File a Response

At the Domain Name Commission, the safety and well-being of our employees and their families come first, which is why all of our employees will be working remotely from Monday 23 March 2020 for the foreseeable future. 

As part of this, we ask all documentation be emailed through to, rather than posted.

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If you have received notification from the DNC in regards to a complaint about your registration of a .nz domain name, this is where you should lodge your online response.

We suggest you first read our DRS brochure and the DRS Policy to familiarise yourself with the service before completing this form.

There is also a list of past Expert decisions, searchable by keyword - available here. These may help you decide what kind of information to include in your complaint.

Before beginning, please note that:

  • While it is not necessary, now is a good time to get legal advice if you want it.
  • You should read all the sections before starting. Here is a preview.
  • The entire form has to be completed in one session and cannot be saved.
  • If you make a mistake or wish to change your response, you can use the Back button.
  • You will need to print the completed form. However, if you do not now have a printer, an email version of your responses will be sent to you once you're done. This can be printed off later.

As you fill in the forms remember that:

  • You should support your arguments with as much evidence as possible.
  • When a yellow ? help symbol appears, you can click on it for extra information.
  • Visit the Help section for more information, or email us at

DNC Reference Number

This number is shown on the letter and email you received from the Domain Name Commission (DNC) that advised you a complaint has been made.

You should have received a DNC Reference Number with the notification inviting your response.

Lead Domain

The Domain Name at the centre of this dispute. This was specified in the letter you received.

* denotes a required field.

For more information, email us at