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ICANN Publishes FY17 Annual Report

28 October 2017

LOS ANGELES – 28 October 2017 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors published its FY17 Annual Report.

View the ICANN FY17 Annual Report [PDF, 8.63 MB].

In support of a continued commitment to accountability and transparency, current and previous Annual Reports are posted to the Annual Reports page.

This is the first year that the Bylaws require an ICANN Annual Report that is separate from ICANN’s Audited Financial Statements. Section 22.3 of ICANN's Bylaws sets out the required topics on which the Board must report. The Annual Report must be posted within 120 days after the close of the fiscal year, or by 28 October 2017.


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.