We invite guest posts on our InternetNZ blog from members. We do not necessarily endorse the position being taken, however we support open dialogue. This blog post comes from Vivian Chandra from Amnesty International.
Every year InternetNZ gives away money to a bunch of different people and organisations to improve the Internet and our use of it. We do it because our vision is for a better world through a better Internet, and to achieve that vision, we recognise that we are in a position where we can help make others make it a reality.
Network Neutrality, a much-used-and-abused term, talks about discrimination between types or sources of content (positive or negative) that is not to do with normal network load/demand management. It's been in the news because the United States telco regulator has changed how it approaches the subject - planning to regulate for strong neutrality provisions.
During the last NZNOG meeting in Rotorua, Geoff Huston presented an interesting result from APNIC's continuous research in DNSSEC validation deployment in New Zealand: the country reached a level of 15% of validation among a sample of users. Although these numbers are well below the level of adoption in other countries, like the US with 21.6%, these are at the same level of Australia and a lot better than the UK with 5%, this result carries a surprise: the same metric was sitting at the 8% level in December 2014.
I’m in the first day of a meeting of APTLD – the Asia Pacific federation of country-code domain name managers - which is part of the annual APRICOT. event. It’s a mouthful of an acronym, and it’s one that is landing in Auckland in 2016.
Just as research in universities and institutions around the world played a key role in the creation of the Internet and its use, research has a vital contribution to make to the future of the Internet in New Zealand.