Governance policies register

This page lists our Governance Policies and other formal documents, along with some information about the current state of each.

Please take into account that as from 1 April 2018 all our work is streamlined under one banner; InternetNZ. NZRS ceases to exist, and its people and services have been integrated into InternetNZ. The Domain Name Commission has been slimmed down to concentrate on its independent role overseeing rules for the NZ Internet and adjudicating disputes. All of us are still acting for a better world through a better Internet.

This document is current as of June 2017, when it was restructured slightly.

Code Title


PDP Policy development policy 1.1 Nov 16
Council (CNL)
CNL Appointed Council Member 1.0 Feb 20
CRF Council Role and Functions 2.0 Mar 18
CRD Councillor Role Descriptions 2.0 Mar 18
ETC Code of Ethics 2.0 Mar 18
COI Conflicts of Interest 2.0 Mar 18
DID Document Information Disclosure Policy 2.0 Mar 18 
Subsidiaries (SUB)
NZF .nz Framework 2.0 Dec 18
SUB Subsidiaries 1.1 May 17
APT Boards appointments and roles 2.0 Mar 18
INF Information Sharing Policy 2.0 Mar 18
Group Policies (GRP)
AST Audit services tender 3.0 Nov 18
PSD Product and Services Development 2.0 Mar 18
CTR Contracting for councillors and directors 2.0 Mar 18
REM Remuneration for Council and Boards 2.0 Mar 18
PRT Planning and Reporting Timetable 1.2 Nov 16
PLC Planning Cycle 1.2 Nov 16
Financial (FIN)
TSY Treasury 3.0 Mar 19
INV Investment Policy 1.0 Feb 20
MIS Reporting cases of misappropriation 3.0 Mar 19
Committees (COM)
AUR Audit and Risk 1.3 Aug 18
CEO Chief Executive Review 1.1 Aug 18
MAO Komiti Whakauru Māori (Māori Engagement) 1.2 Aug 18
NPL .nz Policy Committee 2 Aug 18
Other (OTH)
DEL Chief Executive delegations 3.0 May 19
Retired or replaced policies
GRP-BUS Business development - replaced in May 2016 by PSD    

.nz ccTLD documents

Besides the Framework Policy, the following documents set out the current framework for the operation of .nz. 

Domain Name Commission 

A new Operating Agreement is being prepared for DNCL. In the meantime here are the current documents (they are consistent with the operating model prior to 1 April 2018 when InternetNZ and NZRS merged).

DNCL Operating Agreement

DNCL Register License (amends DNC-OA)

DNCL Statement of Expectations 2017/18

DNCL Statement of Direction and Goals 2017/18

The strategy guiding the development of .nz is available on the strategy page and the Memorandum of Understanding with the NZ Government about the operation of .nz is available as a PDF here.