From:           Don Christie
Received:   11 March 2014

Registrants should be treated equally, giving .co.nz preference is unfair as for many Registrants .co.nz is not the most desirable registration.

Many Registrants used .net.nz or .org.nz names as their first registrations, and did not even both with .co.nz, as the .net.nz or .org.nz second level described them as a network operator, or incorporated society or group.

A real example is that Catalyst IT used and still use .net.nz as our primary domain was we feel it identifies us as internet technologists.  We obtained .co.nz late in the piece, once ACC relinquished it.

So, I agree with Keith's submission (http://dnc.org.nz/content/registrations_second_level_3_keith_davidson.html) that all Registrants in a conflict situation have an equal right to the second level name.  Favouring .co.nz over other domains is strange. Surely a more qualitative assessment is fairer and required.