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9. Rules and regulations of Japan Network Information Center Japanese Page

                                                Enact on April 1,1993
                                                Revised on April 9,1993
                                                Revised on April 5,1994
                                                Revised on May 12,1995

  Chapter 1  General rules

    Article 1
         These regulations shall establish rules necessary for Japan
        Network Information Center, known as JPNIC(hereinafter called
        the "Center").

  Chapter 2  Purpose and Activities

    Article 2
         The purpose of the Center is to contribute for the development
        of computer networks, administrate the registrations related to
        computer networks for both international and intercontinental
        community, and provide information.

    Article 3
         The Center shall carry out the following activities in order
        to achieve the purpose stated in the preceding article.
         1.Allocation and administration of common resources provided
           for computer networks in Japan.
         2.Gathering and administration of information on computer
           networks in Japan.
         3.Providing information on computer networks in Japan
           to abroad and Japan.
         4.Any other activities required to achieve the Center's
           objective.

  Chapter 3  Membership

    Article 4
         The Center shall be run by the members of the Center.

    Article 5
         The Classification of the membership shall be as follows:
          1.Regular Member
            The computer network, to whom the network administration
            rules are clear shall be eligible for a Regular Membership.
            Further, a Regular Member shall be classified according to
            the Center's regulation on membership and membership fee.
          2.Supporting Member
            Any person or a group of people approving and supporting
            the objectives and activities of the Center and who settles
            the membership fee shall be eligible for Supporting
            Membership.

    Article 6
         Those who would like to become a member of the Center must
        apply for membership following the procedures set forth in
        the Center's regulation on membership and membership fee and
        must obtain approval from the Board of Trustees.

    Article 7
         Payment for annual membership fee must be made by the date
        stated in the Center's regulation on membership and membership
        fee.

    Article 8
         Annual membership fee must be paid within three(3)months
        from the date of admission even if admission for membership
        has been approved on a day halfway through the fiscal year.
         However, payment must be made within that fiscal year.

    Article 9
         Membership fee, once paid, shall not be returned under all
        circumstances.

    Article 10
         Members shall be allowed to make requests, express opinions
        and demand reply from the Steering Committee on matters
        related to the Center.

    Article 11
         Membership shall be disqualified should either of the
        following occurs.
          1.  Withdrawal from membership.
          2.  Expelled from membership.

    Article 12
         Procedures stated in the Center's regulation on membership
        and membership fee must be followed when withdrawing from
        membership.

    Article 13
         After resolution passes through at the Board of Trustees
        Meeting, the President of the Center may expel a member
        who is behind in payment of membership fee.

    Article 14
         After resolution passes through at the Board of Trustees
        Meeting, the President of the Center may expel the member
        who has stained the name and/or acted in anyway against the
        objective of the Center.

    Article 15
         After resolution passes through at the Board of Trustees
        Meeting, the President of the Center may expel a Regular
        Member should the member is judged to be no longer eligible
        to fulfill the condition stated in Item 1 of Article 5.

  Chapter 4   Directors, Committee Members, and Staffs

    Article 16
         JPNIC Committee Member, representing the Regular Members,
        shall be appointed at the Center. Registration procedure for
        JPNIC Committee Member shall be made in accordance with the
        Center's regulation on membership and membership fee.

    Article 17
         The following officers shall be appointed at the Center.
        1.  Seven(7) Trustees.
        2.  Two(2) Auditors.

    Article 18
         Trustees shall be elected at the General Meeting from
        the JPNIC Committee Members. Election procedures shall be
        stipulated in the Center's regulation for election.

    Article 19
         Auditors shall be elected at the General Meeting from
        the JPNIC Committee Members. Election procedures shall be
        stipulated in the Center's regulation for election.

    Article 20
         The President and Vice President of the Center shall be
        elected         from among the Trustees of the Center.

    Article 21
         The members of the Steering Committee shall be appointed
        by the Board of Trustees and number of the members shall be
        at least ten(10) and not exceeding twenty(20).

    Article 22
         The Center shall have secretariat with the Secretary-General
        appointed by the Board of Trustees.

    Article 23
         The President of the Center shall represent the Center and
        shall supervise the duties performed at the office. However,
        actual office work will be handled by the Secretary-General.

    Article 24
         The Vice President shall act for the President in case the
        President can not perform the duties at the office.

    Article 25
         The Auditors shall perform the following duties.
          1.  Audit the accounts of the Center.
          2.  Audit the performance of the Trustees.
          3.  Report any points of doubt found in the accounts or
              in the performances of the Directors at the General
              Meeting.

    Article 26
         The term of office for each Directors shall be two(2) years
        and election shall be made for the whole members. However,
        Directors may be reelected.
         Until the successors are assigned to the post, Directors
        shall continue to perform their duties even after the term
        of office has expired.

    Article 27
         The Center may employ salaried staff for the Secretariat
        of the Center.

  Chapter 5  Meeting

   Section 1  Meeting

    Article 28
         The following three(3) meetings are to be held at the Center
        as functions to reach resolutions. However, the members and
        the content of the resolution of the meetings shall be
        stipulated in and after Section 2.
          1.  Board of Trustees
          2.  Steering Committee Meeting
          3.  General Meeting

    Article 29
         Each meetings held at the Center shall be convened in the
        following manner. However, procedures for the election of
        Trustees and Auditors at the General Meeting shall be as
        stipulated in the Center's regulation for election.
          1.  The person in charge convenes the members and chairs
              the meeting.
          2.  The person in charge holds the meeting by sending
              mails (including electronic mail) to the members.

    Article 30
         The method of the resolution shall be as follows if each
        meetings held at the Center are to be convened by the
        procedures stipulated in Item 1 of Article 29.
          1.  Meetings can not be convened unless at least two-thirds
            (2/3) of the members may be present for the meeting.
            However, member not attending but who has entrusted the
            attendance on written document to a member attending the
            meeting shall be regarded to be present at the meeting
            concerning the matter for which written notice has been
            submitted. Resolutions at each meetings shall be made by
            the majority of the votes of members present at the
            respective meetings and in case of a tie, the decision
            made by the person in charge must be abided.

    Article 31
         The method of resolution shall be as follows if each meetings
        held at the Center are to be convened by the procedures stipulated
        in Item 2 of Article 29.
          1. (Formal voting)
              The person in charge for each meeting should declare about
             the duration and the subject of the vote by written documents
             (including electronic mail), and the decision will be taken
             by considering the approval of the majority of the members
             attending the meeting. Even with the vote of the person in
             charge, if majority can not be reached during the declared
             voting period, then the proceeding will be discarded.
             The voting period will be from one week to three months.
          2. (Simple voting)
              The person in charge of each meeting should declare about
             the duration and the subject that is to be approved by voting,
             through written documents (including electronic mail).  If
             there is no reverse opinion during the voting period, then
             the subject for approval would be taken as approved. The
             duration of voting will be from 1 week to 1 month.

    Article 31-2
         The person in charge for each meeting must report the subject
        approved during the voting based on clause 2 of article 31, to
        the next meeting which will be based on clause 1 of article 29.

    Article 31-3
         In case of simple voting based on clause 2 of article 31,
        if the participant could not be reached (electronic mail/written
        documents) for more than a week, then a notice regarding the
        participant could be passed to the person in charge of the
        meeting. If the number of participants who could not be reached
        crosses the limit of one-thirds(1/3) of the total number of
        participants then the voting could not take place.

   Section 2  Board of Directors Meeting

    Article 32
         The President of the Center shall convene the Board of Trustees
        Meeting as deemed necessary. The person in charge of the Board of
        Trustees Meeting shall be the President of the Center. However,
        Trustees constitute the members of the Board of Trustees
        Meeting.

    Article 33
         Auditors shall be allowed to attend the Board of Trustees
        Meeting and shall also be allowed to express their opinions.

    Article 34
         The Board of Trustees shall appoint the Steering Committee
        members. The term for the Committee members is until the end of
        the fiscal year. However, Committee members may be reelected.
        Even after the end of the term, the Committee members must
        carry out their duty until the new members take their charge.

    Article 35
         The Board of Trustees shall make resolutions on matters to be
        stipulated outside this Regulation or on matters necessary for
        the operation of the Center.

   Section 3  Steering Committee

    Article 36
         The Chair of the Steering Committee shall be elected from
        the Steering Committee members.

    Article 37
         The person in charge of the Steering Committee shall be the
        Chair of the Steering Committee.

    Article 38
         The Chair of the Steering Committee shall convene the
        Steering Committee Meeting as deemed necessary. However, the
        participants of the Steering Committee Meeting are to be the
        Steering Committee members.

    Article 39
         Directors shall be allowed to attend the Steering Committee
        Meeting and shall also be allowed to express their opinions.

    Article 40
         The Steering Committee shall make resolutions on the following
        matters as well as matters stipulated outside this Regulation.
          1.  Preparation, revision and repeal of provisions regarding
              operation.
          2.  Any matters necessary for the activities of the Center.

    Article 41
         The Steering Committee must discuss the following matters
        and obtain approval from the Board of Trustees.
          1.  Matters related to change(s) in the Center's regulation.
          2.  Matters of question submitted by the Directors or by
              the JPNIC members.

    Article 42
         The Steering Committee Meeting must discuss the following
        matters and obtain approval from the Board of Trustees and
        from the General Meeting.
          1.  Draft of revision and repeal of this Regulation.
          2.  Delete
          3.  Discussion about draft of budget

    Article 43
         The Steering Committee may hold divisional meetings as
        required in order to discuss matters stipulated in Articles 40,
        41, and 42. However, each of these divisional meetings shall be
        stipulated on separate regulation.

   Section 4   General Meeting

    Article 44
         The President of the Center shall convene the General Meeting
        as required. However, in the following cases, General Meeting
        must be convened within three(3) months.

    Article 45
         The person in charge of the General Meeting shall be the
        President of the Center.

    Article 46
         The members of the General Meeting shall be the JPNIC members.

    Article 47
         The representative of the Supporting Members shall be allowed
        to express opinion at the General Meeting.

    Article 48
         The following resolution shall be made at the General Meeting.
           1.  Resolution and approval of revision or repeal of this
               Regulation.
           2.  Resolution and approval of budget and final accounts.
           3.  Election of Trustees and Auditors.

   Section 6   Secretariat

    Article 49
         The Center shall have a secretariat in order to execute its
        budgets and for operation at the Center to proceed smoothly.

    Article 50
         The secretariat of the Center is located at the following
        address.
           Japan Network Information Center
           c/o Computer Centre, University of Tokyo
           2-11-16, Yayoi,  Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113 Japan

    Article 51
         The duties performed at the secretariat shall be as stipulated
        in the secretariat regulation of the Center.

   Section 7  Accounts

    Article 52
         Delete

    Article 52-2
         Expenses required for the Center's activities shall be defraied
        from membership fee and charge, contribution.

    Article 52-3
         The charge shall be stipulated on separate Center's regulation
        about charge.

    Article 53
         Delete

    Article 53-2
         The Secretary General must draw up the budget before the start
        of each fiscal year. After the discussion between Steering
        committee, it must obtain its approval at the Board of Trustees
        Meeting and at the General Meeting.

    Article 54
         The final accounts, together with the activity report and the
        Auditors opinions, must be approved at the General Meeting
        within three(3) months after the end of the fiscal year.

    Article 55
         Excluding those stipulated in the income and expenditure
        budget, when a new duty must be taken care of or should any
        rights be abandoned, resolution must pass the Board of Trustees
        Meeting.

    Article 56
         The fiscal year shall commence on 1st April every year and
        end on 30th March of the following year.

    Article 56-2
         When the President considers to have required that the decided
        budget should be revised after the first 6 months of each fiscal
        year, the Secretary General must draw up the budget within 10%
        of decided budget and it must obtain its approval at the Steering
        Committee. In this case, there are no need to obtain its approval
        at the Board of Trustees Meeting and at the General Meeting.
        However, When it exceeds the limits which stipulated on this
        regulation, it must obtain its approval at the Board of Trustees
        Meeting and at the General Meeting.

   Section 8  Revision of Regulation and Dissolution

    Article 57
         This Regulation may not be revised unless at least two thirds
        (2/3) of the vote at the General Meeting shall be obtained.

    Article 58
         The dissolution of the Center may not be permitted unless at
        least three fourth (3/4) of the vote at the General Meeting
        shall be obtained.

   Section 9  Acceptance of donation

    Article 59
         The Board of Trustees will decide whether to accept a donation
        for the center or not.

   Supplementary Provisions

     1. The Regulations come into effect as of April 9,1993.
     2. The details to the execution of this Regulation shall be
        stipulated separately after obtaining the resolution from the
        Steering Committee Meeting.
     3. The initial Steering Committee members as stated in Article 21
        shall be the provisional JPNIC Steering Committee members for
        the year 1992 regardless of the statement in this Regulation.

   Supplementary Provisions 2

     1. The Regulations come into effect as of April 5,1994.

   Supplementary Provisions 3

     1. The Regulations come into effect as of May 12, 1995.
            

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