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RE: [registrars] ICANN Budget

The goal of TFF is to find funding mechanisms, not to analyze the budget.
If it turns out that the budget is only $500,000 then the fees will drop


Richard D. Forman
President & CEO
Register.com, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Stubbs [mailto:kstubbs@dninet.net]
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 9:24 AM
> To: rforman@register.com; Len; registrars@dnso.org
> Subject: Re: [registrars] ICANN Budget
> i would have to disagree with your comments below richard...
> by definition any  budget is nothing but a quantified "business
> plan". it is
> essential that we review the ICANN business plan and its related budget to
> determine where the burden for financial support should be borne.
> this review of ICANN'S anticipated administrative and operational cost
> projections should give us a good insight as to which areas the
> majority of
> efforts and resources will have to be applied. those are the
> areas where the
> majority of the burden for financial support need to be placed if at all
> possible.
> a review of legal and professional budget projections would also
> indicate in
> which areas  potential exposure and the related expenses are anticipated.
> my past experience as a CPA indicates that a  review process like this  is
> essential in order to properly formulate a fair and equitable
> mechanism for
> funding and organization like this.
> ken stubbs
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard Forman <rforman@register.com>
> To: Len <len@isdi.com>; <registrars@dnso.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 8:40 AM
> Subject: RE: [registrars] ICANN Budget
> > I am sure that over time more details will come.  Let's not let those
> > details get in the way of determining how we will fund ICANN.
> Whether it
> is
> > $500,000 of $5 milllion, the TFF still needs to come up with a funding
> > basis.  Exploring and analyzing the details of the budget can
> (and should)
> > be done later.
> >