I think all the members of this WG are on NZNOG. I am sure they would agree
with me in saying that we welcome any and all feedback.
Read background paper that we wrote at:
And complete online form at:
Or email policies(a)dnc.org.nz with your comments/ideas/thinking.
Second Level Domains Policy Review
Published at 01 Oct 2003 14:13
InternetNZ, through the Office of the Domain Name Commissioner, is
reviewing the existing Second Level Domains policy
A Working Group was established by the .nz Oversight Committee
earlier this year to conduct the review. The Working Group is
seeking public input to assist in developing a revised draft policy,
which will also be subject to public consultation.
The current Second Level Domains policy deals with three critical
areas: the structure of the existing Second Level Domains, the
moderation of Second Level Domains, and the process for establishing
new Second Level Domains.
Debate so far in the Working Group has identified two major areas for
reform: Whether the process for creating new second level
domains should be modified and whether that modification should
simplify the process. The existing process lacks adequate criteria
for decisions about the addition of new Second Level domains and has
generated concern in the past. Whether there should be direct
public registrations allowed at the second level in the .nz space.
This has a number of implications which need to be considered around
dealing with the existing second level domains after any change;
dealing with conflicts between existing third level registrants if
the second level is opened and others.
In addition to these two key areas, the Working Group is seeking
feedback on the existing Second Level Domains and their ongoing
relevance, and would also like to receive comments and suggestions
about any other aspect of the existing policy.
To assist with this consultation a background paper has been
produced. This outlines the current policy, expands on the issues
for consideration and poses some more specific questions for
consideration. It is available at:
Public comment, on the specific issues identified above and in the
accompanying background paper - or any other issues relating to the
Second Level Domains policy - is sought by Monday 10 November 2003.
To assist with the feedback process, you can use an online feedback
form. The questions in the form are those presented in the
background paper. The form is available at:
InternetNZ also maintains a public email list for discussion of the
review. To subscribe, send a blank email to
Please email comments to policies(a)dnc.org.nz, fax them to +64 4 495
2115, or post them to the Office of the Domain Name Commissioner, PO
Box 11-881, Wellington.
NB: Notice of all comments will be published on this page, as they
are received. Comments will be published on the site in PDF format.
Confidential comments can be made on application; people wishing to
make a confidential comment should forward a request with reasons to
the submission address above.
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