II.4.2          References (RFP D13.4.2)

JVTeam’s solid trade credit references are a reflection of the high regard in which its parent companies, Melbourne IT and NeuStar are held and directly attributable to their commitment of integrity.  JVTeam brings a solid history of trade, credit, and client references gleaned through its parent companies NeuStar and Melbourne IT.

In order to introduce a new TLD successfully and at the same time ensure the stability and integrity of the Internet, ICANN needs to select a vendor with adequate financial backing and a proven track record, supported by significant trade and credit references.

Vendors without extensive experience developing and running large-scale operations may not have the significant trade and credit references needed to successfully meet ICANN’s requirements.  Other vendors may have all the necessary trade and credit references but will lack the neutral third-party component necessary to foster competition due to their use of proprietary technology that is not based on open standards. JVTeam has both.

Clearly ICANN recognizes that the selected vendor must have strong financial backing to ensure the successful and stable introduction of the new TLD. JVTeam brings an internationally diversified and financially stable history from its founding companies, NeuStar and Melbourne IT.

JVTeam has the financial resources and operating capabilities to ensure the stability of the Internet and at the same time ensure that services are provided in a neutral, evenhanded manner.

The following is a list of JVTeam’s significant trade and credit references.  We have provided our client references in this “confidential” section as well in an effect to minimize the amount of confidential information in the main body of our response.  We respect ICANN’s intention to post these responses on the web and wanted to make as much of the proposal as possible available for public review.




Melbourne IT

Stratus Capital

P.O. Box 247

Louisville, CO  80027

Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd

Level 37/360 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne  VIC 3000


Evolving Systems Inc.

Department 271

Denver, CO 80291-0271

Global Center Inc.

141 Caspian Court

Sunnyvale CA 94089




Melbourne IT

Fifth Third Leasing Company

38 Fountain Square Plaza, MD 10905A

Cincinnati, OH  45263


Micro-Tech Computer Group

343 Victoria Street

West Melbourne  

Victoria 3003



First Union National Bank, VA 1993

1970 Chain Bridge Road

McLean, VA  22102

Qantas Airways Limited

Private Bag 747


New South Wales 2020







Melbourne IT



Intuit, Inc.


Verio Inc.

8005 S.Chester St., Suite 200

Englewood, CO  80112



U S WEST (Quest)

Affinity Internet Inc.

101 Continental Blvd.,

3rd Floor,

El Segundo  CA 90245



II.4.3          Annual Report

In the following pages, JVTeam presents financial reporting for its parent companies: Melbourne IT and NeuStar, Inc.  We have provided an annual report from Melbourne IT and un-audited financial reporting for NeuStar, Inc.  As NeuStar, Inc. was restructured into a freestanding, independent company in December 1999, we are not able to produce an annual report at this time.  NeuStar is currently preparing audited financial statements for 1999 and the first half of 2000.  NeuStar will provide this additional information to ICANN within 30 days of this submission. 


II.4.4          Proof of Capital (RFP Section D13.4.4)

As demonstrated in the following letters of Proof of Capital, JVTeam possesses the commitment and financial resources to fully implement a successful registry service.  We are capable of and focused on building a sustainable long-term business that will change the dynamics of the domain name registry services industry and provide a platform for extraordinary growth in a stable environment.




II.4.5          Proof of Insurance (RFP Section D13.4.5)

Prior to the execution of definitive agreements pursuant to which it will provide registry services, the JVTeam will have in place liability insurance in the amount and coverage appropriate for the activities it is undertaking pursuant to such agreements.