Anti Spam Act 2007

Considering the “Unsolicited email Act” or as it is more aptly known “The Spam Act” effects every New Zealand business, i have heard very little about it in the media. For those of you in the dark, http://www.antispam.govt.nz/ is a good reference site. The Act covers sending of unsolicited emails, instant messaging and SMS. I wonder just how effective this legislation will be, considering most […]

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sex.com

Recently i completed the book aptly named “sex.com” authored by Kieren McCarthy. The front page of this book has the following blurb “One Domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the Brutal Battle for the Jewel in the Internet’s Crown” . A true story about the ownership dispute of the domain name sex.com . It is almost unbelievable that a legal system could allow for such […]

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Online activism part 1

We are seeing the Internet being used as a new age tool for activism by ordinary mum and dad folks, common interest groups, general public who are disgusted at our laws and even by traditional activists whom are taking their protest from the streets to the Internet. Soon after the terrorist attacks on September 11 patriotic American hackers organised a synchronised attack on various Middle […]

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blingual DNS – udate

Today New Zealand Maori Internet Society sent an open letter to InternetNZ asking for a blingual DNS to be made available. The open letter is at the link below:http://www.amio.maori.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?t=200 It will be an interesting topic.

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Ngatikaura Ngati email petition

I received the email with the post mortem photo’s of the abused child Ngatikaura Ngati with the horrific story and a petition for people to add their names to and send around. The story of the email was in Stuff earlier this week. I understand that the family had asked for the photos to be made public. I will not post the photo’s here as […]

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Macrons in Domain Names 2

Our meeting at the office of the DNC to discuss implementing macrons into .nz domain names was interesting. I think we appeared to have an overall concensus that macrons in domain names were needed and that they should be implemented sooner rather than later. We expect a consultation document to be published this month so i will keep you informed.

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