This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Jul 12, 2007.
This Registry-Registrar Agreement (the Agreement) is dated as of , (Effective Date) by and between VeriSign, Inc., a Delaware corporation, with a place of business located at 21345 Ridgetop Circle, Dulles, , Virginia 20166 (VNDS), and , a corporation, with its principal place of business located at (Registrar). VNDS and Registrar may be referred to individually as a Party and collectively as the Parties.
WHEREAS, multiple registrars provide Internet domain name registration services within the .COM top-level domain wherein VNDS operates and maintains certain TLD servers and zone files;
WHEREAS, Registrar wishes to register second-level domain names in the multiple registrar system for the .COM TLD.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual promises, benefits and covenants contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt, adequacy and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, VNDS and Registrar, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows: