ICANN Publishes Staff Report On ICANN’s FY21–25 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget Public Comment Proceeding
LOS ANGELES – 31 March 2020 – On 27 March, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the staff report on the public comment proceeding of ICANN's Draft FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget. The proceeding ran from 20 December 2019 to 25 February 2020.
The report can be found here.
The ICANN organization will send the FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and FY21 Operating Plan and Budget to the Board for adoption early May. At the same time, ICANN will publish this document so the community has the opportunity to review it.
Since concluding the public comment process, the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly affecting the world. The ICANN org is working with the Board to assess and monitor potential impacts to ICANN's funding, functional activities, operating initiatives, and corresponding expense levels. The org remains committed to transparency and any changes to the current Draft FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and FY21 Operating Plan and Budget plans will be shared with the community in the coming weeks, prior to Board approval.
ICANN thanks all stakeholders who contributed to the submission of comments during this public comment period. Your participation in ICANN's planning and budgeting process is critical to continuously enhance ICANN's accountability and transparency.
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.