[NA-Discuss] "Chicken and Egg" Problem

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 4 14:22:34 UTC 2012

Ignoring that revenues are generally increasing and will so perhaps 
greatly with new gTLDs, budgets are always supposed to be set based 
on projected revenue. If ICANN had to constrain its budget some, that 
would be exactly what some folks say it needs anyway.


At 04/04/2012 10:17 AM, Garth Bruen at Knujon.com wrote:
>Ok, that's a fair amount.
>However, in this hypothetical the reserve would be chipped away at year
>after year. How long would that be appropriate?
>I'm not debating, I'm really just trying to play it all out.
>From: "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:29 PM
>To: "Garth Bruen at Knujon.com" <gbruen at knujon.com>
>Cc: "LACRALO discussion list" <lac-discuss-en at atlarge-lists.icann.org>; "NA
>Discuss" <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] "Chicken and Egg" Problem
> >> John, do you know offhand how much is in the reserve?
> >
> > They publish the numbers:
> >
> > https://charts.icann.org/public/index-finance-reserveB.html
> >
> > Looks to me like it currently contains about $50 million.  In answer to
> > another comment, it really is a reserve, not a dedicated fund or anything
> > else.
> >
> > R's,
> > John
> >
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