Registrants had until 1.00 p.m. (NZDT) 18th of October 2017 to lodge a preference for a conflicted name.
The removal of .nz registrants who have not lodged a preference for a domain name, as well as the subsequent availability of .nz domain names will be implemented after 1.00 pm 27 October 2017. The Domain Name Commission encourages people to contact a .nz Authorised Registrar between 18 October and 27 October 2017, if they are interested in registering these names on a first come first serve basis. You can see our authorised registrars here
Click here to manage your preference (This service is currently in maintenance and will be available after 27 October 2017).
A conflicted name is a name direct at the second level which is unable to be registered until its conflict status is resolved.
For example, one registrant may hold anyname.co.nz while others may hold anyname.org.nz or anyname.school.nz. These registrants all have rights in the conflicted name anyname.nz.