David Farrar

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Country: New Zealand
Email: VicePresident [at] internetnz.net.nz
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David Farrar is the Vice President of InternetNZ, the .nz ccTLD Manager, as well as the Director of .nz Registry Services, which runs the actual .nz registry. He was first elected to the InternetNZ council in 1998, and served as its Secretary from 2003 to 2005. He has been the Director of .nz Registry Services since 2002. David is also involved in At-Large efforts on behalf of registrants.[1]

Farrar also manages his own market research company, Curia Market Research Ltd, which offers both quantitative and qualitative market research through polling and other services.[2]


At the 2005 general election, David was the volunteer Campaign Manager for National's Wellington Central candidate Mark Blumsky. Farrar supports a New Zealand republic, and is on the National Council of the New Zealand Republican Movement. He also supported the decriminalization of prostitution and the creation of Civil unions in New Zealand.[3]

He runs his own political blog where he submits his ideas and general issues in political arena.[4]

Past Work

Before joining InternetNZ, he worked as a staff member of the Leader of the Opposition, a staff member at National Party Head Office, a staff member in Ministerial Services under Jim Bolger and in the Prime Minister's Office under Jenny Shipley.


Farrar studied at the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.

At the time spent at the University of Otago he was a correspondent for Campus News student newspaper, which was published by a group in Auckland and distributed nationwide. This newspaper was published between 1984 and 1988, and David's involvement ran from 1985 to 1987.

Farrar also served on the Council of Otago University as a student representative, was President of the Commerce Faculty Students' Association and chaired the Student Representative Council.


He has a passion for issues such as Government control of the Internet, sensible internet-friendly legislation and regulations, a self regulating internet industry, provision of information over the internet, anti-spam initiatives etc.