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Re: [wg-c-1] The Business Model Issue
You probably ment to send this to wg-c-3, the drafting committee that deals
At 22:07 11/07/99 -0700, Christopher Ambler wrote:
>I think it's a rather difficult position that we are in, discussing
>the business model (profit vs. non-profit) of the registry in
>that NSI currently runs a registry.
>Were ICANN to mandate that the registry must be non-profit,
>NSI would never agree. ICANN is not in a position of force
>this of NSI, and were they to press the issue, I suspect that
>NSI's shareholders would be somewhat angry and suit-prone.
>You want to try to regulate the pricing, that's a different
>issue, and is already going on with the $9 price point
>as set by Commerce. That might merit discussion.
>But unless anyone can show how NSI could be forced into
>changing their registry, a for-profit and public corporation,
>into a non-profit, the issue is rather moot. New registries
>certainly could not be mandated to be non-profit while
>allowing NSI to remain for-profit.
>Personal Opinion Only, of course...
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