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Unanimous Joint Statement of Authority and Commitment 

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Joint Statement of Authority and Commitment
Unanimous Approval of the Board of the Internet Multicasting Service, Inc.
Unanimous Approval of the Board of the Internet Software Consortium, Inc.
Affirmation of Commitment by Program Managers and Key Technical Staff
Evidence of Financial Commitment
Authors' Addresses
Signature Sheets
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1. Joint Statement of Authority and Commitment

U1. This unanimous joint statement is made by:

Internet Multicasting Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 217
Stewarts Point, CA 95480
United States
Phone: +1.707.847.3720
Facsimile: +1.415.680.1556
URI: http://not.invisible.net/

and

Internet Software Consortium, Inc.
950 Charter Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States
Facsimile: +1.650.779.7055
Phone: +1.650.779.7000
URI: http://www.isc.org

U2. WHEREAS: The Internet Multicasting Service ("IMS") is a public corporation chartered in 1993 under the laws of Delaware, and certified as a public, tax-exempt foundation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and by the state of California; and

U3. WHEREAS: The Internet Software Consortium ("ISC") is a public-benefit, not-for-profit corporation chartered under the laws of California; and

U4. WHEREAS: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has issued a notice of intent to solicit proposals for an organization to assume operation of the .org registry, effective when the present .org registry operator's contract ends in December, 2002; and

U5. WHEREAS: IMS has significant experience and unique expertise in managing large infrastructure projects on the Internet and in running large database services, and

U6. WHEREAS: ISC has experience and unique expertise in operating critical services and producing production software for core Internet infrastructure, and

U7. WHEREAS: IMS and ISC have jointly and severably conducted a series of large Internet projects, and have a long history of successful cooperation; and

U8. WHEREAS: the Boards of Directors of IMS and ISC have caused corporate officers and members of the Boards of both organizations to investigate the feasibility and desirability of IMS and ISC jointly participating in the ICANN solicitation for an organization to operate the .org registry upon the expiration of the present operator's term; and

U9. WHEREAS: the corporate officers and members of the Boards of both organizations have determined that it is both feasible and desirable for IMS and ISC to jointly operate the .org registry, and that IMS and ISC have unique experience, expertise, and qualifications making them ideally and uniquely suited to undertake such an operation; and

U10. WHEREAS: the corporate officers and members of the board have prepared the Proposal, herein attached and incorporated by reference;

BE IT THEREFORE:

U11. RESOLVED: that the respective Boards of Directors of IMS and ISC hereby commit and agree to IMS submitting to ICANN a proposal, herein attached and incorporated by reference, which demonstrates the joint expertise and unique suitability to operate the .org registry, and hereby authorize IMS to submit such proposal; and be it further

U12. RESOLVED: that should IMS be appointed to operate the .org registry, then ISC commits to work jointly with IMS to operate the .org registry; and be it further

U13. RESOLVED: that upon IMS signing the contract to operate the .org registry, ISC shall execute a corresponding contract obligating ISC to work jointly with IMS to most effectively administer and operate the .org registry, which contract period shall coincide with the contractual period during which IMS shall operate the .org registry.



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2. Unanimous Approval of the Board of the Internet Multicasting Service, Inc.

The Joint Statement of Authority and Commitment is hereby adopted by the unanimous consent of the Board of Directors of the Internet Multicasting Service, Inc. this 15th day of June, 2002.


        /Rick Adams/
        Rick Adams
        Director, Internet Multicasting Service

        /Dave Farber/
        Dave Farber
        Director, Internet Multicasting Service

        /Carl Malamud/
        Carl Malamud
        Director, Internet Multicasting Service

        /Rebecca Malamud/
        Rebecca Malamud
        Director, Internet Multicasting Service

        /Marshall T. Rose/
        Marshall T. Rose
        Director, Internet Multicasting Service

        /Pindar Wong/
        Pindar Wong
        Director, Internet Multicasting Service


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3. Unanimous Approval of the Board of the Internet Software Consortium, Inc.

The Joint Statement of Authority and Commitment is hereby adopted by the unanimous consent of the Board of Directors of the Internet Software Consortium, Inc. this 15th day of June, 2002.


        /Teus Hagen/
        Teus Hagen
        Director, Internet Software Consortium

        /Evi Nemeth/
        Evi Nemeth
        Director, Internet Software Consortium

        /Paul Vixie/
        Paul Vixie
        Director, Internet Software Consortium

        /Stephen Wolff/
        Stephen Wolff
        Director, Internet Software Consortium


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4. Affirmation of Commitment by Program Managers and Key Technical Staff

We do hereby endorse the Joint Statement of Authority and Commitment and do hereby endorse the principles therein and affirm our commitment to the Proposal on this 15th day of June, 2002.


        /Carl Malamud/
        Carl Malamud, Program Manager

        /Rebecca Malamud/
        Rebecca Malamud, Program Manager

        /Paul Vixie/
        Paul Vixie, Program Manager

        /Suzanne Woolf/
        Suzanne Woolf, Program Manager

        /Joe Abley/
        Joe Abley, MTS

        /Luther Brown/
        Luther Brown, MTS

        /Brad Burdick/
        Brad Burdick, MTS

        /Michael Graff/
        Michael Graff, MTS

        /Rick Wesson/
        Rick Wesson, MTS


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5. Evidence of Financial Commitment

I do hereby commit to provide a US$2.5 million line of credit if the ICANN board awards the .org registry contract to this bid.


        /Rick Adams/
        Rick Adams


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Authors' Addresses

  Internet Multicasting Service
  P.O. Box 217
  Stewarts Point, CA 95450
  US
Phone:  +1.707.847.3720
Fax:  +1.415.680.1556
URI:  http://not.invisible.net/
  
  Internet Software Consortium
  950 Charter Street
  Redwood City, CA 94063
  US
Phone:  +1.650.779.7000
Fax:  +1.650.779.7055
URI:  http://www.isc.org/


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Appendix A. Signature Sheets

Written signatures to the Joint Statement will be sent upon request.



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Appendix B. Document Formats

This document is available in the following formats:

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