ICANN: FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget

ICANN logoPurpose (Brief): 

ICANN is now opening a public comment forum for the FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget.

  • FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget
  • FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget (AtTask)

Community members are kindly asked to provide feedback on the various aspects of the proposed budget and implementation of ICANN resources for the coming fiscal year, including operational growth tied to carry-over and new projects and the core functions of ICANN.

Current Status: 

The FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget is currently open for public comment.

Next Steps: 

The FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget may be modified as a result of feedback from the community, ICANN‘s staff and Board during this comment period, and will be presented to the ICANN Board for final approval in June 2013.

Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose: 

The budget process and its outcome formalized in this document aims at establishing a detailed, documented description of the operational activities of the coming fiscal year and their financial impacts. The budget needs to be built with sufficient details to allow an adequate monitoring of activities during the year, while understanding the flexibility that is required to handle a reality that is always different than what was anticipated. 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. The involvement of the various ICANN stakeholders in the operating plan and budget building process is a corner stone to the success of the multi-stakeholder model.

Section II: Background: 

New leadership has brought immediate focus on the transformation of the organization towards operational excellence, initiated a renewed and expanded stakeholders’ engagement activity, and addressed the strategic requirements of the new gTLD program. In fiscal year 2014, the organization will implement strategic initiatives designed in FY13: the transformation into a worldwide matrix organization, expanding ICANN‘s presence internationally, thus allowing a truly global stakeholders’ engagement, implementing a DNS Industry Engagement organization, and further strengthening the infrastructure.

Section III: Document and Resource Links: 
  • FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget
  • FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget (AtTask)

Summary of Comments

General Disclaimer: This section is intended to broadly and comprehensively summarize the comments submitted to this Forum, but not to address every specific position stated by each contributor. Staff recommends that readers interested in specific aspects of any of the summarized comments, or the full context of others, refer directly to the specific contributions at the link referenced above (View Comments Submitted).

Comment / Reply Periods

  • Comment Open Date: 10 May 2013
  • Comment Close Date: 31 May 2013 – 23:59 UTC
  • Reply Open Date: 1 June 2013
  • Reply Close Date: 21 June 2013 – 23:59 UTC
Important Information Links