[council] Fwd: [alac] VeriSign offering Chinese IDN-TLDs?

Bret Fausett bfausett at internet.law.pro
Thu Oct 26 15:07:59 UTC 2006

An explanation from Verisign's Pat Kane on the Chinese TLD issue. The  
company is reselling CNNIC offerings, not operating as a registry. I  
withdraw my  request that this be placed on the agenda for an  
upcoming council meeting.


P.S. An ALAC thread on this issue can be read here:

Begin forwarded message:
> ----- Forwarded message from "Kane, Pat" <pkane at verisign.com> -----
>    Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 07:50:51 -0400
>    From: "Kane, Pat" <pkane at verisign.com>
> Reply-To: "Kane, Pat" <pkane at verisign.com>
> Subject: RE: [idn-pac] VeriSign Now Offering Chinese Character  
> Extensions
>      To: hongxue at hkucc.hku.hk, Tina Dam <tina.dam at icann.org>
> Dear Hong,
> These naming extensions are actually CNNIC naming products.
> Digital Brand Management Services (DBMS) is making these available to
> it's brand security customers as it does with many domain and keyword
> naming products.  DBMS is a business unit of VeriSign that offers a
> proven portfolio of digital brand security services, including domain
> name management, global brand expansion services and digital brand
> monitoring solutions.
> These extensions themselves are not VeriSign offerings.
> Regards,
> Pat
> Patrick Kane
> Director of Business Operations and Policy
> VeriSign Naming Services
> pkane at verisign.com
> +1.703.948.3349

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