[At-Large] ICANN financials

carlos dionisio aguirre carlosaguirre62 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:15:32 UTC 2011

I can`t more agree with you Jorge. But, if it is true that the creation of New gTLDs is not enough to fulfill the goal to increase the namespace competition, at least give us (consumers and  applicants candidates) in the posibility to participate in an almost monopoly market managed by the Big company and their " associated ", and also give us  the posibility to change the situation. One of the liminar principles of ICANN is the competition & the consumer choice, in this order I consider the structure of ICANN need some improvements to guarantee that. 

Carlos Dionisio Aguirre
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> Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:35:32 -0500
> From: jmamodio at gmail.com
> To: at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> Subject: Re: [At-Large] ICANN financials
> > There are too many unknown or dummy figures rolling about, propagation of
> > which will further question the legitimacy of ICANN.
> >
> > I believe this highlights the need to get defined costing for each phase of
> > the new gTLD process, rather than a lump sum at the beginning.
> You have to fund and feed the ecosystem created by and around ICANN.
> IMHO the current gTLD program has been flawed since day one, there are
> still no solid or substantial arguments that show clearly the benefits
> of such program (besides enriching the ones actually profiting from it
> even before any new gTLD becomes real). One of the major goals and
> premises of exploring the creation of new gTLDs was to increase
> competition in the namespace, this program does not fulfill that goal.
> Verisign will continue to collect tons of money while laughing at
> those get-rich-fast venturers trying to compete with Verisign with
> silly and useless TLDs going bankrupt on year 1 or 2.
> Unfortunately the end user has no much saying or representation. I
> don't want to generalize, but some folks who claim to be representing
> them have never been selected or appointed by the end users, and by a
> fact I know cases when the end users needed their assistance,
> knowledge or "influence" and they just ignored them, not even replying
> to their requests. Many have developed sort of a professional career
> using their participation in the ICANN ecosystem as sort of a
> certification in Internet governance and policy development
> expertise/prestige filling up their resumes and multiple pages on
> Facebook with pictures of their religious assistance to the several
> times a year traveling circus to exotic places they would have never
> visited without ICANN.
> Anyway, ICANN still has something to be admired, it is one of the most
> profitable non-profit, generating record revenue per headcount, and
> being incorporated as a non-profit most of that revenue has to be
> spent ....
> My .02
> Jorge
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