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Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS.JP Status Report - JP : being focusing on IDN environment - ccTLD Meeting 2 March 2004 Hiro Hotta, JPRS.

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1 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS.JP Status Report - JP : being focusing on IDN environment - ccTLD Meeting 2 March 2004 Hiro Hotta, JPRS

2 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS2.JP Main Events (1/2) (1) 10 July 2003 Launched IDN Standards-Compatible Japanese JP Domain Name Registration Service (2) 10 September 2003 Joined establishment of “ENUM Trial Japan (ETJP)” as one of the founders (3) 15 December 2003 Opened a website “Japanese JP Access Site (http://jajp.jp/) ” to support access to websites with Japanese domain names through mobile phones

3 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS3.JP Main Events (2/2) (4) 19 February 2004 Launched “Japanese JP Navi” service - Shows a page guiding to plug-ins and IDN-aware browsers if user access to a website with Japanese.jp name, but his/her browser is not IDN-aware - After going through community/public consultation (5) 24 February 2004 Signed MoU on ENUM DNS with KRNIC - Agreed to cooperate on development and trial of "ENUM DNS" related technologies

4 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS4 Number of Domain Names {ASCII}.co.jp, {ASCII}.ne.jp, … {ASCII}.jp {IDN}.jp RFC-compliant service

5 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS5 Usage Statistics IDN –1,000-5,000 resolutions/day –Seems not to be a real usage just experiencing Google –May have several million Japanese string queries Over 200million worldwide queries/day

6 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS6 Internet Users –PCs –Mobile phones PCs : A service called “ Japanese JP Navi ” –Similar to web-based navigation by VeriSign, KRNIC, and TWNIC –Access to Japanese JP domain names with UTF-8 (8bit) format labels are navigated to a page that prompts to install IDN plugins and IDN- enabled browsers –Only domain names that have nameserver delegation(s) in the JP zone are navigated –Opt-in : each registrant is asked if (s)he wishes to take the service –Under consultation with communities (service providers and users) –Launched on February 18, 2004 Recent Efforts of IDN Environment Deployment 11m.39m.16m. PCs mobiles

7 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS7 Mobile phones : a service called “ jajp.jp ” –A web page that receives a Japanese Domain Name as input and jumps to the web page with that domain name –to stimulate venders to develop IDN-enabled mobile phone and let mobile phone users experience to input IDN –Started on December 15, 2003 Mobile Phones : IDN-enabled web browser –Large consumer acceptance expected –Negotiation with mobile phone vendors and mobile phone service providers Japanese Domain Names with Mobile Phones

8 Japan Registry Service Copyright © 2004 JPRS8 Necessity of *Real* IDN Environment IDN environment : 2 streams required –Short-term (in a few months) Native / Pre-installed browsers and software become IDN-enabled –browsers »Internationalization in domain name part is a big demand requiring immediate action e.g., 慶応.jp/ – software »Internationalization in domain name part is a first big step e.g., 慶応.jp –Mid-term (in a few years) Whole environment (i.e., all the applications) becomes IDN-enabled


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