How to submit a reply
Important information and guidance on how to submit a reply is included below. We encourage all parties to read this information before submitting their reply.
Submit a reply using our online form.
You must submit your reply within 5 working days of the date of the response. We’ll tell you the deadline for your reply when we send the response.
Use our online form to submit your reply
How to write and submit your reply.
The reply argument section of the form is important. It’s your final opportunity to share your evidence with the expert. You may only discuss issues that have arisen in the response. Do not introduce any new arguments in the reply.
Format and documents for your reply.
Keep to the length limit: Your reply argument can be up to 2,000 words long.
Write it offline first: We recommend you write your argument first in a Word document or another text editor, and save it. If you write it online and your internet connection is lost, you’ll also lose what you’ve written.
Include any supporting documents: You can support your reply with other documents, such as:
- letterhead and advertising material showing your use of the name
- birth or marriage certificates for personal names
- trademarks or designs registered with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand or the Companies Offices.
You can send your other documents to us in hard copy – you do not have to attach them electronically to the reply.
We also have the following resources that may be of benefit:
Database of all previous Expert Decisions
List of selected Case Summaries of Expert Decisions
What happens after we receive a reply?
The reply is then provided to the registrant of the domain name.
Following this, we also proceed to the appointment of the Expert, the first step of this is issuing a invoice for the Expert Fee to be paid, you will receive correspondence shortly after the reply has been processed.