Letter from Chuck Gomes to Kurt Pritz
From: Chuck Gomes
To: Kurt Pritz
Date: 27 Oct 2004
Subject: RRA Amendments for Transfer Policy
Here are the RRA amendments and two transmittal messages to registrars that we would like to send out as soon as possible this week so that registrars can execute them before November 12th when the new policy goes into effect. I want to call your attention to items 3 and 4 in the amendments. I believe that we can remove item 3 if we are able to get a written statement that ICANN will indemnify VeriSign per the terms of our registry agreements (.com - II.6 and .net - 4.6). In my opinion that would be strongly preferable as you and I discussed earlier this week. Item 4 is designed to avoid this problem in the future by giving us a clause similar to other registries (e.g., .org - 2.9).
I apologize for the short turnaround time, but it is very important to give the registrars some time to execute these and the clock is nearly out. I would sincerely appreciate your response regarding indemnification and approval of the amendments by tomorrow, October 28, if at all possible. Regardless, please call me so I know where we are at.
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