Individual Registrant Privacy Option

From 28 November 2017 an Individual Registrant Privacy Option (also known as IRPO) will be available for individual registrants of .nz domain names who are not in significant trade.

This change in the .nz domain name space came about after 5 rounds of consultation of the .nz WHOIS service relating to what information is collected, and how it is displayed.

You can read about the consultations, and the updates we provided throughout the process via the following link:

More information about IRPO can be found by clicking the links below:

How to Apply

Information about how to apply for IRPO, and the .nz policy requirements for the use of this can be found in this section.

Access to Information

Under .nz policy, certain entities will be allowed access to withheld information. Further details regarding this process can be found in this section.

Memorandums of Understanding

As part of allowing access to withheld information, the Domain Name Commission will enter into
Memorandums of Understanding (“MOU”) with entities. A list of these can be found here
Transparency Reporting

The DNCL will be publishing Transparency reports relating to IRPO. These will be published here:

Reporting Misuse

Information on the reporting of misuse of IRPO can be found in this section.

Alternatively if you have any questions please feel free to email, or use our contact form here: