.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.
In 2019 InternetNZ began a comprehensive review of these policies to make sure they’re modern, robust, safe and world class.
InternetNZ appointed the .nz Advisory Panel to conduct a review, and consult with New Zealanders.
The Advisory Panel consisted of:
- Sue Chetwin (Chair)
- Alma Hong
- Mark Boddington
- Matt Brown
- Mark Thomas
- Tim Johnson
- Ty Kahu
- Charlie Gavey
- Robert Rolls.
The Advisory Panel had conversations with a diverse range of New Zealanders to consider whether the .nz policy framework was still fit-for-purpose. It developed an Issues Report in January 2020 which laid out the issues the Panel found with the current setting for .nz.
The .nz Advisory Panel completed its work in September 2020 with a final Recommendations Report on how InternetNZ should move forward from here.
All papers relating to the review can be found here:
- Issues Report
- Options Report
- Public consultation
- Summary of submissions
- Recommendations Report
- Approaches to ccTLD policies internationally (background research)
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