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.NZ Second Level Registrations planned
2012-06-01 | Dorothea Marx
The DNCL, New Zealand's domain name commission, proposed to extend the .NZ domain name space by allowing anybody to register .NZ second level domains. The implementation of the proposal would mean a significant modification of New Zealand's domain space name, so the commission asks for feedback and submissions to get customers' views on its latest proposal.
The DNCL proposes the introduction of second level registrations under .NZ together with the continuous support of existing domains and new registrations at the third level, under extensions such as .CO.NZ or .ORG.NZ.
Registrations under .NZ are supposed to be on a “first come, first served” basis. Excluded from this principle would be Sunrise applications and applications corresponding to multiple registrations for the same domain name under different second level extensions.
The Sunrise Period shall allow existing .NZ domain name registrants to register their domain names at the second level if they are the only one that has that name at the third level. In case of multiple registrations of the same domain name by different owners under different second level extensions, an applicant has to have the consent of the other owners to obtain the domain.