From:           Mark
Received:    1 August 2012

Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
No
The only reason you would want this is to fill the domain registers pockets. It will not benefit businesses in NZ in anyway. They will have to pay out more money for domains to protect there IP. It will confuse the public and make more room for scammers, cybersquatters and website spoofs. IT WILL NOT BENEFIT NZ BUSINESSES IN ANYWAY. It will make it far easier to spoof a site like a bank. We all know that BNZ has the trusted domain bnz.co.nz but what if I managed to get a domain like BNZ.nz or BNZ.bank.nz then I could easily gather peoples login details when they try to login via my spoof/fake site. There are so many connotations, you cant expect businesses to buy them all to protect there IP and protect there customers. Its a ludicrous idea which has no doubt been suggested by the domain registrars just to fill their pockets. Please please do not allow this to go ahead.

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

Question 4. Should new moderated second level domains be created to cater for domain names that require special protection, such as .bank.nz?
No

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

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?
Agree

Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at the third level?
No one

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?
No Response

Question 11. Are there any other comments you would like to make relating to this consultation?
The only reason you would want this is to fill the domain registers pockets. It will not benefit businesses in NZ in anyway. They will have to pay out more money for domains to protect there IP. It will confuse the public and make more room for scammers, cybersquatters and website spoofs. IT WILL NOT BENEFIT NZ BUSINESSES IN ANYWAY. It will make it far easier to spoof a site like a bank. We all know that BNZ has the trusted domain bnz.co.nz but what if I managed to get a domain like BNZ.nz or BNZ.bank.nz then I could easily gather peoples login details when they try to login via my spoof/fake site. There are so many connotations, you cant expect businesses to buy them all to protect there IP and protect there customers. Its a ludicrous idea which has no doubt been suggested by the domain registrars just to fill their pockets. Please please do not allow this to go ahead.