Public Comment

Public Comment is a vital part of our multistakeholder model. It provides a mechanism for stakeholders to have their opinions and recommendations formally and publicly documented. It is an opportunity for the ICANN community to effect change and improve policies and operations.

closed Draft PTI and IANA FY23 Operating Plan and Budgets

RequestersICANN org


25 February 2022 update:

ICANN org and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) (the ICANN-controlled entity set up to perform the IANA Functions under ICANN’s mandate) received comments from five community groups, which consists of 28 comments. The comments are categorized into four themes: document structure, planning assumption, operating activities, and financials. This Public Comment summary report includes ICANN org and PTI’s response to the comments received. All received comments will be taken into consideration, and where appropriate and feasible, incorporated into the revised Draft FY23 PTI and IANA Operating Plan and Budgets.

FY23 PTI Operating Plan and Budget:

According to the PTI Bylaws, Article 9.2(e), immediately after the PTI Board approves the Annual Budget, it shall be submitted to the ICANN Board for inclusion in ICANN’s proposed annual operating plan and annual budget. The PTI Board adopted the FY23 PTI Operating Plan and Budget on 13 December 2021. Please see the Adopted FY23 PTI Operating Plan and Budget, on the PTI website, here.

FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget:

The FY23 PTI Operating Plan and Budget was incorporated into the FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget. According to the ICANN's Bylaws, Article 22, Section 22.4(b)(v), promptly after the Board approves the IANA Budget, the Secretary shall provide a Board Notice to the EC Administration and the Decisional Participants;  and Article 22, Section 22.4(b)(vi), if no Empowered Community rejection process is pending, the plan adopted will go into effect at the start of the fiscal year. The FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget passed through the Empowered Community process with no rejection on 1 April 2022. The FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget will go into effect on 1 July 2022.

Please see the Adopted FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget, on the ICANN website, here.

What We Received Input On

PTI is an affiliate of ICANN and, through contracts and subcontracts with ICANN, is responsible for the operations of the IANA functions. PTI has its own bylaws that require the organization to develop its own annual OP&B. The PTI OP&B includes all costs directly related to the delivery of the IANA services: performing day-to-day operations, developing and evolving tools and systems, reporting on performance and customer satisfaction, and maintaining the security and integrity of key elements of Internet infrastructure.

The IANA OP&B includes the PTI OP&B, activities related to the contract oversight, and activities incurred by ICANN. Once the PTI OP&B is adopted by the PTI Board, it is then incorporated into the broader IANA OP&B, which is considered by the ICANN Board to support the operations of the IANA Functions.

Because the annual IANA OP&B comprises the full PTI OP&B, it is important that both documents are thoroughly reviewed during the Public Comment process.

Proposals For Your Input
Draft FY23 IANA Operating Plan and Budget
Draft FY23 PTI Operating Plan & Budget


The Annual OP&B sets forth the focus of effort and organizational commitment for the current fiscal year. The ICANN Bylaws and PTI Bylaws require the preparation and adoption of an Annual OP&B prior to the start of each fiscal year.