ccTLD Contribution Chart
(Posted 22 July 2000)
10 May 2000
Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers
ICANN - ccTLD Budget Contribution
and Table of FY99-00 Contribution Amounts
The Task Force on Funding (TFF) made the following recommendation
concerning proportional shares in the ICANN revenue budget in
its report to the ICANN Board in October, 1999:
(7) The TFF believes that the annual
revenue budget for continuing expenses should be allocated among
the three major groupings of (i) IP address registries, (ii)
domain name registries, and (iii)domain name registrars on a
proportional basis. TFF has considered a range of alternatives
for such allocations and recommends that the proportions for
the current transitional budget year (beginning 7/1/99 and ending
6/30/00) should be 55% to gTLD registrars and registry, 35% to
ccTLD registries, and 10% to IP address registries.
Concerning the amount of revenue to be
budgeted to cover continuing and essential expenses, the TFF
TFF has reviewed the Board's approved
budget for the current fiscal year and the recently submitted
projection of estimated actual income and expense for the year,
and recommends that the amount of income to be allocated according
to the proportional formulas contained in recommendation 7 should
The ccTLD 35% share, applied to the revenue
amount of US$4,275,000, produces a total contribution for FY99-00
from ccTLD organizations of US$1,496,000.
ccTLD Contribution Formula. The TFF report assumed that an individual contribution
formula for ccTLD organizations would be promptly forthcoming
from the community. For a variety of reasons, this has not occurred,
and the passage of time since the issuance of the report and
the acceptance of its recommendations by the ICANN Board makes
it necessary that a reasonable formula be adopted by the staff.
The formula described below has been used to calculate contribution
amounts for the current fiscal year as shown in the table below.
The formula is identical to the one recommended by the TFF for
use by the gTLD registrars, except for annual as opposed to quarterly
billing. It is based on the ratio of each individual ccTLD registry's
total number of assigned names to the total number of names assigned
within the ccTLD community.
Annual Contribution = .35 x n/N x S
Where: E = the annual ICANN budgeted income
to support continuing expenses
.35 = the 35% share attributable to the
n = number of domain name registrations
in each ccTLD registry as of early 2000 (data taken from various
N = total number of domain name registrations
in all ccTLD registries as of early 2000
S = any agreed upon one-time surcharge
to be applied in a given fiscal year, such as a contribution
to an operating reserve
The above calculation is subject to
a minimum annual contribution of US$500, which may be waived
under hardship circumstances. The formula above has been used
for all ccTLDs above the minimum, with the value for N in the
above formula adjusted to reflect the total registrations of
all ccTLDs above the minimum.
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