About InternetNZ | Ipurangi Aotearoa
Who are we?
Check out this video to see what we're all about!
InternetNZ | Ipurangi Aotearoa operates the .nz domain space. We ensure all domain names ending with .nz are available for people and businesses in Aotearoa to function and thrive online.
We're not government funded — we're a not-for-profit organisation. The money we receive from .nz domain names goes back into the community. We provide grants, help to fund other organisations, and advocate for an accessible and safe Internet that benefits everyone in Aotearoa.
We are a member organisation too. You can join us as a member to be in the know, have a say in our direction, stand for Council, vote in elections, or simply because you believe in our cause.
We are the home of .nz, and we work for an Internet that benefits all of Aotearoa.
We have each other’s back.
We all bring something important to the table. We want people in our team to have a strong sense of belonging. Everyone has a place. We are all here on merit and bring different perspectives from our backgrounds to what we do. We respect each other’s abilities; using our complimentary skills to make us more effective. Ultimately, that makes us a more formidable and cohesive team.
We’re constantly curious.
We work in a fast-paced world and things are changing rapidly around us. We keep watch on what’s going on in our sector, and explore new ideas as we come across them. Because of our institutional knowledge and capability, we can act quickly and with purpose. We are rigorous and commit only when we have the evidence to support doing something, or things stack up well. We adapt when we need to and always look for opportunities to learn and improve.
We all have a part to play.
We’re all on this journey and the only way to get there is together. We’ve all got a part to play in keeping up our momentum. We’ve got a really good idea of where we’re heading, and there are some things we’ll continue to work out along the way. When we get wins and reach milestones, we celebrate them. When things don’t go so well we’ll take the learnings and keep on keeping on.
We walk the talk.
We’re open and transparent. We have a big responsibility and take what we do seriously. We make sure we do as we say we do. We’ll always work in the best interests of the community we serve. We see ourselves as Kaitiaki (guardians) of a mission-critical sector; one that enables New Zealand Inc to do well. We act ethically and with integrity.
In January 2017, we were delighted to announce that Takawai Murphy from Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Rangitihi and Ngāti Hinekura gifted us our whakataukī.
A whakataukī is a Māori proverb or saying embodying the values, wisdom, wit, and common-sense of tangata whenua (people of the land). They are usually short and concise, using symbolism and metaphor to convey key messages.
Kua rāranga tahi tātou he whāriki ipurangi mō āpōpō
Together we weave the mat, in terms of the Internet, for future generations.
Become a member!
Our members are essential to the direction of InternetNZ, and can enjoy benefits such as being invited to Internet-related events and staying up to date on all Internet issues.