Public Comment

Public Comment is a vital part of our multistakeholder model. It provides a mechanism for stakeholders to have their opinions and recommendations formally and publicly documented. It is an opportunity for the ICANN community to effect change and improve policies and operations.

Framework for the FY 13 Budget

Comment/Reply Periods (*) Important Information Links
Comment Open: 17 January 2012
Comment Close: 23 February 2012
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 Public Comment Announcement
Reply Open: 24 February 2012 To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Reply Close: 26 March 2012 View Comments Submitted
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 Report of Public Comments
Brief Overview
Originating Organization: ICANN Finance
Categories/Tags: Operations-Finances
Purpose (Brief): The release of the Framework for the FY 13 Budget kicks off the operational planning process for ICANN, providing the community with their first look at the current and planned work, along with estimated financial resources required for FY13.
Current Status: The Framework for the FY 13 Budget has been posted for public comment.
Next Steps: Comment will be received both in this forum and in continued interaction with the community and staff until the draft Operating Plan and Budget is posted on 1 May 2012.
Staff Contact: Xavier Calvez Email:
Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
The feedback and involvement of the ICANN community in the evolution from Framework to Operating Plan is critical in making this a workable and implementable budget, and we now encourage the community to comment on this set of identified fiscal year priorities, core activities, and projects and how they should fit into the FY 13 plan. The Framework will be discussed with members of the ICANN community at the Costa Rica meeting this March, with feedback received through both the online public comment process as well as through individual meetings and conference calls with ICANN Supporting Organizations (SO), Advisory Committees (AC) and Stakeholder Groups (SG). A more detailed draft FY 13 Operating Plan and Budget will be posted by 1 May 2012. After additional public comment and feedback is received and synthesized, the budget will be sent to the ICANN Board for adoption at ICANN Public Meeting 44 in June 2012.
Section II: Background
The building and posting of a Framework for the ICANN Operating Plan and Budget began in FY 10, as a method to provide budget assumptions and forecasts earlier, as well as to allow more time for community input and consultation, with the goal being a more robust Operating Plan that reflects the priorities of the community.
Section III: Document and Resource Links
Framework for the FY13 Operating Plan and Budget [PDF, 2.92 MB]
Section IV: Additional Information

(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.