Question 1. Should the New Zealand domain name space be extended to allow registration at the second level, for example yourname.nz?
New Zealand is simply too small to have third level domains. However due to the legacy domains it makes sense to keep them.
Question 2. Are there any other undertakings that the Domain Name Commission should make while developing/implementing the policy?
Each domain should cost more, and be independently reviewed against domain hoarding or malicious names e.g. "government.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?
*.nz should be moderated, not a special new domain.
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?
.nz, .govt.nz, mil.nz, etc should be moderated. .co.nz, geek.nz, maori.nz etc should be unmoderated.
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?
domain squatters would ruin legitimate companies.
Question 7. Who should be allowed to register a domain name at the second level when there are competing registrations at 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?
The registrar, with formalised due process.
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?