En­hanced do­main name pri­vacy

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - INTERNET OF THINGS -

THE PRI­VACY Com­mis­sioner and the Do­main Name Com­mis­sioner have de­vel­oped guid­ance on pri­vacy and do­mains, which will fos­ter greater aware­ness of good pri­vacy prac­tices in the .nz do­main name space.

The new fact sheet gives in­di­vid­u­als with .nz do­main names some prac­ti­cal tips on how to man­age their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion dur­ing the life cy­cle of their .nz do­main name reg­is­tra­tion.

“Mak­ing in­for­ma­tion more ac­ces­si­ble to do­main name hold­ers about their pri­vacy choices in the .nz do­main name space is one of our key roles,” said, Do­main Name Com­mis­sioner Brent Carey.

Since 28 March 2018, the Com­mis­sion pro­vided a pri­vacy op­tion for in­di­vid­u­als not in sig­nif­i­cant trade. This op­tion al­lows the reg­is­trant of a .nz do­main name to with­hold their tele­phone num­ber and ad­dress from the .nz query ser­vice lookup ( WHOIS). So far, more than 7000 do­main names have had been flagged with the pri­vacy op­tion. “Clearly, pri­vacy mat­ters to a num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als in the .nz do­main name space,” Carey added.

“This in­for­ma­tion sheet is a great ex­am­ple of reg­u­la­tory of­fices work­ing to­gether to keep peo­ple in­formed about their pri­vacy op­tions in dif­fer­ent sec­tors,” said John Ed­wards, Pri­vacy Com­mis­sioner.

Carey said the ini­tia­tive is a first for his Of­fice and he is aim­ing to use the same ap­proach to col­lab­o­rate with other like­minded or­gan­i­sa­tions on top­ics of in­ter­est to the do­main name sec­tor.

Ed­wards said that be­ing able to man­age your pri­vacy on­line was more im­por­tant than ever, and “this fact sheet em­pow­ers those in the .nz do­main name space to make de­ci­sions that en­sure that their pri­vacy set­tings work for them in their sit­u­a­tion.”

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