About the Commission

Who we are and what we do for the registrants of .nz domain names

The Domain Name Commission regulates the .nz domain namespace.

We help individuals, businesses, and communities have an online presence that is unique to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Summary of our responsibilities and the scope of our powers

We are here to improve the trust, safety, and perception of .nz. As an impartial umpire in the .nz domain name market, we’re responsible for ensuring that industry and consumers ‘play by the rules’. When they don’t, we step in.

Our role is to:

  • enforce the rules and policies that apply to .nz and ensure they’re being followed
  • ensure the market for .nz domains and the space itself is equitable, safe, and trusted
  • provide services that enable people to report problems or submit complaints about .nz services.
What we do

The Domain Name Commission was appointed by InternetNZ to develop and monitor a competitive registrar market, as well as create a fair environment for the registration and management of .nz domain names.

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Our team

We have an awesome team behind all the emails, letters, and correspondence. Learn who they are.

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Contact us

Find the best way for you to contact the Domain Name Commission.

We are available Monday to Friday, 8AM – 4PM, New Zealand Standard Time. We aim to reply to you within 24 business hours.

Please leave your name and number if you leave a message.

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Corporate information

Read Domain Name Commission Limited's corporate information, key organisation documents, annual reports, and board meeting minutes.

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