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Asset Assignment Agreement - NaviSite Internet Services Corp. and NaviSite Inc.

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                          ASSET ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

     This ASSET ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") dated as of December 28,
1998, is among NaviSite Internet Services Corporation, a Delaware corporation
(the "Parent"), and NaviSite, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned
subsidiary of Parent (the "Subsidiary").


     WHEREAS, the Parent wishes to make a capital contribution in the form of
certain assets of the Parent to the Subsidiary, and the Subsidiary wishes to
receive such capital contribution from the Parent upon the terms and conditions
of this Agreement;

     NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual
covenants set forth below, the parties hereby agree as follows:

                       SECTION 1 - ASSIGNMENT OF ASSETS

     1.1  Assignment of Assets.  Subject to the provisions of this Agreement,
the Parent agrees to contribute and the Subsidiary agrees to receive, all of the
properties and assets of the Parent related to the Parent's Internet server
hosting business (including all of the Parent's membership interests in
Severcast Communications, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company), whether
tangible and intangible, real, personal or mixed, and wherever located,
including without limitation all cash, accounts receivable, inventory,
equipment, intellectual property rights, copyrights, computer programs, and
Parent's good will related to the Internet server hosting business; provided,
however, that there shall be excluded from such contribution and assignment,
Parent's properties and assets related to its business of providing wholesale
dial-up access services for Internet Service Providers, and the Parent's stock
record books, corporate record books containing minutes of meetings of directors
and stockholders and such other records as have to do exclusively with Parent's
organization or stock capitalization.  The assets, property and business of
Parent to be contributed and assigned to the Subsidiary or its designee under
this Agreement are hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Contributed

     1.2  Assumption of Liabilities.  Upon the contribution and assignment of
the Contributed Assets, the Subsidiary shall assume and agree to pay or
discharge when due all the liabilities and obligations of Parent related or
attributable to Parent's Internet server hosting services business (hereinafter,
the "Assumed Liabilities"). Subsidiary shall not assume or be liable for (a) any
obligation or liability of Parent, of any kind or nature, known, unknown,
contingent or otherwise, related or attributable to Parent's business of
providing wholesale dial-up access services for Internet Service Providers, or
(b) any liability or obligation owing to the Parent's stockholders.

          (a) Issuance of Shares.  In exchange for the contribution and
assignment of the Contributed Assets to Subsidiary, at the Closing, the
Subsidiary shall issue and deliver to the Parent certificates representing
60,589 shares of Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, and 1,323,953 shares
of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, (the Common
Stock and Preferred Stock together, the "Shares") registered in the name of

     1.3  Transfer of Contributed Assets.  At the Closing, Parent shall deliver
or cause to be delivered to the Subsidiary good and sufficient instruments of
transfer transferring to the Subsidiary title to all of the Contributed Assets
and shall effectively vest in the Subsidiary good title to all of the
Contributed Assets free and clear of all liens, restrictions and encumbrances,
except as otherwise disclosed herein.

     1.4  Delivery of Records and Contracts.  At the Closing, Parent shall
deliver or cause to be delivered to the Subsidiary all written leases,
contracts, commitments and rights evidencing Contributed Assets and Assumed
Liabilities, with such assignments thereof and consents to assignments as are
necessary to assure the Subsidiary of the full benefit of the same.  Parent
shall also deliver to the Subsidiary at the Closing all of Parent's business
records, tax returns, books and other data relating to its assets, business and
operations (except corporate records and other property of Parent excluded under
Section 1.1) and Parent shall take all requisite steps to put the Subsidiary (or
its designee) in actual possession and operating control of such assets and
business of Parent.

                           SECTION 2 - MISCELLANEOUS

     2.1  Entire Agreement.  This Agreement (including the Schedules) and all
other documents executed in connection with the consummation of the transactions
contemplated herein contain the entire agreement among the parties with respect


the exchange of the Shares and the Contributed Assets and related transactions,
and supersedes all prior agreements, written or oral, with respect thereto.

     2.2  Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed and construed in
accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to
its conflict of law principles.

     2.3  Binding Effect; No Assignment.  This Agreement shall be binding upon
and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and
legal representatives.  This Agreement is not assignable except by operation of
law or by the Subsidiary to any of its affiliates.

     2.4  Variations in Pronouns.  All pronouns and variations thereof refer to
the masculine, feminine or neuter, singular or plural, as the context may

     2.5  Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed by the parties hereto in
separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an
original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same
instrument.  Each counterpart may consist of a number of copies hereof each
signed by less than all, but together signed by all of the parties hereto.

     2.6  Exhibits and Schedules.  The Exhibits and Schedules are a part of this
Agreement as if fully set forth herein.  All references herein to Sections,
subsections, clauses, Exhibits and Schedules shall be deemed references to such
parts of this Agreement, unless the context shall otherwise require.

     2.7  Headings.  The headings in this Agreement are for reference only, and
shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement under seal as of
the date first above written.

                         NAVISITE, INC. ("SUBSIDIARY")

                         /s/ Robert B. Eisenberg

                         NAVISITE INTERNET
                         SERVICES CORPORATION ("PARENT")

                         /s/ Robert B. Eisenberg