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.
The zone data may not be released to third parties unless there is sufficient reason to justify such release. The registrant’s right to privacy also needs to be protected. There are a number of reasons why parties may request the zone file, these include research purposes, and for monitoring of domain name registrations.
The Domain Name Commission has put together some guidance below on how to apply for the .nz zone data.
What is the Zone data?
.nz zone data is a list of all domain names that are currently registered in the .nz namespace (ie any domain name that ends in .nz). The Zone file changes everyday as new domain names are registered.
How can I request this?
You can apply for access to the Zone file by filling out our ZTP1 application form here.
What happens once I have submitted my application?
The Domain Name Commission will either approve or decline the .nz zone data application. We make seek further information from the applicant. In making its decision, DNCL may consult with the Registry.
What factors will determine if my application is approved?
.nz zone data may be released where it can be demonstrated that there is a ‘public good’ aspect to the release of the information that outweighs any adverse effect on the registrant's privacy.
We also take into account the following:
- What information will be made public.
- How long after receipt of the zone data the information from it will be publicly released.
- The measures that are in place to protect Registrants' privacy.
- Any confidentiality agreements in place with its staff or contractors.
- Frequency of the zone data that needs to be reported.