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    Look at the Total Budget, Not Just ICANN
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 20 2004, @09:20PM (#13996)
    Look at the Total Budget, Not Just ICANN

    If ICANN gets push-back on some funding the
    Internet Society insiders will just shift to
    another venue and maybe different sources. The
    U.S. Government National Science Foundation and
    the other U.S. Government agencies are a huge
    source of their funding. The RIRs (ARIN especially)
    are another source. The emerging NRO will be
    yet another place to launder revenues and support
    the ISOC operatives. No matter what, they will
    always be well-funded and able to dominate all
    forums and show up to spin their one-sided
    views to the press.

    All available funding will be used or saved,
    including large war chests of cash, as seen
    with ARIN and the .ORG TLD money-machine.
    Staff will be added with empty titles and
    no real goals to accomplish. As seen, people
    move from one "division" of the ISOC group
    of companies to another. If the ICANN budget
    is contained, the money will be collected in
    some other division and the insiders will find
    their empty-desk jobs over in that company in
    possibly another country.

    People who do not look at the big picture or
    those that focus only on ICANN, possibly miss
    the collusion going on in another division of
    the ISOC. That of course is by design and just
    one of the many reasons why casual observers
    are not able to decipher the alphabet soup of
    company names which continues to grow, along
    with the budget.

    The U.S. Government and the lobbyist insiders
    will of course continue to campaign to grow,
    what some call ICANN. They view big and expensive
    as *important* and more likely to remain in
    business. The ISOC and ICANN really have little
    choice but to do as the U.S. Government says.
    The budget(s) will grow along with the staffs
    and the insiders who live like royalty off of
    their government-backed, netizen taxed, funding

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Raul Echeberria - NRO - Treasurer
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 22 2004, @04:25AM (#14000)
    It looks like the NRO (claimed to be, not a
    company, but just another non-profit public
    interest group) now has a "Treasurer". This
    will likely **help** the RIRs get rid of some
    of the cash that is piling up. ICANN will of
    course take their fees from the **process**.


    Dear Paul Twomey

    I am attaching the NRO public comments on the ICANNīs Budget proposal for

    Please, donīt hesitate in contacting me for any clarification that you
    could understand necesssary.

    Best Regards

    Raul Echeberria
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Bottom-Up Budgeting - Count the Bottom Feeders
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 22 2004, @04:45AM (#14001)
    When you hear "Bottom-Up" from ICANN, it does not
    mean what you think it means. It does not mean
    that customers and netizens at large (the little
    people) are involved. It means that the ICANN
    Staff (at the Bottom), [below the un-elected
    dictators at the Top], are the summed up to
    create the budget, as one example.

    In other words, you count all of the ICANN
    Bottom Feeders and multiply by some annual rate
    (let's say $250,000) and you get the *budget*.
    The more Staff you add, the larger the budget
    becomes. The Top is just a tally of the demands
    coming from the Bottom. Once the total is
    known, then the public (the real bottom) is
    handed the bill to pay.

    http://www.icann.org/financials/budget-fy04-05-21j ul04.html
    "The budget process this year started with the formulation of the ICANN strategic plan. The objectives of that strategic plan were fed into a bottom-up, departmental budgeting process. The departmental budgets were rolled up into an organization-wide budget for management review."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "six new registries" Secretly Planned
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 22 2004, @05:04AM (#14002)
    Note: ICANN already knows the number ("six")
    of winners in the next TLD Beauty Pageant.

      "The new round of sTLD applications may result in one or more new registries. ICANN is budgeting revenue averaging $100,000 from each of six new registries. It is expected however, that business models, and the resulting revenue, will vary widely from registry to registry. It is safe to assume that the business models of the proposed sTLDs vary widely regarding the potential generation of revenue. The revenue may be based upon variable or fixed fees. However, it would not be appropriate for ICANN to speculate as to any proposed revenue generating capability for a particular proposed sTLD because ICANN is managing the arms-length, confidential evaluation of each application."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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