LOS ANGELES – 27 April 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published two sets of operating and financial planning documents that outline its one-year and five-year plans.
The first is an updated version of the Draft FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget which reflects improvements resulting from the public comment proceeding that closed at the end of March.
The second is the Proposed for Board Adoption FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Proposed for Board Adoption FY21 Operating Plan and Budget. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on ICANN org's current and planned work, these documents present ICANN's latest operating plans and financial projections.
An overview of these documents will be presented during two public webinars on 28 April 2020. ICANN welcomes the community's questions and comments.
28 April 2020
1500 – 1630 UTC
28 April 2020
2300 – 0030 UTC
The Board is expected to adopt the Proposed for Board Adoption FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Proposed for Board Adoption FY21 Operating Plan and Budget early May. Under ICANN's Bylaws, after Board adoption, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject the plans before they take effect 1 July 2020. Another announcement will be posted after adoption by the ICANN Board.
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.