From:           Andrew McPherson, Azzit Happens Productions
Received:    Friday, 14 June 2013

Question 1. If you consider registering a .nz domain name in the future, would you like anyname.nz to be an option rather than a name under just the second levels, e.g. anyname.co.nz?

No
If anyname.nz could be used, then that opens up typesquatting and spamming domains which can abuse the domain names of existing domains.

Question 2. Would likely short term confusion over a transition period be an acceptable consequence for offering a long term option of allowing .nz registrations at the second level?

No

Question 3. Do you agree that existing .nz registrants should get a priority right in obtaining their name at the second level if this proposal proceeds?

Yes

Question 4. Do you agree with the approach in the draft amended policies if we proceed with this? What, if anything, would you change?

No
Drop the whole idea, it's as daft as the French domain names structure.

Question 5. Do you support the proposal that a current registrant of a .nz name at the third level should be able to reserve that name at the second level for no cost if they wish to block others from registering it but not actually utilise it themselves?

Yes
To do otherwise opens up typosquatting and rivals to outspend or outmanoeuvre existing domain holders.

Question 6. Is two years an appropriate time to wait before reviewing policy to allow a reservation at no cost? Should this time frame be longer?

No
It should be 5 years.

Question 7. Is two years an appropriate time to wait before reviewing the policy to extend the Dispute Resolution Service to sub-domains of second level registrations? Should this time frame be longer?

Yes
It should be 5 years.

Question 8. Do you see any benefits from allowing registrations at the second level which have not been covered in this paper?

No
I think the risks far outweigh the alleged benefits.

Question 9. Do you see any detrimental effects from allowing registrations at the second level which have not been covered in this paper?

Yes
You could register a domain which just drops the . (dot) from the legit domain and phish a legit domain like anz.co.nz as anzco.nz , etc.