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||NeuStar Support Letter
||Fri, August 2, 2002 at 7:15 PM GMT
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||The Industry Technology Research Institue of Taiwan Supports NeuStar
Bldg. 51, 195 Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd.,
Chutung, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Dear ICANN Board Member,
The Industry Technology Research Institute
(ITRI) is a government sponsored R&D organization dedicated to developing various
technologies for Taiwan. The ITRI has more than 6,000 employees. One of the
groups associated with ITRI is the Communication Research Laboratories, or the CCL.
CCL’s mission is to develop computer and communications related technologies in Taiwan.
CCL consists of over 700 staff members most of which have Masters or PhD degrees.
CCL gets it’s funding to pursue its aggressive R&D projects from both the government
and Taiwan’s local vendors. Once CCL’s R&D efforts are incubated they are transferred
to local vendors for commercialization. CCL spends a considerable amount of
time working on a variety of Internet and broadband/wireless communications projects.
CCL feels that it is very important that the .ORG evaluation committee give careful
consideration to who is selected to transition, manage and run the .ORG registry.
In our opinion, several selection criteria should be used when evaluating the proposals
before you. First, the registry operator should have a neutral trusted third-party
business model. In our mind this means that the new registry operator should
not be in the business of marketing and selling domain names, and thereby competing
with their distribution channel, directly. Second, the party you select
should have experience operating a large-scale registry platform and providing all
of the functions necessary to support the accredited distribution channel.
Finally, the registry operator you select should have both the experience and the
tract record necessary to transition the registry from its current manager to the
Given each of these key considerations, we feel it is important to
write and extend our support for NeuStar. NeuStar’s business model is ideal
given that they are a neutral trusted third-party today in their both their core
business as well as their domain registry businesses. Furthermore, NeuStar
has the experience and infrastructure needed to interface with the existing ICANN
registrars, which are the .ORG distribution channels. Their specific experience
here stems from their established .BIZ and .US businesses. NeuStar also has
a proven track record when it comes to transitioning mission critical public resources.
Their experience here stems from their successful transition of the .US registry.
our opinion the ideas for the Global Advisory Council that NeuStar put fourth in
their proposal are also in keeping with our thoughts. We feel that a Global
Advisory Council, like the one NeuStar described in its proposal, could serve as
the appropriate forum for ensuring that the views of the non-commercial Internet
community are heard. If NeuStar is selected to operate the .ORG Registry the CCL
intends to actively participate in the .ORG Global Advisory Council at either the
Selection Committee, Council or membership level.
Vice President of ITRI
General Director of CCL & STC
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