Welcome to dotNews - InternetNZ's monthly newsletter - giving you a brief update of what's happening in the world of New Zealand's Internet.
This dotNews includes...
- InternetNZ wrap up
- Call for members of new digital economy and digital divide advisory group
- InternetNZ CE appointment
- State of The Internet report
- IGF Geneva 2017
- Community research and conference grants close 8 Jan
- .nz domain name research: 2017
- InternetNZ in the news
- Latest from our Blog
- Special NetHui on Copyright with Cory Doctorow
Jordan's wrap up of the year
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. Here are some of the things I am proud we’ve achieved: …More here
“for now let me just say this: across the work we do, our approach will be consistent: high quality, relevant, focused on what our customers, stakeholders and members expect us to be: a watchdog, a voice, a critical service provider, and an organisation firmly grounded in the principles that have made the Internet such an astonishing success.”
Call for members of new digital economy and digital divide advisory group
Last week the new Communications Minister, Hon Clare Curran, announced a call for membership of a new Digital Economy and Digital Divide Ministerial Advisory Group. The group is to give advice to the minister on a range of digital economy and digital divide issues. Do you have a voice to add to the discussion? Consider expressing your interest in being a participant before the close on 31 January. More here
InternetNZ CE appointment
State of the Internet report
We welcome your feedback on what is in the report, and ideas for what we can do differently in 2018! More here
Community research and conference grants close soon
Got a cool Internet-related project or want to attend an Internet-related conference? We have $100,000 in funding to award for Internet projects and $15,000 for conference attendance. Both rounds close at 9am on 8 January 2018.
More information about our community funding can be found here
Internet Governance Forum Geneva 2017
They will be tweeting throughout the conference so follow the hashtag #IFG2017 and follow @internetNZ for what our team in Geneva is up to.
.nz domain name research: 2017
Key findings (Business):
The majority of New Zealand businesses prefer a .nz domain name, the tenure of domain name ownership is increasing, there is an increased in perceived benefits and a reduction in perceived barriers, positive perceptions of a .nz domain name have improved over time, particularly for increased revenue from lead generation and ability to reach more customers. more
Key findings (Consumer):
The strengths of a .nz website are that it is trustworthy, reliable, secure and good value - .nz continues to be the most looked at, trusted, and preferred website for searching for information, buying products, and reading news stories, however the long term trend for .com suggests they are slowly gaining ground in all areas. more
Photos from NetHui
We had another fantastic national NetHui event on 9-10 November at Auckland’s Aotea Centre. We focussed on “Trust and Freedom” and had a wide range of discussion and download topics. As always, NetHui is a great event to collaborate and meet with people you usually talk to on the internet. Head over to our facebook page to check out the photos over the two days.
BIM BAM BOOM
A Paul Brislen Blog.
The new ministers are in their hot seats and (as if by magic) the ministries have prepared their Briefings for Incoming Ministers (BIM). Why, it's almost as if they knew they were coming! In the ICT space we have several to consider. Here at Brislen HQ we've been having a think about what our new Ministers need to know and we've come up with a few suggestions.
InternetNZ in the news
What the end of net neutrality in the US means for New Zealand
From Noted: Published 08:15 18/12/2017
Whether or not something like this might happen remains to be seen, and InternetNZ deputy chief executive, Andrew Cushen, said the primary impact will only be felt in the US. ... Andrew Cushen said packages like these "look like something that is a less neutral internet". More
Copyright law confirmed for a makeover
From Radio New Zealand Audio: Published 09:45 18/12/2017
[00:01:37] Internet New Zealand says site-blocking isn't the answer. ... Their deputy chief executive Andrew Cushen says the three strikes law which allows offenders to be prosecuted after illegal file sharing three times is an effective tool which the industry is simply not using. ... [00:01:51] ANDREW CUSHEN We've been talking about these issues for 15 years. More
Net neutrality repeal - what it means for NZ
From New Zealand Herald: Published 15:02 15/12/2017
Also from NZ Herald print edition, NZ Herald Technology
InternetNZ has condemned a US move to repeal "net neutrality" rules - but says Kiwi internet users will be less exposed to the fallout. ... InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter said that all internet users would end up worse off as a result. More
Latest from the InternetNZ Blog
Mapping Digital Divides in New Zealand
This week Communications Minister Clare Curran released "Digital New Zealanders: The Pulse of Our Nation", a report outlining the digital divide in New Zealand. We welcome the look at how New...more
Bsides Wellington 2017: Better understanding “our fellow flesh friends”, for better security outcomes
Last week the inaugural Bsides Wellington was held, an infosec (information security) conference which brings together information security specialists, hobbyists, and policy nerds who are trying to...more
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...more
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... more
Looking back at ICANN60
ICANN held its latest global public meeting in Abu Dhabi late October through early November, with a few main topics on the agenda. more
Upcoming dates for your calendar
Cory Doctorow to headline Special One Day NetHui on Copyright
We are delighted to announce Cory Doctorow will join a special NetHui event focused on Copyright to be held at Te Papa in Wellington on Monday 12 March.
Save the date in your diaries and register your interest in attending NOW.
22-24 January 2018 - NZNOG Workshops, Queenstown
25-26 January 2018 - NZNOG Conference, Queenstown
TBC January/February 2018 - Welcome back events, Auckland and Wellington
23 February 2018 - Council Meeting, Wellington
12 March 2018 - Nethui Copyright, Wellington
27-28 March 2018 - MobileTech, Rotorua
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