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

18 May 2016

The Domain Name Commission (DNCL) is seeking comment on the proposed introduction of a new WHOIS privacy option for .nz domain name registrants.

03 Feb 2016
In November 2015 a revised .nz policy framework took effect which saw the number of main .nz policies reduced to four.
29 Jan 2016

DNCL undertook a review of the .nz WHOIS policy and how it operates. This was undertaken in a staged manner with five public consultations being run.

Review update (June 2017)

24 Nov 2015
As part of the Domain Name Commission's two-stage review of the .nz WHOIS, a number of public meetings were held.
17 Nov 2015
The Domain Name Commission (DNCL) has today launched its second public consultation on the .nz WHOIS – asking for the community’s views on what information should be displayed in the WHOIS and how.
29 Oct 2015

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 5 October 2015 are available: html | pdf

29 Oct 2015
Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved the new policy framework for .nz.
27 Oct 2015

The October 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of September 30, 2015

06 Oct 2015
Our current WHOIS provides the public with information regarding the registration of a .nz domain name. Information published includes the registrant’s name and contact details, along with those of the admin and technical contacts, so that the appropriate person can be contacted in respect of the domain name registration and management.
06 Oct 2015
As part of a wide-ranging two stage review, the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) has today launched the first of two public consultations on the .nz WHOIS...
28 Sep 2015

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