It’s nearly time to down tools for the year. The Domain Name Commission is bookending the year by gathering together this week to review what went well, what could have gone better, and how we can provide better value in the New Year.
I am proud of the team’s work this year. In particular, we continue to respond to our domain name holders' queries and provide assistance where necessary. The increase in providers merging can leave domain holders confused about who their provider is, and it’s rewarding to put them on the right track. The Commission has also put significant energy into pursuing alternative resolution options for conflicted domain names and domain disputes. Through iterative processes, we’ve learned a lot about our community of stakeholders’ needs and how we can provide better access to justice. We will release more information on our findings in the New Year.
Thank you to all our stakeholders who help us work towards our goal of making the domain name space in Aotearoa fair for everyone and something we can all be proud of.
Wishing everyone a restful and peaceful holiday season.
Interim Domain Name Commissioner