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

For over 14 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 Internet activism. A simple right that most people take for granted.

These pages discuss Indigenous Domain Names or Māori Domain Names that were lobbied for, by Māori and that once they were created lead to international changes in the New Zealand Internet system. These changes also saw Māori lead the way for other Indigenous Peoples.

 

Introduction
Introduction
Indigenous Domain Names
Timeline of Indigenous Domain Names
 – Native Sovereign Nations – nsn

 

iwi.nz
Introduction
moderation policy
Historical criteria
Value of iwi.nz and protection options
iwi.nz creation story and history
iwi.nz directory of iwi.nz domain names
iwi.nz growth 1994 – 2016

maori.nz
Introduction
submission 1 and feedback 1997
– .maori.nz application 2 – 2001
– .maori.nz application 3 – 2002
– .maori.nz application 3 2002 – public submissions
– .maori.nz application 3 2002 – implementation submissions
– maori.nz growth 2002-2016

 

.māori.nz
.māori.nz

 

Macrons in .nz
Macrons in .nz

nz.soc.maori
nz.soc.maori

 

.nz bilingual proposal
.nz bilingual proposal

 

Statistics
Statistics

 

.nz Domain Name Disputes
.nz Domain Name Disputes

 

Alternative Māori domain options
Alternative Māori domain options
 – Dot Kiwi

 

Dot Maori feasibility overview
Dot Maori feasibility overview

 

New Zealand Government usage
– Introduction
– New Zealand government response to te Reo Māori email addresses