Conflicted Name Process

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 

A conflicted name is a name direct at the second level which is unable to be registered until its conflict status is resolved.

Check Your Conflict Status

Check the status of any .nz name here. If the name is conflicted it will return a status of 'Conflicted'.

For example, ​one registrant may hold while others may hold or These registrants all have rights in the conflicted name

To find out more on the Conflicted Names Process and how to manage your preference click here

Reaching agreement - the Conflicted Name Process: 

Registrants involved in a conflicted name need to agree among themselves who can register the name. 

Agreement can only be reached by taking part in the Conflicted Name Process. This works by having each registrant manage their preference.

If the preferences lodged don't result in agreement, then the conflicted name is unavailable for registration. 

More information:

More detail about the Conflicted Name Process can be found here. You can also: