News

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

24 Apr 2015
A corrected version of the April 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of March 31, 2015.
25 Mar 2015

The March 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of February 28, 2015

23 Mar 2015
In one week, thousands of those with preferential registration and reservation rights to the new, shorter version of their .nz domain name will see their options expire.
10 Mar 2015

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 17 February 2015 are available: html | pdf

02 Mar 2015
There’s an important date coming up for thousands of people who hold .nz domain names. Those eligible to get the shorter .nz version of their name before anybody else only have until 1pm, 30 March 2015 to do so.
26 Feb 2015

The February 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of January 31, 2015

19 Feb 2015
Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved a small number of amendments to the Roles and Responsibilities (RAR) Policy.
28 Jan 2015

The January 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of December 31, 2014

22 Dec 2014

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 4 December 2014 are available: html | pdf

22 Dec 2014

The minutes of the Registrar Advisory Group Meeting held on 6 November 2014 are available: html | pdf

19 Dec 2014

The December 2014 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of November 30, 2014

09 Dec 2014

As first advised in August 2014 (/story/consultation-paper-additional-provisions-relating-resellers), the Domain Name Commission proposes amending the Roles and Responsibilities Policy (RAR) to include additional provisions around the management of .nz domain name resellers.

27 Nov 2014

The November 2014 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of October 31, 2014

31 Oct 2014

The October 2014 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of September 30, 2014

08 Oct 2014

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 26 September 2014 are available: html | pdf

30 Sep 2014
From 1pm today a new .nz registration option launches, giving people more choice when it comes to representing themselves online.
11 Sep 2014
At the end of this month the .nz domain name space will undergo a momentous, once in a generation change. From 1pm, 30 September 2014 people will be able to register domain names directly before the .nz – e.g. anyname.nz.
29 Aug 2014

The August 2014 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of July 31, 2014

19 Aug 2014

Following a number of serious and ongoing .nz policy breaches by reseller 24/7 Hosting the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) has directed Voyager Internet to communicate with 24/7 Hosting's .nz customers - letting those under 24/7 Hosting's reseller account know that they must transfer to a new registrar by Saturday 20 September 2014.

18 Aug 2014

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 1 August 2014 are available: html | pdf