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    Budget and Expenditures ICANN is Expensive
    posted by michael on Monday May 17 2004, @06:03PM

    ICANN's new budget proposal is out, for a cool $15,830,000.

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    Huge Increase is a slap in the face
    by GeorgeK on Monday May 17 2004, @08:53PM (#13604)
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    2003-2004 budget was $8.3 million, and they want to almost DOUBLE that to $15.8 million? Sounds like a joke to me.

    Fact is, ICANN doesn't listen to consensus, as fully demonstrated in the WLS debate (see fightwls.com [fightwls.com]). Hiring more bureaucrats that will ignore consensus again, and tax domain registrants (who ultimately fund ICANN) is a slap in the face.
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    Payoffs for WLS and Sitefinder...
    by GeorgeK on Monday May 17 2004, @09:07PM (#13605)
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    Page 17 of the budget discusses revenue sources:

    "ICANN could derive fees from the revenue stream flowing to registries as a result of new registry services."

    No doubt, since ICANN would benefit from WLS and/or Sitefinder by the resultant payoffs, they'd be more inclined to accept them. I sense a conflict of interest....
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    Seems like only yesterday
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday May 17 2004, @11:04PM (#13607)
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    It seems like only yesterday - but it was last year at ICANN's Montreal meeting - when I asked "How high could the budget conceivably go?" The answer then was "about $10,000,000"(US).

    An interesting aspect of this budget is how little, essentially zero, goes for things that actually affect the 24x7x365 stable response to DNS query packets and the effective dispatch of IP packets from well allocated source IP addresses to destination IP addresses.

    In other words, virtually none of this budget is for those things that ICANN ought to be doing, which is to ensure the reliable, fast, and accurate operation of the top layer of the DNS, and the balanced allocation of IP addresses in accord with internet routing.

    Those jobs are not being done by ICANN but by the root server operators and by the RIRs - ICANN's budget does not contribute to those tasks.

    It will be interesting to dredge into the hugh IANA portion of the budget and see how much is for ccTLD matters, how much for staff upon staff, and how much is simply a gift of clerical services to the IETF (but not other standards bodies, such as the W3C, IEEE, ITU etc.)

    Most of the money is going to those things that ICANN ought not to be doing, which is to be a supranational regulator of who may and who may not enter the domain name business and under what terms.
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