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27 November 2019

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22 November 2019

26 November 2019

27 November 2019

01 December 2019

27 November 2019

Shani Quidwai
planning@icann.org


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FINAL VERSION SUBMITTED (IF RATIFIED)

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FINAL DRAFT VERSION TO BE VOTED UPON BY THE ALAC

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FINAL 27 November 2019:

26 November 2019:

The proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets are aligned with the strategic plan of ICANN, and also very similar to previous years' budgets. An adjustment in the PTI budget is noticeable, including adjustments in salaries, services and other administrative cross-charges from ICANN to PTI or IANA.

However, the last paragraph of the executive summary reads:

"In FY21PTI expectto deliver a comprehensive set of systems and tools to support protocol parameter assignment workflows following a multi-year development effortThis investment will enhance the way service is delivered to the Internet standards community by providing modern interfaces and request management. Other areas of activity include continued evolution of the Root Zone Management System (RZMS) to cater for customer demandas well as ongoing enhancement to the IANA website and continuous iteration on the root zone key management software and facilities. ICANN initiatives and their timing will inform aspects of this work that contain a significant IANA component, such as variant top level domains (TLDsand the subsequent procedures for new generic TLD (gTLD) delegations."

In August of this year, community comment was requested regarding the evolution of the Root Zone Management System, based on RSSAC 037 and RSSAC 038. The ALAC provided a statement in response to the ICANN Public Comment on Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System accordingly. 

This evolution involves a big change in the governance of the Root Servers. But these changes are not reflected in the proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets. Did these changes can have any consequences (short, medium or long term) to the PTI and IANA Operating Plan and Budgets? Did ICANN, PTI and IANA need to be ready to take on board any additional Root Server?



DRAFT SUBMITTED FOR DISCUSSION

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The proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets are aligned with the strategic plan of ICANN, and also very similar to previous years' budgets. An adjustment in the PTI budget is noticeable, including adjustments in salaries, services and other administrative cross-charges from ICANN to PTI or IANA.

However, the last paragraph of the executive summary reads:

"In FY21PTI expectto deliver a comprehensive set of systems and tools to support protocol parameter assignment workflows following a multi-year development effortThis investment will enhance the way service is delivered to the Internet standards community by providing modern interfaces and request management. Other areas of activity include continued evolution of the Root Zone Management System (RZMS) to cater for customer demandas well as ongoing enhancement to the IANA website and continuous iteration on the root zone key management software and facilities. ICANN initiatives and their timing will inform aspects of this work that contain a significant IANA component, such as variant top level domains (TLDsand the subsequent procedures for new generic TLD (gTLD) delegations."

In August of this year, community comment was requested regarding the evolution of the Root Zone Management System, based on RSSAC 037 and RSSAC 038. The ALAC provided a statement in response to the ICANN Public Comment on Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System accordingly. 

This evolution involves a big change in the ownership and maintenance of the Root Servers. But these changes are not reflected in the proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets, which will ultimately handle these servers. There is not even a notice that this evolution might occur, nor a warning of increases in special capital expenses, human resource additions or professional services required to implement this change. 

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