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.

Proposed Framework for the Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Plan and Budget

Open: 15 February 2010
Closed: 1 April 2010

Explanation/Background: The posting of the Framework for ICANN's FY11 Operating Plan and Budget [PDF,767 KB] kicks off the nearly five month period for the ICANN community to review this proposed plan and budget, and provide feedback.

This FY11 framework will be discussed with members of the ICANN community at the Nairobi meeting in March, through online public comment areas, and through conference calls with ICANN constituencies. In accordance with ICANN's bylaws, a draft FY11 Operating Plan and Budget will be posted by 17 May 2010 for community feedback. After more public comment and feedback, the final FY11 Operating Plan and Budget will be submitted to the ICANN Board, for consideration and adoption, at its Brussels meeting in June 2010.

The FY11 Framework builds on the accomplishments of ICANN in FY10, focuses on the highest strategic priorities, and addresses the challenges of a low revenue growth environment. The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the priorities, plans, and resource requirements for ICANN's activities for the fiscal year.

ICANN's commitment to openness and transparency will reinforce efforts of recent years to post detail-rich budget documents. Feedback on this is welcome too.

The FY11 Framework is currently available in English: [PDF, 767 KB]

Translated versions will be available in the following languages soon:

This first public comment period on the FY11 Framework will end 1st April 2010.

Staff member responsible: Kevin Wilson

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