[ga-org] Re: ORG.COOP follow-up (Re: [ga] .org input)
Verisign will cough up $5M. At present of every org registration $6
goes to Verisign. Even if we want prices to be lower, there would
still be some $$ for the new registry. With over 2.5 million names
that amounts to a substantial yearly revenue.
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, at 12:10 [=GMT-0400], L Gallegos wrote:
> How would it be funded? It will require a great deal of money.
> On 28 Jun 2001, at 16:04, Marc Schneiders wrote:
> > On 26 Jun 2001, at 11:10 [=GMT-0700], firstname.lastname@example.org
> > wrote:
> > > Reminder -- The NC has requested input from the GA on .org in
> > > advance of the 29 June NC teleconference. Any last thoughts
> > > should be posted to the .org list at this time.
> > A little while ago I 'launched' the idea to run the new .ORG as a
> > cooperative registry. Unfortunately I have received little feedback on
> > the idea. I had hoped that serious objections on this list (and the
> > NCC list) would help me developping the idea into some sort of
> > concrete proposal. All I can do now, is repeat that I think it is a
> > good idea to have the registrants of ORG (on the basis of whois admin
> > contact) elect the board of the entity that runs the ORG-registry.
> > This can be done in a simple and inexpensive way.
> > The term 'coorperative' may be misleading, as it legally means
> > different things (I would guess) in different countries. The main
> > thing, as I see it, is that ORG will be ruled (not necessarily owned)
> > by the registrants. This will help towards keeping the price of ORG
> > registrations low.
> > And a full scale 'experiment' in online democracy has value in itself.
> > Suggestions as to how to proceed on the idea (self formation of an
> > initial board?), are appreciated, either on list or privately.
> > --
> > Marc Schneiders
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