RE: [council] NC fees - ACTION required
I can confirm that the registrars have paid. In fact, apparently we have overpaid.
Please also note that the registrars constituency has members that have joined voluntarily. Most of these members are small businesses, and thus any fees paid to the registrars constituency and hence the DNSO should not be taken for granted. These businesses have joined in good faith that they will be able to get issues resolved within the ICANN process efficiently and effectively.
If there is a perception that other constituencies are not required to pay their dues, it will be difficult in future to convince registrars that they should pay their dues.