ICANN Posts New VeriSign Deal
Date: Monday January 30 2006, @03:40AM
Topic: Verisign/NSI

The announcement popped into our mailbox early this morning:

Please be informed that ICANN Posts Revised Settlement Agreement [link]

ICANN today posted a newly revised proposed set of agreements [link] which, if approved, will settle all pending litigation with VeriSign. The proposed agreement documents are being posted for public comment in order to inform the Board's deliberations; the proposed settlement remains subject to final approval or disapproval of the ICANN Board. 29 January 2006.

A full description of the history of the settlement negotiations, the settlement documents, and the issues raised in public fora can be found at [link] .

This summary includes clean and red-lined versions of the amended agreements. ICANN has also published a matrix summary of Revisions to the Settlement and Registry Agreements. [link to matrix in .pdf]

Address to submit a comment regarding the revised agreements: revised-settlement@icann.org

Comments regarding the revised agreements may be viewed at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/revised-settlement/

Comment period will close 20 February 2005, at 12:00 noon, UTC

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Lipstick on a pig doesn't make me want to kiss it
by GeorgeK on Monday January 30 2006, @08:13AM (#16588)
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As I wrote in my initial comments [icann.org], no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig.

The revised settlement proposal should be rejected, and negotiations should start over again, focusing only on the lawsuit issues, i.e. whether VeriSign breached its 2001 registry agreement via SiteFinder. That's what the lawsuit was all about, and it had nothing to do with renewal of the registry agreement. Those issues need to be unlinked.
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