Dear colleagues in the ccTLD family,
This email brings sad news and asks for your assistance.
By now, you may be aware of the terrible events that happened in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019. A lone shooter conducted a terrorist attack at two mosques during Friday prayers, killing at least fifty people.
The event itself was live streamed, and graphic online footage has been shared across platforms and potentially in various domain name spaces.
The Domain Name Commission has received a request from its partner agency, the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, to draw your attention to the fact that this material may be being hosted in your jurisdiction.
Please find enclosed a letter from the Department of Internal Affairs which explains how New Zealand is trying to discourage the global distribution of this content.
Our team has also put together the attached list of domain names registered in the past week which may be related to the event which might result in domain name registrations in other jurisdictions. We would greatly appreciate their inclusion in any monitoring or validation processes you may have and alerting us to where they might be registered.
We respect that you will have your own jurisdiction and policy framework in which to consider such content, and that there may be no action you are able to take.
Nevertheless, in this extraordinary situation, the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs would appreciate any assistance you may be able to offer in stopping the spread of the objectionable material in your own jurisdiction.
Should you have any follow up questions about this request please feel free to contact the team at the Domain Name Commission - email email@example.com or phone our contact centre on +64-4-472-1600.
Thanks in advance for anything you might be able to do.
Yours sincerely from the team at .nz,
Group Chief Executive, InternetNZ
Domain Name Commissioner
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