Blogs

Our very own ICANN Trusted Community Representative at InternetNZ!

Over the years, you may have heard about people with “keys to the Internet,” and while this sounds secretive and exciting, like something from a spy or thriller movie, the truth has been twisted and changed so many times that it’s time to set the record straight.

‘Digital’ regulation a growing global, political football in 2020.

In 2020, issues of digital regulation look set to take centre stage, seeing business and political voices debate options on the global playing field of policies and treaties. These digital regulation issues are likely to include taxation of tech companies, social media content regulation, response to global cybercrime and the ‘cyberspace’ practices of countries themselves. These issues, and regulatory approaches taken, have the potential to impact the online experiences and offline lives of Internet users globally.

Understanding .nz's place in the world

December was busy for the .nz Advisory Panel as we finalised our .nz Policy Issues Report.

2020 vision: our Internet predictions

It gets harder and harder each year to make predictions about the Internet in New Zealand as technology changes become faster and faster. Last year our Engagement Director Andrew Cushen scored 1.5 out of 4 with his 2019 predictions.
This year we've pulled together thoughts from across the organisation about Internet security, policy, and domain names. And of course, it's an election year. So there's bound to be interesting implications.

2019 — a big year comes to a close

2019 has been a big year for New Zealand, for the Internet, and for InternetNZ. I wanted to share a few thoughts as the holiday season arrives, and to wish you well for the break.

2019 in Internet policy: Facing extremism, Internet filtering, and platform responsibility in a very tough year for New Zealanders online

2019 has been a challenging year for the Internet on many fronts. InternetNZ has been reflecting on what it means to help New Zealanders harness the power of the Internet to work, play, connect, and learn. Our policy team works to understand and lead conversations on the big policy problems affecting the Internet in New Zealand.

So how did Andrew do with his 2019 predictions..?

Friends, the end of the year is upon us. 2019 has been an exciting and, at times, challenging year. There’s been plenty of work to do to help New Zealanders harness the power of the Internet, while also thinking about how we build an Internet for the good of us all.

ISOC’s sale of .org

Since the news broke about the Internet Society’s decision to sell Public Interest Registry (PIR), the operator of the .org top level domain, I’ve been asked about InternetNZ’s take on the issue a number of times.

The Panel dives deeper on .nz policy issues

At our November .nz Panel meeting, we explored feedback from a wide range of New Zealanders as part of our policy review for the .nz domain name space and the issues identified.

Shop safe New Zealand

Today we are launching our #ShopSafeNZ campaign hoping to raise awareness about safer online shopping experience for Kiwis. We’ll be campaigning in the lead up to the holiday season and retail sales from 25 November - 1 January 2020.