Identities in the offline world

I wonder if it is time we stopped using our phone numbers on personal ID and forms, or that we are at least given the option to use a phone number and a web address such as a personal domain or social networking site address. This thought was ignited after reading this article. A a population NZ’ers we move regularly not taking our home phone […]

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InternetNZ 2008 elections

InternetNZ are currently voting on their new officers for 2008-9/10, 1 new president, 1 vice president and 5 councillors. Going from the top job there are two highly credible people. Pete Mc Cauly and Steve Heath. Both have had a huge impact on the internet in NZ. I have had the pleasure of working with both men. Vice president – I have not met Rodney […]

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.xxx to be or not to be, that is the question posed by ICM

For those of you who followed the process of .xxx being accepted by ICANN then the turnaround decision by ICANN not to implement .xxx will find the independent review requested byICM as an interesting point in Internet governance. Maybe we will find out whether the US government really did interfere with the decision or wether ICANN genuinely realised they made a mistake. The decision could […]

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non English domain names

Mr Dmitry “Vladimir Putin” Medvedev the recently appointed Prime Minister of Russia is promoting the idea of Cyrillic domain names to be implemented on the Internet. Although Cyrillic is currently part of the IDN roll out by ICANN, it does brings international attention to the fact that the Internet is a predominantly English based system that has no consideration to non English languages. Currently all […]

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