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    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]
    Lovely.

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    Re: Leaked ICANN Budget Reveals Plans
    by lextext on Thursday May 10 2001, @07:26AM (#579)
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    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
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