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*To*: "Robert F. Connelly" <rconnell@psi-japan.com>, <registrars@dnso.org>*Subject*: RE: [registrars] Examples of tiering*From*: "Richard Forman" <rforman@register.com>*Date*: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 18:54:16 -0400*Importance*: Normal*In-Reply-To*: <4.2.0.58.19990926072004.009a73b0@teal.sni.net>*Reply-To*: <rforman@register.com>*Sender*: owner-registrars@dnso.org

The thought that I presented was to mimic proportionality without explicitly creating a straight line variable relationship. Therefore, X<Y and A<B<C Hopefully someone in the group will start to help us define just what X,Y,A,B and C should be and/or present other alternatives. Thank you, Richard D. Forman President & CEO Register.com, Inc. > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-registrars@dnso.org [mailto:owner-registrars@dnso.org]On > Behalf Of Robert F. Connelly > Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 6:35 PM > To: rforman@register.com > Cc: registrars@dnso.org > Subject: Re: [registrars] Examples of tiering > > > At 18:16 25-09-1999 -0400, Richard Forman wrote: > > >Volume of registrations per quarter (3 months) Fee paid to ICANN > >0 to X registrations > $A (fixed, > >not variable) > >X-1 to Y registrations > $B (fixed, > >not variable) > >above Y registrations > $C (fixed, > >not variable) > > Dear Richard: > > It's 07:20 JST, Sunday morning. Assuming you're on the East > Coast, you're > doing a lot of thinking for a Saturday evening;-) > > Each time I answer a piece of mail, here's another from you. I'm glad > someone is thinking about this important funding matter. > > Would you think A<B<C or A>B>C? How about: > 1<=A<B<C<=2 > n<=A<B<C<=m > n>=A>B>C=>m > > We had a similar set of questions in CORE early on. The question was: > > 100% Fixed monthly fee > 50% fixed monthly fee+50% charge per registration > 100% charge per registration > > The arguments were (from one extreme to the other) 1. "you can buy a > million minutes of 800 time" for a small fee per minute 2. we need to > preserve regional diversity and the smaller registrars in countries with > less developed Internet usage. > > The result was overwhelmingly in favor of a charge per registration, no > fixed monthly fee. I think only three members voted for 100% funding by > fixed monthly fee. > > Regards, BobC > > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > "One test is worth three expert opinions!" > Ulric B. Bray >

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