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Jordan Carter

Jordan Carter is the Chief Executive of InternetNZ - operator of the .nz ccTLD and a charity that helps New Zealanders harness the power of the Internet. Our vision is an Internet that is open, secure, and for all New Zealanders.

Jordan has been Group Chief Executive and Chair of the Domain Name Commission's Board since early 2018. In these roles he leads InternetNZ's operating team, helps the Council define strategy for the group, and provides governance leadership to the Commission in its role. He was previously CEO of InternetNZ and before that held a range of policy related roles, including operating the secretariat of APTLD from 2005 to 2009.

He has been involved with Internet governance and DNS for many years, and in the ICANN community participated as a ccNSO representative and later co-chair of the Accountability work associated with the IANA Stewardship Transition.

Jordan is interested in the future business of the DNS as it adopts to competing identifier technologies; policy, legal and marketing approaches to ccTLD operation; the broader public and regulatory policy effects the Internet is having across society. He holds a Masters degree in political science from Victoria University of Wellington, and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.