.nz Domain Name Commission


.nz Additional search functionality consultation - Submission
From: Barry Murphy
Received: August 11 2009

I've just been doing a bunch of updates to domain registrants, one thing we require is a photo ID of the registrant (Drivers License) to verify the name of the person requesting the update matches that of the registrant and on the photo ID. One of the domains I was doing an update for today was owner by "Peter Jackson", not the famous one but it was still a "Peter Jackson".

If the general public was able to search domains by registrants, I think this could open the field to abuse of the system. If I was able to search for registrant "Barry Murphy" (my name) and then requested the update of all domains owned by another "Barry Murphy" as I could prove by photo ID that this was indeed my name, I think we'd have some issues.