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

Norbert Klein nhklein at gmx.net
Thu Sep 18 22:30:24 EDT 2014

Thanks - can you please elaborate on "no-strings attached travel funding 
to participate in person" - and I would welcome to see whether or not 
this is a general experience, for example for GNSO council members, 
chairs of official ICANN working groups, and others of the "many 
thousands of people around the world as the policy making community."

Norbert Klein

On 9/18/2014 8:48 PM, McTim wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 8:32 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net 
> <mailto:parminder at itforchange.net>> wrote:
>     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 person.
> --
> McTim
> "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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