities for the next three years; Operating Plan developed with the Budget for implementation of community driven priorities.

Vint Cerf's Legacy Letter to ICANN Community

As Vint Cerf steps down as chairman of ICANN, he discusses the future of ICANN with topics such as operational priorities, organizational perspectives, meeting the challenges and our collective goal.

Wiki Resolutions Project

The ICANN Board Resolutions Community Wiki page.

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