Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Lost Password
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    Budget and Expenditures Leaked ICANN Budget Reveals Plans
    posted by michael on Wednesday May 09 2001, @04:48PM

    The text of a proposed ICANN 2001-2002 budget is now online, albeit in a proprietary document format living on a mailing list, namely a MS Word document posted to the registrars mailing list. Key points include authorizing salaries for "officers" in the range of US$100,000 to US$300,000, growing full time ICANN staffing by a third (the better to cut secret deals with, my dear), and a serious amount of bowing and scraping to the ccTLDs -- the major constituency whom ICANN has yet to seduce into signing deals. Plus, there's a shocking amount of money appropriated for the next round of At Large Elections: zero.

    The budget projects an almost 20% increase in income and expenditures, but appears on first glance to include an extraordinarily telling omission: although significant money is budget for the Membership study, not one penny is budgeted for building the membership, registering new members, or maintenance of the existing membership. Since, if there is a next election in October 2002, it will presumably be preceded by a period in which people can register, and since in 2000 the rather cramped schedule started in February before the October elections, the failure to budget for this seems a fairly significant gap in a budget that covers the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

    ICANN will be hiring. It plans to hire:

    • Associate General Counsel
    • Director of Communications
    • ccTLD Registry Liaison/Policy (part time being converted to full time)
    • gTLD Registry Liaison/Administrator
    • Systems staff: "Additional technical staff are urgently needed to support the operational and systems workload imposed by assuming the InterNic function from Verisign; implementing the distribution master for root servers; implementing data escrow support for registries; and providing 24/7 supervision. At this point one additional technical systems person is proposed but this may need to be expanded."
    • Technical Systems Manager
    • Policy Analyst/Manager
    • ccTLD Administrative Assistant
    • Webmaster [30% part time being converted to full time]

    [To respond, or start a new comment thread, click the "Send Your Comment" button in the yellow box to the right.]

      ICANNWatch Login  


    [ Don't have an account yet? Please create one. It's not required, but as a registered user you can customize the site, post comments with your name, and accumulate reputation points ("karma") that will make your comments more visible. ]

      Related Links  
  • MS Word document posted to the registrars mailing list
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Leaked ICANN Budget Reveals Plans | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 1 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    Re: Leaked ICANN Budget Reveals Plans
    by lextext on Thursday May 10 2001, @07:26AM (#579)
    User #6 Info | http://www.lextext.com
    Keep in mind that this version is only two months more recent than the February 19, 2001 version that was posted on the ICANN site. I'd be curious though as to what has changed during the Budget Committee's discussions these last few weeks.
    -- Bret
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

    Search ICANNWatch.org:

    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com