Organisational review consultation - 2017

InternetNZ Council consults on proposed changes to organisation

In 2016 the InternetNZ Council initiated an organisational review of the InternetNZ group (InternetNZ, the Domain Name Commission and NZRS). Our current structure was designed in 2002 and has not been reviewed since 2008. The scale and impact of the Internet on society over the past decade has been enormous and is evolving rapidly – making our role as a voice for the local Internet community even more important. We have also matured significantly as an group during that time.

The review sought to understand whether we are still best setup to deliver on our vision in this changing environment.

The Council is now consulting on a proposed change to our organisational design which, if accepted, would see our three organisations merge to become one, governed by one Council. If the proposals are accepted, the size and composition of the Council will be reviewed in 2018 including whether to reduce the size and how to ensure we have the right skills on board to support high quality governance.

Employees, members and stakeholders were all welcome to provide feedback on these proposals. The consultation period closed at 5.00pm on 30 June.

  • Consultation document (version 2). The original version (version 1 below) unintentionally omitted some information regarding the interim arrangements proposed - should the current proposals to bring the three organisations together be accepted. Specifically, page 11 contains additional detail in relation to the proposed interim arrangements regarding the entity structure and governance, and rationale. There are no other changes from the original document.

For more information please email InternetNZ's President Jamie Baddeley at

Published submissions

The submission period is now closed. 52 submissions were received altogether. There were 26 submitters who were happy for their submissions to be published, while 26 asked for their submissions to be kept private. All submissions that have been recorded as public are posted below. 

All submissions, both public and private, will be analysed and Council will provide a summary of submission themes. No individually identifying information will be included in any analysis material that is distributed. This analysis and summary of submissions will represent the full range of submissions. The Council is now analysing submissions and expects to provide a summary of responses at the AGM on 27 July.