Welcome to the Domain Name Commission and .nz

The Domain Name Commission (DNCL) manages and administers the .nz domain name space - protecting the rights and interests of those who use it. 

Holiday Period Notice

The DNCL team will be taking a break over Christmas and New Year. We’ll have some staff in the office over this time, so responses may take a little long than normal. If you have any questions please feel free to email these to info@dnc.org.nz.

Our work sees us:  

  • develop and maintain the policies that underpin the .nz domain name space 
  • authorise .nz Registrars
  • monitor the health & competitiveness of the Registrar market
  • handle any complaints relating to .nz
  • administer an independent Dispute Resolution Service.

You may have a question about the registration and management of your .nz domain name. You may have a Registrar-related enquiry or perhaps you’re just browsing and want to learn more about how the .nz domain name space works. 

    A good place to start looking for information is the FAQ section. Or you can explore the menu items above. 

    Individual Registrant Privacy Option

    From 28 November 2017 individual registrants who are not in significant trade will be able to choose to withhold their phone number and contact address from publicly appearing in a .nz domain query. This means that while registrants are still accountable, they can access improved privacy controls if they choose. More information can be found here.

    We’re here to help, so if you need any assistance please contact us - info@dnc.org.nz.