ICANN Resolutions » 2001-01-06 - InterNIC License and Services
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Board authorizes the President and Vice President to enter into a license with the U.S. Department of Commerce for the InterNIC service mark in substantially the form presented to the Executive Committee, and authorizes the President to take appropriate steps to provide or arrange for the provision of InterNIC services as contemplated by the license.
Whereas, on 4 November 1999, in resolution 99.132, the Board approved the ICANN's entry into various agreements among NSI, the United States Department of Commerce, and ICANN;
Whereas, resolution 99.133 authorized the President to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreements;
Whereas, one aspect of the agreements was the phase-out of NSI's use of the name "InterNIC" and its operation of certain services provided to the Internet community under that name;
Whereas, the U.S. Department of Commerce has requested ICANN, as contemplated at the time of the November 1999 agreements, to assume the role of providing or coordinating the provision of these services;
Whereas, the President has presented to the Executive Committee a proposed license under which the U.S. Department of Commerce would license the "InterNIC" service mark to ICANN for its use in providing the InterNIC services;
RESOLVED [EC01.2] that the President and Vice President are authorized to enter into a license for the InterNIC service mark in substantially the form presented to the Executive Committee;
RESOLVED [EC01.3] that the President is authorized to take appropriate steps to provide or arrange for the provision of InterNIC services as contemplated by the license.