Change my preference for a conflicted name
Find out on this page how to change your preference in regards to a conflicted domain name.
If you have any questions that relate to changing your preference for a conflicted name that this guide doesn’t cover, please contact us here.
Registrants (domain name holders) involved in a conflicted domain name need to agree among themselves who can register the domain name directly at the second level. An agreement can only be reached by taking part in the Conflicted Names Process. This works by having each registrant manage their preference.
What does registered at the second level mean?
- anyname.nz - anyname is registered at the second level.
- anyname.co.nz - anyname is registered at the third level.
What you will need:
- Your domain name.
- The UDAI for this domain name. If you don’t have this, check out our ‘How do I’ guide here for more information on how to get one.
To change your preference:
1. Head over to this page, the Lodge your preference portal. This is where you can also change your preference.
2. Login using your existing domain name and its UDAI.
Your UDAI is the Unique Domain Authentication Identifier for that domain name. Your registrar (domain name provider) is able to provide your UDAI and can help explain what it is. More information on this can also be found on our ‘How do I’ guide here.
3. Select one of the following preferences:
- I would like the opportunity to register the Equivalent Name for possible registration as a .nz domain name at the second level; or
- I do not want to register the Equivalent Name for possible registration as a .nz domain name at the second level, and do not want any other party to register the Equivalent Name as a .nz domain name at the second level; or
- I do not want to register the Equivalent Name for possible registration as a .nz domain name at the second level, and do not object to another Registrant registering the Equivalent Name as a .nz domain name at the second level.
Don’t forget to click confirm.
4. You are all done!
How to register a resolved domain name
If the preference you have selected has resolved the conflict, the party that now has rights to register the conflicted domain name will be sent an email.
You will have 2 months from the date of the conflicted name being resolved to register the name. You can approach a registrar of your choice to register the now resolved name.
You can find a .nz authorised registrar here.