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InternetNZ 2017 wrap up

This is an organisation with a pretty simple premise: that from openness comes good, and that the Internet can help create a better world. We’ve had a busy year doing work that can help achieve that vision.

Net Neutrality failure in the U.S. risks hurting all internet users

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result.

Announcing State of the Internet 2017

Today we’ve published our 2017 State of the Internet report. This report is a look at some key aspects of the Internet in New Zealand. It looks at access to the Internet, and creative uses of the Internet, and has an in-depth look at trust and security issues in New Zealand as the focus for the 2017 edition.

America's Net Neutrality fail

I was on TVNZ's Breakfast programme this morning talking about the forthcoming decisions in Washington DC to remove Obama-era open Internet protections. You can catch the interview on TVNZ's site here.

Takedown of domain names - the rule of law and due process

There is a concerning trend where domain names used, or alleged to be used, by miscreants to facilitate fraud and theft over the Internet are becoming the target of law enforcement agencies which seek the immediate removal of the name from the DNS without following due process...

What New Zealanders think about the Internet

In our activity plan for this year, we committed to commissioning research about Kiwi attitudes to the Internet. We worked with market research company UMR research on a phone survey and a series of face-to-face focus groups, to ask questions about people's hopes and fears regarding the Internet.

Transition: Done!

Eighteen years after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was founded, the contractual apron strings between ICANN and the United States government finally expired over the weekend.

New Council 2016/17

Jordan CarterA blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ
1 August 2016

InternetNZ is governed by a Council elected by members of the organisation, with four spots coming up each year. Last Friday saw a competitive race with eleven nominees for the four available spots. The votes were tallied and interim results announced Friday evening, and scrutinised results on Saturday.

WHOIS Review - update from Domain Name Commission Ltd Chair

This post is by David Farrar, chairperson of the Board for Domain Name Commission Ltd.

As the third round of consultation on the WHOIS policy has concluded, I thought members and stakeholders would be interested in an update from me as DNCL Chair.  An update from the office has also been published at https://dnc.org.nz/whoisupdate

I’d like to thank the 65 people and organisations who took the time to make a submission on the third consultation paper.

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.