Public Comment

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Draft PTI FY25 Operating Plan and Budget

CategoryOperations
RequestersICANN org
ICANN org Contact(s)planning@icann.org

What We Received Input On

This Public Comment proceeding seeks community feedback on the Draft Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) FY25 Operating Plan & Budget (OP&B). PTI is responsible for the operation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. This Operating Plan and Budget sustains the current performance of the IANA services and continues efforts to incrementally improve systems and processes. The Draft PTI FY25 OP&B includes all costs directly related to the delivery of the IANA services, such as, developing enhancements, reporting performance, and continuous improvement activities.

The activities laid out in the PTI FY25 Operating Plan are divided into four areas of focus:

  • Operations
  • Operational excellence
  • Governance
  • Technical services

The first three areas involve day-to-day operational and administrative work, contractual deliverables, customer surveys, quality assurance, organizational assessments, information security audits, staff management, and Board support.

The technical services focus area includes distinct projects aimed at evolving systems and processes used to deliver the IANA functions.

For FY25, the team will continue its efforts to improve the Root Zone Management System and the registry workflow system used for protocol parameter assignments. The team also plans to complete further enhancements to the iana.org website and its key management facilities, and to modernize the Reverse Domain Name System Application Programming Interface (DNS API). Multi-year projects that start in FY24 will remain a priority. These include work on modified procedures that will be required due to new hardware security modules and defining a plan to implement the recommendations resulting from the algorithm rollover study project that will be finalized in FY24.

Feedback on all areas of the Draft PTI FY25 Operating Plan and Budget is encouraged.

Proposals For Your Input
Draft PTI FY25 Operating Plan and Budget

Background

The Annual OP&B sets forth the focus of effort and organizational commitment for the current fiscal year. The ICANN Bylaws and PTI Bylaws require the preparation and adoption of an Annual OP&B prior to the start of each fiscal year.

PTI is an affiliate of ICANN and, through contracts and subcontracts with ICANN, is responsible for the operations of the IANA functions. PTI has its own Bylaws that require the organization to develop its own annual PTI Operating Plan & Budget (OP&B). The PTI OP&B includes all costs directly related to the delivery of the IANA services: performing day-to-day operations, developing, and evolving tools and systems, reporting on performance and customer satisfaction, and maintaining the security and integrity of key elements of Internet infrastructure.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) OP&B includes the PTI OP&B, activities related to the contract oversight, and activities incurred by ICANN. Once the PTI OP&B is adopted by the PTI Board, it is then incorporated into the broader IANA OP&B, which is considered by the ICANN Board to support the operations of the IANA Functions.

It is important to note the distinction between the PTI Operating Plan and Budget (this proceeding), and the IANA Operating Plan and Budget. This draft document represents the work to be conducted by PTI to deliver IANA services, whereas the IANA Operating Plan and Budget includes the work conducted by PTI, plus the plans and costs for overseeing and enabling performance of the IANA functions by ICANN. The IANA Operating Plan & Budget is subject to a separate, concurrent Public Comment proceeding alongside the ICANN Operation Plan and Budget, as both of those documents are subject to ICANN Board approval and the Empowered Community process. 

The PTI FY25 Operating Plan and Budget will ultimately be presented to the PTI Board for consideration. The ICANN Board only considers the full IANA Operating Plan & Budget after the PTI Board has adopted the PTI Operating Plan & Budget.

Next Steps

During this Public Comment period

  1. Community members seeking clarification on any details in the draft plan should submit questions to planning@icann.org by Tuesday, 16 January 2024.
  2. ICANN org will provide responses to clarifying questions by 29 January 2024, approximately 2 weeks before this Public Comment period ends.

After this Public Comment period

  1. ICANN org will consult the community as needed to ensure understanding of the comments submitted and prepare a report of Public Comments.
  2. Where necessary, changes will be made to the draft plans. The revised draft PTI plan will be presented to the PTI Board for consideration in March 2024; once approved, the revised IANA plan, inclusive of the approved PTI plan, will be presented to the ICANN Board for consideration.
  3. The Empowered Community will have an opportunity to consider the IANA Operating Plan and Budget after ICANN Board approval. An overview of the Empowered Community's powers is published on the Empowered Community webpage