.nz registry replacement team would like to let you know that we are ready for the .nz registry migration on 1 November. Below you will find the timing, communications channels and technical support processes for the migration day, as well as registrar readiness checklists.
1st November go-live timing¶
7:30am NZDT - 12:30pm NZDT is the migration window.
Starting 7:30am NZDT legacy SRS production environment will be switched to maintenance mode.
From that moment, you will have read-only access to the SRS.
We will notify you about the migration start via email, and the InternetNZ status page will automatically be updated when the system goes into maintenance mode.
We will update the page if any change to the planned migration window end time is required. Users subscribed to the status service will get notifications when any updates are made.
12:00pm NZDT - Migration checkpoint. In the event of any migration delays or changes to the migration window:
we will email your key contact address for the .nz registry replacement, and update the status page.
12:30pm NZDT - switch off access to the Production Legacy SRS.
12:30pm NZDT - is the planned migration finish time.
Unless otherwise notified, the IRS will go live and open at this time at the end of the window
We will also send out an email to confirm the status of the migration and the IRS, and
update the status page.
1st November go-live technical support process¶
Please note that we won’t be able to make any changes to the system during the migration window.
Remember to provide support to your registrants and resellers — they won’t be able to register or update their .nz domains during the window and may contact your support teams about that.
1 November go-live registrar readiness check lists¶
Preparing for the migration day, please check that:
Portal users have IRS portal user ID and password
EPP API users have EPP user ID and password
EPP API users have a signed SSL certificate
You have outage notification for your registrants and resellers — on your website and/or on your social media channels
You have registrant and reseller support messaging ready and your technical support teams are aware of potential .nz-related support tickets.
As soon as practical after you gain access to IRS, please check:¶
The details on your registrar page in the IRS portal, such as registrar website, billing and public address are correct.
Set up any user IDs required by your staff in the IRS portal.
Set up any EPP users you require in the IRS portal.
Add any IP addresses you need for Portal, API and Droplist (TBR) to the Allowlists in the IRS portal.
Validate that you can connect to the EPP service and the EPP account you created in the portal.
Subscribe to the status page email updates.
It’s been a very long journey, and we’d never make it so far without all your hard work and support of the .nz registry replacement. Please reach out if you have any last-minute questions. Otherwise, we wish you a smooth migration, and see you in the new system soon!