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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-008 | New Registration Agreement

  • From: Craig A. Huegen
  • Date: Mon Mar 30 18:25:40 1998

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Deepak Jain wrote:

NSI contends that the court has not found it to be an illegal tax yet, and
that they (the courts) simply have issued an injunction to stop NSI from
collecting it.  This statement was in a reply to me when I inquired about
the domain fee for domains registered prior to 4/1/98; apparently, those
domains will still be $50 per year.  It will be interesting to see how
that extra $15 will be accounted for--since it can no longer go into the
infrastructure fund (via court ruling), where will it go?

(I had also heard that the final ruling was that it indeed was an illegal


==>The whole reason its been repealed, if I am not mistaken, is because it 
==>is an illegal tax in the first place, but then again, I haven't heard the 
==>court ruling yet.
==>On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Michael Dillon wrote:
==>> On Mon, 30 Mar 1998 [email protected] wrote:
==>> > So, are we going to get refunds?
==>> That would mean that the NSF (your tax dollars) would have to pay for
==>> doling out many, many small checks or else the fund itself would pay for
==>> the issuing of checks thereby reducing a meagre refund to a measly refund.
==>> I think it would be much nicer if the money were to be given to some group
==>> that would spend it on its intended purpose. Let IAB dole it out as
==>> research grants or some such...
==>> --
==>> Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
==>>             -               E-mail: [email protected]