From:             Don Gould

Received:      16 May 2012

 

In general I support the creation of a new name space - .kiwi.nz

In my view, historically, the more products and services that are pushed into the Internet space the more the space evolves.

.org.nz or .net.nz or .co.nz?

While I understand that the concept of the name space framework was to provide sub setting of function, I think application has shown many instances of more than one very valid organisation needing a domain name with the same name, so one uses .x.nz while the other uses .y.nz.

This suggests to me that there will be a need for more name spaces in the future.

There will be a need for both .kiwi.nz and .kiwi in order to serve the needs/desires of the New Zealand community.

Re: http://dnc.org.nz/content/kiwi.nz_dot_kiwi_ltd.html

I have to wonder if the .kiwi.nz application is in some way an effort to under mine the commercial interests of DotKiwi Ltd's .kiwi application.

I have to wonder if INZ having decided not to bid for .kiwi, the DNC is now being used as a vehicle undermine the .kiwi efforts of DotKiwi Ltd.

Reviewing, http://internetnz.net.nz/about-us, it would seem to me to be inappropriate for the DNC to be used in this way even if the policy requirements for a 2LD have been met. As such, I suggest that the council needs to consider this question.

Reviewing http://dnc.org.nz/content/03_historical_stats.html it would seem there is a very limited market for the "Kiwi" name space and .kiwi.nz could undermine the .kiwi efforts.

Again, I support the creation of any new name space, however I do think the council should give consideration to the timing of this name space request, at this time.

D