New proposals for opening up second level .nz domain names

Posted On June 20, 2013
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The .nz Domain Name Commission (DNC) has found there is no clear consensus for – or against – the proposal to allow registration of .nz domain names directly at the second level.

A major concern expressed by some submitters to the DNC was that existing registrants could feel “forced” to incur extra costs in registering on top of their existing name.

To mitigate this issue, DNC is proposing that existing registrants be able to reserve registration of the equivalent of their current name at the second level (for no cost for at least two years).

DNC believes this modified proposal delivers significant benefits to registrants without disadvantaging those who do not wish to use a name at the second level.

There are also other changes to the proposal following the initial consultation.

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