Historical .iwi.nz criteria

All historical .iwi.nz moderation policies from the original in 1997. The current policy is here.

The original moderation policy was casual and was not written or published in in any formal manner until 1997.

1994 Guidelines

1997

2000

2003

2011

1994.

Prior to the founding of Internet Society of New Zealand, the following guidelines were recognized by Don Stokes and Lloyd Parkes of Victoria University.

The organisation requesting a name should have a bona fide interest in
it, and should have some sort of statutary claim to represent the group
that the name suggests it represents, such as being a recognised iwi
authority or Maori Trust Board.

Names should be based on the registered name of the organisation
requesting the name. By allocating such names on a first come, first
served basis, we should avoid problems with small organisations claiming
a name that indicates that they represent a larger group. There is a
problem that some groups have quite long names, such as the Tauranga
Moana Maori Trust — I would hesitate to put it in as tauranga.iwi.nz
(too generic), preferring taurangamoana or tauranga-moana.

Ultimately, these are guidelines only, and we have no interest in being
seen to be dictating to the Maori community.

 

1997

The policy below was the original ISOCNZ policy and was not updated until 2000 by the current moderator by consulting The Maori Internet Society.

iwi.nz is a moderated 2nd level domain. Before considering applying for iwi.nz you must meet, in the first instance the following 2 rules:

Rule 1. You must be a traditional Māori tribe
Rule 2. You must have a Trust Board.

2000

Criteria to be considered for the second level domain .iwi.nz

iwi.nz is a moderated 2nd level domain. Before considering applying for iwi.nz you must meet, in the first instance the following 2 rules *:
Rule 1. You must be a traditional Māori tribe
Rule 2. You must have a Trust Board.

* These are the two basic requirements that are required by the New Zealand Internet Society
ISOCNZ.

If you meet the criteria of both Rules 1 and 2, please see New Zealand Māori Internet Society’s application of these rules below in sections 1 – 4.

1. Only a traditional Māori tribe (including Chatham’s) of pre Treaty of Waitangi times will be considered, pursuant to section 4.

2. Only genuine Māori names will be allowed in the domain. For example, if an iwi owned a company called “Kiwi Limited” they will not be allowed to apply for www.k.iwi.nz as a web address or www.kiwi.iwi.nz.

3. Tribal dialect is permissible in iwi names, for example “Ngāi Tahu” may apply and will be accepted for “KāiTahu.iwi.nz (pursuant to the rules 1 and 2) as the Ng/K is part of their tribal dialect.

4. Urban Māori groups may apply for .iwi.nz with the following provisions which are designed to support the mana of the traditional iwi: Firstly they must have been established for over 12 months. They must have a Trust Board and represent a reasonable proportion of urban Māori. They must also have a database of all their members as do other iwi authorities. They must also have a Māori name. Pākehā names will not be considered as it will affect the mana of the word iwi and the mana of the 2nd Level domain .iwi.nz.

Apply for the iwi.nz domain through your Internet Service Provider or agent. Do not send your application directly to us, as we can not directly process your request.

Māori Individuals
If you do not meet the requirements above and are a Māori individual or group, we invite you to support the New Zealand Māori Internet Society/Te Whānau Ipurangi. Since we will be approaching ISOCNZ in the near future for a new 2nd level maori.nz domain. The purpose of this new domain will be for all Māori who do not qualify for .iwi.nz. Contact the Chairperson.

Māori Hapū
Traditional Māori hāpu can not obtain an iwi.nz 2nd Level domain. We suggest you speak with your tribal authority about getting a sub domain name. For example, if your iwi is Ngāi Tahu and your hapū is Ngāi Tuahuriri, talk to the iwi authority and see if you can come to an arrangement for <www.tuahuriri.ngaitahu.iwi.nz>.

If no arrangement can be made or there is no iwi authority etc, we would like to hear from you.
Contact the Chairperson Last updated August 1 2000.

2003

iwi.nz is a moderated 2nd level domain. Before considering applying for iwi.nz you must meet the
following.
Criteria 1. You must be a traditional Maori tribe, Hapu that belongs to a traditional Maori Iwi or
taura here Iwi group operating with the permission of the main Iwi.
Criteria 2. You must be a legal body.
Criteria 3. Only genuine Maori names will be allowed in the domain pursuant to the following:
(a) If an Iwi is known by an abbreviation then they shall be accepted with their abbreviation as their
iwi name.
(b) Tribal project names and tribal owned companies will not be accepted in iwi.nz .

Notes:
1. Multiple .iwi.nz names per Iwi are permissible.
2. Tribal dialect is permissible in iwi names.
3. The use of ngai, ngati or other tribal suffix is applicable in the name but is optional.
4. Technology prohibits the use of macrons in domain names.
5. Urban Maori groups may apply for .iwi.nz if the following is met:
• Must have been established for over 12 months.
• A legal body
• Must represent a reasonable proportion of urban Maori in your area.
• Poses a database of all members.
• Criteria 3 is met.

2011

iwi.nz is a moderated 2nd level domain specific to Iwi Māori. It is moderated to protect Iwi applicants from individuals:

• Using an Iwi name for non Iwi purposes
• From purchasing an Iwi name in the .iwi.nz area, and offering to sell it back at huge inflated prices
• Directing an iwi name to distasteful websites, and many other dubious schemes.
• To ensure that Iwi can be assured that their Iwi names have a Kaitiaki, and will remain in the rightful hands.

NOTE: Macrons are now available to be used in .iwi.nz addresses.
If your Iwi wish to register a .iwi.nz name, you also have the option of registering your .iwi.nz with and without macrons. It is advisable to register both forms of your .iwi.nz name with the popularity of macron software and knowledge of macrons (with and without macrons). Each variant will require a separate registration and fee.

Criteria
Criterion 1. You must be a traditional Māori tribe, Hapū that belongs to a traditional Māori Iwi or taura here Iwi group operating with the permission of the main Iwi.
Criterion 2. You must be a legal body.
Criterion 3. Only genuine Māori names will be allowed in the domain pursuant to the following:
(a) If an Iwi is known by an abbreviation then they shall be accepted with their abbreviation as their
iwi name.
Note: Tribal project names and tribal owned companies will not be accepted in iwi.nz.
Criterion 4. A Mandated Iwi Organisation as described in the Māori Fisheries Act (MIO), pursuant to Criterion 3.

Notes:
1. Multiple .iwi.nz names per Iwi are permissible.
2. Tribal dialect is permissible in iwi names.
3. The use of ngāi, ngāti or other tribal suffix is applicable in the name but is optional.
4. Urban Māori groups may apply for .iwi.nz if the following is met:
(a) Must have been established for over 12 months.
(b) A legal body
(c) Must represent a reasonable proportion of urban Maori in your area.
(d) Posses a database of all members.
(e) Criteria 3 is met.

Registrar
The authorised registrar for the .iwi.nz namespace is FreeParking (www.freeparking.co.nz). This means that all .iwi.nz new registrations may only be made through FreeParking, and that domain names may be transferred to other registrars. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be made to the .iwi.nz Moderator, karaitiana@taiuru.maori.nz.

FAQ replies.
If you are registering on behalf of an Iwi, ensure that the Iwi name is in the registrant fields. If your details are there, the application will be declined.

Once your registration has been approved you will receive an email (to the email supplied as the contact person) invoice from FreeParking. Once you have paid the invoice your domain name will be made available.

If your domain name is not approved, you can email the moderator Karaitiana Taiuru to discuss it. If you are not happy with his response, you may email the New Zealand Domain Name Commissioner info@dnc.org.nz . The DNC is the overall manager of .nz addresses.

If you have billing or technical questions please contact FreeParking directly.

For general questions about .iwi.nz please contact the moderator Karaitiana Taiuru

 

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