Data Validation

Report false or inaccurate Whois details

If you feel that a domain name registered through a .nz Registrar is displaying inaccurate contact details, please tell us.

The best way to let us know is by emailing us on, but you can also call us on 0800 101 151 if you prefer. When emailing, just make sure you tell us the domain name, and any other relevant information you may have.

Validation of Whois details process

.nz policy requires that domain name holders be contactable on their registration contact details. To enforce this requirement, the Domain Name Commission operates the Registration Detail Validation process. This process involves contacting the registrant of a .nz domain name using the details listed on the registration record. The registrant is asked to validate the contact details, to prove they are contactable on the details listed. Failure to validate the contact details will eventually result in the cancellation of the domain name.