An archive of our news, with the most recent items appearing first. These include .nz policy and consultation announcements, newsletters and media releases. For media or newsletter enquiries please email

17 Feb 2003
Three more registrars have now connected to the SRS., GodZone Internet Services and SouthNET all connected to the SRS today.
13 Feb 2003

The .nz Oversight Committee (NZOC) has selected the members of the working group to review the Second Level Domains policy for the .nz domain name space.

11 Feb 2003
FreeParking have made it 12 registrars with direct access to the SRS now that they have formally connected to the production SRS. More registrars are expected to connect prior to 1 March.
29 Jan 2003
There are now 22 authorised .nz registrars following the authorisation of GodZone Internet Services, Enlighten Designs and DotPHone Technologies.
17 Jan 2003

The final stage of the SRS Implementation occurred on 7 December when the first competitive registrars connected to the production SRS. Three competitive registrars connected on the first day and by the end of December there were eight authorised registrars who had connected to the SRS.

10 Jan 2003
InSPire Net has become the latest competitive registrar to connect to the SRS. There are now ten registrars who are connected to the SRS and able to register and manage .nz domain names directly with the registry.
20 Dec 2002
Over the last week the DNC has authorised SouthNET and SiliconBlue as .nz registrars. Catalyst IT was also authorised but will be restricting their registrar services to their clients only.
20 Dec 2002
A number of people recently received an unsolicited email from Lymree Database Technologies containing an e-Commerce Newsletter.
13 Dec 2002
Expressions of interest are sought from people interested in being involved in a review of the Second Level Domains policy.
13 Dec 2002

The December .nz newsletter is available.

10 Dec 2002
Seven more registrars have been authorised by the DNC, bringing to 15 the total number of authorised .nz registrars.
07 Dec 2002
The first three competitive registrars have connected to the SRS. WebAddress, iSERVE and Iconz join Domainz as being able to register and manage .nz domain names directly with the registry.
05 Dec 2002
InternetNZ, through the Office of the Domain Name Commissioner, is calling for public discussion regarding the request for a new second level domain name (2LD) of ''.
05 Dec 2002
Proposal received from Dean Pemberton on 28 August 2002, for the creation of a new second level domain
22 Nov 2002
Five more organisations have been authorised as .nz registrars this week. The five organisations are, RegisterDIRECT, Iconz, Actrix and Watchdog Corporation.
11 Nov 2002
The DNC has authorised the first three registrars for the .nz domain name space. They are WebAddress, and iSERVE.
31 Oct 2002
The SRS implementation over the weekend of 12 October went according to plan. At 1am on Monday 14 October, responsibility for operating the .nz register transferred from Domainz across to NZRS. Domainz is the Stabilising Registrar on the SRS and, until other authorised registrars can connect from 7 December 2002, they are the sole registrar...
25 Oct 2002
The Domain Name Commissioner today warned registrants of '' domain names, of a misleading letter currently circulating from 'DomainNamesNZ'.
14 Oct 2002
New Zealand's register of domain names will undergo significant change and improvement over this coming weekend with the commissioning of a new system.
14 Oct 2002
The latest version of the Registrar Implementation Kit (RIK) is available for download.