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Re: [ga] DNSO Expenses
If I can volunteer, could ICANN volunteer also?
How much of the $1.00 domain tax could the DNSO justify receiving?
Are individuals and small businesses truly better served with an Internet
Governance plan for the purse to be controlled by entities in possession of
surplus resources, rather than with a plan, to fill the purse through fair
taxation, and to yield control of both purse and tax to duly elected
Oh my Yes: I hate taxes too. But, there is more to it than emotions.
IDNO -Steering Committee Member
Thursday, October 07, 1999 8:27 PM, Bret A. Fausett wrote:
> If we're not careful, the DNSO could become excessively expensive.
> We now have nine discrete components within the DNSO: seven
> constituencies, a Names Council, and a General Assembly. Many of the seven
> constituencies now have, or are in the process of creating, their own
> "secretariat" to provide necessary support. And recent threads have
> proposed the creation of a General Assembly "AdCom" to support and unify
> the GA. All of these separate supporting groups will come at some cost to
> the DNSO's members.
> Many of us active on this list were involved in drafting various proposals
> to create the DNSO. One of the themes of many proposals was that the DNSO
> should be "lightweight." As we continue to build the DNSO's
> infrastructure, that theme is worth remembering. If we build in too many
> layers of bureaucracy, we may move the cost of participation beyond the
> reach of many small and individual stakeholders. I think it's safe to say
> that the vast majority of people on this list would like to see ICANN and
> the DNSO succeed and are willing to contribute the time and money to make
> that possible. Let's make sure that the monetary contribution we seek from
> participants is within a reasonable range.
> To that end, let me suggest two things that I hope can keep our costs
> under control. First, rather than creating and funding nine different
> "secretariats" to support each of the DNSO's bodies, could we create one
> secretariat that would provide support to *all* of the DNSO? Surely there
> will be efficiencies in coordinating the support function across all
> constituencies, the NC, and the GA.
> Second, can we specify the support services that we need and seek
> volunteers to provide them? A list of necessary services begins with:
> * web hosting,
> * web maintenance (for each of the 9 bodies)
> * mailing list services (for each of the 9 bodies)
> * voting support
> * drafting of announcements,
> * teleconference support for the NC, and
> * webcasting for NC and GA meetings.
> I'm sure this is only a partial list. Some of these are trivial, and some
> are significant. But in whatever form they come, in kind contributions to
> the DNSO should be welcomed. Many participants, I'm sure, who would be
> more than willing to provide free webmaster/list owner support would find
> annual constituency dues of US $750 onerous. A small "secretariat" could
> serve to coordinate these volunteers.
> The two suggestions above may not be the right solution, but I urge
> everyone to consider the cost issue as we move forward.
> -- Bret