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RE: Competition; was Re: [Membership] ICANN: The Issue of Membership---

Note that the agreement Internic and DOC is a cooperative agreement.  These
are substantially different than a contract.  DOC has substantially less
authority in this case.  It was also transferred to NTIA which is concerned
with general policy rather than technical or operational issues.

Russ Smith

>The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the NTIA in Nov. 1998
>didn't provide any authority to transfer any assets. It only
>provided auhtority of the Dept of commerce to make contracts.