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    NZ Commerce Watchdog stops $500K+ from going to do | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 11 comments | Search Discussion
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    7 new ICANN offices...with no people in them ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 13 2004, @09:12AM (#13361)
    ICANN plans to open 7 more offices for a total of 8.

    Taxes will be collected from foolish netizens to pay the staff.

    The staff of course does not have to come to the office because they will always be out to lunch or on some government travel junket.

    NZ will be served from the Australia office.
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    Re:7 new ICANN offices...with no people in them ?
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday April 13 2004, @01:18PM (#13370)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    An interesting aspect of US tax law is that employee travel from home to office is not deductable while travel from office to office is.

    This fact can, and has, driven the creation of remote offices, or offices placed near the homes of certain executives so that otherwise non-deductable travel expenses can become deductable expenses with the net effect of increasing the employee's after-tax income.

    Executives who are contractors and who operate through intermediary corporations don't need to do this.

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    Re:7 new ICANN offices...with no people in them ?
    by sheath on Tuesday April 13 2004, @03:50PM (#13375)
    User #3709 Info | http://www.nznews.org.nz/
    Anyone that follows the ccTLD relationship with ICANN would recall that .nz is hardly an ICANN puppet. For instance the <a href="http://www.internetnz.net.nz/international/i cann020619letter.html"> letter</a> InternetNZ (.nz ccTLD manager) sent to ICANN about paying the ICANN 'invoices' is proof in point.<br><br>ICANN can create offices anywhere they wish, but most ccTLD's just want a clear process on IANA issues. The entire (mis)management of gTLD's has nothing to do with ccTLD's.
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