Reserved Name

A .nz name Direct at the Second Level that has been reserved by the eligible Registrant. The eligible Registrant should register their Reserved name by 1pm 30 March 2017, otherwise it will become available for general registration, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The ability to be able to reserve .nz domain names was part of Preferential Registration Eligibility (PRE) - an important aspect of a 2014-2015 policy change that allowed people to get shorter names directly at .nz. 

More information about that the policy change that allowed domain names to be reserved can be found at and

Recently, the date in which domain names need to be registered by before they become available on a first come, first served basis was extended, notification of this can be found by clicking here. The consultation document for this can be found in our consultation section via the following link: