.nz policy review
Part of our role as the home and guardian for the .nz domain is to:
- provide the infrastructure, security and support to keep the .nz domain running
- set the policies for the registration and use of a .nz domain.
Our policies set out the rules and procedures for anyone owning a .nz domain name. They include:
- the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the .nz domain
- the procedures they need to follow
- how we manage any disputes about .nz domain names.
We developed our policies back in 2002. While we’ve revised them since then it’s time to review the policies to make sure they’re modern, robust, safe and world-class.
In 2019 we appointed an advisory panel to review the .nz policies and advise us on what needs changing.
Who’s on the advisory panel?
We invited 10 people to be members of the advisory panel. Their combined expertise covers a wide range of topics and each member is a leader in their particular field.
Sue Chetwin chairs the panel and is supported by:
- Alma Hong
- Mark Boddington
- Matt Brown
- Mark Thomas
- Tim Johnson
- Ty Kahu
- Charlie Gavey
- Robert Rolls
How long will the review take?
The review started in July 2019. We expect it will be completed by September 2020.
Which topics are the panel considering?
In its review of the .nz domain policies, we expect the panel to explore a range of important and current topics including:
- how do we best minimise phishing, trolling and abuse on .nz websites?
- how should we manage incidents of hate speech and violence in the .nz domain name space?
- what do we want .nz to say about us as a nation?
- how do we ensure tikanga values of openness, compassion, respect, and integrity are incorporated into .nz?
We also asked the panel to consider some big topics that have emerged since 2002. These include scamming, trolling, hate speech and equal opportunities for all.
What briefings did we give the panel?
To spark dialogue and guide its discussions, we gave the panel two briefings:
- Initial briefing for the .nz Panel from InternetNZ (Part one)
- Initial briefing for the .nz Panel from InternetNZ (Part two)
What has the panel told us so far?
After talking to a range of New Zealanders the panel’s .nz Issues Report outlines the issues it thinks need attention.
Find out what those issues are and the next steps in the review.
We want to know what you think about the current .nz domain policies and the other topics the panel is considering.
- read the two briefings to the panel
- read the panel’s issues report
- join the review mailing list to receive details about the panel’s consultation with the tech sector and the wider public - and find out about key project milestones
- give feedback at one of the consultation opportunities
- sign up below to InternetNZ’s monthly newsletter dotNews
- email us to ask questions or share your thoughts.