2022-08-11 .nz registry replacement technical newsletter — key dates

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:

  • Key dates for batch transfer requests, testing against IRS in OTE, and registrar profiles in the production environment.

  • Production CSR reminder.

  • .nz rules change reminder.

  • Registrars satisfaction survey is coming your way soon.

Key dates

  • 12 August 2022 — legacy SRS RPS environment will be switched off, as we have not had a release to the SRS since February 2021, and there is no current usage by registrars.

  • 31 August 2022 — all registrars must complete their own testing against the InternetNZ Registry System (IRS) in the operational testing environment (OTE), regardless of previous experience using the platform with other TLDs. You can find the technical testing guide on the InternetNZ Product Documentation website

  • 23 September 2022 — all batch/bulk transfer requests carried by InternetNZ Registry Support on the legacy SRS will freeze. The existing requests will be processed and finalised. On 23 September - 1 November, we will accept no new bulk transfer requests.

  • September 2022 — we will send out mandatory operational tests focused on .nz-specific features or self-certification documents. All registrars must complete these tests in OTE as part of the IRS onboarding process.

  • September 2022 — we will create your registrar profiles in the production environment. In early October, you will be able to log in, check details, add IP addresses to your allow lists, and create any other user IDs and registrar contacts you will need on go-live day.

Production certificate signing requests (CSR) reminder

We will send the signed certificates for IRS production in September as a part of the onboarding process to the production system. If you haven’t submitted a CSR yet, the .nz registry replacement team will request it in September.

.nz rules changes come into effect on 1 November 2022

The .nz rules will come into effect on 1 November 2022. The rules will replace current .nz policies. We will be in touch shortly about the rules change impact on registrars.

.nz registrar satisfaction survey

We are preparing a new .nz registrar satisfaction survey. Look out for more information coming soon.