.nz policies

The .nz domain name space is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to Aotearoa New Zealand. It represents us on the Internet and is managed for the benefit of us all. 

There are a number of policies we’ve developed for .nz. The Domain Name Commission is responsible for regulating and enforcing them. 

The current .nz Rules came into effect on 1 November 2022, alongside the new .nz registry, and minor amendments were made on 31 March 2023

Email dotnz@internetnet.nz.nz if you have any questions about the .nz Rules framework. 

More information on the .nz rules review program.

.nz Rules

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.nz policy review 2024

Amendments to the .nz Rules (in effect from 31 March 2023)

Updated .nz Rules — summary of the most significant changes (2022 changes)

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Suspending harmful .nz domains

.nz policies archive


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