Current

The consultations listed below are open for your feedback. 

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Dispute Resolution Service 2019 A consultation paper for community comment on domain name dispute resolution in .nz

Recently Completed

The consultations listed below have recently been completed. 

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Domain Name Commission’s Independent Review Domain Name Commission’s Independent Review
.nz Framework Policy Review (now concluded) InternetNZ is seeking submissions as part of a review of the .nz Framework Policy, which needs to be updated to reflect the changes made as part of the Organisational Review of 2017. For more details, please follow the link.
Interim Policy Consultation InternetNZ has undertaken a review of the Group organisation structure including NZRS and DNCL.
Port 43 WHOIS Requirements Consultation The DNCL has recently received a letter from NZRS Ltd who operate the .nz registry including the .nz DNS and the .nz Port 43 WHOIS.
Review of Dispute Resolution Service Policy Clause 4.3 This review is being undertaken to review the need for clause 4.3 in DRS policy

Selected List

The following selected list of consultations illustrate the range of issues DNCL that has consulted on - showing some of the major changes that have occurred in the .nz domain name space. For an archive of .nz consultations, see the archive section.   

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Dispute Resolution Service 2019 A consultation paper for community comment on domain name dispute resolution in .nz
Interim Policy Consultation InternetNZ has undertaken a review of the Group organisation structure including NZRS and DNCL.
Registrations direct at the second level Resulted in a change allowing shorter domain names to be registered direct at .nz. 
.kiwi.nz second level domain Resulted in a change allowing registrations of domain names in the .kiwi.nz second level.
Internationalised domain names in .nz Resulted in a change allowing domain names with macronised vowels ā, ē, ī, ō and ū to be registered.
.health.nz second level domain Resulted in a change allowing moderated registrations of domain names in the .health.nz second level.
Dispute resolution service for .nz Resulted in the creation of the .nz Dispute Resolution Service
.geek.nz second level domain Resulted in a change allowing registrations of names in the .geek.nz second level.

Archive

A list of previous DNC consultations can be found here.