.govt.nz - National government organisations operating with statutory powers

Moderator: 

Government Information Services, Department of Internal Affairs - Email : moderator@dia.govt.nz

Policy

The policy governing moderation can be found at https://dns.govt.nz/moderation-policy/

It includes the following:

  • .govt.nz names will only be available to bona fide central or local government bodies and will need to be registered by their authorised staff.
  • Technical standards will be observed.
  • Names will need to be chosen which avoid confusion between agencies.
  • Three or four letter names will normally be used only to represent departments or other central or local government bodies, and should be the commonly-known abbreviation for that body.
  • Generic and project names should be registered in the domain only where they are pan-departmental and of national significance.

The .govt.nz terms and conditions are at https://dns.govt.nz/terms-and-conditions/

The Department of Internal Affairs operates the Government Registrar (www.dns.govt.nz) in conjunction with the moderation process, but separately.

Registrar

The authorised registrar for the .govt.nz namespace is the Government Registrar (www.dns.govt.nz). This means that all .govt.nz new registrations may only be made through the Government Registrar, and that domain names may not be transferred to other registrars.

Any inquiries regarding this policy should be made to the .govt.nz Moderator, moderator@dia.govt.nz.

 

For regional and local government organisations operating with statutory powers 

Moderator: 

Association of Local Government Information Managers (ALGIM) - Email : mike.manson@pncc.govt.nz

Policy

The applicant must identify themselves and their organisation and state their connection to local government. The request is approved or rejected on the basis of the information received. If further clarification is needed then contacts in the local government sector may be approached for verification of the status of the organisation.

Registrar

The registrar authorised to accept .govt.nz registrations is the Government Registrar (www.dns.govt.nz).