Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
Question 2. Are there any other undertakings that the Domain Name Commission should make while developing/implementing the policy?
Ask NZ businesses if they are interested to pre-register their domains. The policy needs to discuss the domains that Organisation should be allowed pre-register. Things like you are only allowed to register the domains that you already have excluding the .co part. for example. dnc.org.nz will only be allowed to register dnc.nz. Or, if they can genuinely prove the a "like" domain does not exist in NZ.
Question 3. Should new second level domains be created to cater for particular interest groups, such as .wine.nz or .sport.nz?
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?
.mil.nz and all other government and educational institutions
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?
internet should be treated as any other entity that symbolized the sovereignty of a country. In that sense .nz also represent New Zealand and should be treated that way.
Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at the third level?
ISPs and related government agencies.
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?
Please see my comment for Question 2
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?
Where is Appendix C
Question 11. Are there any other comments you would like to make relating to this consultation?
Talk to ISPs and business that you believe are interested in this. I believe EMA (Northern) will be a very good start as we represent a lot of businesses in NZ.