In recognition of the outstanding services and contributions made by these organisations and individuals, the MINC Board has passed a resolution during its inaugural meeting on 27th September 2000 to confer the honorary status of MINC Founding Organisation and Individuals to the following in recognition of their outstanding contribution which led to the formation of MINC.
Honorary Founding Organisation
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
For its pioneering role in the multilingual domain names movement in 1998 through the research led by Dr Tan Tin Wee, its pioneering research in the internationalisation of the Internet domain names system for IPv4 and IPv6, for its leading role in incubating the formation of MINC and for hosting thesecretariat of MINC.
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
For its financial contribution through the PAN Asia Networking Research & Development Grant towards the support of the project: "Internationalised Domain Names System (iDNS) for Asian Countries" which ultimately led to the formation of MINC.
- Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG)
For its contribution in setting up the APNG Chairman's commission on an Internationalised Domain Names System, and for initiating an Asia Pacific Testbed in 1998/1999
- Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Forum (APTLD)
For its contribution in coordinating the ccTLDs and for promoting awareness of multilingual Internet names among the Asia Pacific economies
Honorary Founding Individual
- Professor Kilnam Chon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
For his unrelenting drive to initiate and lead the Taskforce that ultimately created MINC