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Re: [ga] Responses by .biz/info/org Registry Operators are Unacceptable

  • To: Karl Auerbach <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Esther Dyson <edyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, icann board address <icann-board@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] Responses by .biz/info/org Registry Operators are Unacceptable
  • From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:38:40 -0700

Karl and all,

  Also exactly right here as well.  ICANN has been consistently
"Jacking up" costs for arbitrary or no good reasons.  Your drivers
license analogy, one used by Ester Dyson recently, is a good one.
Operating a registry is significantly different, grant you, but the
hazard's associated with someone operating a motor vehicle
is far more potentially hazardous to fellow motorists and pedestrians
alike, ergo fellow stakeholders/users and/or the general public.

Karl Auerbach wrote:

> Gomes, Chuck wrote:
> > Where do you think funding of the application process costs should come
> > from if not from the applicant?
> I suspect that most of us would say that the applicant ought to cover
> the expenses of processing the application.
> However many (perhaps most outside of the IP community) would say that
> the current expenses are orders of magnitude too high because the
> inquiry that is being made by ICANN is not appropriately focused.
> Imagine if you went to your state's department of motor vehicles to get
> a driver's license.  And instead of determining whether you are of legal
> age and able to drive, they insist on doing, and you paying for, an
> investigation of your lifestyle, your finances, whether you attended all
> sessions of all your classes in college (only college graduates need
> apply), and require you to present a lifetime set of dental x-rays and a
> letter of recommendation from the minister of your church (agnostics
> need not apply.)
> ICANN's only proper inquiry is whether the applicant will abide by
> written, broadly accepted technical standards.  That's something that is
> as simple as a short checklist - see for example the rather short and
> concise IANA list of items for proper technical operation of a TLD.
> The cost of that simple evaluation ought to be only a few dollars -
> roughly 1/1000th of what ICANN is charging now.
>                 --karl--


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