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RE: [Membership] Fees for Organizations

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I would suggest extreme caution.  There have been several mentions in
this thread about the constituency groups collecting ICANN dues.  This
is not the responsibility of the constituency groups, nor was there
any mention of forming a collection process as part of the
constituency groups formation.

Gene Marsh
Diebold Incorporated / anycastNET Incorporated

- -----Original Message-----
From: edyson@edventure.com [mailto:edyson@edventure.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 1999 12:12 PM
To: Michael Sondow
Cc: Diane Cabell; Membership
Subject: Re: [Membership] Fees for Organizations

so make it a smaller percentage of revenues, or define it differently.
go with your second paragraph.


At 03:09 PM 01/05/99 -0400, Michael Sondow wrote:
>Esther Dyson a écrit:
>> Excuse me, but 1 percent of revenues is often equivalent to 10
percent of
>> profits. That is rather high....
>True enough. But what about enterprises that have high revenues and
>no profits because they are over-spending, paying their executives
>too-high salaries, or any of the other things they do to the
>unhappiness of shareholders (when these exist)? Should these pay no
>fees, when more financially responsible corporations are paying high
>Lest ICANN fall into the position of the tax-collector,
>across-the-board fees are more feasible.

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