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    Charging
    by hofjes on Monday February 18 2002, @06:45AM (#4936)
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    ICANN must get funding from somewhere. $5-$25 is nominal, if there are benefits accorded to those who pay.

    I'll pay, but I want something in return.
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    Charging by hofjes
    Re: Charging
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday February 18 2002, @08:36AM (#4940)
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    How will you pay? By credit card (either directly or thru purchase of a domain name)? Typical ICANN US-centric design.

    How will you vote? Thru an election mechanism where Kent Crispin counts the hanging chad? Typical ICANN cronyism.

    Instead of the the following options:

    [ ]US$5 [ ]US$10 [ ]US$15
    [ ]US$20 [ ]US$25
    [ ] If there is a fee, I will not register for membership.

    Why didn't it give as options:

    [ ]US$0 [ ]US$5 [ ]US$10 [ ]US$15
    [ ]US$20 [ ]US$25 [ ]US$1000*

    The survey question as written forces you to either agree to some fee or give up your membership if you don't believe in a fee. There are many good (and I believe valid) reasons for opposing a fee. A typical ICANN survey leading question routes around them.

    * That last amount is an addition for Pindar Wong and Mike Roberts and any other ICANNites who belatedly come down with a case of noblesse oblige.

    The International Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who wanted One Big Union to oppose the monied folks during the 1930's Great Depression were a musical lot. Here's a line from one of their songs:

    Scorn to eat the crumbs from the rich man's table.

    I'd rather be on the outside looking in than be a part of legitimizing the ALSC's top-down process. -g

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