To: Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT)
Date: April 4, 2002
Ref. no.: (91) Tai-Wang-Kuan-Tzu No. 1003
Subject: The TWNIC intends to enter into the ICANN-ccTLD Sponsorship
Agreement with ICANN, as stated in the explanation below.
1. With reference to your letter to Stuart Lynn, CEO of ICANN, TWNIC
would like to thank the DGT for informing ICANN that TWNIC is a non-profit
organization under Taiwan law and that it is the appropriate agency
to serve as administrator of the .tw top-level country domain at the
2. TWNIC was established as a nonprofit juristic person organization
under the sponsorship of the DGT, in accordance with Letter Ref. No.
(Chiao You) 88 Tzu 05700, to be responsible for administering the top-level
country domain .tw as a public resource, and to execute its responsibilities
in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation approved by the DGT,
the relevant laws and regulations of Taiwan, and related policies as
announced by ICANN.
3. TWNIC has also, as of 26 December 2001, formed an ICANN-ccTLD Sponsorship
Agreement Consultative Committee under the aegis of our International
Affairs Committee to undertake study of issues related to the signing
of an agreement with ICANN. Currently, that committee is actively seeking
materials on countries and distinct economies with whom ICANN has already
entered into agreements and is convening discussions in order to provide
suggestions for subsequent development.
4. TWNIC anticipates entering into consultations with ICANN on matters
relating to the signing of an agreement in the near future.
Chairman of Board
Taiwan Network Information Center
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