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    Re: Last Call for Vint Cerf Questions
    by Jon_Weinberg on Wednesday March 14 2001, @09:27AM (#415)
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    ICANN staff have repeatedly indicated that no amendments to the proposed Verisign contracts are possible. In fact, though, when the last set of contracts between ICANN and NSI were adopted, in November 1999, they were changed in response to public comment. Why are the new contracts inviolate?


    Along the same lines, you have stated that it would be impossible to negotiate an extension to the current May 2001 divestiture deadline to allow the Internet community to comment on these contracts on a reasonable timeframe. Is that because Verisign would not agree to such an extension? Verisign states (in Stratton Sclavos's 2/28/01 letter) that you have committed, if the Board does not accept the proposed contracts, to "seek formal Board approval for an appropriate extension of the [divestiture deadline] under the existing agreement." If Verisign will be seeking an extension of the deadline if the proposal is rejected, why should ICANN not seek an extension of the deadline so as to decide?

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