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ICANN Publishes Staff Report On ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget Public Comment Proceeding

22 March 2019

LOS ANGELES – 22 March 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the staff report on the public comment proceeding of ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and an update to the Five-Year Operating Plan. The proceeding ran from 17 December 2018 to 8 February 2019.

The report can be found here.

The ICANN organization will send the FY20 Operating Plan and Budget document to the Board for adoption on May 6. At the same time, ICANN will publish this document so the community has the opportunity to review it.

ICANN thanks all stakeholders who contributed to the submission of comments during this public comment period. Your participation in ICANN's planning and budgeting process is critical to continuously enhance 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.