Re: [ga] Funding ICANN
> Funding is an issue of such importance that it assuredly compelled Mr. Lynn
> to propose governmental involvement in ICANN, even though official US policy
> as cited by the White Paper states: "the U.S. continues to believe, as do
> most commenters, that neither national governments acting as sovereigns nor
> intergovernmental organizations acting as representatives of governments
> should participate in management of Internet names and addresses."
If ICANN (or the US Government) truly wished to solve such
a funding problem without involving any of the above, they
could always turn to Individual Users. But that would
also involve accountability.
"The most effective way to restrict democracy is to
transfer decision-making from the public arena to
unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly
castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern
-- Noam Chomsky
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