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Network Working Group ISOC Board of Trustees Request for Comments: 2134 ISOC Category: Informational April 1997

                     ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                          INTERNET SOCIETY

Status of this Memo

 This memo provides information for the Internet community.  This memo
 does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of
 this memo is unlimited.


 These are the articles of incorporation of the Internet Society.
 They are published for the information of the IETF community at the
 request of the poisson working group.

1. ISOC articles of incorporation

 To:    Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
        Washington, D.C.  20001
     We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of eighteen years
 or more, acting as incorporators of a corporation, adopt the
 following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation pursuant to
 the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act:
 1. The name of the corporation is Internet Society.
 2. The period of its duration is perpetual.
 3. The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are
    as follows:
        To be a non-profit corporation (without capital stock), which
    shall be operated exclusively for educational, charitable and
    scientific purposes.  Such educational, charitable, and scientific
    purposes shall include carrying on activities:
    A. To facilitate and support the technical evolution of the
       Internet as a research and education infrastructure, and to
       stimulate the involvement of the scientific community,
       industry, government and others in the evolution of the

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    B. To educate the scientific community, industry and the public at
       large concerning the technology, use and application of the
    C. To promote educational applications of Internet technology for
       the benefit of government, colleges and universities, industry,
       and the public at large;
    D. To provide a forum for exploration of new Internet
       applications, and to stimulate collaboration among
       organizations in their operational use of the global Internet.
        To exercise all the powers conferred upon corporations formed
    under the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act in order
    to accomplish the corporation's educational, charitable and
    scientific purposes; and to take other actions necessary or
    convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the
    corporation is organized.
 4. The corporation shall not issue any capital stock.
 5. The corporation shall have classes of members, and the
    qualifications and rights of the members, including any right to
    vote, shall be as provided in the by-laws.
 6. The board of directors of the corporation shall be known as the
    Board of Trustees. Except for the initial Board of Trustees, whose
    names are set forth in these Articles of Incorporation, the manner
    in which the Trustees are to be elected or appointed shall be as
    provided in the by-laws.
 7. Provisions for the regulation of the internal affairs of the
    corporation, including provisions for the distribution of assets
    on dissolution or liquidation, are:
    A. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to
       the benefit of, or be distributable to, any of the Trustees or
       officers or members of the corporation, or any other person,
       except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered
       to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered. No
       substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be
       the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to
       influence legislation. The corporation shall not participate
       in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing
       of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any
       candidate for public office.

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    B. The Articles of Incorporation may be amended by the affirmative
       vote of at least four-fifths of the members of the Board of
       Trustees then in office, except that unanimous consent of the
       members of the Board of Trustees then in office shall be
       required for any amendment of this Article 7.
    C. Upon the liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the
       corporation, after all of its liabilities and obligations have
       been paid, satisfied and discharged, or adequate provision has
       been made therefor, all of the assets of the corporation shall
       be distributed exclusively for such educational, charitable and
       scientific purposes as the Trustees (or such other persons as
       may be in charge of liquidation) shall determine, provided that
       such distributions shall be made to one or more organizations
       which qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3)
       of the United States Internal Revenue Code as amended (or
       corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal
       Revenue law).
 8. The address, including street and number, of the initial
    registered office of the corporation is c/o C T Corporation
    System, 1030 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, and the
    name of its initial registered agent at such address is C T
    Corporation System.
 9. The number of Trustees constituting the initial Board of Trustees
    of the corporation is fourteen, and the names and addresses,
    including street and number, if any, of the persons who are to
    serve as the initial Trustees until the first annual meeting or
    until their successors be elected and qualify are:
    Charles N. Brownstein
    National Science Foundation
    1800 G Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC  20550
    Vinton G. Cerf
    1895 Preston White Drive, Suite 100
    Reston, Virginia  22091
    A. Lyman Chapin
    Bolt Beranek & Newman
    70 Fawcett Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138

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    Ira Fuchs
    Princeton University
    220 Nassau Hall
    Princeton, New Jersey  08544
    Frode Greisen
    UNI-C, Technical University
    Lyngby, DK 2800, Denmark
    Geoff Huston
    Australian Academic and Research Network
    P.O. Box 1142
    Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    Robert E. Kahn
    1895 Preston White Drive, Suite 100
    Reston, Virginia  22091
    Tomaz Kalin
    RARE Secretariat
    466 - 468 SINGEL
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Kenneth M. King
    1112 16th Street, N.W., Suite 600
    Washington, DC  20036
    Lawrence H. Landweber
    University of Wisconsin
    1210 W. Dayton Street
    Madison, Wisconsin  53706
    Kees Neggers
    SURFnet bv
    Godebaldkwartier 24
    3511 DX Utrecht, Netherlands
    Michael M. Roberts
    1112 16th Street, N.W., Suite 100
    Washington, DC  20036
    Anthony M. Rutkowski
    Sprint International
    12490 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston, Virginia  22096

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 10.  The name and address, including street and number, if any, of
    each incorporator is:
       NAME                                    ADDRESS
    Robert E. Kahn                        1895 Preston White Drive
                                          Reston, Virginia  22091
    Kenneth M. King                       1112 16th Street, N.W.
                                          Washington, DC  20036
    Juergen Harms                         24 rue Ge'ne'ral Dufour
                                          Geneva CH-1204, Switzerland

2. Security Considerations

 Documents of this type do not directly impact the security of the
 Internet infrastructure or its applications.

3. Author's Address

         Internet Society Board of Trustees
         Internet Society
         12020 Sunrise Vally Drive - Suite 210
         Reston, VA
         phone: +1 703 648 9888
         fax:   +1 703 638 9887

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