[discuss] the three orthogonal questions [was Thoughts welcome on proposed Netmundial submission]

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Thu Mar 6 11:09:28 UTC 2014

In message <CF3CBA8E.11D95%barbara.roseman at icann.org>, at 11:29:35 on 
Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Barbara Roseman <barbara.roseman at icann.org> writes
>>> There's another question: Is it anti-competitive for the US to set the
>>>fee for performing the IANA function at zero-dollars?
>>If you're speaking of the IANA Functions contract, it may be worth noting
>>that the IANA Functions operator is allowed to charge for services on a
>>cost recovery basis.
>And ICANN has always chosen to not exercise that option.

I can see why that would be a good idea. Establishing a "price" for 
something like issuing a /8 to an RIR, or adding an IDN ccTLD into the 
root, could cause all sorts of uncomfortable comments from the 
Roland Perry

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