From:             Karaitiana Taiuru

Received:      29 May 2012

 

As the .iwi.nz moderator, I am opposed to the .kiwi.nz application as it will cause confusion with the .iwi.nz Community of Interest and likely cause the COI to be forced to register their current domain names in the .kiwi.nz area due to the similarity in the names. It is further likely that the .iwi.nz COI will be forced to register a number of other names with .kiwi.nz in order to protect their cultural and Indigenous Property Rights. This was proven with the introduction when a businessman registered a myriad of Iwi names for the purpose of resale and cybersquatting.

I am also concerned that historically there has been great interest in the word Kiwi being associated with .iwi.nz and with the likelihood of typo squatters in the .kiwi.nz domain.

Regards,

Karaitiana Taiuru

Iwi.nz Moderator