Cultural representation on the Internet

.lat for Latino’s is being discussed in preparation for the ICANN board to consider next year. Personally i think this is a fantastic idea. If successful, it will join; .cat (Catalans), .cym (Welsh language speakers) .asia (Asia) and .scots if successful. For the first time we are seeing a global mindset change that the Internet is not best being geographically assigned up, but culturally and […]

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Domain hijacking

Recently i was sent an email about a TradeMe auction selling generic/cultural Maori domain names at highly inflated prices. A Maori web site owner then wrote an article on her web site and emailed her list of contacts promoting the auction and asking that everyone go and purchase their iwi and other generic Maori domain names to protect them. This is the worst possible advise. […]

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Cultural representation on the Internet

.lat for Latino’s is being discussed in preparation for the ICANN board to consider next year. Personally i think this is a fantastic idea. If successful, it will join; .cat (Catalans), .cym (Welsh language speakers) .asia (Asia) and .scots if successful. For the first time we are seeing a global mindset change that the Internet is not best being geographically assigned up, but culturally and […]

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Maori hacker ??????????

Disclaimer: Personal opinion only. With some amusement i read the NZ herald article http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/466/story.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10475637 that claimed one of the so called Maori terrorists (whom may i add is not charged under the Terrorism Act) was known as “Bl@ckmask”, and he/she hacked the National Party web site. First of all, i wonder how an audio device can ascertain between an “a” and an “@” ?. Secondly, […]

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So called online Activists.

As i write, i am aware of name supression and not identifying the arrested. When the so called Maori terrorists were arrested, a popular Maori web site was shut down by the NZ Police. The site had hundreds of members and reqular visitors whom visited to catch up with family, seek IT advice or even a recipe and advice on cooking a hangi. The reason […]

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ICANN 30th International Public Meeting

I have been in attendance at the ICANN conference in Los Angeles this week. It has certainly been a good week for many, including Peter Dengate Thrush (NZ) being elected as the Chair of ICANN, replacing Vint Cerf, main events being translated into various stakeholder languages including French, Chinese and of course a Fast Track to IDN implementation. I attended my first NomCom meeting over […]

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