INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

Telecommunication
Standardization Bureau

 

19 June 2006

Ref:

COM 2-874/HZ

Fiona Alexander
Office
of International Affairs
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230

Contact:

Richard Hill

Tel:

+41 22 730 5887

Fax:

+41 22 730 5853

E-Mail:

richard.hill@itu.int

Subject:

Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

Dear Ms Alexander,

We noted with interest your Docket No. 060519136-6136-01[1] requesting comments on The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System.  In the context of your Question 7, on enhanced cooperation, I offer the following information.

ITU has a mandate from its Member States, as defined in Plenipotentiary Resolutions 102 (Management of Internet domain names and addresses) and 133 (Role of administrations of Member States in the management of internationalised (multilingual) domain names), to undertake certain activities related to management of Internet names and addresses, including to liase and cooperate with appropriate entities.

Reports regarding those activities are submitted annually to ITU Council and can be found at:

  http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/mina/index.phtml

We look forward to continued, and enhanced, cooperation with appropriate entities in the future.

Yours faithfully,


Houlin Zhao
Director, Telecommunication
Standardization Bureau

Cc (by E-Mail):  DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov

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[1] http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/frnotices/2006/NOI_DNS_Transition_0506.htm

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