Details of how the Domain Name Commission works with other groups on Internet-related issues. You will also find our public policy submissions on matters impacting the .nz domain name system.
The Domain Name Commission does policy work on operational implications that impact compliance and enforcement and dispute resolution activities within .nz.
We contribute to policy development by submitting on bills before Parliament, participating in events, projects and representing .nz in local online safety forums.
Below you will find a list of our submissions:
- Submission to InternetNZ on .nz rules
- Submission to Governance and Administration Committee on the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill
- Submission to InternetNZ on .nz Policy Review
- Submission to InternetNZ on Registry Lock
All submissions can be found via the following search
Request a presentation
The staff of the Domain Name Commission are always willing to come and talk at any event about anything and everything domain name related. If you are interested, reach out and let us know.
Part of the work we do is raise awareness about the .nz domain name space and online issues.
We give presentations at online safety, domain name industry, small business, government and community events.
We also have a number of materials available for use to support awareness weeks such as Privacy Week, Safer Internet Day and Tech week.
We coordinate online safety messages during Shop Safe activities in the lead-up to the New Zealand holiday season.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The Domain Name Commission enters into Memorandums of Understanding ("MOUs') with other regulatory, government and private organisations. This helps to keep .nz fair and safe for everyone. Having close working relationships with others helps with compliance activities, information sharing, capacity building and knowledge management. While the Commission has an excellent working relationship with many organisations, the MOU process formalises that relationship.
MOUs assist to clarify roles and responsibilities and ensure relationships are built at an organisational level and not just by senior management and staff.
The DNCL has strong ties to stakeholders through agreements in the following areas:
- governance of .nz - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
- infrastructure abuse prevention - Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- digital safety -Te Tari Taiwhenua - Department of Internal Affairs
- data quality - Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages
- international cooperation and capacity building .vu and .pg
- Data access to withheld Whois data - Financial Markets Authority
Get in touch at [email protected] if you would like to formalise a working relationship. We are always looking to strengthen ties to organisations involved in the domain name industry, public registries, law enforcement, regulatory, compliance and enforcement and dispute resolution activities.
We maintain a wide range of important relationships and partnerships across the global online safety and domain name ecosystem.
International meetings and processes we currently participate in, as appropriate, include the:
We rely on others to engage and work with us as we self-regulate more than 720,000 domain name holders and more than 80 authorised .nz service providers across New Zealand and around the world.