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    ICANN Staff and Structure ICANN to Non-commercial groups: 'Can't pay to play? Go away.'
    posted by michael on Monday March 18 2002, @06:05AM

    Amazingly, ICANN plans to boot the non-commercial domain name holders (NCDNH) out of the DNSO for nonpayment. The NCCDH, you may recall, is the only constituency, other than perhaps the ccTLDs, to pose much of a consistent challenge to the ICANN staff's agenda. The NCDNHC are the ones who issued an emergency resolution against the Lynn plan.

    Seems the NCDNH managed to scrape together a few thousand to pay ICANN, but that wasn't enough. Unlike the groups represented by other DNSO bodies, the non-commercial sector is numerous, poor, and lacks indigenous organizing bodies. Unlike all the other DNSO groups except the ccTLDs it has substantial participation from the Asia/Pacific region. ICANN of course is sincerely concerned about increasing participation – didn't several Board members shed copious crocodile tears about this while voting down a concrete proposal from the ALSC on the subject? Meanwhile however, if you can't pay to play, go away. And, oh yes, don't forget the late fees! Full text of the email below.



    FINAL NOTICE TO PAY
    March 15, 2002

    RE: Overdue Invoices - DNSO Contributions

    Dear Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency,

    Following up on the show-cause notice we sent you on February 1, 2002, our records indicate that your DNSO contribution still has not been fully paid. We thank you for the payments totaling $800.00 that have been received since the show-cause notice. The current amount due for your constituency year 2001 contributions is $9,096.

    The Names Council has adopted a sanctions program for the year 2001 and beyond for constituencies who are delinquent in their contributions. A description of these sanctions can be found at: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20010410.Nctelecon-minutes.html [EDS NOTE: the URL in the email quoted has a typo, but I've linked to the correct one. -mf]

    In accordance with the above Names Council decisions a notice appeared on the DNSO website after a 60 day period. A show cause notice was issued on Feb. 1, 2002. A 5% late fee of $494.80 was levied on Feb. 1, 2002. This fee will be added to the Constituency's dues for 2002 DNSO budget year. An additional 5% late payment fee of $ 454.80 has now been levied and is due with the 2002 DNSO dues, for a total of $949.60.

    The response of the Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency to the show-cause order has been received and will be provided to the Budget Committee of the Names Council for consideration.

    Failure to pay will result in your voting right being withdrawn sixty days from the date of this Notice which will be on May 13, 2002.

    We would appreciate your urgent attention in this matter. Thank you,

    DNSO Secretariat

    Perhaps if ICANN boots the NCDNH that would remove any need to worry about explaining why ICANN ignores their input. No, wait, ICANN doesn't that anyway...

     
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