Application for a new 2LD -

An application has been received to create a new, moderated second level domain (2LD) –

A copy of the application, and the proposed moderation policy, can be seen at
A text version is also available at

Comments were sought on the application, and on the moderation policy that will be used to accept registrations. In particular, comment was sought on how the application met the criteria for a new 2LD, namely that the 2LD:

  • Represents an identifiable, significant community of interest; where ‘significant’ can mean either quantitatively or qualitatively and the community of interest can be defined in a clear written statement
  • Represents an on-going and long-lived community of interest
  • Does not conflict with, duplicate or cause confusion about, any existing 2LD, and is a useful addition to the current DNS hierarchy
  • Uses a name to represent the domain that is a obvious derivative of a word that properly describes the community of interest or a complete word
  • Does not bring the .nz domain name space into disrepute

Submissions closed on Thursday 5 May and all submissions received are published on this site.


The submissions received are available below in .pdf and .txt format.

State Services Commission - .pdf |.txt

Department of Internal Affairs - .pdf |.txt

Steven Heath - .pdf |.txt

David Farrar - .pdf |.txt

Parliamentary Service Commission - .pdf |.txt

United Future NZ - .pdf |.txt

Martin Kealey - .pdf |.txt

Aotearoa Maori Internet Organisation - .pdf |.txt

David Murray - .pdf |.txt

M.J. Hudson - .pdf |.txt

Jacob Doherty - .pdf |.txt

Alick Wilson - .pdf |.txt

Andrew Wilshire - .pdf |.txt

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