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A safer .nz – finding solutions to abuse handling, illegal activity and free-flowing information

In late November both InternetNZ, who is responsible for .nz policy creation, and the Domain Name Commission, who is accountable for policy enforcement, started that examination process by doing something new and different. Together, we convened New Zealand’s first one-day forum devoted to the topic of domain name abuse.

Spark Jump Hui 2018

Spark Jump held a hui in Auckland on Friday 30 November 2018.

InternetNZ was invited to participate, and this page links to relevant content.

Our Chief Executive, Jordan Carter, spoke to this slide pack. His speech notes are below - they vary from delivery but include a lot of context.

Jordan mentioned:

Two of 2000 at the Internet Governance Forum in Paris

This week our CE Jordan Carter and I have been attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, an annual event where governments, business, technical community, academics and civil society organisations come together under the aegis of the United Nations to talk about Internet policy issues.

InternetNZ contributes to growth of Internet knowledge in NZ

$15,000 was available to fund individuals or organisations attending conferences and events related to the development of the Internet. We are pleased to be able support these individuals with their growth of knowledge and networks in the Internet space.

Talking to Parliament about disinformation

We briefly spoke about local government's desire to trial online voting, but primarily we appeared to make one major point - the Committee, Parliament and our government agencies need to be thinking about influence campaigns and "fake news", or more importantly - disinformation.

An update from the ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference

Cyber security, Internet policy and more at the ITU - update from the CEO

.nz Framework Policy Review 2018

InternetNZ is seeking submissions as part of a review of the .nz Framework Policy, which needs to be updated to reflect the changes made as part of the Organisational Review of 2017.

Being cyber smart with your .nz domain name

Cyber Smart Week has made an impact this week, and organisations across New Zealand are promoting safer online habits. Here's a few tips to keep in mind if you use a .nz domain name.

Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in the .nz domain name space

Language – it’s something we use every day, from the most casual conversation to the formality of education, government, and business. We often take it for granted. And, as many of us know, language is living – it evolves and transforms to meet our ever-changing needs.

Here in New Zealand, we have three official languages: English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language. This week, we’re focusing on te Reo Māori.

InternetNZ wants to hear from you about #fakenews

Join the discussion. We will use your input to inform our work, and put out a report later this year.