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    No, the agreement is perpetual
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday October 28 2005, @09:51AM (#16366)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I believe that you misread the year 2001 agreement - it is perpetual and was known to be when adopted.

    That section 25 you cite causes the "expiration date" to be reset so that the whole cycle begins anew on each iteration. You need to read the whole section 25, including that last part about re-incoporating section 25 into subsequent agreements. And also look at the definition of "expiration date".

    When the board adopted that contract (I voted against it) I remember that the board's belief was that it is perpetual - I noted this fact in my
    April 2 entry to the "decision diary"
    [cavebear.com] that I maintained and published when I was on the board -

    The real winner in all of this process is ICANN's money-consuming law firm and, presumably, the senior partner at that firm (who thus usually gets a cut at the firm's revenues from ICANN), the person who created ICANN and who also privately created the 2001 contract with verisign.
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    Re:No, the agreement is perpetual
    by GeorgeK on Friday October 28 2005, @10:01AM (#16368)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    You may be right, indeed. If the old contract is recursive too, then the old way to get out of it is to wait for someone at VeriSign to be found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony related to finances --- has anyone run a PACER search on all of VeriSign's senior staff?
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