InternetNZ members back name-change

The name change is likely to be put to the annual general meeting in July or August

Meetings of InternetNZ members held last month were broadly in support of a change of the organisation’s registered name, The Internet Society of New Zealand.

No formal vote was taken, but there were some “straw polls” at the meetings, says executive director Keith Davidson.

The suggested registered name, Internet New Zealand, was widely favoured, though some members suggested making both the formal and trading names “InternetNZ”. The name change is likely to be put formally to the annual general meeting, in July or August, Davidson says.

This year is likely to see yet another concerted attempt to arrive at a code of practice for ISPs. Some of the larger ISPs have resisted signing up to a standard code and development was halted last year when the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum floated its own proposal, Davidson says.

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