[council] Transfers: New Policy or Contractual Implementations
Mike Palage has stated: "In my discussion with ICANN, it is our
understanding that this document does not seek to create new policy, but
instead resolve ambiguities in the current contractual agreements."
The argument is being pitched by the Registrars Constituency that policy is
in place, and that all that is needed is minor definitive clarification.
Although Stuart Lynn has stated "Transfers of sponsorship are governed by the
"Policy on Transfer of Sponsorship of Registrations Between Registrars" that
appears as an exhibit to the Registry-Registrar Agreement for each top-level
domain", http://www.icann.org/correspondence/lynn-to-palage-27aug01.htm he
fails to note that this "policy" is embodied solely within a bilateral
agreement between each Registry and the registrars... ICANN is not a
signatory to this document -- as such it is not an "ICANN policy".
But perhaps VeriSign Registry has the integrity to take action against
VeriSign Registrar for what may be violations of this bi-lateral accord...