Stories by Paul Brislen

Kiwi geeks may not inherit anything yet

While New Zealand's decision to create a new second level domain (2LD) in the form of .geek.nz looks likely to go ahead, its actual implementation may be delayed until much later in the year.

Kiwis pay a million dollars for NZ domain

The New Zealand government has admitted that it paid NZ$1 million for the domain name newzealand.com after Trade New Zealand's unsuccessful attempt to claim legal ownership of the name.

Centrino to go begging say IT managers

Intel's new wireless chip family, Centrino, is failing to excite New Zealand IT managers, who aren't persuaded they want the three-in-one functionality of the processors.

Porn removed from JetStream games site

Telecom New Zealand has removed a collection of soft core pornographic photos from its JetStream Games website at http://www.jetstreamgames.co.nz/ following a complaint from a member of the public.

Rebate for DSL outages the right move, analyst says

Telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says Telecom New Zealand Ltd. could learn a lesson from Telstra Corp. Ltd.'s decision to reimburse customers in Australia whose DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) service was cut for 12 hours last week.

NZ, Australia battle domain name registration spam

The New Zealand Commerce Commission is taking part in "informal discussions" with its counterpart in Australia, the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), over the spamming activities of Australia domain name registration companies.

Anti-child porn virus on the loose

A new strain of Windows virus tries to weed out perverts by identifying all files on PCs that may contain child pornography, then notifies the British authorities.

Registrars set up group to lobby InternetNZ

Lobbying the lobby group is the aim of a new registrars only group. The group was set up to better coordinate the various points of view of registrars as InternetNZ, which was formerly the Internet Society of New Zealand (ISOCNZ), and The New Zealand...

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