How to apply for the Individual Registrant Privacy Option

The Individual Registrant Privacy Option (IRPO) is for individual registrants that are not using the domain name for significant trade. If you wish to apply the IRPO to your domain name registration you will need to contact your .nz domain name provider. If you are unsure who your domain name provider is, you are able to use the .nz WHOIS service, available at the top of this page. To do so, type in your domain name in the search bar and find the name of your .nz domain name provider in the .nz registration record.

Please note that from 28 November 2017 to 28 March 2018 only some .nz domain name providers will be offering IRPO. A list of Registrars who are offering IRPO will be available here:

From 28 March 2018 all .nz Authorised Registrars (domain name providers) are required to provide registrants with the Individual Registrant Privacy Option.

Individual registrants of .nz domain names who opt to use to the IRPO will still need to provide true and correct registration details, including email, phone and address contact information. All .nz policies still apply to registrants who have requested IRPO.

Under .nz domain name policy, some entities will have the ability to potentially access withheld information. More information regarding this, as well as a list of which entities have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Domain Name Commission will be able to be viewed once the MOUs have been signed.

If you believe that the registrant of .nz domain name is breaching .nz policies that surround the use of the IRPO, we encourage you to tell us by sending an email to