Section I General Information About the Applicant
The Internet Society (ISOC) is pleased to submit this proposal to ICANN in response to ICANN's RFP to manage the .ORG registry. The Internet Society is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia and has 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code.
If this proposal is accepted by ICANN, ISOC proposes to form a not-for-profit corporation, referred to in this proposal as "Public Interest Registry" or "PIR." PIR will be solely controlled by ISOC, will enter into the registry management agreement with ICANN, and will carry out the registry functions. ISOC has entered into a Letter of Intent with Afilias, Limited; this letter provides that Public Interest Registry and Afilias will negotiate a contract under which Afilias will provide a full range of back-end registry services as a subcontractor to Public Interest Registry.
Public Interest Registry will operate as a fully separate corporation from ISOC. When operational, at least a majority of its officers and directors will be separate from those of ISOC. ISOC will have the sole power to appoint PIR's directors, who will in turn appoint and hire PIR's officers.
Public Interest Registry will apply to receive the endowment provided by VeriSign, Inc. to ICANN. We propose that the endowment be used to fund public service activities that will strengthen the registry's ability to support and reach out to the noncommercial community. We hope to reach out with worthy projects that will aid people around the world, such as workshops to help developing countries extend the Internet and develop responsible policies in support of the advancement of the Internet and therefore their country's development for the benefit of education and economic development. We would also support public interest organizations and their use of the .ORG domain.
The first section of the .org Proposal (after the signed copy of this document) covers general information about the applicant. Please key your responses to the designators (C2, C3, C4, etc.) below.
The full legal name, principal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the applicant, and the URL of its principal World Wide Web site.
A general description of the applicant's business and other activities
ISOC's principal purpose is to maintain and extend the development and availability of the Internet and its associated technologies and applications-both as an end in itself, and as a means of enabling organizations, professions, and individuals worldwide to more effectively collaborate, cooperate, and innovate in their respective fields and interests.
ISOC's specific goals and purposes include:
ISOC has two types of members: individuals and organizations. Currently, ISOC has more than 10,000 individual members made up primarily of persons interested in the development and adoption of the Internet globally. Individual membership is free. These members range from prominent Internet leaders to concerned citizens and come from all over the world. In addition, ISOC has more than 137 organizational members. These too have global concerns, and include a wide range of noncommercial entities such as Stockholm University, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, and the Centre International Pour le Developpement de l'Inforoute en Francais, as well as corporations like Cisco Systems, Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG.
ISOC is the organizational home for many important Internet standards-setting bodies such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). As such, it has been deeply involved in Internet technical development issues through its decade of service, and is especially well versed in the impact of the Internet on the underdeveloped, underserved, and noncommercial segments. ISOC hopes that, by applying its experience to the .ORG domain, it can further its goal of extending the Internet "for the benefit of all of the people of the world."
The applicant's type of entity (e.g., corporation, partnership, etc.) and law (e.g., Denmark) under which it is organized. Please state whether the applicant is for-profit or non-profit. If it is non-profit, please provide a detailed statement of its mission.
A 501 (c) (3) non-profit company incorporated in the District of Columbia
Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number (if any) of the applicant.
The number of employees currently employed by the applicant.
The applicant's total revenue (in US dollars) in the last-ended fiscal year
Full names and positions of (i) all directors, (ii) all officers, (iii) all relevant managers, and (iv) any persons or entities owning five percent or more of the applicant.
Provide the name, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address of person to contact for additional information regarding this application. If there are multiple people, please list all their names, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses and describe the areas as to which each should be contacted.
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