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Christchurch and the Internet: a year on

On 15 March 2019, the Internet was weaponised as part of the terrorist attacks on the Muslim communities of Christchurch. The hurt and harm to people in the mosques, their family and friends, and the wider social impact, are where much of the focus will rightly be in this month as the anniversary arrives. In the aftermath, we at InternetNZ were involved with some of the Internet aspects. This blog is about those because that’s our field. It is not the most important aspect - that’s the people attacked and how we deal with the intent behind the terrorism - but it is the aspect that we know.

COVID-19: InternetNZ’s preparedness exercise

With the global spread of COVID-19 on everyone’s minds, we’ve been reflecting on what it means to be a responsible employer in New Zealand. How do we protect staff and their families? How can we ensure our staff feel supported during this time? What plans do we have in place for dealing with a pandemic now or in the future?

Keeping .nz safe and secure

In our first blog of 2020 we shared our predictions for the Internet this year with one common theme coming through loud and clear—online security. It’s an important topic on the agendas and minds of many organisations, including ours.

InternetNZ: An Internet for all and an Internet for good

The heart of InternetNZ is to help New Zealanders harness the power of the Internet. We are proud and privileged to be the home of .nz for New Zealand, using the income stream from this and our other commercial activities to fund our work to keep the Internet open, secure and for all New Zealanders.

DNCL directors appointed

Two independent directors join the Domain Name Commission board for a three-year term.

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.

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.

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.

Cyber Smart Week - doing your bit

We’ve signed up as an official Cyber Smart Week partner again this year because the event is important

The ACCC Report - lessons for Aotearoa?

At the end of July, the Australian competition regulator published the final report of its inquiry into Digital Platforms. The Australian Government is seeking input on the recommendations it contains.