Form 1023 (Appendix 5, Item a)


Tentative Agreements among ICANN, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Network Solutions, Inc.

(Posted September 28, 1999)


On September 28, 1999, the Department of Commerce (DoC), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) announced that they had tentatively reached a series of agreements to resolve outstanding differences among the three parties.

The ICANN Board actively encourages the global Internet community to review the proposed agreements and to submit comments via the ICANN Public Comment Forum. The public comment period will be thirty days; comments should be submitted by October 29, 1999. The agreements will go before the ICANN Board for final consideration at its Los Angeles meeting on November 4, 1999.

The proposed agreements have been posted on the ICANN web site as follows:

  • The NSI/ICANN Registry Agreement
  • The Registrar Accreditation Agreement (between ICANN and registrars)
  • The Registrar License and Agreement (between NSI and registrars)
  • Amendment 19 to the DoC/NSI Cooperative Agreement
  • Amendments to the DoC/ICANN Memorandum of Understanding

ICANN has posted a fact sheet on the proposed agreements:

  • Fact sheet on DoC/ICANN/NSI Agreements (posted September 28, 1999)

ICANN issued a press release on the tentative agreements as well:

  • Press release (September 28, 1999)


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