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Re: ICANN and Verisign settle over SiteFinder

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Tue Oct 25 02:00:05 2005

* Chris Woodfield:

> Said the flowerpot: "Oh no, not again..."
> campaign_id=apn_tech_down&chan=tc

I don't understand what VeriSign receives in return for their kowtow
(under the agreement, they basically waive any right to criticize
ICANN's role).

Two possible explanations:

  * ICANN signalled a positive outcome of a future Sitefinder review
    under the new process.

  * ICANN promised to grant VeriSign the DNSSEC root and .ARPA
    maintenance without tender (the "Root Server Management Transition
    Agreement" goes into that direction; actually, the .ARPA stuff is
    the interesting one).

  * VeriSign has recognized that they couldn't win in court, and
    suddenly want to play nice.