Amendment 12 to Cooperative Agreement Between NSI and U.S. Government

12 March 1999

Amendment Number Twelve (12)

1. The Grants Officer's name, address, and telephone number are:

Betty L. Cassidy
Acting Grants Officer
U. S. Department of Commerce
Office of Executive Assistance Management
14th & Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room H6054
Washington, D.C. 20230
202 482-1370

2. The Federal Program Officer's name, address, and telephone number are:

Karen A. Rose
U. S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
14th & Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room H4701
Washington, D.C. 20230
202 482-1304

3. The time line for the development of the Shared Registration System stated in Amendment Number 11, Shared Registry Section, is revised as follows:

  • By December 28, 1998, NSI shall create a focused input technical advisory group consisting of not more than 10 individuals designated by NewCo to comment on the design of and participate in testing of the Shared Registration System.
  • By April 26, 1999, NSI will establish a test bed supporting actual registrations in .com, .net and .org by 5 registrars accredited by NewCo (Accredited Registrars). (Phase 1)
  • By June 25, 1999, the Shared Registration System will be deployed by NSI and available to support multiple licensed Accredited Registrars offering registration services within the gTLDs for which NSI now acts as a registry. (Phase 2)
  • By October 25, 1999, NSI will have completed reengineering of NSI's registry/registrar interface and back end systems so as to assure that NSI, acting as a registry, shall give all licensed Accredited Registrars (including NSI acting as registrar) equivalent access ("equal access") to registry services through the Shared Registration System. (Phase 3)

4. Except as modified by this amendment, the terms and conditions of this Cooperative Agreement, as amended, are unchanged.

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