I did think of summarising for the benefit of readers and may yet do this, but having read all the submissions there was such a total disconnect between those supporting and those opposing that I suspect that the DNC and InternetNZ will find it almost impossible to find any consensus.
Because I have a belief in making the Internet more open that goes far beyond my own narrow personal financial interests I decidced to make a submission in favour of the proposal.
BTW: I'm actually writing this the next day, but I've set the timestamp to the closing time for submissions.
For what it's worth, my submission was:
- (5.4.1) Represents an identifiable, significant community of interest; where:
- (1.a) significant' can mean either quantitatively or qualitatively; and
- (1.b) the community of interest can be defined in a clear written statement
- (5.4.2) Represents an on-going and long-lived community of interest
- (5.4.3) Does not conflict with, duplicate or cause confusion about, any existing 2LD, and is a useful addition to the current DNS hierarchy
- (4) Uses a name to represent the domain that is an obvious derivative of a word that properly describes the community of interest or a complete word.
- (5) Does not bring the .nz domain name space in disrepute