en

ICANN Publishes the Proposed for Adoption FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and FY22 Operating Plan and Budget For Board Consideration

LOS ANGELES - 3 May 2021

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers organization (ICANN org) published the Proposed for Adoption FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and the FY22 Operating Plan and Budget, which will be considered for adoption by the Board in mid-May. Publishing the Proposed for Adoption plans is an important step in ensuring transparency by showing exactly what changed in the first drafts, prior to their adoption by the Board.

These versions have taken into consideration the Public Comments, and where appropriate and feasible, have incorporated them into the Proposed for Adoption plans. There were, however, no significant changes to the FY22 Draft Plans posted in December 2020. Please refer to this revised document, which highlights in detail the changes made. Additionally, please see the staff report on Public Comments published in March 2021.

The Board is expected to consider the Proposed for Adoption FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and the FY22 Operating Plan and Budget during an upcoming Board meeting in mid-May. Under ICANN's Bylaws, following the Board's adoption of these plans, the Empowered Community may consider whether it will reject each of the plans as adopted. As long as the Empowered Community rejection process remains pending, each of the plans adopted will take effect on 1 July 2021.

About ICANN

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.