[Iana-ipr] Proposed Process for Executing Agreements

Michael Abejuela mabejuela at arin.net
Tue Sep 27 22:17:06 CEST 2016

+1 and there is no objection raised from any of the RIRs on this execution
mechanism of signing in counterparts.


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On 9/27/16, 4:08 PM, "iana-ipr-bounces at nro.net on behalf of Jorge
Contreras" <iana-ipr-bounces at nro.net on behalf of contreraslegal at att.net>

>I thought we already discussed the simultaneous signature by all and
>exchange of PDF signature pages.  This method is fine under the agreements
>and when we asked, nobody raised an objection under local law. So this
>method would work and is better than scanning the same document multiple
>times in succession.
>On 9/27/16, 1:43 PM, "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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