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"Chinese IDN is fetching a premium"

James Seng has been involved with IDN development since day 1, you can google his name for more about his involvement.

Here is his blog this week, which deals with his trip to China and IDN.

"Chinese IDN is fetching a premium (~20USD chinese over 3USD for english). This is mostly thanks to the support of IDN in IE7."

http://james.seng.sg/archives/cat_idn.html
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Yes, James is a wonderful guy.
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Re: "Chinese IDN is fetching a premium"

James Seng?
never heard about him
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Re: "Chinese IDN is fetching a premium"

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James Seng?
never heard about him
LOL. that is because you are new to the IDN market, and havent been following up. Anyway, he came from the same university as me, National University of Singapore.

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History of IDN

* 12/96: Martin Duerst's original Internet Draft proposing UTF5 (the first incarnation of what is known today as ACE)- UTF-5 was first defined by Martin Duerst at the University of Zurich in [2]. [3] [4]
* 03/98: Early Research on IDN at National University of Singapore, Center for Internet Research (formerly Internet Research and Development Unit - IRDU) led by Tan Tin Wee (IDN Project team - Lim Juay Kwang and Leong Kok Yong)
* July 98: Geneva INET'98 conference with a BoF discussion on iDNS and APNG General Meeting and Working Group meeting.
* 07/98: Asia Pacific Networking Group (now still in existence [5] and distinct from a gathering known as APSTAR [6]) iDNS Working Group formed. [7]
* 10/98: James Seng was recruited to lead IDN development.
* 02/99: iDNS Testbed launched with participation from CNNIC, JPNIC, KRNIC, TWNIC, THNIC, HKNIC and SGNIC led by James Seng [8]
* 02/99: Presentation of Report on IDN at Joint APNG-APTLD meeting, at APRICOT'99
* 03/99: Endorsement of the IDN Report at APNG General Meeting 1 March 1999.
* 06/99: Grant application by APNG jointly with the Centre for Internet Research (CIR), National University of Singapore, to the International Development Research Center (IDRC), a Canadian Governement funded international organisation to work on IDN for IPv6. This APNG Project was funded under the Pan Asia R&D Grant administered on behalf of IDRC by the Canadian Committee on Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Principal Investigator: Tan Tin Wee of National University of Singapore. [9]
* 07/99 Tout, Walid R. (WALID Inc.) Filed IDNA patent application number US1999000358043 Method and system for internationalizing domain names. Published 2001-01-30 [10]
* 07/99: [11]; Renewed 2000 Internet Draft on UTF5 by James Seng, Martin Duerst and Tan Tin Wee.
* 08/99: APTLD and APNG forms a working group to look into IDN issues chaired by Kilnam Chon. [13]
* 11/99: IETF IDN Birds-of-Feather in Washington
* Late 1999: Kilnam Chon initiates Task Force on IDNS which led to formation of MINC, the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium. [14]
* 01/00: IETF IDN Working Group formed chaired by James Seng and Marc Blanchet
* 02/2000: Multilingual Internet Names Consortium(MINC) Proposal BoF at IETF Adelaide. [15]
* 03/2000: APRICOT 2000 Multilingual DNS session [16]
* 04/2000: WALID Inc. (with IDNA patent pending application 6182148) started Registration & Resolving Multilingual Domain Names.
* 05/2000: Interoperability Testing WG, MINC meeting. San Francisco, chaired by Bill Manning and Y.Yoneya 12 May 2000. [17]
* 06/2000: Inaugural Launch of the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC) in Seoul [18] to drive the collaborative roll-out of IDN starting from the Asia Pacific. [19]
* 07/2000: Joint Engineering TaskForce (JET) initiated in Yokohama to study technical issues led by JPNIC (K.Konishi)
* 07/2000: Official Formation of CDNC Chinese Domain Name Consortium to resolve issues related to and to deploy Han Character domain names, founded by CNNIC, TWNIC, HKNIC and MONIC in May 2000. [20] [21]
* 03/01: ICANN Board IDN Working Group formed
* 07/01: Japanese Domain Name Association : JDNA Lauch Ceremony (July 13, 2001) in Tokyo, Japan.
* 07/01: Urdu Internet Names System (July 28, 2001) in Islamabad, Pakistan, Organised Jointly by SDNP and MINC. [22]
* 07/01: Presentation on IDN to the Committee Meeting of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Academies USA (JULY 11-13, 2001)at University of California School of Information Management and Systems, Berkeley, CA. [23]
* 08/01: MINC presentation and outreach at the Asia Pacific Advanced Network annual conference, Penang, Malaysia 20th August 2001
* 10/01: Joint MINC-CDNC Meeting in Beijing 18-20 October 2001
* 11/01: ICANN IDN Committee formed
* 12/01: Joint ITU-WIPO Symposium on Multilingual Domain Names organised in association with MINC, 6-7 Dec 2001, International Conference Center, Geneva.
* 03/03: Publication of RFC 3454, RFC 3490, RFC 3491 and RFC 3492
* 06/03: Publication of ICANN IDN Guidelines for registries
* 05/04: Publication of RFC 3743, Joint Engineering Team (JET) Guidelines for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Registration and Administration for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
* March 2005: First Study Group 17 of ITU-T meeting on Internationalized Domain Names [24]
* April 2006: Study Group 17 meeting in Korea gave final approval to the Question on Internationalized Domain Names [25]
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