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DOC/ICANN Agreements

ICANN Memorandum of Understanding/Joint Project Agreement

Affirmation of Commitments September 30, 2009

Press Release: NTIA Seeks Public Comment Regarding Expiration of the Joint Project Agreement with ICANN: NTIA published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking public comment regarding the September 30, 2009, expiration date of its Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ( PDF version 23 Kb)
Federal Register: Notice of Inquiry (Acrobat PDF 55 Kb) April 24, 2009
Comments Received

NTIA Issues Statement on the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) Mid-term Review: NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, recently conducted a mid-term review of the Department's Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The JPA is a continuation of a series of agreements between the Department and ICANN to facilitate the transition of the technical coordination of the management functions related to the Internet domain name and addressing system (DNS) to the private sector. (PDF version 31 Kb) April 2, 2008

NTIA Seeks Public Comments Regarding Joint Project Agreement with ICANN: NTIA will consult with interested stakeholders regarding the mid-term review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  The Notice of Inquiry (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2007. Comments are due February 15, 2008.
Federal Register: Notice of Public Meeting (PDF version 47 Kb) Posted 01-24-2008
Press Release Posted 10-29-2007
Federal Register: Notice of Inquiry Posted 11-01-2007

Press Release: ICANN Awarded Contract for Internet Domain Name Technical Functions: NTIA today announced the award of a sole source contract to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to perform technical functions supporting the Internet Domain Name system. [PDF version]
ICANN Contract (PDF version) Posted 08-15-2006

Media Advisory: NTIA to Hold Public Meeting on Transition of the Internet DNS to Private Sector: NTIA will host a public meeting on Wednesday, July 26, to get input from interested stakeholders on the transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System to the private sector. [PDF version] Posted 07-25-2006

Notice of Inquiry: DNS Transition: The Commerce Department’s NTIA has published a Notice of Inquiry and is convening a public meeting to seek views on the continued transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System to the private sector. 
DNS Transition Comments
Posted 05-24-2006

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/Joint Project Agreement (JPA)

Management of Internet Domain Names and Addresses, a statement of policy, June 10, 1998.

Private Sector Proposals and Public Comments Received in Response to NTIA's June 5, 1998 Statement of Policy "White Paper"

Proposal to Improve Technical Management of Internet Names and Addresses ("Green Paper" 1/30/98)

Comments on the Registration and Administration of Internet Domain Names

Department of Commerce: Relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers released by the General Accounting Office (GAO). July 7, 2000