A How To guide for self-conflicted names

Thanks for clicking through to find out more about self-conflicted .nz domain names. If you want more information about conflicted names, generally, go here.

A self-conflicted name is where the same registrant (yourself) holds all the second level variants of the conflicted name.

Please note that the word ‘conflict’ refers to the domain names involved, not the holder/s of the domain names.


If you hold all the second level variants of your domain name and want to resolve the self-conflict, you should:

  • Go to https://dnc.org.nz/manage.
  • Login using one of your existing .nz domain names and its UDAI. Your UDAI is the Unique Domain Authentication ID for that domain name. Your registrar is able to provide your UDAI and explain what it is.
  • Select the preference “I want to try and get the shorter version of my domain name” for this existing name; press ‘Submit’ and follow the process to its end.
  • For the other names, select the preference “I don’t want the shorter version of my domain name and don’t care who gets it”.
  • Remember that you need to repeat this process separately for each of your conflicted names.

This will resolve the self-conflict. Whichever domain name you’ve selected the first option for (“I want to try and get the shorter version of my domain name”) will be the domain name that has the right to register the new, shorter domain name direct at .nz.

You’ll then have two months from the date of resolution to register the new domain name through a registrar of your choice.


More information about conflicted names can be found at:




You can contact us anytime at info@dnc.org.nz