Registry Replacement project

InternetNZ is considering options for a new replacement registry system and has decided to conduct a request for expressions of interest (REOI) process to enable InternetNZ to understand and evaluate what a suitable replacement for our existing SRS registry system could look like.

This REOI is the initial scoping exercise of the .nz registry system replacement project to replace the SRS (“Registry Replacement project”) and the key outcomes InternetNZ wants to achieve are to:

  • enable InternetNZ to clearly define the parameters of a subsequent restricted tender process and should this proceed to this stage 
  • assess potential suppliers and options to enable and support InternetNZ in undertaking the Registry Replacement project. 

Lodgement of expressions of interest

Download: REOI document (pdf).

Dates: closing date for submissions is Friday 29 November 2019, 12 pm (New Zealand daylight saving time, UTC+13). InternetNZ may extend the closing date at its own discretion, in which case the timeframes below will be updated accordingly.

Submit to: EOIs must be lodged electronically by emailing to Respondents must include ‘EOI submission from [insert]’ in the subject line of their email submission.

EOI queries: any questions regarding the process for responding to this REOI can be asked via email:

Briefing opportunities: potential respondents can make an appointment for a briefing meeting with one of InternetNZ representatives to discuss questions they may have or gain more clarity on particular requirements in regards to the project and/or the EOI.

Briefing sessions are available for the following dates:

  • 2-7 November 2019, during the ICANN66 Meeting, Montreal
  • 11-15 November 2019 in New Zealand.

To book a briefing meeting, please contact Project Lead Dave Baker via email:

Late submissions: EOIs submitted after the above date may only be accepted at InternetNZ discretion. Respondents that are unable to meet the closing date should discuss their concerns with Project Lead Dave Baker via email: by 15 November 2019.

Indicative timeframes

Event Date and time
Issuance of the request for expressions of interest 23 October 2019
Briefing opportunities at ICANN66, Montreal 2 to 7 November 2019
Briefing opportunities in New Zealand 11 to 15 November 2019
Closing date for clarification requests and questions from potential respondents 15 November 2019
Closing date for the submission of EOI 29 November 2019, 12 pm (NZDT, UTC+13)
Evaluation panel consideration of EOI responses Note: additional information may be sought from respondents during this stage 2 December 2019 to 18 February 2020
InternetNZ announces next steps 19 February 2020