Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
It's just going to confuse the domain name space even more.
Question 2. Are there any other undertakings that the Domain Name Commission should make while developing/implementing the policy?
If it does go ahead then all .co.nz owners should get the .nz version for free for a three year period.
Question 3. Should new second level domains be created to cater for particular interest groups, such as .wine.nz or .sport.nz?
Why? You can't have it both ways, open up .nz for everyone but then now you want to reserve some of them? Why? Just sounds like revenue generation to me...
Question 4. Should new moderated second level domains be created to cater for domain names that require special protection, such as .bank.nz?
As per question 4...
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?
As per question 4
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?
All existing .co.nz owners should just get the .nz version automatically.
Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at the third level?
First one to register the third level.
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?
Why mess with something that doesn't have a problem? Other than to generate revenue maybe..?