Friday, August 24, 2012

InternetNZ provisionally approves second level domain

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has revealed that it has approved the creation of a new second level domain in the .nz domain name space - means that people will soon be able to register personalised domain names ending in

The implementation of is being managed by InternetNZ’s subsidiary company the Domain Name Commission Ltd. Authorised .nz registrars will be able to take provisional registrations for these names from 10am on Tuesday, 11 September 2012.

As part of introducing a new .nz second level domain, a threshold of 500 provisional registrations must be received before the domain is made active.

Debbie Monahan, the Domain Name Commissioner, is reported as "describing the application as fitting perfectly with its previously published criteria for new second-level domains" and saying "We encourage those interested in securing a registration to contact a .nz registrar and ask what they need to do to obtain the name of their choice in the zone. Registrars will advise prospective registrants that if the threshold of 500 for is not met, will not be made active and they won’t have their name but we think it is a great opportunity for people to get a true ‘kiwi’ tone into their domain names,"

(The above is summarised from  the InternetNZ press release. Copyright InternetNZ)

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