We appreciate being given the opportunity to express our
views on international public policy issues responding to the online
consultation made by the Council Working Group on international
Internet-related public policy issues(CWG-Internet) . We would like to provide
input to Issue 3 Consultation on developmental aspects of the Internet.
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS) is a private
company that serves as Japanese ccTLD (.jp) registry. It makes contribution to
the global and local Internet resource management in coordination with ICANN,
JPNIC, Japanese government, and other entities. It makes various other
contributions as well to the Internet growth and development through IETF,
ISOC, and so on.
Here we submit our comments from the standpoint of a ccTLD
registry, which serves to the Internet infrastructure mainly through domain
name management and domain name system (DNS) operation.
One of the indispensable nature of the Internet is
"equally connecting every corner of the world". It has been the
strong will and autonomous activities of various stakeholders, mainly of
private sector entities, that have served as driving force of the growth and
development of the Internet. Such activities, among others, include policy
setting, technical standardization, and operation of the Internet. Below are
the examples of the forums yielding such activities.
ICANN continuously contributes to the security and stability
of the domain name system by coordinating the technical aspects of the Internet
resource management. The outstanding nature of ICANN is that its activities are
based upon open participation of multistakeholder entities from governments,
private sector, civil society, and other related area. This participation
framework strengthens the nature of the Internet, that is, "equally
connecting every corner of the world".
ISOC has contributed to the growth and development of the
Internet, especially by creating the fields, such as IAB and IETF, for
engineers around the world to gather and openly discuss the standardization of
the technical protocols and to bear standard protocol specifications as RFC
Another example is Network Operators Groups (NOG's). In
various regions and countries, engineers in network operation community have
formed NOG's as open community forums to share experience and discuss about
sound operation of networks within each NOG and across NOG's.
As exemplified above, frameworks that have served as driving
force of the Internet growth and development are based on open and bottom-up
Since demand for the Internet grows and changes rapidly,
Internet technologies and services are required to be evolved continuously as
rapidly as the demand. The speed of the growth and development of the Internet
has relied on, and will further rely on, the frameworks whole community have
devised to realize.
In conclusion, we support the open and bottom-up
multistakeholder model so that the Internet continues to evolve and equally
connects every corner of the world.
One of the outstanding characteristics of the Internet is
'borderlessness', which gives extraordinary ability to the Internet. We have
strong concern that the speed of growth and development of the Internet would
seriously ruined, if intergovernmental organizations and/or national
governments should have excess influence to the policy and technical
development by means of international treaties and/or national regulations. We
strongly hope such situation is avoided.
We pay our respect to the effort by parties and individuals
involved in the Internet growth and development so far and expect the
discussions in ITU will lead to further sound development and more secure and
stable Internet infrastructure.
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.