Message from Koki Higashida to Paul Twomey
Subject: Request for authorization to begin IDN registration services
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:56:32 +0900
From: Koki Higashida
To: Paul Twomey CC: Louis Touton, Hiro Hotta
Dr. Paul Twomey
President and CEO
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Dear Dr. Paul Twomey,
This letter presents JPRS's request for authorization to begin accepting internationalized domain name (IDN) registrations containing hyphens in the third and fourth character positions, pursuant to Attachment G, Part 4 to the ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement between JPRS 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. JPRS has participated in the drafting of these consensus Guidelines. We are pleased to commit to adhere to them documented in "Guidelines for the Implementation of Internationalized Domain Names, Version 1.0" in our implementation of IDNs. 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.
I look forward to your quick response expressing the approval.
Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd.