Timeline of Indigenous Domain Names

A timeline of Indigenous domain name developments that shows factual dates that will clarify some misconceptions of achievements.

1992 – nsn.us created. The worlds first Indigenous Domain Name.
1994 – iwi.nz created
1997 – First .maori.nz submission
2000 – Karaitiana Taiuru appointed .iwi.nz moderator
2000 – iwi.nz moderation policy updated
2001 – Second .maori.nz submission
2002 – nsn-gov created
2002 – Third .maori.nz submisison
2002 (December) – nz.soc.maori proposal and creation
2003 – iwi.nz moderation policy updated
2003 – FreeParking made the offical Domain Name Registry for .iwi.nz
2005 – Karaitiana Taiuru asks for macrons to be implemented in .nz domain names
2005 – .cat was introduced
2006 – .bzh was introduced
2007 (August 18 ) – .nz bilingual proposal submission and declined.
2008 – .eus for Basque language was introduced
2010 (July 26 ) – macrons in domain names registrations made possible and .māori.nz a default
2011 – iwi.nz moderation policy updated
2013 – GodZone Internet Services was co-appointed Offical Domain Name Registry .iwi.nz as it could register macrons
2013 – .eus was introduced
2013 – .zulu application withdrawn
2014 – .gal was introduced
2014 (March) – .kiwi introduced with protected Māori names reserved

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