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    Budget and Expenditures Twomey Will Not Starve
    posted by michael on Sunday March 23 2003, @08:02PM

    Dugie Standeford has a copyrighted article in the Internet Daily that says ICANN has given Paul Twomey a three-year contract for $260,000 per year plus benefits, an increase of $15,000 over current CEO Stuart Lynn's salary. (What is it about Twomey that makes him worth $15,000 more than Lynn?)

    The problem with a salary more than double what it ought to be is not just that it attracts the wrong kind of people to the job -- I bet Jon Postel was never paid anything near that much, and IANA was only a part-time job for him -- but that it creates psychological (and maybe overt) pressure on the recipient to build an empire commensurate with the pay.

    The article also reports that Twomey "said he would have accommodations in Marina del Rey, Cal., ICANN hq, but will maintain his permanent residence in Australia." Which means what exactly? He'll commute? At whose expense, please?

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    Towmey's compensation
    by jwkckid1@ix.netcom.c on Tuesday March 25 2003, @10:58PM (#11376)
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    As most informed professional people know
    executive compensation has recently been
    under severe critisizm, and rightfully so.
    P. Towmeys compensation seems to be
    in line with small commercial company's
    but is our of line for a non-profit company
    who's already questionable financial dealings
    have been challanged..

        Jeff Williams
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    Re:higher compensation is justified.
    by dmehus on Monday March 24 2003, @02:07PM (#11371)
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    Yes, but Dr. Lynn was way overpaid too. Does that mean ICANN needs to pay Dr. Twomey even more than that? No offense, but I think both Dr. Lynn and Dr. Twomey are $160,000 overpaid annually. It is my opinion that they are both worth $100,000 per year, plus partial travel expenses. (Dr. Lynn is worth slightly less, in my opinion.)Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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