Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Peter Dengate Thrush named InternetNZ Fellow

Peter Dengate Thrush named InternetNZ Fellow

Media Release - 5 August 2008 – InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) has bestowed its highest honour upon longstanding member Peter Dengate Thrush who was made an InternetNZ Fellow at the Society’s Annual General Meeting last week.

InternetNZ Fellowships recognise members of the Internet industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the Internet in New Zealand or to the Society.

InternetNZ Vice President Frank March says Dengate Thrush was recognised because of his long and distinguished record of contribution to Internet policy issues both nationally and internationally.

“He has a long history of engagement in the governance of the core functions of the Internet and we are thrilled to honour him as a Fellow.”

Dengate Thrush provided advice to the Council of InternetNZ from 1995 on management of .nz and represented InternetNZ in the landmark Oggi court case which validated the first-come-first-served domain name policy.

He was President of InternetNZ from 1999 to 2001 and his international contributions date from involvement with consultations by the US Government from 1997 which led to the formation of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

Dengate Thrush was Chair of APTLD (the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) from 2004 until 2006 when he was elected by the ccNSO constituency to the ICANN Board.

He succeeded Vint Cerf as Chair of the ICANN Board in December 2007 and was recently appointed to chair the Telecommunications Carriers Forum industry working group for Internet protocol interconnection.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Science: Hookworm Discovery At Malaghan Institute

Professor Graham Le Gros has led a team which has stimulated both innate and memory responses to the parasite, discovering along the way the unexpected behaviour of one particular immune cell, in Hookworm, one of the world’s most devastating tropical ... More>>

Business: Provinces Urged To Make Full Use Of New Air Services

Provincial New Zealand has been urged to use new air services to Auckland or risk losing them either partially or completely. The stark warning was issued today by Far North mayor John Carter at a ceremony at Kaitaia airport to mark the final Air ... More>>

Mobile: 2degrees To Credit All Calls And SMS To Nepal

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in the weekend, 2degrees will be crediting all calls and SMS messages made to mobiles and landlines in Nepal from Friday 24th April until midnight Wednesday 29th April. More>>

Scoop Business: Alex Swney Pleads Guilty To $2.5M Fraud Charge

Alex Swney, former chief executive of the Auckland city centre business association Heart of the City, has pleaded guilty to dishonestly using documents to obtain $2.5 million. More>>

ALSO:

Petrol Burns Prices: Second Consecutive Quarterly Fall For CPI

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.3 percent in the March 2015 quarter, following a 0.2 percent fall in the December 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The last time the CPI showed two consecutive quarterly falls was in the December 1998 and March 1999 quarters. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Broadcasters Launch Battle Against Global Mode ISPs

New Zealand broadcasters have confirmed they’ve launched legal proceedings against internet service providers who give customers’ access to “global mode”, which allows customers access to offshore online content, claiming it breaches the local content providers’ copyright. More>>

ALSO:

Sanford: Closure Of Christchurch Mussel Processing Plant Confirmed

The decision comes after a period of consultation with the 232 staff employed at the Riccarton site, who were told on 9 April that Sanford was considering the future of mussel processing in Christchurch. Recent weather patterns had impacted on natural spat (offspring) supply... More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese: Dairy Product Prices Fall To The Lowest This Year

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, hitting the lowest level in the 2015 auctions so far, as prices for milk powder and butter slid amid concern about the outlook for commodities. More>>

ALSO:

Houston, We Have An Air Route: Air New Zealand To Fly Direct To The Heart Of Texas

Air New Zealand will fly its completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week opening up the state of Texas as well as popular nearby tourist states such as Louisiana and Florida. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news