WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

In Privacy Week, there’s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name. In this long post, InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter shares his take on the issue and fleshes out a bit of the background. Submissions are due by 7 June – have your say!

When you register a domain name, you provide a set of details as part of the registration process.

It's privacy week

It’s privacy week and the theme is “privacy in your hands.” We'll be attending a bunch of Privacy week events (I'm personally looking forward to Tuesday's talk about ransomware). So, with privacy on my mind and my mind on privacy here is a couple of recent stories and tools have bubbled up which y’all might be interested in.

At last! A CERT for New Zealand

Andrew Cushen A blog post from Andrew Cushen, Work Programme Director at InternetNZ
6 May 2016

Yesterday, the Government announced that they are providing $20 million over four years to fund the building of a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) function for New Zealand - CERTNZ.

Clarifying the .nz stewardship framework - a Memorandum of Understanding

Jordan CarterA blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ
2 May 2016

InternetNZ was founded in the 1990s with a purpose of being a voice for the Internet community. Under the global policy framework for the domain name system, individuals, organisations, or sometimes governments in each country, were given the job of running the local ccTLD in the interests of the local Internet community.

Review of the Telecommunications Act

A blog post from Reg Hammond, Policy Consultant at InternetNZ
22 April 2016

Issues Round-up: Panama leaks, online content moderation, MP-TCP

Welcome to another edition of the Issues Team blog! Today we’re all about information: how the Panama papers leaks were possible, how big Internet platforms decide what you can and can't see, and a technology for getting *as much data as possible* by combining Internet connections.

ICANN's journey to global control - a recap and update

Jordan CarterA blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ
18 April 2016

This post gives you a quick update on the progress of the accountability and global stewardship changes at ICANN, currently undergoing United States government consideration.

Issues weekly: remote working, buttons, locks and canaries

Kia ora koutou,

This week us in the issues team have been thinking and talking about remote working (we are in two cities after all), open data, warrant canaries dying in the Internet mines and snappy logos for vulnerabilities.

Broadband, printing in space and FBiOS comes to a close

Kia ora koutou, Ben here with a short blog from the Issues team on some stories and developments that have caught our eye recently.

Fixed vs Wireless broadband

Bill Bennett did a couple of articles over the long weekend that I think deserve a mention. Bill wrote about Akamai’s State of the Internet and their recorded speeds for NZ’s broadband and mobile networks, and the Commerce Commission’s approval for Spark to buy Whoosh’s rights in the 2300Mhz band (one of the spectrum bands that can deliver 4G mobile Internet).