.iwi.nz Moderation Policy Changes
The .iwi.nz domain name space is for iwi Māori, Hapū and taurahere ropū to be able to identify themselves in the .nz domain name space.
This content was originally published on 7 February 2023. The current Expression of Interest Period closed on 6th March 2023.
For the last 22 years, Dr. Karaitiana Taiuru (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Toa) has acted as moderator for this domain name space, managing requests for registrations and assisting registrants in this space with their .nz presence.
The Domain Name Commission would like to thank Dr. Taiuru for their work over this period.
In late 2022, Dr. Taiuru made suggestions to the Commission on how we could improve the moderation of this space, and also pass on the knowledge that the moderator holds to other potential leaders to ensure a more resilient moderated .iwi.nz domain name space.
It is proposed that two further moderators be appointed, and a panel of moderators undertakes the moderation of the registrations of the .iwi.nz domain name space in the future.
The moderators will receive remuneration/ retainer for their role as moderators.
Expressions of Interest:
Expressions of interest for the additional moderator roles.
Expressions of interest can be sent to [email protected] by Monday 10.00 am, 6th March. If you have any additional questions or need an extension, please do not hesitate to reach out. Following the deadline, applicants will be notified of the next steps.
Dr Taiuru, along with the Domain Name Commission, will also be offering two drop-in sessions; details of these can be found below:
Potential skill sets of applicants:
Potential Moderators will need to be confident in making decisions regarding applications to register a .iwi.nz domain name in line with the current moderation policy.
The applications will be reviewed by the current moderator Dr Taiuru.
An induction process for the new moderators will be provided.
Drop-in session information:
12.30 p.m -1.00 pm 13 February 2023
5.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m 14 February 2023
The drop-in sessions are for parties who may not be familiar with the .nz domain name space. We are more than happy to schedule additional sessions/ meetings with parties that have been informed on the above changes.
If you would like further details, please get in touch with us via [email protected]