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Registrars Rebel Against ICANN Budget 9

Posted by michael
from the tea-in-the-harbor dept.
I_am_Rambi writes "According to an article on News.com.com, ICANN is having to rework their budget. 'ICANN, based in Marina del Rey, Calif., is facing a tight deadline to revise its record $15.8 million budget to placate a growing number of rebellious registrars united in opposition to a new fee structure....Fearful that the combined fees could top $19,000 and put them out of business, 75 smaller registrars have banded together to protest the budget.'"
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Registrars Rebel Against ICANN Budget

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  • ICANN's being crooked again. Theyve turned more FROM a org to a CORP.

    What would happen if the other root servers just once decided to remove them from the ROOT-LIST? COM would most assuredly get rebuilt, hopefully under an open management scheme.
    • Re:Wow. (Score:4, Interesting)

      by Dinglenuts (691550) on Thursday July 08, 2004 @02:21PM (#9644971)
      That's exactly what I want to see happen. The major problem with the internet is that it relies on centralized DNS systems. As private companies take over this function with localized customization, the entire system will grow more robust and less tolerant of shenanigans.
      • Re:Wow. (Score:2, Informative)

        by Anonymous Coward
        You don't have to use the standard root servers. Use Opennic for example. The only thing you lose is the ICANN .biz domain, which is mostly spam anyway.
    • ICANN has always been a corporation. It used to be somewhat less corrupt, or so I'm told... But to say "the other root servers" doesn't mean anything in the way you seem to be suggesting it, as ICANN has dominion over ALL the root servers. (At least those in the "standard" US Govt. DNS hierarchy.) You may be thinking of Verisign, which runs the .com registry, and could also use some serious overthrowing.

      Ideally, we should all switch to an /alternate root/ system, which eschews ICANN in favor of an entirely

  • www.icannwatch.org is recommended reading, especially for anyone who is concerned about the way ICANN is heading. But I wouldn't claim that it is always even-handed.

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