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    Re:bring some sort of proof that you do indeed com
    by Anonymous on Friday May 13 2005, @02:16PM (#15236)
    [Message 5]

    >at: 2:43pm 13/06/99 0400 patrick **at** us.ibm wrote:

    >>Not sure how much all of you have been following the efforts of ICANN.
    >>ICANN is trying to get the policy, technical and financial
    >>aspects of the
    >>Internet moved successfully from U.S. government to the international
    >>private sector. Everyone thinks this is a good idea. In fact, I
    >>would say
    >>that the future of the Internet is dependent on the execution of the
    >>plan. Part of the plan is to create competition among companies that
    >>create/approve/implement domain names (acell.com or later maybe
    >>newco.vc)
    >>and make sure they work. Not sound alarmist, but if ICANN fails
    >>e-business/e-anything is in jeopardy. This means your future investments
    >>and your past ones
    >>
    >>The present problem is that ICANN is out of money. Vint Cerf **at**
    >>MCI and I
    >>along with the Global Internet Project initiated a fundraising program
    >>last year and it has yielded approximately $300,000 bridge funding of
    >>roughly $1m is needed to get ICANN to the point where it can be
    >>collecting
    >>fees and sustaining itself long term. Esther Dyson interim chairman of
    >>ICANN, is making appeals throughout the industry and public sector.
    >>Clearly, none of us wants any government to provide the money and attach
    >>strings. NSI, the company with the current monopoly is not cooperating
    >>in various ways and slowing things down; the additional reason
    >>for bridge
    >>funding. The problem is how to get the funding and get it quickly.
    >>
    >>Collecting small donations from a large number of companies is going to
    >>take much too long. A few big companies throwing in the money creates
    >>problems of "big US companies trying to dominate/control the Internet".
    >>Loan guarantees might be an angle, but they present complexities for
    >>companies to provide them.
    >>
    >>You guys and your vc colleagues have created incredibly creative
    >>financings for many $billions of Internet opportunities. Could a handful
    >>of you jump in and help solve this relative trivial financial hurdle to
    >>your future? I would be happy to host a telecon call to kick some
    >>ideas around if any of you thinks that could be productive.
    >>Looking forward to your thoughts. Thanks.
    >>
    >>John Patrick
    >>Vice President, Internet Technology IBM Corporation
    >>Chairman, Global Internet Project
    >>patrick **at** us.ibm.com
    >>http://www.ibm.com/patrick www.gip.org
    >>
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    Re:bring some sort of proof that you do indeed com
    by Anonymous on Friday May 13 2005, @02:20PM (#15238)
    [Message 1]

    > **at** 08:07am 6/7/99-0700, Mike Roberts wrote:
    >>Mike/Roger/Vint-
    >>The Clausing article today (pls note my new pseudonym) lays out in
    >>considerable detail NSI's strategy for sinking ICANN.  And it doesn't
    >>even get to the $800K in unpaid bills we have.
    >>
    >>Esther and Joe and I are not quitters, but reality suggest that
    >>unless there is an immediate infusion of $500K to $1M there
    >>won't be a functioning ICANN by the end of August.
    >>
    >>There are various approaches that have been kicked around in
    >>the last several months - a second round from current supporters,
    >>a special appeal to those who have not given yet, a loan of some
    >>kind.  I don't think those of us on the ICANN side have a preference
    >>one way or the other.
    >>
    >>We're losing Molly Shaffer Van Howling, who has been staffing this
    >>area, to her clerkship next week, and do not have the resources to
    >>replace her now.  Andrew McLaughlin and I will divert our
    >>effort into whatever game plan you folks think best, but as the
    >>saying goes, time is of the essence.
    >>
    >>Esther is in DC next week and I'm prepared to make myself
    >>available as needed, but we really do need to get something
    >>going fast.
    >>
    >>Mike
    >>
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