Outreach and engagement (2020-2021)

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Outreach and engagement is one way the Commission promotes awareness and observance of .nz policies. The Commission carries out activities through social media and presentations to share what can be learnt from .nz, and stay connected to our stakeholders and international communities.


global forums: ICANN meetings and Internet and Jurisdiction Working group meetings 


Asia Pacific forums: Asia Pacific Top-Level Domain (APTLD), Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum and Australia New Zealand School of Governance. Domain Name Commissioner appointed Vice-Chair of APTLD. 


Europe forums: Association of European country code top-level domain name registries (CENTR) meetings. 


website page visits


web-based .nz query (WHOIS) searches 

presentations delivered at conferences and workplaces

Registrar Advisory Group meetings


of the .nz Mahi Aroha Awards by Volunteer Wellington to raise awareness of the Commission and its work in the Greater Wellington region.

The most common reason to contact the Commission is to register a domain name. 

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Around half of businesses and consumers surveyed had heard of the Commission, and around 3 in 10 were aware they could lodge enquiry with us. 

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89% of businesses and 73% of consumers who had contacted the Commission were either satisfied or extremely satisfied with the Commission's services. 

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APTLD77 group photo with some of the Commission team and InternetNZ.

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