Welcome to the Domain Name Commission and .nz

The Domain Name Commission (DNCL) manages and administers the .nz domain name space - protecting the rights and interests of those who use it. 

Our work sees us:  

  • develop and maintain the policies that underpin the .nz domain name space 
  • authorise .nz Registrars
  • monitor the health & competitiveness of the .nz authorised Registrar market
  • handle any complaints relating to .nz domain names
  • administer an independent Dispute Resolution Service.

Interested in the .nz domain name space?

You may have a question about the registration and management of a .nz domain name. You may have a domain name provider related enquiry, or perhaps you just want to learn more about how the .nz domain name space works. 

    Our FAQ section, any of the menu items above or a site search under the Resources section in the footer below should help with what you are looking for.

    Individual Registrant Privacy Option (IRPO)

    From 28 March all .nz authorised registrars are required to offer IRPO to registrants who request it. To be eligible for the service, the registrant must be an individual not in significant trade. For more information, click here.

    We’re here to help, so if you need any assistance, please contact us - info@dnc.org.nz.