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    Why Do You Think They Call It Canadian Bacon ?
    by Anonymous on Monday December 13 2004, @12:36AM (#14554)
    Why Do You Think They Call It Canadian Bacon ?

    You have not seen ISOC/ICANN Pork Spending yet.

    Check out that new ICANN office building in Ottawa.

    "By bylaw, my budget is self-determined and is sanctioned by the Board of Directors, ensuring that there are adequate resources for me so that I, as an independent officer can meet the goals necessary to discharge my obligations under bylaw 5.
    Once again, this budgeting process separate and apart from the ICANN administration provides the independence required by my office.
    My primary work site will not be located with ICANN, although there will be frequent contact with both the Marina del Rey and Brussels offices to reference stacks and files under my jurisdiction. This will also appLy to all other ICANN offices as they open around the globe. This further demonstrates independence."

    The Cows Want the 75 Cents to be Larger

    Dear Sirs:

    We wish to make a comment regarding the interlocking issues of the portion of the .net fee that goes to ICANN and the issue of registry equivalence.

    While Section 4 of the .net RFP talks of a $0.75 fee payable to ICANN for each registration year it does not identify whether this is an absolute number or merely a minimum.

    We would expect some bidders to wish to submit bids with fees to ICANN well in excess of $0.75. Our concern with this would be the unclear concept of "registry equivalency".

    In our view "registry equivalency", while desirable, is made very difficult due to the different histories of each of the various tlds. We believe that any submission for the .net registry should be explicitly encouraged to provide amounts in excess of $0.75 per registration year. This could be accomplished by simply changing the wording in the relevant section(s) to read "no less than $0.75".

    Respectfully submitted,

    Elliot Noss
    CEO, Tucows Inc.

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    Re:Why Do You Think They Call It Canadian Bacon ?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday December 13 2004, @04:02PM (#14560)
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    The new ICANN 'office' of the Ombudsman won't be in Toronto, Canada, it will be in Vancouver, Canada, and they won't be building any new offices. Crikey, if you can't read or decipher an ICANN pablum press release, do you expect to be taken seriously here? BTW, Vancouver is far closer to Marina del Rey than it is to Toronto, those Rand McNally atlases knowingly show the US larger than it should be and I think that goes back to Teddy Roosevelt's time, part of that manifest destiny shtick that ICANN has picked up and run with so far.

    As for Noss (and Rader) of Tucows, they're from Toronto's environs which to the rest of us Canucks equates to a bunch of scammers who pretend (and yearn) to be part of the US, AKA wannabees. Not like the olden days when I used TuCows as one of the first software download depositories online, now they're just more money grubbers, let's call them suppositories.

    And you're right Dan, these offtopic offtarget postings are mostly the work of one person, Jim Fleming, a nutbar, fruitcake, netkook extraordinaire. There are so many contenders for that title, you'd think there's a monetary award for the winner. Jim is still in the running. -g

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