8 March 2017 23:59 UTC
28 April 2017 23:59 UTC
Staff Report Due
1 June 2017 23:59 UTC
Focusing on ICANN's commitment to the multistakeholder model, ICANN's Draft FY18 Operating Plan & Budget and an associated update to the Five-Year Operating Plan are provided for community discussion and public comment. This Draft also includes the FY18 IANA Budget. ICANN seeks structured feedback on the plan described in these two linked documents. These documents incorporate refinements on previous years based on regular interaction with the ICANN Community and reflect FY17's planned accomplishments towards the Five-Year Strategic Plan, which was adopted by the Board in October 2014. This posting is part of ICANN's obligations under Section 22.4 of the ICANN Bylaws.
These two draft documents were published for public review and comment on 8 March 2017. On 13 March, revised documents were published along with a summary the changes. The summary of changes can be found in Section III: Relevant Resources. The two draft documents describe ICANN's plans for FY18, including the plans to be carried out by Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), ICANN's affiliate that performs the IANA functions. Consultations were conducted on PTI's draft FY18 plans during October, November, and December 2016. A Report of Public Comments was published in January 2017 and the updated Operating Plan and Budget was adopted by the PTI Board and is now presented to ICANN Board for consideration as part of the FY18 IANA Budget.
They are supported by documents providing additional detail and accompanied by a high-level overview. The overview will be presented during ICANN58 in March 2017.
Questions seeking clarification of any details in the Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget should be submitted to email@example.com by 31 March 2017. Responses will be provided by 12 April 2017, three weeks before this public comment period ends.
After we have read the comments submitted, we will hold calls with the community to discuss aspects of the comments that need addition explanation. This step of the process is intended to enhance understanding of the comments and to improve the quality of the response. All calls will be public, focused on the organization that submitted comments, and attended by at least one ICANN Board member. Additional ICANN Board members may attend based on availability.
The staff and ICANN Board members attending will primarily ask clarifying questions and listen. Responses to public comments will not be provided during these calls, unless the comments are factual with a very specific and simple answer.
The schedule for these calls, along with dial-in information, will be published on the ICANN Community Wiki Finance Workspace.
After holding calls with the community, a report on the comments received will be prepared. After incorporating changes based on suggestions and comments, the ICANN Board will be invited to adopt the Plan in June 2017.
Section I: Description and Explanation
In accordance with Section 22.4 of the ICANN Bylaws, ICANN seeks structured feedback on the plan described in these two linked documents. They reflect the accomplishments planned for the current fiscal year, FY17, and refinements based on regular interaction with the ICANN Community.
Section II: Background
ICANN's planning process consists of a continuous cycle. Since the introduction of PTI in FY17, the four components are:
- ICANN Strategic Plan
- ICANN Five-Year Operating Plan Update
- ICANN Fiscal-Year Operating Plan & Budget
- IANA Fiscal-Year Operating Plan & Budget (incorporating the PTI Fiscal-Year Operating Plan & Budget)
ICANN's Strategic Plan [PDF, 1.65 MB] was developed with community input and is updated every five years. The Strategic Plan shapes our priorities, informs our budget and drives our activities. ICANN's Strategic Plan for FY16-FY20 was adopted by the Board and published on 14 October 2014.
ICANN's Five-Year Operating Plan was developed with community input and is updated each year. This is its second update. It contains to an approach to a five-year financial management strategy, and at the strategic goal level:
- Corresponding Key Performance Indicators
- Five-Year Phasing
- A list of Portfolios
ICANN's Fiscal-Year Operating Plan and Budget is developed with input from the community to implement the Five-Year Operating Plan.
The cycle completes with Achievement & Progress Reporting.
Following the adoption of the FY16-FY20 Strategic Plan in October 2014, ICANN staff developed and consulted on a Draft Five-Year Operating Plan, which was adopted by the Board in June 2015.
Section III: Relevant Resources
FY18's Draft planning documents
Draft Five-Year Operating Plan Update
This document provides a high-level five-year perspective on the operations ICANN undertakes to implement its strategic plan.
It breaks down the work by portfolio, describes the key performance indicators and any external factors that could impact successful execution of any particular plans. It also shows how the work will be phased and presents a
It also includes presents an approach to Five-Year financial management strategy.
Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget
This document provides a plan for FY18's work and provides a budget breakdown.
A high level summary of the budget is presented in the first six sections. The second half of the document breaks the budget down by strategic goal.
Summary of changes to the draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget since the original document was published on 08 Mar 2017.
Letter from the CEO [PDF, 108 KB]
Letter from the CEO on the FY18 Planning process
PTI FY18 Operating Plan and Budget (as adopted by the PTI Board) [PDF, 395 KB]
This is the adopted Operating Plan and Budget for PTI in FY18
Draft Five-Year Operating Plan Update [PDF, 268 KB]
This spreadsheet provides a detailed breakdown of the budget for each portfolio.
Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget
This spreadsheet provides a detailed breakdown of the budget for each project.
Draft FY18 – Top 15 Projects to be published by 31 Mar 2017
This spreadsheet highlights the budgets for the 15 projects with the highest budgets.
Clarifying Questions and Responses [PDF, 118 KB]
Responses to questions seeking clarification of any details in the Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget and Draft Five-Year Operating Plan Update.
Adopted Strategic Plan [PDF, 1.65 MB]
This is the Strategic Plan ICANN is currently operating under. It runs for the period from July 2016 until June 2020.
This is the Five-Year Operating Plan adopted for FY16.
FY17 Operating Plan and Financial Model [PDF, 680 KB]
This is the updated Five-Year Operating Plan adopted for FY17.
This web page describes ICANN's planning process.
This web page links to key financial information about ICANN.
This web page links to slides, recordings, and transcripts for ICANN's quarterly updates.
Section IV: Additional Information
An Operating Plan and Budget session will be held at ICANN58 during March 2017.
After the ICANN Board approves an FY18 ICANN Operating Plan & Budget and FY18 IANA Budget pursuant to Section 22.4 of the ICANN Bylaws, the Empowered Community will have an opportunity to consider whether to reject the Budgets as approved. Those parts of the ICANN community that participate within the Empowered Community are encouraged to consider their obligations under Article 2, Annex D of the ICANN Bylaws when participating in this public comment forum.
Report and Supporting Documents
- Report [PDF, 471 KB]
- Supporting Document
- Revised Documents
- ICANN FY18 Operating Plan and Budget For Board Adoption [PDF, 1.71 MB]
- FY18 Update to the 5 Year Operating Plan and Budget For Board Adoption [PDF, 899 KB]
- Proposed FY18 Budget by Project [PDF, 738 KB]
- Proposed FY18 Budget by Portfolio [PDF, 116 KB]
- Proposed FY18 Budget by Project and Portfolio [XLSX, 140 KB]