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    Re: ccNSO
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 03 2003, @12:08PM (#12153)
    Exactly correct information. Consider ICANN’s finances and ccTLD. Each and every year since 1999, the ICANN’s President convenes a Financial Committee to prepare its budget. The initial wrong analysis in 1999 about so called “ccTLD fair share” is propagating forever. The ccTLDs have been repeating ad nauseam that never ever ccTLDs will pay taxes on domain names, which is a chosen scheme for gTLDs. The gTLD policies have cost, and, by rule, shall be developed within ICANN frame. The ccTLD policies have cost, are totally supported by local related communities, and are developed in countries. In one word, it is none of ICANN business what registration rules and dispute policies are used in China, Australia or Germany, as it is not US business how shoemakers work in those countries. The ICANN bears no cost on ccTLD domain names registration policies, there is no reason ccTLD’s fees to ICANN be related to the volume of domain names, full stop. Nevertheless ICANN have been publishing for years an invented numbers at the level of $3.5 million dollars as “ccTLD fair share”, which ccTLD never paid. This game of cat and mouse did not end yet, and will no doubt have a come back in the ccNSO. Now, just imagine the ccNSO composed of 30 ccTLD managers, but without ccTLD registries from Germany, UK, France, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, etc. I would love to see those 30 ccTLD electing Council, which subsequently decides on funding. That would be a pretty good lesson.
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