Message from Vincent W.S. Chen to Paul Twomey
Subject: Support for the IDN Implementation Guidelines and Request for
Authorization to Begin Accepting IDN Registrations
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 18:22:42 +0800
From: "Vincent WS Chen"
To: "'Paul Twomey'"
CC: "'Louis Touton'" , "'Andrew McLaughlin'", "'TWNIC Secretariat'"
Dear Dr. Twomey,
This letter presents TWNIC's request for authorization to begin accepting internationalized domain name (IDN) registrations containing hyphens in the third and fourth positions, pursuant to Attachment G, Part 4 to the ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement between TWNIC and ICANN.
At its Rio de Janeiro meeting, the ICANN Board authorized the President of ICANN to issue authorizations on the basis of a set of consensus Guidelines for Implementation of IDNs under discussion by the leading IDN registries. TWNIC has participated in the drafting of these consensus Guidelines. We are pleased to commit to adhere to them in our implementation of IDNs, and on that basis we submit this request for authorization. Recognizing that the Internet community will gain experience with IDN registration policies and procedures as the deployment of IDN services proceeds, we also commit to cooperate with our peer registries and ICANN in good faith to review the Guidelines at regular intervals over the coming years.
Thank you and I look forward to your reply.
Vincent W.S. Chen
Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)