It’s been heartbreaking seeing the devastation caused by the weather events in February. At the Domain Name Commission, we’ve been carefully observing the connectivity issues and have been ready to assist with potential effects on domain name registrations.
Our February was busy with finalising our budget and corporate plan. In 2023/24, we will focus our efforts on monitoring, enforcement, registrar and registrant compliance and online safety work through partner engagement and other business-as-usual activities. The plan considers our Strategic Outcomes indicators and six strategic priorities of the InternetNZ Group, including centring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Lean business practice.
In late February, we met in person with the mediators and experts who perform key services in our dispute resolution process. That was the first time in three years, and everyone agreed that there is something special about achieving a face-to-face connection after so long.
Read below about the first dispute resolution decision of 2023 and other useful updates. I hope this finds you safe and well and able to connect with others.
Interim Domain Name Commissioner