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Overview of 2002-2012

Welcome to the Domain Name Commission and .nz


There's now more choice in .nz domain names, with people able to register shorter, simpler names immediately before .nz – as well as the more familiar-looking options like '' and ''.

If you've got preferential registration or reservation rights to the shorter version of your .nz domain name, you've only got until 1pm, 30 March 2015 to take action. Find out more at


The Domain Name Commission (DNC) manages the .nz domain name space and protects the interests and rights of everyone who uses it.

.nz is our home. It allows us to be instantly found online and shows that we are unique. By choosing a .nz domain name, you are choosing an online address specific to the New Zealand identity.

On our website you’ll find resources about registering .nz domain names as well as information about what to do if you’ve a concern about the management of your own domain name.

We’re here to help so if you need further assistance, or you see something that you think we can improve on, please contact us at

Debbie Monahan
Domain Name Commissioner