Domain Name Dispute Resolution

Sometimes parties disagree about who has the rights to a .nz domain name, or about associated domains added to an existing domain name. These disagreements are called disputes.

The Domain Dispute Resolution Program Process:


With the assistance of a third-party you get an opportunity to discuss broader issues including why you believe the domain name should belong to you.

Find out more about how mediation works and how to start this 

We also recommend you check out our “Guide to Mediation” page. This has some great practical tips that can help you.

Expert Determination

Submit a complaint for Expert Determination.

If mediation is unsuccessful parties are able to apply to have an independent Expert make a determination (decision) on who should have the domain name.

Find out more options if Mediation fails.

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