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)

    Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) The Other Shoe Drops
    posted by michael on Wednesday September 05 2001, @01:42PM

    It seems that the auDA will be the first ccTLD to agree to ICANN's new ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement. There is, of course, no connection between this item and ICANN's approval of the auDA's application to take over the .au ccTLD in violation of ICANN's own rules.

    Full text of a discussion item that has popped up all of a sudden, at the very last minute, on the Montevideo agenda is here.

    Quid pro quo? Nah. Couldn't be.

    But then again, there is this, which will make .au the very first ccTLD with a legal obligation to pay ICANN:

    3. Payment Schedule. The Sponsoring Organization shall pay the fixed and variable annual contributions in one or more installments, as established for each year by ICANN. These payments shall be made in a timely manner throughout the Term of this Agreement and notwithstanding the pendency of any dispute between the Sponsoring Organization and ICANN. The Sponsoring Organization shall pay interest on payments not timely made at the rate of 1% per month or, if less, the maximum rate permitted by California law.

    4. Contribution Caps. The maximum fixed annual contribution shall be US$5,000 per year until and including 30 June 2002; shall automatically increase by 15% on July 1 of each year beginning in 2002; and may be increased by a greater amount in the manner provided by Section 5.1. The sum of the fixed and variable annual fees contributions due to be paid in any year ending on any 30 June during or within one year after the Term of this Agreement by all TLD sponsors and registry operators having registry or sponsorship agreements with ICANN shall not exceed the total annual fee cap described in the following sentence. The total annual fee cap shall be US$5,500,000 for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2002; shall increase by 15% each fiscal year thereafter; and may be increased by a greater amount in the manner provided by Section 5.1.

      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  
  • ICANNWatch.org
  • here
  • agree
  • ICANN's approval of the auDA's application to take over the .au ccTLD in violation of ICANN's own rules
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    The Other Shoe Drops | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 10 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: The Other Shoe Drops
    by ldg on Thursday September 06 2001, @06:24AM (#2245)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    The last I heard was that Robert Elz had NOT agreed to the "re-delegation" of .au to Auda and that he was not available for comment. His last statement was something to the effect that he did not feel Auda had yet shown it was representative of the community.

    Now, tell me how ICANN can simply enter into an agreement with Auda when they don't have the release from the Admin?

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Wednesday September 05 2001, @11:26PM (#2238)
    User #2810 Info
    Please back up your statements with pointers to relevant facts. Again, that is how this internet thing works (or fails, in the present tense). I don't necessarily disagree with your sentiments, but you will probably understand when you come down that people prematurely off their meds stumbling onto the infobahn are an impediment to traffic. -g
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by joppenheimer on Thursday September 06 2001, @03:11AM (#2239)
    User #5 Info | http://JudithOppenheimer.com
    Interesting suggestion ... franchise the bypass-the-APA model ...
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: The Other Shoe Drops
    by ldg on Thursday September 06 2001, @06:49AM (#2246)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    All we can hope for is that Elz or some entity with the $$ behind him will challenge it legally. If something is not done, the internet is gone as we know it. It's over, done, finit. The mega powers will own it, commerce and you.

    Taking it further, developing countries will NEVER have the opportunity to compete in commerce because the multinationals will make sure they don't have the means via the net. They won't get addressing allocations, new ccTLDs unless ICANN controls them. Education, science, commerce - all controlled by the power cartel to keep serfdom alive and well. What's good for the corporations is good for the masses. Cows to the slaughter. Heil, ICANN.

    Oh, and be careful what you say. Big Brother is watching you.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 5 replies beneath your current threshold.

  • 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