Registering reserved .nz names

This consultation closed 2 June 2016

Domain Name Commission Limited is proposing to amend clause 9.2 of the Operations and Procedures policy to clarify the date that reserved names need to be registered by before the reservation will lapse. 

Currently clause 9.2 states “Two years after 30 September 2014 all reserved names that have not been registered may be released and become available to any Registrant on a first come, first served basis”.

It is acknowledged that this clause is not clear as to what will happen to names after that time given the use of the word ‘may’.

The proposal is to amend clause 9.2 to read “All reserved names that have not been registered two years after the final date for reservations, namely 30 March 2017, will be released and become available to any Registrant on a first come, first served basis”.

This change clarifies the situation for both registrants and registrars. The date of 30 March 2017 allows registrants time to consider whether they want to register the reserved name or not and registrars time to contact their customers to assist in the registration process.

Comments on this proposal can be sent by email to policies@dnc.org.nz, or by post to PO Box 11881 Wellington 6142.  Submissions should be received by 2 June 2016.

Submissions:

Voyager, Lee Miller html

iwantmyname.com, Lenz Gschwendtner html