News

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

12 Oct 2012
The Domain Name Commission (DNCL) is consulting with the New Zealand public on a proposal to extend the .nz domain name space by allowing registrations directly at the ‘second-level’. 
28 Sep 2012

The September 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 31 August 2012.

27 Sep 2012

The Domain Name Commission is proposing to extend the .nz domain name space by allowing anybody to register domain names at the ‘second level’.  This has the potential to significantly alter New Zealand’s domain name space so it’s important we get your views.  A consultation on this proposal has recently closed. 

11 Sep 2012

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) subsidiary the Domain Name Commission has today launched a new second level domain – .kiwi.nz – a move that has pushed the total number of .nz registrations past 500,000.

04 Sep 2012

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 15 August 2012 are available

30 Aug 2012

The August 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 31 July 2012.

24 Aug 2012
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that it has approved the creation of a new second level domain in the .nz domain name space - .kiwi.nz.
31 Jul 2012

The July 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 30 June 2012.

The July 2012 .nz newsletter is available at /content/jul_12_newsletter.pdf

29 Jun 2012

The June 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 31 May 2012.

27 Jun 2012

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 14 June 2012 are available

29 May 2012
An application has been received to create a new, open, second level domain (2LD) - .kiwi.nz.
29 May 2012
DNCL sought the views of Registrars, and other interested parties, on proposed amendments to the current Authorisation Agreement that DNCL signs with authorised .nz Registrars.  The amendments add a new clause to the Agreement relating to .nz domain name take down requests...
25 May 2012

The May 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 30 April 2012.

24 May 2012
DNSSEC has been developed to provide authentication and integrity to the Domain Name System (DNS).
02 May 2012

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 12 April 2012 are available: .html | pdf

27 Apr 2012

The April 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 31 March 2012.

17 Apr 2012

This is to advise of an update to the Zone Transfer Policy (ZTP) to govern the use of the zone data by .nz. The amended policy will take effect from Wednesday 16 May 2011.

29 Mar 2012

The March 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 29 February 2012.

01 Mar 2012

The February 2012 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as at 31 January 2012.

22 Feb 2012

The minutes of the DNCL Board meeting held on 9 February 2012 are available: .html | pdf