WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report -- Addendum
Chapter 4 of the WHOIS Review Team's final report [PDF, 1.44 MB] sets out the history of enquiries between the Review Team and ICANN staff with regard to staff numbers in Compliance, and the budget vs actual spends of the Compliance Function within ICANN. The report sets out the general budget figures provided to the Review Team, which are stated to include contributions from other departments. The report notes that our requests for further details of such contributions had not been answered at the time of writing.
Since that chapter was completed, the Review Team was provided with this document [http://www.icann.org/en/resources/compliance/reports/fy11-activities-25may12-en.pdf] [PDF, 52 KB] by ICANN staff, which sets out the levels of contributions to Compliance from other departments for the Financial Year 2011. The document indicates that, not including overhead, 38% of Compliance's actual spend for 2011 was contribution from other departments (unspecified). Overhead (unspecified) accounts for 20% of total spend. In total, 57% of the $3,218,000 actual spend is comprised of contributions or overhead.
Given that the information arrived so late in the process, it was not possible for the Review Team to analyse the data, nor to go back to the ICANN Staff with supplementary questions arising from the information.
In the interests of transparency, and with the belief that others within the ICANN Community will share our interest in understanding ICANN's Compliance spend and budgeting, we publish this further document as part of Appendix B.
The WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report [PDF, 1.44 MB].
Translations of the final report will be published as soon as possible.
A redline version comparing the posted draft and final report is available at: http://www.icann.org/en/about/aoc-review/whois/final-report-redline-11may12-en.pdf [PDF, 2.93 MB]
The WHOIS Review Team provided the following set of appendices to document its work:
- Section 1: The Effectiveness of ICANN WHOIS Compliance Effort [PDF, 12.38 MB]
- Section 2: Methodology and Outreach [PDF, 17.62 MB]
- Section 3: Background and Glossary [PDF, 9.15 MB]
- Section 4: User Insight Video of Internet Users Attempting to Identify a Website Owner
Link to public comment: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-rt-final-report-11may12-en.htm