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Re: [registrars] Response to ICANN-DoC-NSI Agreements
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- Subject: Re: [registrars] Response to ICANN-DoC-NSI Agreements
- From: "Robert F. Connelly" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 07:59:24 +0900
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At 13:49 18-10-1999 -0500, Lauren Gaviser wrote:
>thanks for your reply. Given that you approve of the text, does that mean I
>can add you, PSI-Japan and PSI-USA as signatories to the letter?
Sorry to vacillate, but on re-reading your proposed text, I find a couple
of things which differ from our viewpoint.
Since I first heard of the IAHC, I was in favor of the concept of "cash on
the barrel head". To the extent that your section "Prepayment of Fees"
would excuse us from such a requirement, we would not approve. We must not
deviate from our insistence upon prepayment.
We at PSI-Japan and PSI-USA would not compromise on the policy of
prepayment of fees and would insist that NSI Registrar operate on the same
basis. Otherwise there will be all heck to pay with responsible IP interests.
On the question of "Registrar Accreditation Fees", I wonder whether there
is something between the lines which is ambiguous? "Ongoing Accreditation
Fees" certainly cannot refer to usage fees, can it?
Early on, we have CORE members who insisted on a "flat fee" applicable to
all members regardless of size and registration volume. They were a noisy
bunch, made it sound as though everyone agreed. When put to the test, only
12% voted for flat fees and the balance put their reliance upon a fixed fee
If there is an element in this section which suggests that all registrars
would pay the same sum per year regardless of the number of registrations,
we would be adamantly oppose it.
Please clarify your position on this point.
"A hog seldom dies a natural death."
Ulric B. Bray
(Anyone for bacon?)