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JPRS Submitted Comments to U.S. Department of Commerce

- In Response to Notice of Inquiry on Transition of Technical Coordination and Management of Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System -

(9 June 2009)


On June 8th, 2009, JPRS submitted its comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry posted on April 24th, 2009 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

In the Notice of Inquiry, NTIA solicits public comments with regards to performance of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), prior to expiration of the Joint Project Agreement.

As one of the earliest adopters of ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement with ICANN, JPRS has supported technical coordination of the Internet resources led by private sector and has contributed to ICANN process.  JPRS's comments submitted to NTIA today are as follows.




JPRS Comments
8th June 2009

Ms. Fiona M. Alexander
Office of International Affairs
National Telecommunications and
Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230
United States of America

Re: Docket No. 090420688-9689-01
Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System

Dear Ms. Alexander,

We, JPRS (Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.), are one of the ccTLD sponsoring organizations that formalized relationship with ICANN at its earliest stage, through conclusion of the ccTLD sponsorship agreement. JPRS has supported coordination of Internet resource management led by private sector centering on ICANN, thus has actively participated in and contributed to the ICANN process.

We submit the following comments responding to your Notice of Inquiry:

  • ICANN has promoted technical coordination of the Internet's resources on the basis of multi-stakeholder participation and contributed to realizing security and stability of the DNS. Overall, ICANN has achieved a satisfactory level of performance.

  • For instance, as for the formalization of the relationship between ICANN and ccTLD, a new framework based on mutual trust, called Accountability Framework, was introduced by ICANN in 2006. Since the introduction, the formalization has been steadily advanced. As of June 1, 2009, as many as 66 ccTLD's, including 50 who executed the Accountability Framework, have established formal relationship with ICANN.

  • With regard to IDN ccTLD, discussion has been accelerated to a very high level in the past two years, accompanied by concrete actions toward implementation. We can now expect to see the selection of IDN ccTLD starts within 6 months or so at the earliest. This acceleration is the evidence of the fact that ICANN has proactively taken in what community demands, and complex issues have been addressed by ICANN's efforts through participation of multiple stakeholders, including organizations and individuals worldwide.

  • In terms of root server administration, ICANN has already carried forward the formalization of relationship with 4 out of 12 operators except for ICANN itself, and the progress in stabilization of entire root server system has been observed.

  • JPRS continues to support private-sector coordination of Internet resources and agree to the transition of DNS management responsibility into private hands. The transition should be carefully carried out, so that the transfer does not damage continuity of the DNS stability and IANA function.


Sincerely yours,


Koki Higashida
President
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.


References:

Notice of Inquiry
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
[Docket No. 090420688-9689-01]
Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2009/FR_ICANNVol.74_No78_Apr242009.pdf

Public Comments: DNS Transition
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/comments/2009/dnstransition/

JPRS Submitted Comments Responding to Notice of Inquiry by the U.S. Department of Commerce Regarding Joint Project Agreement (19 February 2008)
http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2008/080219.html

JPRS Submitted Comments Responding to Notice of Inquiry by the U.S. Department of Commerce (7 July 2006)
http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/060707.html

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