.maori.nz domain name likely to proceed

The country's first new second level domain name, .maori.nz, looks likely to go ahead with InternetNZ (formerly the Internet Society) releasing an interim ruling in favour of the submission.

The country's first new second level domain name, .maori.nz, looks likely to go ahead with InternetNZ (formerly the Internet Society) releasing an interim ruling in favour of the submission.

InternetNZ president Keith Davidson says that of the 24 public submissions received during the first round, all were in favour of the domain name.

"Basically now it goes back to the public with InternetNZ saying it's all going to happen unless you have good reason for it not to happen."

The domain name will be unmoderated, meaning anyone can register a .maori.nz name, although the proposers, the Maori Internet Society, may register some names they consider undesirable.

"That's entirely their call, but it's not their intention to moderate it beyond that."

Davidson says the last second level domain name to be registered, .school.nz, which came into being in 1995, was also unmoderated and there was some discussion on the issue at the time.

"Someone did register sex.school.nz and some people had some fun with that."

Anyone interested in making a submission can do so at www.internetnz.net.nz. Anonymous submissions will be rejected.

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