DNCL Second Level Consultation and Submissions (Round 2)

Published on 31 Jul 2013

DNCL released a consultation paper in May 2012 about allowing the registration of .nz domain names directly at the second level (see: /second_level_proposal_c1). After examining the 115 submissions received, it was clear that there was no clear consensus as to whether people were for - or against - the proposal.

 

A major concern expressed by some submitters was that existing registrants could feel “forced” to incur extra costs in registering anyname.nz on top of their existing anyname.co.nz name.  To mitigate this issue, DNCL is proposing that existing registrants be able to reserve registration of the equivalent of their current name at the second level (for no cost for at least two years).   DNCL believes this modified proposal delivers significant benefits to registrants without disadvantaging those who do not wish to use a name at the second level.  There are also other changes to the proposal following the initial consultation.

 

There are two DNCL policies that would be significantly affected should the proposal go ahead. You will find marked-up copies of these proposed changes in the consultation paper (dnc.org.nz/content/Second_Level_Consultation_Paper_2.pdf or dnc.org.nz/content/Second_Level_Consultation_Paper_2.html). The two policies are:

 

1 - Registering, Managing, and Cancelling Domain Names (RMC) Policy. The core proposed change to this policy is that registrations would be allowed directly at the second level and that a ‘sunrise period’ would come into effect during any transition period. The highlighted sections of the amended RMC policy document offers more detailed information on these proposed changes (See Appendix B).

 

2 - Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Policy. The proposed key change to this policy is that DNCL could consider disputes over some sub-domains linked to generic .nz domain names. More detailed information on this can be found in the highlighted parts of the amended DRS policy document (See Appendix C). 

 

 

Submissions closed at midday on Wednesday, 31 July 2013.

 

Submissions are published on this page.

 

 

Related documents:

 

Consultation paper, with appendices

/content/Second_Level_Consultation_Paper_2.pdf

/content/Second_Level_Consultation_Paper_2.html

 

FAQs

/content/second_level_proposal_faq_2.pdf

/content/second_level_proposal_faq_2.html

 

Overview infographic

/content/second_level_overview.jpg

 

Submissions:

 

Ministry of Health pdf

 

ASB Bank Limited pdf

 

James & Wells pdf

 

Chris Streatfield html | pdf

 

GCSB html | pdf

 

Telecom New Zealand Limited html | pdf

 

Inland Revenue html | pdf

 

Bruce Clement html | pdf

 

Ewen McNeill html | pdf

 

New Zealand Law Society pdf

 

Nigel Hopkins html | pdf

 

Digiweb Group html | pdf

 

Jonathan Coulam html | pdf

 

MarkMonitor Inc. html | pdf

 

Paul Hayward html | pdf

 

ANZA pdf

 

LINZ pdf

 

AJ Park html | pdf

 

Stephen Martin html | pdf

 

Department of Internal Affairs pdf

 

Lionel Jelens html | pdf

 

Rudolf html | pdf

 

Marco Walter html | pdf

 

Grant Collingwood html | pdf

 

Neil Matai html | pdf

 

Sam Murrell html | pdf

 

Martin Kealey html | pdf

 

Gary Jensen html | pdf

 

David Hallett html | pdf

 

Simon Larsen html | pdf

 

Michael Fincham html | pdf

 

Murray Moffatt html | pdf

 

Espen Grimstad html | pdf

 

Cecilia Russell html | pdf

 

Worik Stanton html | pdf

 

Christopher Berg html | pdf

 

Russell Holland html | pdf

 

Brent Fafeita html | pdf

 

Geoff Gummer html | pdf

 

Paula Browning html | pdf

 

Andrew McPherson html | pdf

 

Karl Ogle html | pdf

 

Dean Stewart html | pdf

 

101Domain, Inc html | pdf

 

Glen Eustace html | pdf

 

Daniel Reurich html | pdf

 

Keith Davidson html | pdf

 

Alex Monaghan html | pdf

 

 

 

Originally published 3.30pm, Friday 31 May 2013