2024-03-19 nz registrar news March 2024

Kia ora!

Welcome to the .nz registrar update. You are receiving it because you are subscribed to the .nz registry updates.

In today’s email:

  • IRS new release plan

  • .nz team at NZNOG

  • Direct debit reminder

  • Conflicted domain names resolution

  • .nz support channels

  • Registrar contact refresh

IRS release in the next 90 days

We are planning an IRS release in April-June. We’ll provide you with more details about the date, changelog and testing recommendations as we progress through the process. Please feel free to ask any questions about the upcoming release via registry@internetnz.net.nz.


Some of the .nz team will attend the New Zealand Network Operations Group annual conference in Nelson on 10-12 April (NZNOG). We’d love to meet you in person if you plan to be there. Reply to this email to arrange a catch up or just come see us at the .nz sponsorship table. See you in Nelson!

Reminder to have sufficient funds for direct debit in your account

A reminder from InternetNZ’s Finance team: please ensure sufficient funds are available in your registrar account before the 20th calendar day NZST of each month. It allows us to process a direct debit for the amount detailed on the Xero electronic invoice provided to you as the registrar.

This requirement is a part of your connection agreement with InternetNZ as a .nz registrar.

Conflicted domain names resolution

InternetNZ is progressing with the conflicted names review. We plan to begin consulting with the affected domain name holders in May. Currently, there are nearly 3,000 third-level .nz domains in contention for the final 1,340 locked and conflicted second-level .nz domain names.

We’ll keep you informed on the progress of the review, and let you know in advance about the agreed way forward.

Registrar .nz technical support lines of contact

Registrars can use the contact methods below to ask questions, seek technical support or make requests regarding the .nz registry.

Please note that the registry replacement email address registry.replacement@internetnz.net.nz will be closed at the end of March 2024, and all emails will be forwarded to registry@internetnz.net.nz.

Registrar contact refresh

We are continuing to update contact and company information for all of our .nz registrars. Some of you have already received an email about this, and we would appreciate it if you could assist us by responding to it. We do this to ensure we can contact registrar personnel when required and to adhere to our Privacy Policy.

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Kind regards

.nz team