Press Release: 2020Press Release
26 October 2020
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS)
Hirofumi Hotta of JPRS Received Recognition from ICANN
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President Koki Higashida) today announced that its Senior Executive Vice President Hirofumi Hotta (a.k.a. Hiro Hotta) received recognition from ICANN at the session "ICANN 22nd Annual General Meeting" of the 69th ICANN Meeting on October 22, 2020.
ICANN 22nd Annual General Meeting is an annual meeting held during the 69th ICANN Meeting. In this session, 45 community leaders were commended for their extraordinary commitments and contributions to the development of ICANN's multistakeholder model.
Hotta was commended as one of the community leaders in ccNSO[*1]. He had been a Council member of ccNSO since its inception in 2004, and he had contributed to the cutting-edge activities of ccNSO until he stepped down from the Council at the 67th ICANN Meeting in 2020. This recognition honors his 16 years of continuous contribution to the ccNSO community.
JPRS has contributed significantly to ccNSO activities since the preparatory stage for the establishment of ccNSO in 2004, as a registration management organization for ".jp", a ccTLD assigned to Japan.
The fact that JPRS has demonstrated its presence and led the way in various situations in the ccTLD community is reflected in JPRS's past activities.
For example, JPRS has signed the ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement with ICANN the second case in the world to clarify and formalize the responsibility of the ccTLD registry and the responsibility of ICANN in managing ccTLDs, and the role of the government.
In addition, JPRS was among the first to introduce Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) into the JP domain name service, and in 2004, it was one of the first TLDs in the world to fully support IPv6. This has made great strides for IPv6 deployment in the world.
By sharing the lessons learned from these pioneering efforts with other ccTLD registries, JPRS has made a significant contribution to the Internet community as well as the ccTLD community, and Hotta has been at the forefront of the global stage.
In response to the award, Hotta made the following statement: "I believe that this award is a representation of my contribution to the Internet, which I have made with our company, my friends in Japan and around the world. I will continue to contribute."
JPRS will continue to support and be engaged in the ICANN's multistakeholder process and contribute to the sound development of the Internet in the future.
JPRS is a leading service provider for management and registration of domain names and for the domain name system (DNS) operations. The company was established on December 26, 2000. As a company dedicated to maintaining the Internet infrastructure of Japan, JPRS operates under a corporate philosophy which aims to contribute to the expansion of the Internet and to building a better future for people and society.
- *1.ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organisation)
- ccNSO is one of the Supporting Organizations set up in ICANN. The role of ccNSO as an alliance of ccTLD managers is to cooperate with the other Supporting Organizations in ICANN, form a consensus in the ccTLD community on global issues concerning the entire ccTLD space and to make recommendations to the ICANN Board.
- Recognizing ICANN Community Contributions in 2020 - ICANN
- ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
- ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organisation)
- Hirofumi Hotta of JPRS Appointed as a Member of the ICANN Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG)
- Hirofumi Hotta of JPRS Received the ICANN 2017 Multistakeholder Ethos Award
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