ICANN Resolutions » FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

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FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Mon, 8 Feb 2021
Resolution Number: 
2021.02.08.02
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the draft FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget was posted for public comment in accordance with the Bylaws on 08 October 2020.

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 and a final FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget.

Whereas, per the Bylaws, the IANA Operating Plan and Budget is to be adopted by the Board and then posted on the ICANN website.

Resolved (2021.02.08.02), the Board adopts the FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In accordance with Section 22.4 of the ICANN Bylaws, the Board is to adopt an annual IANA budget and publish it on the ICANN website. On 08 October 2020 drafts of the FY22 PTI Operating Plan and Budget and the FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget were posted for public comment. The PTI Board approved the PTI Budget on 13 January 2021, and the PTI Budget was received as input into the FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget.

The draft FY22 PTI Operating Plan and Budget and the draft FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget 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 relation to the FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget. Where feasible and appropriate these inputs have been incorporated into the final FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget proposed for adoption.

Adopting the FY22 IANA Operating Plan and Budget 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.