Amendment 20 to Cooperative Agreement Between NSI and U.S. Government

2 June 2000

Amendment Number Twenty (20)

1. Section I.B.3., InterNIC, of Amendment Number 19 is amended as follows:

A. By no later than May 20, 2000, NSI shall transfer the internic.com, internic.org and internic.net SLD names to the Department of Commerce. Commencing no later than December 1, 1999 and continuing until November 10, 2000, NSI shall provide port 43 Whois access to registry data through rs.internic.net. Such Whois services shall return, in addition to the requested registry data, a message stating: "Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information."

B. NSI in its capacity as registry shall maintain and operate the InterNIC website on behalf of the Department of Commerce until November 10, 2000, with content approved by the Department of Commerce, as a neutral stand alone web page that shall provide a public directory of all accredited registrars and associated contact information (including hotlinks) and other information regarding domain name registration services as directed by the Department of Commerce. NSI shall activate any substitute web pages supplied in HTML format by the Department of Commerce, during this period, within three business days of its receipt of the substitute web pages.

C. Until August 10, 2000, the Department of Commerce will cooperate with NSI to assure the continued availability of the internic.net SLD name for purposes of email transmissions from registration templates to NSI. By no later than August 10, 2000, NSI shall modify all of its registration templates and otherwise migrate from the use of the term "InterNIC," or Internet addresses that reflect the term "InterNIC," in connection with its provision of any product or service. Thereafter, the internic.net SLD name shall not be used for the provision of Registrar Services.

D. The Department of Commerce shall not transfer or grant a license for the internic.com, internic.org or internic.net SLD names, or the InterNIC mark, to any other registry or registrar for the purpose of competing with NSI.

E. During the period through November 10, 2000, NSI will cooperate with the Department of Commerce, or its designee, to ensure a seamless transition and continuous operation of the InterNIC websites.

2. Except as modified by this Amendment, the terms and conditions of the Cooperative Agreement, as previously amended, remain unchanged.

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