Name: Business Constituency
Date: 13 Feb 2023
Affiliation: ICANN Business Constituency (BC)
Original Public Comment: Draft FY24–28 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY24 Operating Plan & Budget
Summary of Attachment
The attached comment is in lieu of completing this form.
Summary of Submission
The BC is in general agreement of the funding and expense scenarios for the draft Operating and Financial Plans for FY24-28 and FY24.
The BC accepts the proposed ‘base-case’ funding forecast of $145.3 million for FY24, rising to a projected $152.7 million by FY28. We also note that “ICANN plans for operating expenses to remain at or lower than budgeted funding, drawing from designated and available funding sources”, with $145 million for FY24 rising to $153 million in FY28.
The funding and expenses represent a reasonable reflection of current and expected activities. However, in the attached, the BC comments on the need to fund policy work related to DNS Abuse and NIS2.