2021-12-21 .nz registry replacement technical newsletter

You are receiving it because you have nominated yourself as the primary contact for the .nz registry replacement project.

In today’s newsletter:

  • Key dates to note.

  • Support availability over the holiday break.

  • Registry Lock launch is postponed.

  • OTE feedback.

Key dates to note

  • 22 December 2021: your nominated key contact will receive connection forms for setting up access to the operational testing environment (OTE).

  • 31 January 2022: your target date for sending it back to us. The target date for InternetNZ to set the go-live date.

  • February 2022: we’ll set up some webinars covering more detail of what the changes will mean for you; Formal OTE staggered testing starts.

  • March 2022: you’ll receive a new InternetNZ (IRS) service connection agreement.

  • April 2022: your deadline for sending the connection agreement back to us.

  • June 2022: official testing ends and production onboarding kicks off.

  • June-September 2022: time frame for the IRS to go live - noting this could be as early as late June

Support availability over the holidays

During the holiday break, the .nz registry replacement support email and Slack channel will be monitored as usual during our normal New Zealand business hours (Monday-Friday, 8.30 am - 5.30 pm). Requests during after hours and statutory holidays will be covered by our answer services.

.nz Registry Lock launch is postponed

The registry lock service launch is being rescheduled due to the .nz registry replacement process. We now plan to offer you this service after implementing the IRS.

This extension will allow us to better resource .nz Registry Lock and have desirable features from day one, such as the automatic relock.

We will update you on the progress of the service in July 2022.

OTE feedback

Thank you to everyone who’s already come on board the new registry system (IRS) and started testing it. We’ve reached out to some of our early adopters and asked for their feedback on the OTE. It will only take a few minutes to fill out the survey, and it’ll help us make the experience great for all registrars early in 2022.

Join our Slack channel and ask questions

We encourage you to connect with us and with your fellow .nz registrars through the Slack channel.

You can join via this link: Registry replacement slack channel