Let's do the math:|
...the company might relaunch its "Site Finder" service as early as April. That was to investors last month so that presumably doesn't count as notice, nor does the current news article, but:
~Stratton Sclavos, VeriSign CEO
VeriSign assured ICANN that it would give 60 to 90 days' warning to resolve any remaining technological problems. Apart from the implication that they're leaving it up to ICANN to resolve remaining technological problems (a rather curious position), it is now Feb. 9/10 depending where you are, so they could easily give notice and go live again in April. Yikes!
~John Jeffrey, ICANN General Counsel
With ICANN now under fire from both the US Congress and some foreign governments, in addition to their usual legion of critics, perhaps VeriSign feels it is safely time to pile on.
That is if VeriSign doesn't wait for the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, and VeriSign may be growing impatient, the SECSAC home page [icann.org], dealing prominently with Site Finder, hasn't been updated at all in the last four months (how quick would these folks be given a serious security/stability crisis?). And that's assuming VeriSign hasn't already given such notice to ICANN. We, of course, cannot expect prompt disclosure. -g