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ICANN Operating and Financial Plan for FY25-29 and FY25 Plan and Budget Adopted

8 May 2024

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) announced today that the ICANN Board adopted ICANN's FY25–29 Operating and Financial Plan, the ICANN FY25 Operating Plan and Budget, and the IANA FY25 Operating Plan and Budget. To view the plans, click here.

The FY25–29 Operating and Financial Plan describes the feasibility and timing of services, activities, and milestones that have been identified to achieve the objectives and goals outlined in the ICANN Strategic Plan FY21-25. The ICANN and IANA FY25 Operating Plan and Budget provides greater detail on the planned activities and resources for the fiscal year starting 1 July 2024 and ending 30 June 2025.

The adopted documents include:

Under ICANN's Bylaws, the Empowered Community may consider whether it will reject any of the plans adopted by the ICANN Board. If no such rejection process is pending, then the adopted plans will go into effect on 1 July 2024. 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 ICANN FY25–29 Operating and Financial Plan and FY25 Operating Plan and Budget were the result of 11 months of collaboration among ICANN org, the community, the ICANN Board Finance Committee, and the Public Technical Identifiers Board. 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.