Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
another domain name cost for existing .co.nz domain name holders. Opportunity for others to snatch existing .co.nz names thus causing confusion
Question 2. Are there any other undertakings that the Domain Name Commission should make while developing/implementing the policy?
existing .co.nz names should not be available as .nz names to other than the .co.nz domain name holder.
Question 3. Should new second level domains be created to cater for particular interest groups, such as .wine.nz or .sport.nz?
only if not already taken by someone else as a .co.nz name
Question 4. Should new moderated second level domains be created to cater for domain names that require special protection, such as .bank.nz?
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?
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?
Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at the third level?
Only the third level name holders
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?
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?
Question 10. Is the approach as outlined in the proposed amended policy in Appendix C appropriate? Why?
Question 11. Are there any other comments you would like to make relating to this consultation?
Just another cost for a struggling business