Tentative Agreements among ICANN, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Network Solutions, Inc.

(Posted September 28, 1999)


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Zone File Access Agreement

505 Huntmar Park Drive · Herndon, Virginia, USA 20170

Telephone +1-703-326-2600 · Fax +1-703-834-2652

 

AGREEMENT

1. PARTIES

The User named in this Agreement hereby contracts with Network Solutions, Inc. ("Network Solutions") for a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access Internet host rz.internic.net, or other servers designated by Network Solutions from time to time, and to transfer a copy of the described Data to the Userís Internet Host machine specified below, under the terms of this Agreement. Upon execution of this Agreement by Network Solutions, Network Solutions will return a copy of this Agreement to you for your records with your UserID and Password entered in the spaces set forth below.

2. USER INFORMATION

(a) User: _______________________________________________________

(b) Contact Person: _______________________________________________________

(c) Street Address: _______________________________________________________

(d) City, State or Province: _______________________________________________________

(e) Country and Postal Code: ______________________________________________________

(f) Telephone Number: _______________________________________________________
(including area/country code)

(g) Fax Number: _______________________________________________________
(including area/country code)

(h) E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________________

(i) Specific Internet host machine which will be used to access Network Solutionsí server to transfer copies of the Data:

Name: ______________________________________________________

IP Address: ______________________________________________________

(j) Purpose(s) for which the Data will be used: During the term of this Agreement, you may use the data for any legal purpose, not prohibited under Section 4 below. You may incorporate some or all of the Data in your own products or services, and distribute those products or services for a purpose not prohibited under Section 4 below.

 

3. TERM

    This Agreement is effective for a period of three (3) months from the date of execution by Network Solutions (the "Initial Term"). Upon conclusion of the Initial Term this Agreement will automatically renew for successive three month renewal terms (each a "Renewal Term") until terminated by either party as set forth in Section 12 of this Agreement or one party provides the other party with a written notice of termination at least seven (7) days prior to the end of the Initial Term or the then current Renewal Term.

    NOTICE TO USER: CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU MAY USE THE USER ID AND ASSOCIATED PASSWORD PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT ONLY TO OBTAIN A COPY OF NETWORK SOLUTIONSí AGGREGATED .COM, .ORG, AND .NET TOP LEVEL DOMAIN ("TLD") ZONE FILES, AND ANY ASSOCIATED ENCRYPTED CHECKSUM FILES (COLLECTIVELY THE "DATA"), VIA THE FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL ("FTP") PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS.

4. GRANT OF ACCESS

    Network Solutions grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access Internet host rz.internic.net, or such other servers designated by Network Solutions from time to time, and to transfer a copy of the Data to the Internet host machine identified in Section 2 of this Agreement no more than once per 24 hour period using FTP for the purposes described in the next following sentence. You agree that you will use this Data only for lawful purposes but that, under no circumstances will you use this Data to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of unsolicited, commercial e-mail (spam) to entities other than your own existing customers; (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to Network Solutions (or its systems) for large numbers of domain names; or (3) enable high volume, automated, electronic, repetitive queries against Network Solutionsí Whois database or Whois databases of third parties. Network Solutions reserves the right, with the approval of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which shall not unreasonably be withheld, to specify additional specific categories of prohibited uses by giving you reasonable written notice at any time and upon receiving such notice you shall not make such prohibited use of the Data you obtain under this Agreement. You agree that you will only copy the Data you obtain under this Agreement into a machine-readable or printed form as necessary to use it in accordance with this Agreement in support of your use of the Data. You agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing the use of the Data. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect against unauthorized access to, use and disclosure of the Data you obtain under this Agreement. Except as provided in Section 2(j) above, you agree not to distribute the Data you obtained under this Agreement or any copy thereof to any other party without the express prior written consent of Network Solutions.

5. FEE

    You agree to remit in advance to Network Solutions a quarterly fee of $0 (USD) for the right to access the files during either the Initial Term or Renewal Term of this Agreement. Network Solutions reserves the right to adjust this fee on thirty daysí prior notice to reflect a change in the cost of providing access to the files.

6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

    You agree that no ownership rights in the Data are transferred to you under this Agreement. You agree that any copies of the Data that you make will contain the same notice that appears on and in the Data obtained under this Agreement.

7. METHOD OF ACCESS

    Network Solutions reserves the right, with the approval of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which shall not unreasonably be withheld, to change the method of access to the Data at any time. You also agree that, in the event of significant degradation of system processing or other emergency, Network Solutions may, in its sole discretion, temporarily suspend access under this Agreement in order to minimize threats to the operational stability and security of the Internet and the NSI system.

8. NO WARRANTIES

    The Data is being provided "as-is." Network Solutions disclaims all warranties with respect to the Data, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third party rights. Some jurisdictions do no allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

9. SEVERABILITY

    In the event of invalidity of any provision of this Agreement, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

10. NO CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

    In no event shall Network Solutions be liable to you for any consequential, special, incidental or indirect damages of any kind arising out of the use of the Data or the termination of this Agreement, even if Network Solutions has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

11. GOVERNING LAW

    This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. You agree that any legal action or other legal proceeding relating to this Agreement or the enforcement of any provision of this Agreement shall be brought or otherwise commenced in the state or federal courts located in the eastern district of the Commonwealth of Virginia. You expressly and irrevocably agree and consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the federal and states courts located in the eastern district of the Commonwealth of Virginia (and each appellate court located therein). The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically disclaimed.

12. TERMINATION

    You may terminate this Agreement at any time by erasing the Data you obtained under this Agreement from your Internet host machine together with all copies of the Data and providing written notice of your termination to Network Solutions, Attention: Registry, Customer Affairs, 505 Huntmar Park Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20170. Network Solutions has the right to terminate this Agreement immediately if you fail to comply with any term or condition of this Agreement. You agree upon receiving notice of such termination of this Agreement by Network Solutions or expiration of this Agreement to erase the Data you obtained under this Agreement together with all copies of the Data.

13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This is the entire agreement between you and Network Solutions concerning access and use of the Data, and it supersedes any prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral, relating to access and use of the Data.

 

Network Solutions, Inc.

By: _________________________________

(sign)

Name: _______________________________

(print)

Title: _______________________________

Date: ________________________________

User: ________________________

By: ___________________________________

(sign)

Name: ________________________________

(print)

Title: _________________________________

Date: __________________________________

 

 

 

ASSIGNED USERID AND PASSWORD

(To be assigned by Network Solutions upon execution of this Agreement):

USERID: ______________________________ PASSWORD: __________________________________

 


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