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ニュースレターNo.57/2014年8月発行 (JPNIC Newsletter No. 57/Issued on August 7, 2014)

From JPNIC

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your interest in the JPNIC Newsletter.

JPNIC issues periodically newsletters covering various topics around JPNIC activities and the Internet industry to deliver our news to JPNIC Members as well as other stakeholders in the industry.

From this issue No. 57, we have decided to redesign our newsletters with an English summary for non-Japanese speakers. We hope this helps you learn about the latest JPNIC activities and recent developments in the Internet.

As an overall structure, our Newsletters provides “Special Article”, “A scene on the Internet History”, “Introducing a JPNIC Member”, “JPNIC Activity Report”, “Internet terms in ten minutes”, and updates from various conferences, as well as statistics on Internet resources related to JPNIC's business. Conference update shares observations on both international conferences and conferences in Japan, such as APRICOT/APNIC Conferences, IETF Meetings, ICANN Meetings, JPNIC Open Policy Meeting and Internet Week.

“Special Article 1: Report on JPNIC General Members Meetings” covers the previous two General Meetings. JPNIC runs businesses in two areas, “IP Address Business” and “Internet Infrastructure Development Business”, with an independent source of income for each business area, and a total annual budget of approximately 500 million Yen. This article reports not only approval of JPNIC's business activities in FY2013 and our business plan for FY2014 by JPNIC members, but also the election of our new board members. Besides, as a special event in our General Meeting on 20th June, we have celebrated the induction of Dr. Masaki HIRABARU to the Internet Hall of Fame, who was one of the founders of JPNIC and APNIC.

“Special Article 2: Trend of Internet Governance” describes discussions on transition of stewardship role of IANA (the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) functions from NTIA (the U.S.Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration) to the global multiple stakeholders community, as well as NETmundial Meeting (23-24th April 2014, Sao Paulo Brazil). We observed the NTIA announcement on 17th March has triggered discussions over who is responsible for the Internet resources and how it should be managed in various forums globally including ICANN.

Another special feature of our Newsletter is a series of articles on “A scene on the Internet History” and “Introducing a JPNIC Member”based on interviews. For this issue, we looked back to the days when the BBS (Bulletin Board System) and the Internet started to be interconnected, by a contribution from Nifty Corporation, which was one of the biggest BBS operators at that time and is one of the biggest ISPs in Japan today. For“Introducing a JPNIC Member”, we interviewed SRA (Software Research Associates, Inc.) for issue No.57, a JPNIC member and one of the classic independent software houses in Japan.

“Internet terms in ten minutes”for this issue covers Name Collision. The Name Collision is the problem that unregistered names which have been used inside a network may potentially conflict with a new gTLD, to generate the difficulty in the name resolution for the communication inside an internal network and to the Internet. JPNIC has summarized the issue in a section of the article “Internet terms in ten minutes”, which explains the overview of the problem itself and its countermeasure.

We hope this article“From JPNIC” provides a general picture of the articles covered in issue No. 57, as well as some of our activities.

If you have any questions, comments or requests, please feel free to contact us at "jpnic-news@nic.ad.jp". Your feedback is highly appreciated.

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