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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.

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.

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.

The juice on APRICOT

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

ICANN accountability: a final hurdle looms

At ICANN's next open meetings (March in Marrakech), final community decisions about significant reform of the organisation's accountability arrangements are due. Ever since the United States agreed to the IANA Stewardship transition process back in 2014, accountability has been intertwined as a necessary step before the transition is signed off[1].