2022-05-23 nz registry replacement technical newsletter #10¶
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:
Welcoming General Manager Customer and Product.
IRS go-live checkpoint date.
Data migration issues and reach out to impacted registrars.
InternetNZ Registry System (IRS) Connection Agreement.
Certificate signing request (CSR) and SSL connection.
OTE testing and IRS registrar testing guide.
Operational and evaluation assessment.
Next IRS webinar.
Welcoming General Manager Customer and Product
InternetNZ is pleased to welcome Tim Joshnson, our new Tumuwhanake — General Manager Customer and Product. You may expect to hear a lot more from him about all things .nz.
IRS go-live checkpoint date
On 31 May 2022, we will evaluate the migration readiness with the quality and reliability of the new registry in mind and will make a decision about the IRS go-live date. You can expect to hear from us on the week of 31 May.
Data migration issues and reach out to impacted registrars
We strongly encourage all registrars to check the data migration issues outlined in the Data Migration from SRS to IRS documentation. Over the next few weeks, the registry replacement team will provide details to impacted registrars. The registry replacement team is re-running the data migration scripts in our internal test environments end of this month. We will let impacted registrars know if any other data migration issues were further identified.
IRS Connection Agreement
InternetNZ is glad to confirm that the new .nz Connection Agreement has been emailed to your primary contact(s). Please make sure to review and return a signed version of the agreement by 20 June 2022, as this allows you to access the new registry system and maintain your .nz registrar accreditation.
Certificate signing request (CSR) and SSL connection
We have sent out requests for CSR signing last week. Please make sure to review the details that were emailed. We will send back the signed certificates by Monday 30 May 2022. You will be able to connect to the system both with and without the certificate till Monday 30 May. The cut-over to certificate-only connection is as outlined below: On Tuesday 31 May there will be a maintenance window in which EPP connections will require authentication with the signed certificate and the existing service without authentication will be made available on a specific port. On Tuesday 14 June there will be a maintenance window in which the service without authentication on the specified port will be discontinued.
OTE testing and IRS registrar testing guide
By 26 May, you will receive the IRS registrar testing guide. It includes all tests you need to perform to successfully connect to the IRS portal and/or the API, and Drop catch TBR (to be released drop list server).
Operational and evaluation test
Registrars will need to perform an operational and evaluation test ahead of migration to the IRS production.
This test is part of assessing registrars’ readiness ahead of IRS production migration and will include a subset of the questions outlined in the IRS registrar testing guide.
Next IRS webinar
The next IRS webinar is planned for 15-16 June. Please keep an eye out for the webinar invitation.
We would encourage you to send any questions ahead of the webinar.
Join our Slack channel and ask questions
You can join via this link: Registry replacement slack channel