With regard to Denial Reason #9, I take issue with the clause "or transfer to the Registrar of Record" included therein. In the first instance, this clause is out of scope as the clarifications requested were only to pertain to inter-registrar transfers. In the second place, the clause serves to validate the unacceptable practice known as the Registrar Direct Transfer, i.e. "Should you choose not to renew your domain name during any applicable grace period, you agree that we may, in our sole discretion, renew and transfer the domain name to a third party on your behalf (such a transaction is hereinafter referred to as a "Direct Transfer")." Third, the clause is anticompetitive. With this language, the following scenario would unfold: 1. a registrant doesn't renew his domain name and the domain is transfered to the registrar of record 2. The registrar auctions the domain to a third party 3. The third-party is prevented from readily transferring the registration to another registrar because of the 60-day lock. This practice serves to keep most Direct Transfers at the incumbent registrar (as such impeding free competition for domain name registration services).