Validate my details?
The Domain Name Commission regularly validates .nz domain names to ensure that the .nz domain name space remains safe and secure.
We have put together a number of ‘How do I guides’ for commonly asked questions that we receive at the Domain Name Commission.
If you have any further questions about validating a domain name that this guide doesn't cover, please contact us.
What is the Data Validation Process?
We check to ensure that the registrant is contactable at the details that they have provided, and that they are a properly constituted organisation or an individual person.
If you think you have identified a domain name that doesn’t meet these requirements you can inform us.
We will try and make contact with the registrant of a .nz domain name using the registration record details. The registrant is asked to validate the contact details to prove they are correct.
We also at times, ask the registrant to provide supporting documentation to demonstrate their compliance with .nz domain name policy.
First Notice and Call
The initial notice is a request for a registrant to confirm their registration details.
If these are confirmed, we may ask a registrant to provide supporting documentation.
Second Notice and Call
This is to act as a reminder to confirm registrant details or to provide additional supporting documentation.
If we haven’t received the supporting documentation requested or details haven’t been confirmed we will advise a registrant that their domain name will be suspended.
While a domain name is suspended, website and email will not function. During this period a registrant can still submit the requested supporting documentation.
If DNCL has not received supporting documentation within 90 days from the suspension, a domain name may be made available to the public for registration on a first-come, first served basis.