Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2013-02-02 - Southern California Office Space Lease

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2013-02-02 - Southern California Office Space Lease

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Office Space Lease

Board approves the entering and completion of negotiations for additional office space in Southern California office space, as well as redaction of details pending negotations.

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Sat, 2 Feb 2013
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • None
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, ICANN's current lease in Los Angeles expires 30 June 2022.

Whereas, ICANN's primary operations and staff are located in the greater Los Angeles area.

Whereas, current and future office space needs for primary operations will be at least 35,000 square feet.

Whereas, the Board Finance Committee has recommended that the Board approve this resolution.


Resolved (2013.02.02.04), the Board approves the redaction of the details of Resolution (2013.02.02.03), and corresponding rationale pending completion of negotiations.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Although ICANN is pursuing an aggressive internationalization plan, ICANN has no plans to relocate its headquarters in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles office has been designed to be multi-functional. It is both a central office for support operations and serves as a host location for small to mid-size meetings (e.g., Board workshops). Staffing requirements to support the New the gTLD Program has caused the existing space to reach capacity.

While most future staffing will be in hub offices and other locations outside the U.S., the long term staffing plans would require seating for approximately 35 additional staff in Los Angeles. There is one parcel of space remaining in the building in Los Angeles. The space is approximately 5,800 square feet and sits directly above ICANN's existing space. Given the convenience of the location and the existing good working relationship with the current landlord, the Board has determined that entering into a lease amendment is appropriate.

While there will be a fiscal impact, it will not take effect during this fiscal year and it will be addressed in the FY14 budgeting process. This decision will have no impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.

Additional Information: 
  • The resolution does not address funding for the items identified therein.