Māori activism and hidden achievements in New Zealand’s Internet Domain Name System

Māori activism and hidden achievements in New Zealand’s Internet Domain Name System

For over 20 years up till 2017,  Māori fought for the right to be to be fairly represented in the New Zealand Internet Domain Name System and to a lesser extent for recognition within the New Zealand Internet governing body InternetNZ, in an act of Māori activism. A simple right that most people take for granted. These pages discuss Indigenous Domain Names or Māori Domain Names that were […]

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Macrons not recognised in email by Government and Polytechnic web sites and systems

Macrons not recognised in email by Government and Polytechnic web sites and systems

If you have te reo Māori or macrons in your email address, it is unlikely you will be able to contact a government department, MP, local council or a polytechnic. Most of the 158 NZ government department website online contact forms surveyed, would not accept an email with macrons. This included Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Mangai Paho and Parliament who would not only decline an email […]

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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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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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