This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Jul 12, 2007.
Data Escrow Specification
EXHIBIT ATask Order and Statement of Work
TASK ORDER TITLE
Exhibit A to the Escrow Agreement dated .
Data Escrow Provider
STATEMENT OF WORK
Establish an escrow account to deposit all data identified in Section 3.1(c)(i) of the Registry Agreement between VeriSign, Inc. (VNDS) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ( the Data) in an electronic format mutually approved by VNDS and ICANN. More specifically, to meet the Data Escrow requirements outlined in the Registry Agreement, VNDS will store in escrow with Data Escrow Provider a complete set of Data in an electronic format agreed upon by VNDS and ICANN. Data Escrow Provider will verify that the data is complete, accurate, and delivered in the intended format using scripts provided by VNDS. The escrow deposit verification process will validate completeness and integrity (accuracy) of the data as well as validate that the file format sent is the format received by Data Escrow Provider (correctness). Refer to Exhibit B to review the verification processes. The Introspection validation, defined in Exhibit B, will be implemented in a later phase, as mutually agreed by the parties hereto.
Data will be securely and electronically transmitted on a daily and weekly basis as follows:
Weekly Escrow Deposits:
VNDS will deposit a complete set of Data into escrow on a weekly basis by electronically and securely transmitting a snapshot of each operational Registrars data (the Deposit Materials). The snapshot captures the state of each Registrars data at the time the snapshot was created. Specific data elements contained in the Deposit Materials are identified in Table 1.
Daily Escrow Deposits:
VNDS will securely and electronically deposit a transaction log for each operational Registrar representing transactions that occurred over the previous 24 hour period (the Additional Deposit). The logs will be escrowed daily, being in the form of Additional Deposit each Tuesday through Sunday, and being in the form of the Weekly Deposit Materials each Monday, which shall capture that Sundays data. The Daily Additional Deposit will act as incremental updates to the Weekly Deposit Materials and will include all Registrar activity, such as add, delete, and transfer of a domain name. Specific data elements contained in the Additional Deposit are identified in Table 2.
Electronic Delivery Service Escrow Deposit Method:
The Electronic Delivery Service escrow deposit method shall mean and refer to the following: VNDS shall transmit the Deposit Materials and Additional Deposit to a secure server on a weekly and daily basis, respectively. VNDS shall provide a secure ID and password for Data Escrow Provider. Data Escrow Provider shall pull the transmitted data from the server and store it in a secured location. The transmitted data will be made available to Data Escrow Provider as follows:
Daily transactional data will be made available at the close of business each Tuesday through Sunday for the previous calendar day. For example, transactional data created on Monday would be available to the escrow company on Tuesday at the close of business. The results of transactions completed on Sunday will be made available in the Weekly Deposit Materials, thus no separate Daily Additional Deposit will be made for Sunday activity.
Weekly database snapshots taken at midnight on Sundays will be available not later than 6 p.m. each Monday.
Data Transmission File Sizes:
The Weekly Deposit Materials shall include the Registrar Domain Report, Registrar Nameserver Report, and Registrar Whois Report, and may include Domain Name Registrant Data, DNSSEC-Related Data and Registry Service Data as set forth below.
FILE SIZE ESTIMATES