From:           Matt Wilkins
Received:     11 June 2012

Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
No
No, this would seriously weaken the useful hierarchical nature of domain names. Allowing every company, organization, person etc etc to live directly under .nz is silly.

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?
Yes
Some additional sensible second level domains would make this entire proposal less necessary.

Question 4. Should new moderated second level domains be created to cater for domain names that require special protection, such as .bank.nz?
Yes

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
Why not link all .co.nz to .com.nz etc?

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
N/A

Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at the third level?
N/A

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?
Other (below)
N/A

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?
No
N/A

Question 10. Is the approach as outlined in the proposed amended policy in Appendix C appropriate? Why?
No
N/A

Question 11. Are there any other comments you would like to make relating to this consultation?
I am rather disappointed that the DNC could even contemplate doing this.