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RE: [Membership] MAC reports and models-New URLs

The application of a small "levy" per DN registration has certainly been
considered as a funding mechanism for ICANN. It has some obvious advantages.
I am not sure if payment of a levy, embedded in the registration fee
charged by the registrar, can be considered as a membership fee also. I
suspect membership might be something that needs to be applied for, in full
knowledge of the implications. I doubt if such a complication would be
welcome to registrars.
However, DN holders, having paid the levy, and applying for membership,
could be considered to have paid the membership fee.

At 09:16 PM 2/3/99 -0500, a@help.org wrote:
>I notice there is no model based on membership as part of domain
>registration where a 'tax' is added to the registration fee.  Is this model
>under consideration?  It seems to me that this would present the most source
>of funding for ICANN since the income could be predicted with much more
>accuracy.  Plus, since verification would only depend on domain registration
>this would reduce the burden on ICANN for this.  Of course, the percentage
>of participation would be small.
>Russ smith
>>We are beginning to consolidate the various streams of consciousness on
>>At-Large membership
>>These are all works in progress, so please continue to send your
>comments to membership@icann.org
>Crew's membership models are at
>Cabell's report on voting is at
>Diane Cabell