InternetNZ owns the .nz domain name registry and manages the .nz domain name system through the Domain Name Commission.
The Domain Name Commissioner is responsible for the day to day oversight of the .nz domain name registration and management system.
New Zealand Registry Services (NZRS) is a company (fully owned by InternetNZ) which operates and manages the registration of .nz domain names and the operation of DNS in the .nz domain name space. NZRS uses a Shared Registry System (SRS) to allow a competitive registrar market for domain name registrations.
The Dispute Resolution Service is an independent and impartial service administered by the Domain Name Commission, which aims to resolve disputes over domain name registrations without the need of going to court.
Private companies (nicknamed registrars) build on the services offered by the above organisations to offer registrations of .nz domain names to other companies and individuals worldwide.
Comment by Brenda, on 12-Jan-2008 15:36
that's the corporate bodies.. but what about the geeks who design and build the technology behind it all?
Comment by taniwha, on 22-Jan-2008 20:48
That would make an interesting blog post -- if you go behind the scenes.. I can tell you where to start.. The NZSRS (shared registry system) is open source -- which is freaking awesome. That's the central point that all the various registrars are connected to. If you ever have you own country to run, remember to check sourceforge and download the SRS from there instead of re-inventing the wheel.
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