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ICANN Board Adopts FY23–27 Operating/Financial Plan, FY23 Operating Plan/Budget

27 May 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the ICANN Board of Directors has adopted ICANN's FY23–27 Operating and Financial Plan and FY23 Operating Plan and Budget. To view the plans, click here.

The FY23–27 Operating and Financial Plan outlines the feasibility and timing of services, activities, and milestones identified to achieve the objectives and goals outlined in the ICANN Strategic Plan FY21-25. The FY23 Operating Plan and Budget provides greater detail on the planned activities and resources for the upcoming fiscal year starting 1 July 2022 and ending 30 June 2023. The operating and budget documents include:

  • Highlights of the FY23–27 Operating and Financial Plan and FY23 Operating Plan and Budget.
  • ICANN FY23–27 Operating and Financial Plan and FY23 Operating Plan.
  • ICANN FY23 Budget.

Under ICANN's Bylaws, the Empowered Community may consider whether it will reject any of the plans adopted by the ICANN Board. If no Empowered Community rejection process is pending, then the adopted plans will go into effect on 1 July 2022. More information on the Empowered Community actions and upcoming opportunities for participation can be found here.

Community participation and engagement in ICANN's planning process is a cornerstone of transparency and accountability to the public. The FY23–27 Operating and Financial Plan and FY23 Operating Plan and Budget were the result of 11 months of collaboration between ICANN org, the community, the Public Technical Identifiers Board, and the ICANN Board Finance Committee. ICANN thanks all community members who participated in this important process and contributed to improving its outcome.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.