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Proposed FY19 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published

21 May 2018

LOS ANGELES – 21 May 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY19 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments.

In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments, which was originally published on 24 April 2018. As indicated in the Staff Report, several changes were approved for incorporation into the proposed documents. The revised documents are posted here, and on the Planning page, with a summary of changes, to ensure visibility and transparency of the final documents sent to the ICANN Board for consideration in its meeting on 30 May 2018.

The ICANN org will host a webinar on 24 May at 14:00 UTC where community members can ask questions and learn more about the changes made to the budget.

A recording of the webinar will be posted to the community wiki.

This year, the Additional Budget Requests were streamlined into the Operating Plan and Budget process. Please see Document 2 [PDF, 621 KB], page 26 to find out what Additional Budget Requests have been approved.


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