Strange as it may seem to you, I think you'll find we can't be bought, with
the possible exception of a majority of seats on ICANN's Board and Executive
From: Jim Fleming [mailto:JimFleming(_at_)ameritech(_dot_)net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 10:29 PM
To: jo-uk(_at_)rcn(_dot_)com; karl(_at_)cavebear(_dot_)com; 'The IETF';
jefsey(_at_)jefsey(_dot_)com; Richard Henderson
Cc: love(_at_)cptech(_dot_)org; Milton Mueller; Michael Froomkin - U.Miami
of Law; apisan(_at_)servidor(_dot_)unam(_dot_)mx; KathrynKL(_at_)aol(_dot_)com
Subject: results of .... election
Will each of these people have an office at ICANN ?....and a
budget and staff ?
# Vittorio Bertola (Europe) - 133 votes
# Joanna Lane (Europe) - 121 votes
# Richard Henderson (Europe) - 112 votes
# Judith Oppenheimer (North America) - 105 votes
# James Love (North America) - 104 votes
# Youn Jung Park (Asia/Pacific) - 100 votes
# Satyajit Gupta (Central/West/South Asia) - 93 votes
# Hans Klein (North America) - 82 votes
# Vivek Durai (Central/West/South Asia) - 80 votes
# Jefsey Morfin (Europe) - 77 votes
# Michael Geist (North America) - 63 votes
If the budget is $2,000,000 per year, per elected representative, then
the 11 above would require $22,000,000 of the annual ICANN budget.
That may allow some of the people to operate regional offices, with staff.
Will the new .COM Registry be funding this ? With 30,000,000+ names,
at $6 per year, that is over $180,000,000 per year. What would happen
to the surplus ? Would that be spent on actual servers and networks ?
If instead, the new .ORG Registry funds it, then the 3,000,000 .ORG owners
may have to pay more for domain names. At $10 per year, per name, there
may be enough to fund the above and make sure they can fly first-class to
all the IETF meetings. There may even be some surplus to actually operate
the TLD Cluster.