[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Wed Aug 15 23:34:10 UTC 2007

On Aug 15, 2007, at 12:29 PM, John Levine wrote:

>> So, if they charged a $ 1 "return fee," they would either
> It needn't even be that much.  Bob Parsons of Godaddy has proposed
> that the 22 cent ICANN fee be non-refundable, an approach that has the
> advantage that it removes any incentive by registrars or registries to
> encourage tasting so they can keep the penalty money.

That would mean the return fee would be 0.22 plus whatever the  
registry added to it, which would be fine by me.

> The .ORG registry asked last year for permission to charge 5 cents per
> deletion to any registrar that deletes more than 90% of their
> registrations.

I don't like that so much. Complications invite gaming the system.


> The ICANN board approved it last November, so we
> should be able to get some actual data about what difference it made,
> although I am unable to find any reports on the PIR web site more
> recent than last October.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet  
> for Dummies",
> Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, ex- 
> Mayor
> "More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.

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