Cooperative Agreement [Amendment No. 8] - National Science Foundation and Network Solutions Inc.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230 February 20, 1998 Mr. David M. Graves Director, Business Affairs Network Solutions, Inc. 505 Huntmar Park Drive Herndon, VA 22070 Cooperative Agreement No. NCR-9218742 Amendment No. 08 Dear Mr. Graves: Whereas, since the late 1980s, the Federal Networking Council has had authority over administration and management of the Internet top level domain .GOV; and Whereas, on July 18, 1997, the Federal Networking Council delegated to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) the authority for management and administration of the Internet top-level domain .GOV; and Whereas, consistent with their newly delegated authority, the GSA determined to (itself) provide management and administration for the Internet top-level domain .GOV; and Whereas, GSA requested that Network Solutions, Inc. continue to provide registration services for the Internet top-level domain .GOV through September 30, 1997, while the transition to GSA management and administration and provision of registration took place; and Whereas, Network Solutions, Inc. and GSA completed the transition from Network Solutions, Inc. to GSA on September 30, 1997; and Whereas, on October 1, 1997, Mr. Jack L. Finley, the director of GSA's Center for Electronic Messaging Technologies, accepted on behalf of GSA and the United States Government full and complete responsibility for all tasks associated with the .GOV top-level domain, including all registry administration functions; and Whereas, Network Solutions, Inc., by letter of October 10, 1997, furnished the Foundation with a copy of GSA's acceptance of full and complete responsibility for all tasks associated with the .GOV top-level domain, and requested that NSF relieve and release Network Solutions, Inc. from responsibilities for tasks related to the .GOV top-level domain under this cooperative agreement: <PAGE> 2 NOW THEREFORE, by this amendment, the Foundation fully and finally relieves, releases, and discharges Network Solutions, Inc. from any responsibility for the administration and maintenance of Internet registration services for the .GOV top-level domain previously performed under Cooperative Agreement No. NCR-9218742. Sincerely, / s / Karen L. Sandberg Karen L. Sandberg Grants and Agreements Officer