Re: [gtld-council] Outcome of discussion on application fees in Amsterdam
Bruce Tonkin wrote:
1. Principle - that ICANN recovers its costs of evaluation from the application fees
5. ICANN should have a system of grants for applicants that would find cost recovery a barrier to entry. This grant would only allow the applicant to apply, without any presumption that the application would be successful. Grant applications would go through an evaluation process.
Is the presumption that the cost of evaluation extends beyond the costs incurred by the specific application so as to have the effect of underwriting these grants? If yes, then what other costs would be considered as being allocated to the cost of evaluation?