Tuesday, September 11, 2012 launch pushes domain names past half-million mark

The second level domain opened for registrations at 10am this morning and in the first fifteen minutes over 1000 names were registered.

The total number of registered .nz domain names now exceeds 500,000 for the first time and Debbie Monahan, the Domain Name Commissioner, expressed delight at the half-million .nz registrations and launch, describing today as "a landmark day for the New Zealand Internet".

Source InternetNZ

Update: 11:54 AM I've been informed by my registrar that is no longer "Provisional" and registrations to it are now just normal registrations. Any domain names that are "delegated" will be placed in the DNS system in the next hourly update.