Our Approach

The DNCL interacts with stakeholders in many different contexts and for a variety of purposes. Our engagement with the broader local internet community can be regular and formal, or ad hoc and informal. 

We perform a number of very different functions ranging from market fairness, compliance, authorisation and deauthorisation of .nz  Authorised Registrars, enquiry and complaint management and administration of a dispute resolution scheme.

Consultations

.nz domain name policy is determined by an open, multi-stakeholder consultation process. This ensure transparency  in line with the .nz TLD principles.

Compliance

There are a number of different approaches to ensure compliance with .nz policies including awareness, education and sanctions.

Our objective is always to ensure confidence in the .nz domain name space whilst striving for continuous improvement. 

.nz Policies

The .nz domain name space is governed by .nz policies. All participants in the .nz domain name space are required to comply with all .nz policies.