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    ICANN Needs Help ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 08 2004, @02:17PM (#14309)
    http://www.icann.org/financials/budget-fy04-05-06o ct04.html#invoicing

    In addition, recent growth in the total number of names registered indicates that ICANN (in implementation of the transaction based model) may realize revenues beyond those planned. Those revenues will be used for three purposes, i.e.,:


                reduce the $3,800,000 per registrar fee,

                build a portion of a recommended reserve fund (see, Creating a Reserve Fund, infra), and

                mitigate (since fee will be collected quarterly) against the possibility that transactions (and revenues) will decrease in the latter quarters due to seasonality or drop off in registrations.

    To accommodate these three purposes, collections from transactional fees in excess of plan will be allocated as follows: 50% will be used to reduce the per registrar fee until that fee is eliminated, 50% will be used to build a reserve and mitigate against reduction in revenues.

    As an example, given the conservative estimate of 300 registrars above, if transaction based fees exceed projections by 20%, the per registrar fee will be reduced by $844,900 to $2,955,100. Using the calculation and assumptions above, with 300 registrars and 50 fees partially forgiven, the per registrar fee will be $9,332. The fee, if partially forgiven, will be $3,111.
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    300 times $3,000,000 is $900,000,000 a Billion $ ?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 08 2004, @02:21PM (#14310)
    As an example, given the conservative estimate of 300 registrars above, if transaction based fees exceed projections by 20%, the per registrar fee will be reduced by $844,900 to $2,955,100.

    With a One Billion Dollar Budget, ICANN will
    begin to enter the Radar Screen of the U.S. Senate.
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