At 1pm (NZDT) 30 September 2014, people will be able to register .nz domain names directly at the second level (e.g. DiscountDomains.nz) in addition to the current third level (e.g. DiscountDomains.co.nz).
Eligibility for certain .nz domain names (e.g. DiscountDomains.co.nz) will depend on what existing third level domains you own (e.g. DiscountDomains.net.nz), when you bought it and whether anyone else has a third level domain name (e.g. DiscountDomains.org.nz).
Discount Domains has updated the website to allow customers with preferential rights, or where .nz domains will be available on a first come first served basis to pre-register the domain name.
When the new .nz domains go live at 1pm 30 September Discount Domains will try and register the domain name on your behalf with our automated software. We will refund any unsuccessful purchases.
This is the go-live date for the change. From this date: If you have pre-registered your new .nz domain name Discount Domains will try and register the domain name on your behalf.
You will be able to register “Available” names on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have preferential rights you will be able to register a matching .nz before anyone else or you can reserve it for free for up to two years.
If your name is conflicted you’ll be able to lodge a preference on the anyname.nz website for how you would like to deal with the conflict (see below).
This is the final day that those with preferential rights will be able to register or reserve. If they’ve not taken action by 1pm, 30 March 2015 the shorter version of their name will become available for general registration by anyone.
This is the final day of the reservation period. Those who've reserved but haven't registered the shorter version of their name by 30 March 2017 will see it become available for general registration by anyone.
If your domain returns a ‘Will be Conflicted’ status this means it has been registered in at least two second levels e.g. you might hold DiscountDomains.co.nz and others hold say DiscountDomains.org.nz or DiscountDomains.school.nz.
From 1pm (NZDT) 30 September 2014, you can go to the anyname.nz site with the UDAI for your third level domain (e.g DiscountDomains.co.nz) and lodge one of the following preferences:
In some cases the conflict may be resolved, depending on the preferences lodged. In these cases, the successful party will automatically be sent an email letting them know the outcome and outlining their next steps.
In cases where automatic resolution of the conflict doesn’t happen, the Domain Name Commission will contact the parties and let them know the outcome – but only once all those involved in the conflict have had time to lodge their preference.
If a clear outcome doesn’t result from the conflict process the Domain Name Commission may offer a facilitation service. Otherwise, the name won’t be registered directly at the second level at all.
Your UDAI (Unique Domain Authentication Identifier) of your third level domain (e.g. DiscountDomains.co.nz) is a critical part of the registration, reservation and conflict processes for the new .nz domains.
From 1pm (NZDT) 30 September 2014, you’ll need the UDAI of your third level domain name to register a PRR name (Via www.DiscountDomains.co.nz). You’ll also need the UDAI to reserve a PRR name or lodge a conflict preference on the anyname.nz website.
The Domain Name Commission has made some amendments relating to the generation and use of UDAIs. These include:
Visit anyname.nz for more information about the new NZ domains.