Words, names and language are important to many of our stakeholders, and not just for business reasons. The words in the domain name may powerfully connect with the holder’s identity. For the Commission, 2022 was all about making dispute resolution more accessible, and through that process we have vastly increased our contact with domain name holders and have learned more about them and what their domain names mean to them. It’s been a privilege.
Our work plan this year focuses on being more responsive to what our diverse stakeholders and community want and we are looking forward to 2023 with fresh eyes.
I hope you enjoy our news below, noting that there is important information in this newsletter seeking expressions of interest for additional moderators in the moderated .iwi.nz space. Also, learn more about Online Disputes Resolution offerings in 2023 below.
Interim Domain Name Commissioner