Suspending harmful .nz domains
For all the amazing platforms and websites in the .nz space, we know there is content on some .nz domains that are perceived as harmful.
While we don't censor content, the InternetNZ group can play a role in keeping the .nz space safe. Under .nz policy, the Domain Name Commission can take action to suspend a domain name based on court orders, or if instructed by an authoritative body. These agencies have the authority and resources to determine whether certain content is illegal or whether a harm incident is likely.
If anyone is concerned that a .nz domain name is causing or encouraging harm, report it to Police using the 105 form. If you see a website that you think should be classified as objectionable material, you should report this to the Classifications Office.
The Domain Name Commission is a subsidiary company of InternetNZ. It enforces the rules and policies that apply to .nz and ensures they’re being followed.