From:           Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc, Ralph Chivers
Received:    1 June 2012

The IoD has no particular expertise in this area, and there do not appear to be any particular issues of a governance nature or of particular concern to governance professionals.  As a result we will not be commenting on the specifics of your proposal.

I would observe, however, that giving companies greater flexibility over their web address – which is an important part of a modern organisation’s identity – would appear to be a good thing, particularly in this case, as it gives organisations a stronger opportunity to establish a “.nz” identity, rather than having to rely on the generic and somewhat American “.com”.