From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Type Non-profit
Area served
New Zealand
Key people
Chief Executive: Jordan Carter, Council President: Jamie Baddeley
Subsidiaries New Zealand Domain Name Registry Limited, Domain Name Commission Limited
Mission Protection, promotion of the Internet in New Zealand

InternetNZ ("Internet New Zealand Inc." and originally formed as the Internet Society of New Zealand) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit open membership organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the Internet for New Zealand. It speaks on the Internet’s behalf; it provides platforms and events like NetHui for people to shape the Internet’s ongoing development; and it has a community funding programme. It is the custodian of the .nz domain name space, which it operates through two subsidiaries.

InternetNZ's primary objective is “keeping the Internet open and uncapturable and protecting and promoting the Internet for New Zealand” so the Internet continues to operate in an open environment that cannot be captured by any entity or individual for their own ends. [2]

Current Councillors[edit]

The elected InternetNZ council as at 27-07-2013 are Jamie Baddeley (President), Joy Liddicoat (Vice President), Neil James, Sarah Lee, Hamish MacEwan, Brenda Wallace, Dave Moskovitz, Richard Wood, Rochelle Furneaux, Amber Craig, Hayden Glass and Lance Wiggs.[3]


The Internet Society of New Zealand was originally formed in 1995 in order to take responsibility for the .nz ccTLD.

At the annual meeting on 2008-08-04 InternetNZ Peter Dengate Thrush was made an InternetNZ Fellow because of his record of contribution to Internet policy issues in New Zealand and internationally.[4]

Relationship with Internet Society[edit]

Despite sharing many aims with the Internet Society, InternetNZ has never been a chapter of that organisation. In April 2008 the organisation formally changed its official name to "Internet New Zealand Inc." to recognise common usage and to specifically reflect these differences.[5] InternetNZ did, however, join the Internet Society in 2006 as an organisational member.[6]


  1. ^ Contact
  2. ^ "InternetNZ Website". Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  3. ^ "InternetNZ Council". Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Peter Dengate Thrush named InternetNZ Fellow". Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  5. ^ "InternetNZ proposes official name-change". 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  6. ^ "ISOC Membership Organisation Members" (PDF). 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 

See also[edit]