Second level NZ domains

For the first time ever "second level" domains like the .co in ".co.nz" and the .org in ".org.nz" are going to become optional. You'll be able to get .nz names with them, without them, or both. For example you will be able to register yourdomain.NZ as well as yourdomain.CO.NZ

What does this change mean?
This change means that people will soon have more choice when getting a .nz domain name. This is because existing 'second levels' – like the '...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Why is this happening and what are the benefits?
There are many reasons people have asked for this change. Some of the main ones include: More choice in .nz domain names. More representative domain nam...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:37 AM
When is the 'go-live' date for this change and what does this mean?
The go-live date for the change is 1pm, 30 September 2014 (NZDT). From that date, people will be able to register or reserve the new shorter .nz domain name...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:37 AM
Where can I find the exact details about this change?
Details of the change - including all policy and consultation documents – can be found on the Domain Name Commission's website – www.dnc.org.nz.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:37 AM
How was the decision to allow these new shorter .nz domain names made?
Following three public consultation rounds, analysis of opinion, and extensive discussion with interested parties, the Domain Name Commission's Board r...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:37 AM
I have a .nz domain name already. What will happen to it and what do I need to know?
Nothing will happen to your existing domain name and you can continue to use it as you always have. However, depending on when you registered it, you may be...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:37 AM
How do I find out what my options are?
If you have a .nz domain name you can find out what options are available to you by speaking with us or by checking the status of your existing domain name ...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:38 AM
If I've one or more .nz domain name(s), is there anything special I need to consider before this change happens?
You should check that the details you first registered your domain name(s) under are still correct. This is imperative if you are to be contactable and be t...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:38 AM
I don't care about this and don't want to do anything. Will I lose my existing domain name?
So long as you continue to pay your registration fees you can continue to use your existing .nz domain name as you always have. However, the Domain Name C...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:38 AM
So what happens if I want a new domain name?
There is no change if you want a new .nz domain name, except that you'll now have more choice when the change goes live'.  As always, you will reg...
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 at 12:39 AM