The first independent review of New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission has found the organisation has been effective in its oversight of the .nz domain name industry, as well as to benchmark what it means to be a good self-regulator.
The review confirms the Domain Name Commission has built a solid foundation and continues to grow in importance for consumers and service providers active in the .nz domain namespace.
The Domain Name Commission supports all of the recommendations made by the Independent Review and has already started a program of work to implement some of the findings and recommendations.
Purpose of the review
The DNCL is committed to working with others to meet the needs of consumers, service providers and the broader online community as a whole.
The review is a significant step in ensuring, that in a changing landscape, the Commission remains up to date with its approach to the oversight of the .nz domain name industry.
Process of the review
The Independent Reviewer, Mr David Pickens, conducted several interviews with stakeholders.
Those interviewed were a wide range of stakeholders, including the DNCL Board, Commerce Commission, New Zealand Police, APTLD, and other regulatory offices.
The draft report stage also involved public consultation, and there were submissions from a range of stakeholders.