Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » FY15 Operating Plan and Budget

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FY15 Operating Plan and Budget

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Resolved (2014.09.09.07), the Board adopts the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget and in doing so establishes the Variable Accreditation Fees (per registrar and transaction) as set forth in the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In accordance with Article XVI, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws, the Board is to adopt an annual budget and publish it on the ICANN website. On 8 May 2014, a draft the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget was posted for public comment. This version was based on numerous discussions with members of the Executive team, and extensive consultations with ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and other stakeholder groups throughout the prior several months. Intervening activities, and comments received from the public comment forum resulted in some limited but significant revisions to the 8 May 2014 draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget.

All comments received in all manners were considered in developing the final version of the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget, and where feasible and appropriate have been adopted.

In addition to the day-to-day operational requirements, the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget includes the FY15 new gTLD budget items and amounts allocated to various FY15 budget requests received from community leadership. The annual budget also discloses the impacts of the new gTLD program. Further, because the Registrar Variable Accreditation Fee is key to the development of the budget, the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget sets out and establishes those fees, which are consistent with recent years, and will be reviewed for approval by the Registrars.

This FY15 Operating Plan and Budget will have a positive impact in that it provides a proper framework by which ICANN will be managed and operated. It also provides the basis for the organization to be held accountable in a transparent manner. This will have a fiscal impact on ICANN and the community as is intended. This should not have anything but 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.