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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .nz domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

 

If you are registering a .nz (top level) domain and the same domain name already exists in one of the second level domains (like .co.nz), it is mandatory to use the UDAI (authcode) of that domain to register the .NZ domain name. If you have any issues getting your UDAI, you can email at info@dnc.org.nz.

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

The UDAI changes automatically upon certain domain operations (e.g. update and transfer). The UDAI will expire after 30 days.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 21 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .nz domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Delete

Explicit delete

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • will directly result in quarantine (redemption period)  (no soft quarantine applies)


Expiration
In case the domain expires (not renewed in time);

  • will not be deleted directly at the registry
  • will lead to soft quarantine, followed by regular quarantine

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • quarantine periods can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
  • After quarantine, 5 days PendingDelete period (restore not possible)
Registry
  • Registry:
  • Registry whois: whois.srs.net.nz
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Real-Time
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .net.nz, .org.nz, .kiwi.nz
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Min: 3
  • Max: 63
  • Alphanumeric and a hyphen except in the first or last position
  • IDN: No
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 44 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 28 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
Policies
  • Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/rules
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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