ICANN Resolutions » FY20 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

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FY20 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 27 Jan 2019
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the draft FY20 IANA Operating Plan and Budget (OP&B) was posted for public comment in accordance with the ICANN Bylaws on 28 September 2018.

Whereas, comments received through the public comment process were reviewed and responded to and provided to the BFC members for review and comment.

Whereas, all public comments have been taken into consideration, and where appropriate and feasible, have been incorporated into a final FY20 IANA OP&B.

Whereas, the Public Technical Identifier's Board adopted a Final FY20 PTI OP&B on 20 December 2018, which is a required input for the ICANN Board's consideration of the broader IANA OP&B. Per the ICANN Bylaws, once the IANA OP&B is adopted by the ICANN Board, it is then posted on ICANN's website and the Empowered Community has an opportunity to consider the IANA OP&B for rejection.

Whereas, the public comments received, as well as other solicited community feedback were taken into account to determine required revisions to the draft IANA FY20 Operating Plan and Budget.

Resolved (2019.01.27.08), the Board adopts the FY20 IANA Operating Plan and Budget, including the FY20 IANA Caretaker Budget.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In accordance with Section 22.4 of the ICANN Bylaws, the Board is to adopt an annual budget for the operation of the IANA functions and publish that budget on the ICANN website. On 28 September 2018 drafts of the FY20 PTI O&B and the FY20 IANA OP&B were posted for public comment. The PTI Board approved the PTI Budget on 20 December 2018, and the PTI Budget was received as input into the FY20 IANA Budget.

The published draft FY20 PTI OP&B and the draft FY20 IANA OP&B were based on numerous discussions with members of ICANN org and the ICANN Community, including extensive consultations with ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and other stakeholder groups throughout the prior several months.

All comments received in all manners were considered in developing the FY20 IANA OP&B. Where feasible and appropriate these inputs have been incorporated into the final FY20 IANA OP&B proposed for adoption.

The FY20 IANA OP&B will have a positive impact on ICANN in that it provides a proper framework by which the IANA services will be performed, which also provides the basis for the organization to be held accountable in a transparent manner.

This decision is in the public interest and within ICANN's mission, as it is fully consistent with ICANN's strategic and operational plans, and the results of which in fact allow ICANN to satisfy its mission.

This decision will have a fiscal impact on ICANN and the Community as is intended. This should have a positive impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system (DNS) with respect to any funding that is dedicated to those aspects of the DNS.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function that has already been subject to public comment as noted above. ICANN's Empowered Community now has an opportunity to consider if it will exercise its rejection power over this OB&P.