VeriSign does not want you to be able to take your domains and run

When you try to move your domain names to safety from VeriSign (the company who borged Network Solutions in June 2000), VeriSign will send a "confirmation request" to which the recipient must respond within 96 hours, otherwise VeriSign will disallow the transfer — regardless of the agreement you will already have signed with the new registrar.

VeriSign is clearly desperate to make it as difficult as possible for domain owners to jump through the confirmation hoops:

If VeriSign really would be sending a good-faith confirmation request, they would, instead of this...

Subject: [NIC-x] Information about your account
Dear Valued VeriSign(r) Customer:
You know the value of being a VeriSign customer. 
We've put 6 million customers on the Web and are the 
industry leader in domain name registration and digital 
trust services, enabling everyone, everywhere to engage 
in online commerce and communications with confidence. 
****************************************************
Unsurpassed Quality and Service 
24 HOUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT
FREE access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Get help when you need it. Customer Support is available 
by phone, e-mail, and through our Web site.
ONLINE MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Manage all your services with our easy-to-use, Web-based 
interface. Set up your Web site, add additional e-mail 
boxes, modify your contact information...it's all in 
one place.
****************************************************
We take every effort to protect you against unauthorized or 
fraudulent registrar changes. We've received a request to 
Change the Registrar of your domain name x to 
another registrar. You're a valued customer, and we want 
you to remain with VeriSign. To keep your domain with 
VeriSign, no action on your part is necessary. To confirm 
your desire to change  your registrar, copy and paste the
line below into the subject line of your return email: 
[NIC-x]:x:x:TRANSFER=YES
If you don't respond within 96 hours from the time stamp of 
this email, the request to Change Registrar will be denied.  
The timestamp of this email and the time to respond are 
based on Eastern Standard Time. If you have any 
questions, please email us at: registrar@networksolutions.com. 
At VeriSign, we've been building online identities since the 
Internet was introduced. We will continue to put this 
experience and reliability to work for you. Thank you for 
being a VeriSign customer.

...send something like the following, and to all the domain's contacts:

Subject: [NIC-x] Confirmation request regarding change of registrar for your domain name x 
We've received a request to 
Change the Registrar of your domain name x to 
another registrar. To confirm 
your desire to change  your registrar, copy and paste the
line below into the subject line of your return email: 
[NIC-x]:x:x:TRANSFER=YES
If you don't respond within 30 days from the time stamp of 
this email, the request to Change Registrar will be denied.  
If you have any 
questions, please email us at: registrar@networksolutions.com. 

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