From:           New Zealand Bankers' Association
Received:     6 November 2015

NZBA supports a .nz WHOIS service that makes available the information collected when registering a .nz domain name.

NZBA submits that more transparency around ownership of domains, particularly at this level, is something it would favour, and that this proposal seems in line with other services that already exist, as domain names could be likened to a form of property (e.g. a company or a land title) for which similar services (via LINZ and the Companies Office) exist so that information on the "owners" or registrants can be obtained or are publicly available.