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Managing your .nz domain name is easier if you know the meaning of technical terms for domain names and namespaces. Read our user guides to understand more and get answers to your questions.

Search for a domain name

Find out how to search for a domain name’s availability or registration records using our following tools

Domain name availability search
WHOIS lookup

Transfer my domain

Find out how to transfer your domain name to another provider without disrupting your web services.

Get an authentication code (UDAI)

A UDAI code is the key to your domain name. You need to protect your UDAI, and make sure that your provider does not share your UDAI code with anyone else. Learn how to generate or request a UDAI code for your domain name.

Apply privacy to your domain name

You can apply privacy to the visible data in your domain name registration. This protects your personal information in the .nz domain namespace. Find out how.

Validate my details

The Domain Name Commission regularly validates .nz domain names to ensure that the .nz domain name space remains safe and secure.

Resolve a self-conflicted domain name

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

Reinstate my domain name

Find out how to reinstate your domain name when it is in pending release.

Register a domain name in pending release

Find out how you can go about registering a domain name that is in pending release.

Change a domain name holder

Find out how to change a domain name holder (or as it is sometimes referred to performing a change of registrant)

Use Dot the chatbot

Meet our virtual employee - Dot. Here to help you when it can.

Domain name holder search

Find out how you can request a search from the Domain Name Commission (DNC) of any domain names that are currently registered to yourself or another registrant (domain name holder).

Request the Zone Data file

In certain circumstances, .nz zone data may be released to third parties not directly involved in the management of the Registry and/or the .nz domain name space.


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