COVID-19

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Welcome to the DNCL's COVID-19 information hub. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is impacting all of New Zealand. Here are some key things to know about how the .nz domain name space is responding to this issue.

Our emergency and exceptional power to suspend domain names for fake registration details associated with a force majeure event have been extended until 15 October 2020. More detail about what this means can be found in the letter to InternetNZ Council on the left-hand menu of this page.

During these exceptional times we will also be publishing COVID-19 notices of the domain names that have been validated every Thursday. A list of these notices can also be found on the left hand side menu.

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Important information: 

At the Domain Name Commission we're doing everything we can to keep .nz fair and safe for everyone during this difficult time.

Our contact Centre continues to be available by phone +64 4 472 1600 or live chat Monday to Friday 9 am -4 pm five days a week.

We now also have “Any” our chatbot working 24/7 seven days a week. We also are encouraging people to email us their enquiries and reports of domain name registration abuse to [email protected].

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