James Seng

James Seng

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About

James Seng, the founder of Zodiac Holdings Limited (Zodiac), is well known as the inventor of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), the underlying technology that enables domain names to be in non-English such as Chinese.

In the early stages of his career, James Seng’s mentor Dr. Tan Tin Wee inspired him to work on IDNs to curb the digital divide in Asia. With $24 million in investment from Venture Capital firms General Atlantic Partners and Network Solutions/Verisign, James went on become the founder and CTO of i-DNS.net. During this time, he was working on the standardization of IDNs as the Co-Chair of the IDN Working Group at IETF. He also stressed the need for IDNs at various forums such as ICANN, ITU and IGF and today, his efforts have helped make IDN an Internet standard.

In 2009, James was appointed to ICANN’s ALAC. He represents the Asia/Pacific region, and brings a wealth of experience in IDNs and the Internet communities of the multiple Asian countries he has lived in.

Currently, James is the Vice President of 21Vianet Group, Inc (NASDAQ:VNET)

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2015 - Jun 01 on What's Going on in China's Domain Name Industry?
2012 - Nov 15 on ICANN Clarifying Questions - Question 50 Focus (Part 3 of 3)
2009 - Nov 23 on IDN and Email: The Harsh Reality
2009 - Nov 21 on IDN and Email: The Harsh Reality
2008 - Aug 21 on WiMAX Will Be Successful, as a Fringe Technology
2008 - Aug 21 on WiMAX Will Be Successful, as a Fringe Technology
2008 - Aug 20 on WiMAX Will Be Successful, as a Fringe Technology
2008 - Jul 29 on Vint Cerf Caught Off Guard, Nevertheless Says What Needs to Be Said About Our Misguided Policy
2008 - Jul 28 on Vint Cerf Caught Off Guard, Nevertheless Says What Needs to Be Said About Our Misguided Policy
2008 - Jul 26 on Vint Cerf Caught Off Guard, Nevertheless Says What Needs to Be Said About Our Misguided Policy
2008 - Jul 26 on Vint Cerf Caught Off Guard, Nevertheless Says What Needs to Be Said About Our Misguided Policy
2008 - Jul 25 on Vint Cerf Caught Off Guard, Nevertheless Says What Needs to Be Said About Our Misguided Policy
2008 - Jul 16 on Anti-Phishing and Hong Kong
2008 - Jul 16 on Anti-Phishing and Hong Kong
2006 - Nov 22 on Internationalizing the Internet
2006 - Mar 02 on China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation
2006 - Mar 01 on Chinese Alternate Root as a New Beginning and Real Internet Governance
2006 - Mar 01 on A Day Which Will Live in Infamy: ICANN Board Approves VeriSign Settlement
2006 - Mar 01 on China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation
2006 - Mar 01 on China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation
2005 - Oct 04 on Neustar and .GPRS
2005 - May 09 on Do We Really Need IDN?
2005 - May 07 on Do We Really Need IDN?
2005 - May 07 on Do We Really Need IDN?
2005 - Apr 19 on More on Story Behind .ASIA
2005 - Apr 15 on Story Behind .ASIA
2005 - Apr 15 on Story Behind .ASIA
2005 - Apr 01 on How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber
2005 - Feb 18 on IDN and Homographs Spoofing
2005 - Feb 13 on NTIA Nixes Privacy Protection in Whois
2005 - Feb 09 on IDN and Homographs Spoofing
2005 - Jan 29 on Looking at .Net Bids
2005 - Jan 25 on How to Stop Spam
2004 - Dec 30 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 23 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 23 on Chinese IDN in the News
2004 - Dec 19 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 08 on Internet Management and National Security: Time for a Federal Action Plan
2004 - Nov 18 on Thoughts on IPv6 Day
2004 - Jul 25 on 10 Reasons Why Involving Government in Spam Control is a Bad Idea
2004 - Jun 19 on Phone Always Busy? Must be DDoS on VoIP Network
2003 - Nov 07 on .Pro Asking for Second-Level Domains (Again)
2003 - Nov 05 on .Pro Asking for Second-Level Domains (Again)
2003 - Nov 05 on NAT: Just Say No
2003 - Oct 23 on Site Finder as Starting Point for True Innovation Above DNS

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