Maori not so advanced with technology

I had the pleasure of having coffee with the chair of the Vanuatu Internet Society and executive member of the Pacific Islands Internet Society in Christchurch yesterday, at a cafe over looking Sumner beach and the estuary. During our hour long coffee, and hearing what Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands are doing to increase their capacity for ICT, i felt a little embarrassed at what […]

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IDN's test bed

For those of you whom want to experiment with an IDN and learn more about them http://idn.icann.org. This is truly exciting and we are

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IDNs in .nz

The ability to create a macron in a web address became one step closer to reality this week when the DNC opened the public consultation seeking feedback in issues to implement IDNs in the .nz hierarchy. Once implemented, people will be able to use macrons in their web and email addresses. As it happens, the implementation of IDNs at an international level, will next week […]

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Bilingual Domain Name System – update

In July NZMIS published an open letter to InternetNZ, seeking their consideration to implement a bilingual Domain Name System for .nz. A somewhat pathetic and narrow focused responce was received this week. In essence stating that InternetNZ will not implement a bilingual DNS, because it is not a current policy. I will keep this blog updated on the future actions of NZMIS.

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Seat on ICANN's Nominating Committee

I was recently informed that i was elected to reside on the ICANN NomCom 2008 committee as the APRALO representative. It will be an interesting challenge and as one colleague said “it will be a wild ride”. I am looking forward to it.

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Pre School ICT Policy

In regards to this Computerworld article , i say too little too late.

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