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Financial Information for Public Technical Identifiers (PTI)


Financial and Planning Information

ICANN's Finance and Planning functions provide transparent, responsible, and proactive financial direction to support PTI's Board, while maintaining its strong financial position and efficiently managing its financial resources. On this page you can find out more about PTI's financial performance as well as PTI's planning processes. If you don't find what you're looking for on this page, please contact us at: planning@icann.org.

Below you can find a list of definitions for documents found in the Financial and Planning section.

  • Strategic Plan – The PTI Strategic Plan provides an in-depth look at the IANA-related strategic objectives that will help PTI continue to provide secure and accountable management of the Internet's unique identifier systems. As an ICANN affiliate, the PTI Strategic Plan is aligned with the goals and initiatives outlined in ICANN's Five-Year Strategic Plan and Five-Year Operating and Financial Plan.

  • Operating Plan and Budget – The annual Operating Plan and Budget provides a framework pursuant to which PTI will be operated, in accordance with the multistakeholder community's proposals. It also provides the basis for the organization to be held accountable in a transparent manner.

  • Unaudited Financial Statements – The unaudited financial statements provide accountability and transparency regarding its financial results.

  • Audited Financial Statements – PTI provides accountability and transparency regarding its financial results in the Report of Independent Auditors and Financial Statements for PTI. The unqualified* report is prepared for PTI by independent auditors, BDO LLP.

    *An unqualified opinion means that the financial statements are presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

  • Tax Form 990 – The Tax Form 990 is the United States return for organizations exempt from income taxes under Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • PTI Exempt from Income Tax Status –

  1. Current Financial and Planning Data – FY23 and FY24
  2. Historical Financial and Planning Data – FY22 and Prior

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."