DNCL is undertaking a review of the current .nz WHOIS policy and how it operates. This is being undertaken in a staged manner with four public consultations having so far been run.
Fifth consultation (March 2017 - ongoing)
This is the fifth consultation relating to the WHOIS review and it is seeking comment on proposed policy changes.
Details of the fifth consultation can be found at:
Review update (Dec 2016)
An update about the review - outlining where DNCL has got to with the review (as at December 2016) can be found at https://www.dnc.org.nz/node/1408
Fourth consultation (Oct - Nov 2016)
The fourth consultation proposed that all contact address and telephone information for individual registrants is withheld from publication in the WHOIS.
Two options were proposed for still displaying the name, email address and geography (e.g. city, region, country) of individual registrants.
Details of the fourth consultation can be found at:
Review update (Jul 2016)
An update about the review - outlining where DNCL had got to with the review (as at July 2016) can be found at https://dnc.org.nz/whoisupdate.
Third consultation (May - Jun 2016)
The third consultation proposed a change that could see registrants able to apply to have their personal details withheld from the WHOIS. 65 submissions were received.
Details of the third public consultation can be found at:
Second consultation (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)
The second consultation focussed on the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of WHOIS. In particular, comment was sought on the information disclosed in response to a WHOIS search, who disclosures should be made to and how information should be provided. 29 submissions were received.
Details of the second public consultation can be found at:
First consultation (Oct - Nov 2015)
The first consultation focussed on why registrant data should, or should not, be collected and then accessible by way of a WHOIS search. 24 submissions were received.
Details of the first public consultation can be found at: