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Re: [ga] FYI: Staff Draft towards Mission Statement

On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Kent Crispin wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 06:32:38AM -0500, Peter de Blanc wrote:
> > It is truely amazing that something once  done by volunteers, like
> > building and co-ordinating the operation of the global Internet prior
> > to, say 1995 or 1996,
> 1) In 95/96 there was a paid IANA staff, though it is true that a lot
> of work was done by people who were paid under rather non-specific
> contracts.

> > What is even MORE amazing is that the US $ 5 million  is just the tip of
> > the iceberg.
> No, it is not amazing at all.  If anything, given the demands made on
> ICANN, it is amazingly *cheap*.  As an end user, this is working out to
> around $.20/domain name per year (3% of the dominant wholesale cost) to
> pay for the global coordination functions that ICANN provides.

Dear Kent,

This is rubbish (and you af all should know),

As far as TLD's is concerned, ICANN/IANA is (only) managing a database with
+250 entries !!!!
I (for one) run a similar thing with +370.000 entries for around USD 3 mil.!

Per Kølle

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> Kent Crispin                               "Be good, and you will be
> kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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