I believe part of their current funding is from the US Dept. of Commerce NTIA under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). [Note: this is NOT a contract]. See http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/icann-memorandum.htm Russ Smith http://consumer.net >At present, 100% of its budget depends on corporate sponsors. How does this reflect on its objectivity, in your opinion?