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ICANN Resolutions » SO/AC FY18 Additional Budget Requests Approval

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SO/AC FY18 Additional Budget Requests Approval


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Resolution Number: 
2017.04.19.03
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, prior discussions between community members and ICANN Organization identified the need for an earlier decision on the funding of additional budget requests from ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC).

Whereas, ICANN Organization created an SO/AC additional budget requests process, to collect, review and submit for Board approval funding requests from the SOs and ACs.

Whereas, requests were submitted by the ICANN Community by the set deadline, and were reviewed by a panel of staff members representing the Policy, Stakeholders Engagement and Finance personnel.

Whereas, the review panel recommended the approval of requests representing $646,800 for approval.

Whereas, the Board Finance Committee reviewed the process followed and ICANN Organization's proposal, and has recommended that the Board approve ICANN Organization's recommendation.

Resolved (2017.04.19.03), the Board approves committing $646,800 during Fiscal Year 2018 to cover the costs associated with the adopted SO/AC additional budget requests.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The budget approval earlier in the year is a reasonable accommodation of the established budget approval process and timeline, that facilitate the work of the ICANN community and of the ICANN Organization, and does not create additional expenses. The amount of the committed expenses resulting from this resolution is considered sufficiently small to not require that funding resources are specifically identified and approved by the Board.

There is no anticipated impact from this decision on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system as a result of this decision.

The approval process is an Organizational Administrative process that has already been subject to significant input from the community.