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NSI Bulletin 098-008 | New Registration Agreement
Effective immediately, Network Solutions is introducing Domain Name Registration Agreement version 4.0 that will replace version 3.5. The new agreement reflects fee changes for domain name registrations and renewals following the elimination of the Intellectual Infrastructure Fund portion of the fee on April 1, 1998, pursuant to an amendment to Network Solutions' Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation. Registration and modification requests will be processed using either version of the agreement (3.5 and 4.0) through April 30, 1998, but the payment terms specified in version 4.0 will apply for registrations and re-registrations starting April 1, 1998. Effective May 1, 1998, only version 4.0 will be accepted for registrations and modifications. The new agreement can be found at: ftp://rs.internic.net/templates/domain-template.txt The main changes are found in Section B of the agreement. An explanation of these changes follows. For domain names with registration or anniversary dates on or before March 31, 1998, the fees are $100.00 U.S. and $50.00 U.S. respectively. These fees include a 30% Intellectual Infrastructure Fund contribution that Network Solutions is required to collect and deposit in an account through an agreement with the National Science Foundation. (Re-registrations of these names, in the future, will not include the 30% fee.) For domain names with registration or anniversary dates on or after April 1, 1998, the current fees are $70.00 U.S. and $35.00 U.S. respectively. These fees do not include the 30% Intellectual Infrastructure Fund contribution because this requirement ends midnight, March 31, 1998 Eastern Standard Time. Please note that the registration or anniversary date determines the fee amount, NOT the date paid. If you have any further questions, please call (703) 742-4777. Best Regards, Network Solutions _____________________________________ Chuck Gomes Director of Customer Programs Network Solutions, Inc.