ICANN Publishes Staff Report On First Consultation on Two-Year Planning Process

2 April 2019

LOS ANGELES – 2 April 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the staff report on the Public Comment proceeding of the First Consultation on a Two-Year Planning Process. The proceeding ran from 21 December 2018 to 5 March 2019.

ICANN organization was seeking community input on extending the planning process beyond its current 15-month duration to offer more time for community engagement. However, based on the feedback received, ICANN org will not extend the duration of the planning process.

The full report can be found here.

ICANN thanks all stakeholders who contributed to the submission of comments during this Public Comment period. Stakeholder participation in ICANN's planning and budgeting process is a critical contribution to ICANN's accountability and transparency.


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.