Shared registry system
InternetNZ operates the registry for .nz, which means that we keep the definitive register of .nz domain names. In .nz the registry system is known as the New Zealand Shared Registry System (SRS) which was originally developed in 2002 and has undergone continuous development since that time.
The current wholesale domain name fee is $1.25 per domain name per month, exclusive of GST. Registrars are free to set whatever retail price they wish for .nz domain names and prices do vary.
Please note that while most registrars will also sell .com, .net and other top-level domains (TLDs) we have no role in selling or provisioning those other domain names.
The Registry’s Goals
- Deliver a world-class domain name service to registrars, their customers and all Internet users
- Deliver world-class registry services that continually improve
- Develop our services and technology within a long term evolutionary framework to meet the future needs of Internet users
- Deliver, in partnership with Domain Name Commission Ltd. (DNCL), a successful long term strategy for .nz.
Becoming a Registrar
To become a registrar you must first apply to Domain Name Commission Ltd (DNC) to become an Authorised Registrar. DNC is responsible for authorising entities to become .nz registrars.
Further information on the application process can be obtained from the following sites:
The Registrar Portal allows registrars to access their billing information, statistics and other general resources from the Registry.
The Registrar Portal is available for registered users via https://registrars.internetnz.nz.
The registry provides docs.internetnz.nz microsite for our services documentation including: