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Re: [registrars] ICANN Task Force on Funding Update

richard & all...

i feel amadeu's perspective is quite rational and most reasonable here.
i also feel we have to develop a practical "proportional" approach to

richard...as you know, i also spent a "significant" amount of time on the
hill and my feeling was that the bulk of the members of congress who
expressed any "concern" over this $1 issue were those who had been swayed by
arguments put forth by the advocates for the NSI perspective.

the principle concern i saw was more closely related to ICANN'S "unelected
board" issue which is currently being remedied.

best wijshes

ken stubbs

----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Forman <rforman@register.com>
To: Info Avenue <iamarketing@infoave.net>; Amadeu Abril i Abril
Cc: <registrars@dnso.org>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 9:28 PM
Subject: RE: [registrars] ICANN Task Force on Funding Update

 While the $1.00 fee seemed to make a lot of sense when it was first
proposed, it has become a lightning rod for politicians and critics of
ICANN.  There seems to be strong consensus within ICANN that the $1.00 fee
is no longer desirable.  Also, from my time on Capitol Hill, congressmen and
senators will have a field day if the "per domain name" charge comes back

 Richard Forman
 President &  CEO
 Register.com, Inc.