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Registrations for new .nz domain name space open today
Posted on 30-Sep-2014 09:24. | Tags Filed under: News.

From 1pm today a new .nz registration option launches, giving people more choice when it comes to representing themselves online.
Shorter, simpler, more representative names directly at .nz can now be registered – for example, This is in addition to, for example,,,, etc.
Registering one of these new, shorter .nz names is called registering directly at the second level.
Most people who already have a .nz domain name will be able to get the shorter version of their name before anyone else and take advantage of a six-month period of time starting at 1pm today – called the Preferential Registration Eligibility (PRE) period – to register or reserve the shorter version.
The PRE period begins today at 1pm and ends at 1pm, 30 March 2015.
Other .nz domain name holders may find their name is ‘conflicted’ – which means they may have the version, while others may have,, or other versions. In cases like these, an online tool is available from 1pm today for those involved to lodge a preference for who might get the new, shorter version of the name.
Registering one of the new .nz names is done in the usual way – through a registrar or domain name provider. Reservations and conflicted names are dealt with at a special website –
The website is where .nz domain name holders can go to check their eligibility. is also where, from 1pm today, those with preferential eligibility can reserve for free for up to two years the shorter version of their name. Or, if their name is conflicted, use the conflicted names tool.
Holders of .nz domain name holders who aren’t interested should know that  the change will have no effect on their existing .nz name and their name will continue to work as it always has.
Domain Name Commissioner Debbie Monahan says today’s change allowing registrations directly at the second level is a watershed day for the .nz domain name space and is the biggest change since the introduction of the competitive Shared Registry System in 2002.
“The introduction of this new type of .nz name means people can now opt for a more representative .nz option. This option will appeal to all sorts of people, from individuals to businesses, to anyone who wants to represent themselves online with .nz.
“The important thing is that anybody who already has a .nz domain name goes to to check out their options and, if they’ve got preferential eligibility or a conflicted name, to know that they can take action from 1pm today.”

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