Tag Archives: New Zealand

.NZ Gets the COVID-19 Pandemic Bump

New Zealand’s ccTLD got a pandemic bump in domain name registrations in the year to 31 March, with registrations up almost 2% to what was then an all-time high to 723,451, according to the Domain Name Commission’s latest annual report released last week. Since then, registrations jumped another 1,002 to the end of June.

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Misinformation concern on the rise in New Zealand, says report

Most New Zealanders have been exposed to misinformation and are increasingly concerned about it, according to a survey by the Classification Office. The internet and social media are identified as key sources – while experts and government are trusted more than news media. The Chief Censor says it shows the need for urgent action but that call could also prompt pushback.

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InternetNZ Discloses Vulnerability That Can Be Used To Carry Out Cyberattacks

InternetNZ Thursday publicly disclosed a vulnerability against authoritative DNS servers such as the ones run by top-level domain (TLD) operators, like .nz. This vulnerability could be exploited to carry out Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks across the world.

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InternetNZ Builds On Relationship With CIRA With New .NZ Registry Platform

InternetNZ Tuesday announced it is cementing its relationship further with their Canadian counterpart the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) through customising and deploying the CIRA Registry Platform for .nz. The new .nz registry will be fully operational by late 2022 and InternetNZ will continue to run and maintain it on-shore.

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Web.com Group Acquires NZ’s Freeparking

Consolidation in the domain name industry is continuing at a great pace, the latest being the Web.com Group announcing they acquired Freeparking, New Zealand’s number one domain name registrar and web hosting provider last week. The announcement, according to Web.com, rounds out their strategic expansion into the Australian, New Zealand, and Southeast Asian markets with its acquisition of Dreamscape Networks last year. They also failed in their takeover of the Australian-based Webcentral Group in September.

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Tinder for dogs: The tech looking to connect Kiwis with potential pets

A piece of homegrown tech is hoping to make it easier to match rescue dogs with suitable owners.

The brainchild of the marketing team at Mars and ad agency Colenso BBDO, the MyHooman app will function similarly to popular dating apps like Tinder.

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GIFCT: Possibly the Most Important Acronym You’ve Never Heard Of: Hint: It Involves the Internet and Terrorism by Courtney C. Radsch

GIFCT may be the most important acronym you’ve never heard of, and it is posed to change the way the internet is governed in radical ways.

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InternetNZ’s NetHui 2020 Going Virtual

In tune with meetings and conferences around the world, InternetNZ’s annual NetHui is going virtual, a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though New Zealand has been less affected than most other countries. Safety first.

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InternetNZ and Medical IT Advisors partner to combat increased cyberattacks due to COVID-19

InternetNZ announced today Medical IT Advisors’ Health Threat Intelligence feed is now integrated with its security product, Defenz DNS Firewall.

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