2022-02-23 .nz registry replacement technical newsletter — IRS testing

Kia ora!

Welcome to the .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:

  • Start testing IRS

  • IRS webinars

  • Monthly to annual billing changes template

  • Registrars technical forum slides pack and meeting notes

Start testing InternetNZ Registry System (IRS)

We are happy to announce 28 February 2022 at 12 pm NZDT as the date for opening up the operational testing environment (OTE). All .nz registrars are invited to kickoff IRS testing in preparation for the IRS go-live.

If you have completed and submitted your OTE onboarding form as requested earlier, you will receive your OTE credentials and OTE onboarding details starting Monday 28 February 2022 NZDT.

If you have missed your deadline to submit the OTE onboarding form, you need to re-check your email or request a new one from registry.replacment@internetnz.net.nz then submit your completed form no later than 28 February 2022.

We need all .nz registrars to be highly engaged in the OTE formal testing and to ensure the right resources are assigned to perform the testing. Please note that this phase is a critical milestone towards production onboarding and maintaining your .nz registrar accreditation.

Please reach out via email to registry.replacement@internetnz.net.nz if you have any questions or need additional support.

IRS Webinars

IRS webinars are scheduled for 8 and 9 March, both in NZ and EU time zones. The first IRS webinar will be a walkthrough of IRS version 7.19.

You will receive a calendar invitation shortly.

Registrars technical forum

Please see the materials from the last .nz registrar technical forum meeting that took place on 15-16 February:

  • meeting notes (PDF),

  • slides, agenda (PDF),

  • billing changes, presentation (YouTube video).

We will reach out directly to registrars affected by the billing change.

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