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  • Domain Name Commission clamps down on dodgy .nz domain names

    The Domain Name Commission has released the first annual report since its restructuring earlier this year, saying it has cancelled 103 .nz domain names with insufficient details and will be putting in place a number of initiatives designed to tackle the problem of fake .nz domain names.

  • Commission salutes the Geek domain name

    Holders of the domain name are mainly from New Zealand, retain their name for longer and 60% of them are registered by individuals, as opposed to organisations.

  • Blockchain tipped to untangle the law on intangible property

    ​Law firm Russell McVeagh has shone a spotlight on the conflicted ways in which different legal jurisdictions treat rights to intangible property such as software and domain names, and suggests that the growing use of blockchain technologies to establish ownership of valuable intangibles will soon force lawmakers to deal with the issue.

  • Dot Kiwi and Umbrellar team to prevent .kiwi domain abuse

    New Zealand’s largest domain name and web hosting company, Umbrellar, has teamed up with Dot Kiwi, the New Zealand company approved by ICANN as the sole registry for the .kiwi top level domain, to help protect New Zealand businesses and individuals from potential phishing attacks and unwanted cyber-squatting.