March 2008 .maori.nz stats

In march 2008 11 new .maori.nz registrations occurred with 83 renewals that month.The total number of .maori.nz registrations at the end of March 2008 were 504. .iwqi.nz in the same time period had 1 new registration approved with several other dubious applications, 11 renewals with a total number of registrations for .iwi.nz being 60. This number is down on previous years.

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.eng for England

As the Internet is growing we are beginning to see more groups demand more personalisation and taking steps to ensure they do not fit into the old fashioned mold of Country Code domains being assigned based on a UN list that had no regard for bi/mono cultural countries and countiures that are independent of their dictators. TA new petition seeking support for .eng a new […]

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Full fellow to APNG 2008

I have been awarded a full fellow to the 10th APNG Asia Pacific Next Generation Young Leaders Camp in Thailand this year – http://www.apng.org At the camp i will discuss the need for closer relationships within the Asia Pacific region and use the case of IDN’s as a starting platform. I will discuss the AP region which consists of 3579 of the 6911 non speaking […]

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Music Industry creating more barriers

In this time and age when the Music industry is crying fowl over privacy and demanding that governments enforce piracy by forcing ISP’s to monitor traffic, they (the music Industry) create obstacles at every corner to ensure piracy will continue. Even the good guys who try to make a legitimate business from digital music which would prevent a lot of privacy (as seen with itunes), […]

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Creative use of CC TLD’s

The article below irks me. The hoi pol-loi of the Internet have no idea which country a CC TLD is associated with, in fact even what a CC TLD is. The use of .tv is a great and efficient marketing ploy. http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/D3D9A2A1CB6E2A5FCC257423006C69FFBy Jo Bennett Auckland & Wellington | Monday, 7 April, 2008 Yours from NZ — in TuvaluIt’s surely odd that, charged with promoting New […]

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Evolving English Language

I recently read an article stating that linguists believe the English language will evolve to an apex that we as English speakers today will not be able to understand English speakers in 10 to 30 years time. The reason for the dramatic evolution is txt’ing, email, and the growing number of new English speakers as a second language with their mispronunciation and our obsessive need […]

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