Register a self-conflicted domain name?
A self-conflicted domain name is where the same registrant (yourself) holds all the second level variants of the conflicted domain name.
Thanks for clicking through to find out more about self-conflicted .nz domain names. A self-conflicted domain name is where the same registrant (yourself) holds all the second-level variants of the conflicted domain name.
The migration to the new .nz registry platform has caused some slight changes to how parties resolve a self-conflicted domain name.
We have put together a number of ‘How do I guides’ for commonly asked questions that we receive at the Domain Name Commission.
We understand that sometimes issues can be complex and these guides might not have all the answers that relate to your specific problem. If this is the case please contact us here.
What is a conflicted domain name?
A conflicted domain name is a .nz domain name that is available but is unable to be registered until it is resolved, for example:
If anyname.co.nz and anyname.org.nz is registered to 2 different registrants (domain name holders) then anyname.nz is a conflicted domain name.
In order for a party to register anyname.nz they will need to obtain the consent of the 2nd registrant.
What is a self-conflicted domain name?
A self-conflicted domain name is similar, with the only difference being the registrants that are part of the conflict set are all the same party, eg:
If you had registered the domain names anyname.co.nz and anyname.org.nz then anyname.nz is considered self-conflicted as you are the registrant of all the domains in the conflict set.
You will then be able to resolve anyname.nz yourself.
What is a conflict set?
Using the above example, for the conflicted domain name anyname.nz:
anyname.co.nz and anyname.org.nz are part of the ‘conflict set’.
How to resolve your self-conflicted domain name
If you are the registrant of all of the domain names in the conflict set and want to resolve the self-conflicted name, you will need to change your preference for each domain name in the conflict set.
Follow these steps to resolve your self-conflicted domain name:
- Go to the lodge your preference portal.
- Select the preference ‘I want to try and get the shorter version of my domain name’ for one of your domain names that are part of the conflict set and press ‘submit’ and follow the process to its end.
- For the other domain names in the conflict set, 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 self-conflicted domain 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 resolved domain name.
- You will receive an email notifying you that the conflicted domain name has been resolved and that you can register the name with a provider, if you choose to.
- You can then contact your domain name provider to register the resolved domain name. Please note, that the Domain Name Commission needs to approve the registration of the resolved domain name and that this may take a few working days to be completed.
You will have two months from the date of the resolution to register the name through a registrar of your choice, if the resolved domain name is not registered by this date it will then become available to be registered on a first come first serve basis.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What steps do I take to resolve a self-conflicted domain name?
To settle a self-conflicted domain name, you will need to designate your preference for every domain name in the conflict set. You must choose "I want to try and get the shorter version of my domain name" for one domain and for the others, opt for "I don’t want the shorter version of my domain name and don’t care who gets it". You must follow this procedure for all self-conflicted domain names individually.
What occurs after I have resolved the self-conflicted domain name?
Once you've resolved the self-conflict, an email will be sent to you confirming the resolution and informing you that the now-resolved domain name is ready for registration. Please be aware that the Domain Name Commission must sanction the registration of the newly resolved domain name, which might require a few business days.
What is the time limit to register a resolved domain name?
Post-resolution, a period of two months is provided for you to register the domain name with your chosen registrar. If the resolved domain name isn't registered within this time frame, it is made available for registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.