Application for a new NZ 2LD –

An application has been received to create a new, moderated second level domain (2LD) – Copies of the application, and the proposed moderation policy, can be seen at:

.pdf –
.txt –
.html –

Comments are sought on this application, and on the moderation policy that will be used to accept registrations. In particular, comment is sought on how the application meets the criteria for a new 2LD, namely that the 2LD:

  • Represents an identifiable, significant community of interest; where:
    • ‘significant’ can mean either quantitatively or qualitatively; and
    • the community of interest can be defined in a clear written statement
    • Represents an on-going and long-lived community of interest

  • Does not conflict with, duplicate or cause confusion about, any existing 2LD, and is a useful addition to the current DNS hierarchy
  • Uses a name to represent the domain that is an obvious derivative of a word that properly describes the community of interest or a complete word.
  • Does not bring the .nz domain name space in disrepute

Submissions should be by email to . They may also be made by fax to +64 4 495 2115 or by post to Domain Name Commission, PO Box 11 881, Wellington, New Zealand. All submissions will be published at . All submissions should be received by 5pm on Wednesday 16th July.