[atrt2] One pager ICANN finances

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Mon May 20 09:10:07 UTC 2013

On 19/05/2013 22:40, Alan Greenberg wrote:
> There are a number of reports (which I cannot judge the accuracy of) 
> that indicate the market for parked domains may be going down and 
> this apparently constitutes a significant part of the revenue going 
> to ICANN. There are also reports that more accurate Whois 
> requirements may impact sales and thus revenue.
> How will ICANN's budget process handle such possibly radical revenue decrease?

I specifically point out the possible inadequacy of the funding model in
my recent WCIT report: sustaining a multi-stakeholder process is costly
- in the arena of the wider Internet Governance (and not only Domain
Names) is it fair that only proceeds from Domain Name sales are the sole
source of investment? Whose job is it to look at future funding models?
How about funding based on IP addresses, which every single computer
needs to have to access the Internet? Would this work or would this be a
hindrance to Internet development?

Best regards,


ps. I admit the questions I ask above probably stretch further than the
ATRT2 mandate.

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