New web domains in NZ: Will they help or hinder Māori and Iwi?

The New Zealand governing body of .nz domain names has released a new public consultation to discuss changing the way .nz web addresses look. As opposed to .co.nz , .maori.nz,  .iwi.nz, etc., the proposal calls for a simple .nz address. This will have a number of positive impacts (if managed correctly early in the process) for many stakeholders in the .nz domain name space and […]

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Iwi implications of .kiwi.nz

As the .iwi.nz moderator, I publically opposed the .kiwi.nz application. The main reason was that I believe it would force Iwi to register their current domain names in .kiwi. to protect Iwi on-line identity. It is a common practice for unscrupulous people to register names that are similar to genuine names that may be spelt incorrectly or that at a quick glance will appear to be […]

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Bilingual Web for Maori

Māori will soon have a bilingual Internet system and guaranteed protection of Iwi and God Names with the introduction of the new web address .kiwi being introduced possibly next year.   .kiwi http://www.dot-kiwi.com/ will be an alternative to the current options of domain names such as .nz or .org . .kiwi will be introduced along with a number of other new domain names that will change the […]

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