Robert Shaw Email

And another clear thinking email, from Bob Shaw of the ITU.


Hi Keith,

Sorry to hear RealNames is shutting down. I don’t think a lot of people in the US understand the importance of offering a non-Latin name resolution service and how important it is to the Asia-Pac countries and elsewhere. I guess the only way to demonstrate it is to give an English language speaker a Chinese, Japanese, Hanguel or Arabic version of Windows and ask them to type in a name in those languages in the address bar.

Then they get it….

Enjoyed your web blog. Got inspired and did it myself – see until I get it pointed to a real domain.

Best of luck…


Robert Shaw <“>>;

ITU Internet Strategy and Policy Advisor

International Telecommunication Union <> Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

7:11:59 AM

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Keith Teare

Keith Teare is a Silicon Valley based, UK born, entrepreneur. He was involved at the founding of Accelerated Digital Ventures, Archimedes.Studio, RealNames and EasyNet. He was also founding shareholder in TechCrunch. He is US Managing Partner at ADV.