James Seng

James Seng

Vice President
Joined on October 23, 2003 – China
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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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