Blogs

NamesCon auction sees domain name sold for US $900,000

I recently attended my third NamesCon Global - an annual domain industry conference which draws nearly 1,300 delegates from around the world.

Andrew’s predictions for the Internet in 2019

Here’s what I think could be some of the big stories for the Internet in 2019.

The Internet is dead

Last night my Internet connection dropped. Not for a minute. Not for an hour. But indefinitely. Gone.

The Internet: change gonna come

It’s been a big year for the Internet. When I look back and think about 2018, it feels that some things that had been stable for a while have started to change. And in that changing environment, InternetNZ has been changing too.

Six research projects receive a helping hand from InternetNZ

In the spirit of holiday giving we are delighted to announce $156,000 of funding for researchers helping to maintain or extend the use and accessibility of the Internet for New Zealanders.

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.