Blogs

Desperately seeking silver linings?

The TPP, transparency and minimising the downside for the Internet community

Lately we’ve been asking ourselves what should we at InternetNZ be doing about the TPP. If it's seemed like we've been a bit quiet on the issue, it's only because we’ve been been internalising some pretty complicated situations in our heads.

Guest Post: The times, they are a’changing…

This Guest Post is from InternetNZ Member, Don Hollander.

The domain name space is changing – both globally and within New Zealand – and we’re not keeping up.

Three key issues for ICANN's Accountability Working Group

In a separate post I’ve set out an update of what is at stake in the debate about the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability discussion. 

This post looks at three key topics that come up in the accountability debate, and our stance on them. I've participated in this working group since it was formed in December last year, so I do feel some attachment to its work. It's meeting face to face at the end of this week.

 

ICANN accountability, IANA stewardship - what's at stake?

ICANN. IANA. Accountability. Stewardship. Transition.

These words together have deep meaning to many of those who participate in or follow global Internet governance. They are also, to be honest, meaningless mumbo-jumbo the vast majority of Internet users.

What’s it all about, and should you care at all?

Annoyingly, the answer is, “probably.”

If you rely on the Internet’s Domain Name System functioning reliably (want that email to go to the right place? how about knowing your favourite website is going to work?) you should care.

Scene setting for NetHui 2015

Here is the prepared-for-delivery version of my Scene Setting speech at NetHui 2015, for those interested. Transcripts and video of all sessions are coming later - check http://2015.nethui.nz/ for that material in a few days. Time pressure meant the words spoken on the day aren't quite as written.

Kia ora ano.

Thank you for being here.

What a wonderful crowd.

I’d like to begin this morning with one of my favourite proverbs:

What more is to be done for Rural Internet?

... is a question I've been working on a lot recently, and in particular through a number of engagements that I'd like to tell you all about. 

A year and a bit of technical research

This is a guest post from Jay Daley, CEO of NZRS. It follows on from my blog post:

Post-Council: Business development, technical research, NZRS and InternetNZ

 

There's been a bit of confusion in the last couple of weeks about technical research within InternetNZ and the role InternetNZ has asked NZRS to take.

Post-Council: Business development, technical research, NZRS and InternetNZ

As part of ongoing improvements to internal comms, I'll be blogging ‘Post-Council’ on the operational impact or background of a specific Council decision after each Council meeting.

This is the first of the series. It looks at business development efforts at InternetNZ – a process aimed at delivering more resources to do good work for the Internet community.