---- ICANN new transfer policies take effect Nov. 12
pleeker - 11:54 pm on Sep 9, 2004 (gmt 0)
But here's the change: whether you receive it or not, the default result is that the registrar or reseller MUST release the domain name from their systems & transfer it to the new one.
I'm not seeing that anywhere on the ICANN pages you linked to.
I do see this:
If you wish to transfer your domain name from one ICANN-accredited registrar to another, you may initiate the transfer process by contacting the registrar to which you wish to transfer the name. This registrar is required to confirm your intent to transfer your domain name using Form GR. If you do not respond or return Form GR, your transfer request will not be processed.
That last sentence seems to contradict your quote......?