Message from Paul Twomey to Vincent W.S. Chen
From: Paul Twomey
To: Wen-Sung Chen
Cc: Louis Touton
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 12:37 PM
Subject: Approval to deploy IDNs
Vincent W.S. Chen
Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)
Dear Dr. Chen,
On behalf of ICANN, I am honored to authorize TWNIC to deploy Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) on the basis of its commitment to adhere to the "Guidelines for the Implementation of Internationalized Domain Names, Version 1.0". In working so diligently to achieve consensus on these Guidelines with other key IDN registries, TWNIC has demonstrated its leadership in helping to achieve practical solutions to the many technical and operational challenges that IDN deployment poses. TWNIC's leadership is a model of promoting the coordination of the domain-name system in the public interest, which is a vital aspect of missions of both ICANN and TWNIC.
Accordingly, on behalf of ICANN and acting under ICANN Board resolution 03.48, TWNIC is hereby granted written approval for the deployment of IDNs in compliance with the provisions of the "Guidelines for the Implementation of Internationalized Domain Names, Version 1.0", including by using tagged domain names beginning with "xn--" as specified in Attachment G, Part 4 to the ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement between TWNIC and ICANN.
A hard copy of this authorization will follow shortly, but TWNIC should treat this e-mail as effectively granting the necessary authorization. ICANN looks forward to supporting the efforts of TWNIC and others to promote the responsible deployment of IDNs based on the principles stated in the Guidelines.
Paul D. Twomey
President and CEO
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers