Indigenous Domains not effected by new .nz domains

Latest .nz statistics today show little change with Indigenous Domain names despite registrations being made directly at .nz and the new .kiwi.nz and .kiwi domains. Stats for March 2015 .maori.nz = 1059 registered domains with 126 renewals with 19 cancellations (in line with previous months) and 17 new registrations. .iwi.nz = 87 registered domains with 19 renewals and 3 new registrations. .nz (direct registrations)  79,391 registrations […]

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Indigenous Issues with new GTLD’s

I was asked to present to the ICANN 47th meeting Durban South Africa about Indigenous perceptions of the new GTLD program  . The speech I gave is written below and on YouTube. Considering I only had 5-7 minutes and a few weeks to prepare, it was very light on details but does cover a number of issues that are not well known within the non […]

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Cyber Squatters in Indigenous Domains

I was interviewed by Radio Waatea about Cyber Squatters. You can hear the interview here or read the full article here. It really surprises me that people are still trying to hold Iwi to ransom over hijacked names when Iwi have .iwi.nz . All the cyber squatters are doing is making .iwi.nz more authentic for the public and valuable to Iwi. In 2002 I with Ross Himona and Te Rangikaiwhiria […]

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Dot Maori Internet suffix

Archived from August 12 2012 .maori is a possible Internet address suffix that is being discussed by groups of Māori and non Māori. This is a summary of findings from thefeasibility reportI wrote. .maori will not provide any benefit to Māori and will likely be more detrimental to the increasing Māori presence on the Internet. The introduction of the new strings will see the internet […]

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Cultural and society GTLD objections will help protect Maori on-line

The new GTLD program from ICANN which closed its first round of applications included a number of cultural identity and society names being applied for by corporations. The public have been able to express their objections to strings and have been busy doing so. While it may seem as though it is not relevant to Māori and Indigenous Peoples, it is directly relevant and shows […]

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