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               Application Form to Qualify to sign the CORE-MoU
            Submitted to the Internet Council of Registrars (CORE)
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INTRODUCTORY NOTES

        Relationship of Qualification Under this Application and Becoming a
gTLD Registrar

I.0  In order to act as a gTLD registrar, an entity must follow the following
steps:

          (i)  Submit a completed application form and application fee within
the application period;
         (ii)  Have the application be deemed acceptable;
        (iii)  After the application has been deemed acceptable, sign the
CORE-MoU, and thereby become a member of CORE;
         (iv)  Conform to the operational and technical requirements determined
by CORE for registrars;
          (v)  Begin registration activities as a gTLD registrar;
         (vi)  After the commencement of registration activities by CORE, only
registrars may remain members of CORE.  Registrars, and only registrars, shall
participate in the on-going activities of CORE.

I.1  This application form is intended to be used by applicants who wish to
apply to the Internet Council of Registrars (CORE) to become a gTLD registrar
under the Memorandum of Understanding on the Generic Top-Level Domain Name
Space of the Internet Domain Name System (gTLD-MoU)
(http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/gtld-mou.htm), which was based on the Final
Report of the International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC), dated February 4, 1997
(http://www.gtld-mou.org/draft-iahc-recommend-00.html).

I.2  Applicants must supply all of the information requested in this
application in order to qualify to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the
Internet Council of Registrars (CORE-MoU) (the latest version is available at
http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/core-mou.htm) and become a member of the Internet
Council of Registrars (CORE).  Only members of CORE may become gTLD registrars
under the gTLD-MoU.

I.3  All signatories to the CORE-MoU must abide by the provisions of the
CORE-MoU, and by the principles of the gTLD-MoU.

I.4  Signature of the CORE-MoU and membership in CORE do not automatically
guarantee that a qualified applicant will become, or remain, a Registrar.  In
addition, a qualified applicant must conform to the operational and technical
requirements determined by CORE, in order to act as a registrar.  After the
commencement of registration activities by CORE, only registrars may remain
members of CORE.  Registrars, and only registrars, shall participate in the
on-going activities of CORE.  All of the information contained in this
application shall remain, even after the application is accepted and the
applicant signs the CORE-MoU, subject to further verification by POC and/or
CORE.

I.5  APPLICANT AFFIRMS THAT IT HAS READ THE gTLD-MoU AND THE CORE-MOU AND HAS
UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE PROVISIONS THEREIN.


        Application Fees

I.7  All applications must be submitted with a US$10,000 certified or bank
check made payable to the Council of Registrars (CORE) and dated no later than
the date the application is received.

I.8  Any applicant that is determined not to qualify under this application
will have the US$10,000 refunded, minus deduction of administrative costs, such
as fees of the independent firm retained to accept the applications and verify
that the required information is included (this deduction will not exceed
US$1000).

I.9  The fees submitted by applicants which qualify under this application
form and are deemed accepted by CORE shall become the property of CORE, and
shall be used, inter alia, for expenses entailed in the implementation of the
gTLD-MoU, including but not limited to reimbursement of expenses of IAHC,
expenses of iPOC, and development of technology to be utilized by CORE.

I.10  ___ APPLICANT UNDERSTANDS AND ACCEPTS THAT THE APPLICATION FEE SUBMITTED
BY APPLICANTS WHICH ARE DEEMED, AS A RESULT OF THIS APPLICATION, TO QUALIFY TO
SIGN THE CORE-MoU WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF CORE, TO BE USED TO FUND
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE gTLD-MoU, AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES, WHETHER OR NOT THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT ACTUALLY BECOMES A gTLD
REGISTRAR (FOR EXAMPLE, THROUGH FAILURE OF THE APPLICANT TO CONFORM TO
TECHNICAL OR OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF CORE).  IN PARTICULAR, APPLICANT
UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT THE APPLICATION FEE CONSTITUTES AN INVESTMENT IN THE
CREATION OF THE gTLD REGISTRATION SERVICE UNDER CORE, AND FURTHER UNDERSTANDS
AND AGREES THAT SUCH INVESTMENT ENTAILS A RISK ON THE PART OF THE APPLICANT.
(Applicant must sign or initial the space.)


        Submission of Applications

I.11 Applications and fees must be sent via registered mail or courier service
to:

 Internet Council of Registrars (CORE)
 c/o Max Brandsdorfer
 Arthur Andersen LLP
 1345 Avenue of the Americas
 New York NY 10105
 USA

I.12  Applications must be typed or printed and completed in English.

I.13  Applications must be received no earlier than 12:00 noon EDT, July 18,
1997, and no later than 12:00 noon EDT October 16, 1997.  The actual receipt
date (not the postmark) will apply.  Applications received after 12:00 noon EDT
October 16, 1997 will be returned to the sender.

I.14  Applications that are not accompanied by payment of the proper fees, or
which are accompanied by an instrument which does not result in actual payment
to the CORE bank account, will be returned to the sender and will not be
effective as an application.

I.15  Affiliated entities may only submit one application among them.
"Affiliated" means, with respect to any given entity, that another entity
directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control
with, such entity.  "Control" over an entity means the possession, directly or
indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management
and policies of such entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities
or other equity interest, representation on its board of directors or body
performing similar functions, by contract or otherwise, or in any other
manner.

I.16  Except for the names and contact information of successful applicants, all
applications will be considered confidential and no information submitted which
identifies a particular applicant will be divulged unless required by competent
governmental authority.


        Opportunity to Cure Defects in the Application

I.17  Applicants will be notified by e-mail and/or fax of any required
information which is missing in the application.  Such defects must be cured
within the application submission period.

I.18  If such defect is not cured within the stated period, the applicant will
be deemed not to qualify to sign the CORE-MoU.
        

        Notification of Applicants Which Qualify to Sign the CORE-MoU

I.19  The name, contact information and Internet address (Items 1a, 3, 4, 5, and
6 of the application form) of applicants who are deemed to qualify under
this application to sign the CORE-MoU will be posted at http://www.gtld-mou.org.

I.20  The date of the initial signing of the CORE-MoU will be August 15, 1997,
in Munich, Germany (considered to be a convenient venue since the IETF is
meeting in Munich at that time).  Applicants whose applications have been deemed
acceptable as of that date may sign the CORE-MoU and become members of CORE.
CORE will hold its first meeting on or as soon as possible after that date, and
will commence its regular activities as of the date of the first meeting.
Applicants whose applications are deemed acceptable as of a later date than
August 15, 1997 may sign the CORE-MoU and become a members of CORE as of the
date that their applications are deemed acceptable.


        Future Calls for Registrars

I.21  It is anticipated that the decision whether to reopen the process for
submitting applications to qualify to sign the CORE-MoU will be made in the
future.


        Special note

I.22  In section 4.1.2 of the IAHC Final Report, there was a proposal for
including two different levels of criteria in the application form.  This
proposal was since modified, and there is only one set of requirements as
follows.  The IAHC Final Report has no legal effect with respect to this
application form.


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APPLICATION FORM

        Identification Information

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR, POC AND CORE;  ANY MISREPRESENTATIONS WILL BE CAUSE FOR
POSSIBLE REJECTION OF THE APPLICATION OR REMOVAL AS A REGISTRAR


1a. Full name of applicant:  _____________________


1b.  Applicant is a(n) individual: _____;   company _____ (check one)


1c.  If applicant is a company, its national identification number if
available (e.g., taxpayer number, corporate registry number):

_________________________


2.  If applicant is a company,


        name of chief executive officer of company:____________________


        contact person name and title in company: _____________________


3a.  Address of the applicant: 




     _______________________________________________
     (if applicant is a company, state the principal place of business)


3b.  Address of the contact person, if different: 




     _______________________________________________


4a.  Phone number of the applicant: ________________________,
(include country and city codes)


4b.  Phone number of the contact person, if different: ________________________
(include country and city codes)


5a.  Fax number of the applicant: ________________________,
(include country and city codes)


5b.  Fax number of the contact person, if different: ________________________
(include country and city codes)


6a.  E-mail address of the applicant: ________________________,


6b.  E-mail address of the contact person if different: _____________________


6c.  URL of the applicant's homepage:_________________________


        Qualifying Criteria

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR, POC AND CORE;  FAILURE TO MEET ANY OF THE CRITERIA,
AND/OR ANY MISREPRESENTATION, WILL BE CAUSE FOR POSSIBLE REJECTION OF THE
APPLICATION OR REMOVAL AS A REGISTRAR


7. Insurance amount: _____________________________________________
     [Applicant must attach a certificate of insurance from an insurance company
reflecting commercial general liability coverage in an amount no less than
US$500,000, starting no later than October 1, 1997, and indicating the
registration or reference number of the insurance company.  If the certificate
is not in English, applicant must also attach a notarized translation.]


8.  _____  Applicant affirms that it will engage the equivalent of at least five
(5) full-time employees in its registration activities.
(Applicant must sign or initial the space.)


9. Capital: _____________________________________________________
     [Applicant must attach a notarized letter, from a bank or other
recognized financial institution holding the funds, that the applicant has a
minimum of US$300,000 liquid capital immediately available in applicant's name.
Capital can be cash, or other liquid form such as a guaranteed loan,
guaranteed credit line or letter of credit, from a bank or other recognized
financial institution in the required amount, or a combination of the above.
The notarized letter must include the registration or reference number of the
bank or other institution.  If the proof is not in English, applicant must
attach a notarized translation.  APPLICANT UNDERSTANDS AND ACCEPTS THAT
REGISTRARS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONGOING FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CORE IN
ADDITION TO ANY CHARGES BY CORE FOR REGISTRATIONS, AND THAT THE LEVEL OF THOSE
CONTRIBUTIONS, IF ANY, SHALL BE DETERMINED BY CORE.]


10. Existing domain name:_________________________________________

     [The existing domain name will be checked by
http://www.gtld-mou.org/dnswalk.html for validity.  If any errors are produced,
or more than two distinct warning messages are produced, the application form
will be considered invalidated.  The holder (either adminstrative, technical,
zone or billing contact name as seen by whois) of the domain name must be either
the owner of the company listed above or anyone else listed in question #2
above. The test will be performed twice, one day after the other, and either
test being successful will signify a valid domain name.]


THE APPLICANT DELARES THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND ATTACHED HERETO
IS TRUE AND CORRECT, AND APPLICANT AGREES TO ALL ITEMS STATED IN THIS FORM AND
IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS APPLICATION, WHICH ARE STATED BELOW AND ARE
INCORPORATED HEREIN BY THIS REFERENCE.  ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO
VERIFICATION BY CORE, AND ANY FALSE INFORMATION MAY BE GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL OF
THE APPLICANT FROM CORE AND DENIAL OF ANY RIGHTS TO ACT AS A gTLD REGISTRAR.

Notarized signature of chief executive officer of applicant, authorized by
applicant to sign this application: 


__________________________________________


Name (Print):____________________________________________


Title (Print):____________________________________________


State & Country in which application is
signed:

__________________________________

[For countries where applicable; witness signatures]


Notarized signature of witness:______________________________________


Name (Print):____________________________________


Notarized signature of witness:______________________________________


Name (Print):____________________________________



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                            TERMS & CONDITIONS

TC.1  By submitting the attached application and in consideration for this
application, Applicant agrees to the following terms and conditions:

TC.2  Items I.0 to I.22 of the Introductory Notes are incorporated herein by
reference.

TC.3  For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, "Administrative Parties"
means Arthur Andersen LLP, and any of the bodies relating to or established
under the gTLD-MoU, incuding CORE, a Swiss association, and each of their
partners, principals, officers, directors, agents, parents, partners, members,
affiliates, representatives, distributors, franchisees, employees, and
contractors.

TC.4  Applicant acknowledges that applicant is in no way guaranteed to be
approved as a gTLD registrar, nor is it guaranteed that modifications will or
will not be made to the Internet.

TC.5  Applicant asserts that all information Applicant has provided to the
Administrative Parties is true and accurate, and that any misrepresentation is
grounds for rejection of the application or for termination of the
applicant as a registrar.

TC.6  Applicant asserts that it has the full power and authority, including
any internal corporate approvals, necessary to submit this application.

TC.7  Applicant asserts that the submission of this application will not (i)
conflict with the certificate of incorporation, by-laws or other applicable
governing document of Applicant, (ii) conflict with, or result in the
breach or termination of, or constitute a default under, any lease, agreement,
commitment or other agreement or instrument, or any order, judgment or decree,
to which Applicant is a party or by which Applicant is bound, or (iii)
constitute a violation by Applicant of any applicable law or regulation, or
require Applicant to obtain or make any consent, waiver, approval, order, permit
or authorization.

TC.8  Applicant waives all claims or other legal recourse against each of the
Administrative Parties arising from or related to the application process, to
the full extent allowed by law.

TC.9  Applicant agrees to defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless each of
the Administrative Parties, from and against any and all claims, demands,
liabilities, costs and/or expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys'
fees) brought against, paid or incurred by each of the Administrative Parties,
at any time and in any way resulting from, arising out of, or otherwise
relating to Applicant's application to become a gTLD Registrar, including any
alleged or actual gross negligence or knowing and willful misconduct by the
Administrative Parties. In no event shall any of the Administrative Parties be
liable to applicant for indirect, incidental, consequential, special or
exemplary damage or expense, including, without limitation, lost profits or
opportunity costs, even if the Administrative Parties have been advised of the
possibility of such damage or expense.

TC.10  Applicant agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of
or relating to this application process, or the breach, termination or
invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the
UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as at present in force.  The appointing authority
shall be the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.  There
shall be a sole arbitrator.  The place of arbitration shall be Geneva,
Switzerland.  The language used in the arbitral process shall be English.  The
dispute, controversy or claim shall be decided in accordance with Swiss law.

TC.11  Applicant agrees to communication by e-mail and/or fax to the addresses
listed in the application, and that any failure to respond to any such
communication which calls for a response shall be deemed to be a failure to
communicate on the part of the applicant.

TC.12  No applicant shall hold itself out as qualified to accept any
application for the registration of a domain name which would have effect
prior to the date of acceptance of registrations by CORE.

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