From:           Brent White, Palmerston North City Council
Received:     31 May 2012

Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
Yes

Question 2. Are there any other undertakings that the Domain Name Commission should make while developing/implementing the policy?
No

Question 3. Should new second level domains be created to cater for particular interest groups, such as .wine.nz or .sport.nz?
No
This level of regulation isn’t required and would stifle creativity

Question 4. Should new moderated second level domains be created to cater for domain names that require special protection, such as .bank.nz?
Yes
Only for interest groups where security is paramount

Question 5. Should the registration of some names such as .com.nz or .gov.nz, be prohibited at the second level to minimise potential confusion? What names, if any, should be prohibited?
Yes
Only government or law enforcement

Question 6. Do you agree with the rationale for the Sunrise Period that would enable existing .nz domain name holders first chance to register names at the second level? Why?
Disagree
Brand ownership will deal with this

Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at the third level?
Anyone, managing or regulating the internet is a bad thing.

Question 8. Assuming only persons with a conflicting third level domain name may apply, how should that conflict be resolved? By consent? Or some other mechanism?
Consent

Question 9. Should the Domain Name Commission consider extending its Dispute Resolution Service for a limited period to cover particular sub-domains when considering whether a name registered at the second level infringes a complainant’s rights?
Yes

Question 10. Is the approach as outlined in the proposed amended policy in Appendix C appropriate? Why?
Yes
Although I don't really see the point, anyone with the money to own a 2nd level has the resources to litigate..

Question 11. Are there any other comments you would like to make relating to this consultation?
All of these changes are required to help provide better namespacing in what is a very crowded space. It's also going to create a significant amount of opportunity and if we seek to regulate it strongly it'll have the opposite effect.