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)


What's Going on in China's Domain Name Industry?

ICANN Clarifying Questions - Question 50 Focus (Part 3 of 3)

IDN and Email: The Harsh Reality

Egyptian Minister Demands ICANN to Become an Independent Organization

WiMAX Will Be Successful, as a Fringe Technology

Vint Cerf Caught Off Guard, Nevertheless Says What Needs to Be Said About Our Misguided Policy

Anti-Phishing and Hong Kong

Domain Registrars Releasing Suspended Domains to Attackers

Internationalizing the Internet

China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation

Chinese Alternate Root as a New Beginning and Real Internet Governance

A Day Which Will Live in Infamy: ICANN Board Approves VeriSign Settlement

China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation

Neustar and .GPRS

Do We Really Need IDN?

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Story Behind .ASIA

How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber

IDN and Homographs Spoofing

NTIA Nixes Privacy Protection in Whois

IDN and Homographs Spoofing

Looking at .Net Bids

How to Stop Spam

Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?

Chinese IDN in the News

Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?

Internet Management and National Security: Time for a Federal Action Plan

Thoughts on IPv6 Day

10 Reasons Why Involving Government in Spam Control is a Bad Idea

Phone Always Busy? Must be DDoS on VoIP Network

.Pro Asking for Second-Level Domains (Again)

NAT: Just Say No

Site Finder as Starting Point for True Innovation Above DNS

Topic Interests

DNSDomain NamesMultilinguismRegional RegistriesICANNIPv6IP AddressingNetworksInternet ProtocolNew TLDsWhoisCybersecurityRegistry ServicesEnumMobile InternetTelecomVoIPIPTVPolicy & RegulationBroadbandAccess ProvidersNet NeutralityCloud ComputingInternet GovernanceDDoS AttackSpamCyberattackCybercrimeEmailPrivacyDNS SecurityMalwareWireless

Recent Blogs

What's Going on in China's Domain Name Industry?

Community Statement Presented at Wuzhen Summit

Making Sense of MIIT's Category of Telecommunications Services

Analysis of the IDN New gTLD Applications

Why ICANN TLD Policy Imposes Severe Constraint on Development of Internationalized Domain Names

Popular Posts

Explaining China's IPv9

Network Neutrality

IDN and Homographs Spoofing

Thoughts on IPv6 Day

JET Guidelines for Internationalized Domain Names