[Iana-ipr] Proposed Process for Executing Agreements

Samantha Eisner Samantha.Eisner at icann.org
Tue Sep 27 22:05:05 CEST 2016

Signing in parallel is acceptable to ICANN.
Samantha Eisner
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On 9/27/16, 12:43 PM, "iana-ipr-bounces at nro.net on behalf of Alissa
Cooper" <iana-ipr-bounces at nro.net on behalf of alissa at cooperw.in> wrote:

>Ray, Sam, does signing in parallel work for you? If so, and if we hear
>back from you before Wednesday¹s call, I think we can cancel the call
>since this is the main item we would need to discuss. Please advise.
>> On Sep 27, 2016, at 2:25 PM, Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at afrinic.net>
>>> On 27 Sep 2016, at 22:13, Greg Shatan <gregshatanipc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I haven't seen any responses to this, so I'm curious how this is being
>>> In the interests of time, it might make sense to sign in counterparts
>>>(i.e., each signatory signs on its own sheet of paper), rather than in
>>>sequence.  This will be legally effective.  Signatories can always
>>>execute on a single document later on, for posterity.  (In other words,
>>>this should be signed in parallel, rather than serially.)
>> I agree with signing in parallel.  The documents explicitly allow this;
>>for example, clause 7.9 of the Commuity Agreement says:
>> 7.9       Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in two or more
>>counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which shall
>>constitute together the same document.
>> Alan Barrett
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