6-Month Financial Report for Period Ending 31 December 2001
The following financial report has been prepared by ICANN management to provide information regarding ICANN's financial performance and condition for the six months ending 31 December 2001. Unlike ICANN's annual financial reports, it is not audited.
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was established in September 1998 under the laws of the state of California. ICANN coordinates a select set of the Internet's technical management functions such as the assignment of protocol parameters, the management of the domain name system, the allocation of Internet protocol (IP) address space, and the management of the root server system. Categories of Internet domains include Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) which include the.com,.net, .org, and.edudomains and Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) examples of which are.us,.uk, and.fr. ICANN generates income from fees received from domain name registrars and related accreditation activities. Its primary sources of revenue are as follows:
ICANN also receives contributions and grants from other organizations.
ICANN has three supporting organizations which serve as advisory bodies
to the ICANN board of directors with respect to internet policy issues
and structure within three specialized areas, including the system of
IP addresses, the domain name system and parameters for internet protocols.
The supporting organizations are the primary source of substantive policy
recommendations for matters lying within their respective specialized
areas. The three supporting organizations are the Address Supporting Organization
(ASO), Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) and the Protocol Supporting
Organization (PSO). The accounts of DNSO are included in the accompanying
financial statements as ICANN, on behalf of DNSO, receives and processes
the contributions that DNSO receives from its constituencies.
Basis of presentation- The financial statements of ICANN have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting.
ICANN recognizes contributions, including unconditional promises to give, as revenue in the period received. Contributions and net assets are classified based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions. As such, the net assets of ICANN and the changes therein are classified and reported as follows:
Functional allocation of expenses- Expenses that can be identified with a specific program or supporting service are charged directly to the related program or supporting service. Expenses that are associated with more than one program or supporting service are allocated based on methods determined by management. As of and for the six months ended December 31, 2001, ICANN's expenses are classified as follows:
Cash and cash equivalents- Cash and cash equivalents include deposits in bank, money market accounts, and marketable commercial paper.
Concentration of credit risk- All of ICANN's cash and cash equivalents are maintained at one commercial bank. At December 31, 2001, ICANN had cash in the bank in excess of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance limits of approximately $768,000.
The accompanying financial statements include certain ccTLD and IP Address registry accounts receivable balances totaling $1,029,000 as of December 31, 2001. The inclusion of these receivables is based primarily on verbal understandings between ICANN and the participating registries. Such receivables and revenues are not supported by written agreements nor has any valuation allowance for collectibility been established relating to these accounts.
It is the policy of management to reserve against all invoices that remain unpaid for more than 180 days.
Property and equipment- Property and equipment are stated at cost or, for contributed items, at fair market value at date of contribution. The equipment, furniture and fixtures are being depreciated using the accelerated method over estimated useful lives of five to seven years or the remaining lease term, whichever is shorter.
Deferred revenue/Accreditation fees- Accreditation fees attributable to future activities are included in cash and cash equivalents or accounts receivable and reflected as deferred revenue until earned.
Promises to give- Unconditional promises to give that are expected to be collected within one year are recorded at estimated net realizable value. Unconditional promises to give that are expected to be collected in future years are recorded at the present value of the estimated future cash flows. Conditional promises to give are not included as support until the conditions are substantially met.
Contributed services- Contributed services are recognized only if the services (a) create or enhance long-lived assets, or (b) require specialized skills, are provided by individuals possessing those skills and would typically need to be purchased if not provided by donation. For the six months ended December 31, 2001, contributed legal services totaling $93,495 are included in the statement of activities as contributed services and professional services expense.
Income taxes- ICANN is exempt from federal and state income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 23701(d) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code. Accordingly, no provision for income taxes has been made in the accompanying financial statements.
Use of estimates- The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Accounts receivable is comprised of the following constituencies for various registry and accreditation fees at December 31, 2001:
Written agreements have not yet been reached with the certain name and address registry operators for amounts billed totaling $874,000.
As described in Note B it is the policy of the Company to establish a reserve for all invoices that remain unpaid for more than 180 days. Management has determined that it is appropriate to make an exception for this policy for accounts totaling $445,500 for which written pledges have been received.
Property and equipment at December 31, 2001 consists of the following:
Scheduled principal payments on debt are as follows:
Lease commitment- In January 1999, ICANN entered into a five-year sublease agreement for an office facility. Future minimum lease payments for the remaining term under the operating lease, including addendums, as of December 31, 2001 are as follows:
Rent and other facilities costs totaled $91,927 for the six months ended December 31, 2001.
Legal matters- In the ordinary course of business, ICANN is subject to lawsuits and other potential legal actions. In the opinion of management, such matters will not have a material effect on the financial position of ICANN.
Temporarily restricted net assets totaling $162,694 at December 31, 2001
were restricted by donors for specific activities and projects pertaining
to the Domain Name Supporting Organization.
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