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Financial Information for ICANN


The Office of Finance provides transparent, responsible, and proactive financial direction to support ICANN's Board, management, staff and community, while maintaining its strong financial position and efficiently managing its financial resources. Here, you can find out more about ICANN's financial performance as well as ICANN's financial guidelines, policies and procedures. If you don't find what you're looking for on this page, please contact us at:

Below you can find a list of definitions for documents found in the Financials section. To access the documents, you must click the subheadings located on the left-hand side under Finance.

  • Strategic Plan - ICANN's Strategic Plan articulates ICANN's vision; restates ICANN's founding mission; and sets forth five strategic objectives and sixteen strategic goals. ICANN's Strategic Plans can be found here.

  • Adopted Operating Plan and Budget - The Adopted Operating Plan and Budget sets forth the focus of efforts and organizational commitments for the current fiscal year. Consistent with our multi-stakeholder model, this budget is the result of input from ICANN constituency groups, stakeholders, the Board of Directors and the ICANN staff.

  • Adopted SO/AC Special Budget Request Granted - Pertains to the dedicated budget that is set aside from the overall ICANN budget to be able to take into account specific requests from the community for activities that are not already included in the recurring ICANN budget.

  • Audited Financial Statements - ICANN provides accountability and transparency regarding its financial results in the Report of Independent Auditors and Financial Statements for ICANN and PTI.

    This unmodified* Report of Independent Auditors is prepared for ICANN by independent auditors, BDO LLP.

    *An unmodified opinion means that the financial statements are presented fairly in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

  • Annual Reports - The annual report provides information on ICANN's activities for the year including highlights of achievements, updates for our organizational objectives, as well as an overview of financial performance.

  • Federal and State Tax Filings - The United States return for organizations exempt from income taxes under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code is the form 990.The California state annual return for exempt organization is the form 199.

  • Staff Remuneration Practices Framework - This report provides an overview of ICANN's staff remuneration practices and provides details of remuneration for the officers of the corporation.

  • Board Compensation Report - This report is presented annually in accordance with Article XVI, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws which provides, in part, that "The Board shall publish, at least annually ... a description of any payments made by ICANN to Directors (including reimbursements of expenses)."

  • ccTLD Contributions Report - This report presents the annual contributions received by ICANN from ccTLD registries for each fiscal year.

  • Financial Analysis - The financial analysis report provides a year over year trend analysis as well as analysis of variances between actual performance and the adopted budget.

  • Investment Policy-ICANN - This section sets out the guidelines for Investment Policy agreed by the ICANN Board of Directors for the investment of cash on hand (funds).

  • Investment Policy-New gTLD - This section sets out the guidelines for Investment Policy agreed by the ICANN Board of Directors for the investment of cash on hand (funds) pertaining to the New gTLD Program. This document has been prepared jointly with ICANN's external financial advisors.

  • Lobbying Disclosures (LD-2) - These disclosures are submitted to the United States House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate each quarter, and detail ICANN's lobbying activities for that quarter.

  • Contribution Reports (LD-203) - These reports are submitted semiannually to the United States House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, and detail ICANN's and Jamie Hedlund's political contributions.

  1. Current Financial Data – FY24 and FY25

    This includes the current year information on the categories defined above.

  2. Historical Financial Data – FY23 and Prior

    This includes prior year information on the categories defined above.

  3. General Financial Information

    This section provides an overview of the guidelines for ICANN's accounting and financial policies procedures.

  4. Lobbying Disclosures & Contribution Reports

    This section provides links to download ICANN's lobbying disclosures and ICANN's and Jamie Hedlund's contribution reports for each quarter, dating back to 2010.

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Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as"""" is not an IDN."