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ICANN Publishes the Proposed for Adoption FY23 Plans for Board Consideration

5 May 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers organization (ICANN org) published the Proposed for Adoption ICANN FY23 – 27 Operating and Financial Plan and the ICANN FY23 Operating Plan and Budget, which will be considered for adoption by the Board at the end of May. Publishing the plans is an important step in ensuring transparency by showing how the comments received through the Public Comment process were addressed.

These versions have taken into consideration the comments, and where appropriate and feasible, have incorporated them into the plans. There were, however, no significant changes to the draft FY23 plans posted in December. Please refer to the Proposed for Adoption highlights document, which includes a summary of changes from the draft FY23 plans. Additionally, please see the summary report on the Public Comments published in March.

The Board is expected to consider the Proposed for Adoption ICANN FY23 – 27 Operating and Financial Plan and the Proposed for Adoption ICANN FY23 Operating Plan and Budget during a Board meeting at the end of May. Under ICANN's Bylaws, following the Board's adoption of these plans, the Empowered Community may consider whether to reject the plans as adopted. As long as there is no Empowered Community rejection process pending, the plans will take effect on 1 July 2022.

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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.