[governance] [govenance] The domain name racket goes on

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 09:48:39 EDT 2014

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 8:32 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>

The simple tasks that is the mandate of the ICANN to perform can be done at
> maybe 5 percent of ICANN's budget or at least revenue.

Mandate or IANA function?  If the latter, you are correct.

> ICANN is just highly puffed up for basically serving US's geopolitical
> interests

ICANN is "puffed up" because it costs a lot of money to put on meetings 3x
per year in far flung locations around the world.

Without the need to develop policy using many thousands of people around
the world as the policy making community, they could do their job using far
fewer resources.

This spending is a feature, not a bug.  It is a very useful feature for CS
folks who rely on the no-strings attached travel funding to participate in

"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route
indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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