[registrars] IMPORTANT - BUDGET REMINDER
Listed below is an email that Bryan sent to the registrar mailing list last
week. As the registrar constituency attempts to be a constructive force in
the current ICANN restructuring, it is critical that we take every
opportunity possible to reaffirm our support of ICANN and its efforts to
introduce and maintain competition in the domain name market place.
As we have discussed in our past teleconferences, most registrars are
supportive of providing ICANN additional funds to provide it the staff and
resources to enforce its contractual obligations. I believe most registrars
view this de minimis increase of only a few pennies a domain name as an
investment to maintain competition in the name space to the mutual benefit
of registrars, registries and registrants.
As ICANN accredited registrars we are entrusted with an important obligation
in connection with approving ICANN's budget. Please take the time to read
this documentation, sign it, and fax it to ICANN if you agree with the
proposed annual budget for 2003.
Thanks for your time and attention in this matter.
Michael D. Palage
Chair of the Registrar Constituency
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of Bryan Evans
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 3:42 PM
Subject: [registrars] ICANN Budget Approval
We're going to be trying to contact each registrar individually, but this
list is pretty effective for contacting most registrars.
As you're aware, 2/3rds of the gTLD registrars (not the Registrars
Constituency, but individual registrars representing two thirds of the
volume by domains registered) must approve the ICANN budget each year. In
the past, only the Verisign Registrar (or the Verisign Registrar plus one
other big registrar) was required for this. Now, market share in gTLD's is
spread enough that no two or three registrars can approve the ICANN budget
I am enclosing a letter composed by ICANN which explains the process, and
provides links to the final ICANN budget proposal. In addition, it includes
a second page which must be signed by a representative of each registrar who
approves the budget and sent to ICANN.
We encourage you to do this immediately. This budget must be approved by
the board in Bucharest. If you have any questions for us, please feel free
to email us directly.
ICANN Budget Committee, Registrar Representatives
Registrar Contribution Approval Letter.doc