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Re: [Membership] Fees for Organizations

>I believe that paying is different from voting.  I don't see that paying
>capture in the at-large where the individual members can easily (if they
enroll in
>large enough numbers) outnumber the organizational members.

True, but in most democracies we have opinion leaders. How do we ensure that
the paying group does not automatically become equal to opinion leaders?
Since ICANN presumably would be interested in their funding, how do we make
sure that these paying members are not unduly favored? Could this lead to
silent vote buying in this case?

We are probably looking for safeguards here. Much of my constituency falls
into the poor class and we are generally afraid of those with big purses.
Hence the caution.