Date: Fri, Jul 7, 2006 4:30 PM
Subject: Our comment on DNS Transition
Ms. Fiona Alexander,
Office of International Affairs,
National Telecommunications and Information Administration,
Subject: Docket No. 060519136-6136-01
Comments on the Continued Transition of the Technical
Management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing
7 July 2006
Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to
comment on a very important issue for the Internet. As
a member of
the so-called Internet Community, we have long been supporting
of private sector approach for the technical coordination
management of the Internet DNS. In a word, we understand
the ICANN as
the only competent entity, at the moment, to assume this
we sincerely hope that the US government will eventually
role to ICANN upon its full corporate maturity. In the
explain some of our thinking backing this idea, instead
to individual questions posed in the docket.
(a) Stability, competition, private sector bottom-up
representation of all Internet stakeholders with their
interests are vital principles for the development of
ICANN has achieved significant work in these themes.
(b) Evolution of the Internet heavily depends on the
authoritative root DNS zone maintained so far by private
initiative. ICANN has been playing key role in assuring
the root zone since its foundation.
(c) Although dialogue with governments is somewhat different
from private sector initiative, it is important for the
solution. ICANN seems to be very flexible in this regard,
gradually succeeding in this direction.
(d) Establishment of formal relationship between ICANN
and the root
server operators is yet to be done, but ICANN is making
effort for this, and hopefully completed in the future.
(e) Relationships between ICANN and ccTLDs are significantly
These are some of our thinking, and we hope that the
will take these points into account in making decision
about the MoU.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Japan Network Information