MED .bank.nz Submission Ministry of Economic Development bank.nz submission
From: Philip Toye
Received: 1 March 2007

Thank you for your letter dated 22 February 2007 advising of the application you
have received to create a new second level domain, .bank.nz, and seeking comments on the
application.

The Ministry supports this application. The banks in New Zealand represent, in the
Ministry's view, a significant community of interest. By having a second level domain
for banks the public interest will be served by assisting banks to differentiate their
website addresses from those of scammers seeking to set up website addresses with
similar names.