.NZ Domain Name Rules/Requirements

Domain Name related Rules

Common Domain Name Rules (Anchor: common)

  • YoursDomain.Com provides Registration services under the following extensions:

    • .CO.NZ (for organizations pursuing commercial aims and purposes)

    • .NET.NZ (for organizations and service providers directly related to the NZ Internet)

    • .ORG.NZ (for non-profit organizations)

  • Domain Theft Protection feature is not supported for .NZ Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Protecting a Domain Name

  • For Resellers: Lock feature is not supported for .NZ Domain Names, while Suspension feature is supported.

  • Move (push) feature is not supported for .NZ Domain Names.

  • A .NZ Domain Name will not have any Money Back Period. If for any reason you need to Delete your Domain Name, contact our Support Team at http://helpdesk.yoursdomain.com/.

  • Upon deletion, a .NZ Domain Name enters Redemption Grace Period for 90 days. Moreover, the Pending Delete period (5 day period after Redemption Grace Period) is not applicable to a .NZ domain name. The Domain Name will be available for fresh Registration after 90 days from the date of Deletion.

    Additional Information

    What is Redemption Grace Period?

Domain Name Registration (Anchor: reg)

  • A .NZ Domain Name may be Registered for 1 to 10 years.

  • A .NZ Domain Name can only contain alphabets a to z, numbers 0 to 9 and hyphens. However, it cannot have two hyphens in the third place. The minimum length permitted is 1 character while the maximum length is 63 characters (excluding the .NZ extension).

  • A .NZ Domain Name does not have a Money Back Grace Period.

  • The Bulk Registration feature not is available for .NZ Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Registration

  • .NZ Domain Names do not support Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).

Domain Name Renewal (Anchor: ren)

  • A .NZ Domain Name may be Renewed for 1 to 10 years.

  • Upon Expiry of a .NZ Domain Name:

    • any service such as email, website, etc., configured for this Domain Name would stop functioning, until the Domain Name is Renewed.

    • if the .NZ Domain Name is not Renewed until 4 days, the Domain Name would get Deleted and would slip into Redemption Grace Period for 90 days.

      Moreover, the Pending Delete period (5 day period after Redemption Grace Period) is not applicable to a .NZ Domain Name. The Domain Name will be available for fresh Registration after 90 days from the date of Deletion.

      Additional Information

      What is Redemption Grace Period?

Domain Name Transfer (Anchor: trf)

  • Transferring a .NZ Domain Name to YoursDomain.Com is free of cost.

  • Transfer does not include a 1 year renewal.

  • The 60 day Registration/Transfer Lock is not applicable in case of .NZ Domain Names.

    However, a .NZ Domain Name cannot be transferred within the initial 5 days of Registration.

  • All .NZ Domain Names have a Domain Authorization Code/Auth-Code. The Auth-Code must be 16 characters in length and consist only of alphanumeric characters, i.e. lowercase a to z, uppercase A to Z, numerals 0 to 9 or the hyphen (-)

    Auth-Codes will expire after 30 days from creation or reset. You will need to modify the Auth-Code if it's been 30 days since the last Auth-Code modification.

  • The Bulk Transfer feature is not available for .NZ Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Transfer

Contact Details related Rules (Anchor: contact)

  • .NZ Domain Names use the General Contact database in the system.

  • .NZ Domain Names do not support YoursDomain.Com's Privacy Protection feature.

    Additional Information

    What is Privacy Protection?

  • The Bulk Modify feature is not supported for .NZ Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Modify

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules (Anchor: ns)

  • Each .NZ Domain Name needs to have at least 2 Name Servers and may have upto 13 Name Servers.

  • The total number of Name Servers and Child Name Servers taken together should not exceed 10 in case of a .NZ Domain Name.

  • In case of .NZ domain names, all Child Name Servers that you create/add, are automatically associated with that .NZ domain name as a Name Server. Due to this limitation, you will only be able to add upto 10 Child Name Servers for .NZ domain names.

    The maximum number of Name Servers that can be associated with any .NZ domain name is 10. If you have already added other Name Servers (not Child Name Servers of this .NZ domain name), then the number of Child Name Servers that you may create would reduce by that many.

    Examples:

    • yourdomainname.co.nz

      Child Name Servers created: ns1.yourdomainname.co.nz and ns2.yourdomainname.co.nz

      These Child Name Servers get automatically added as Name Servers as well for this domain name: ns1.yourdomainname.co.nz and ns2.yourdomainname.co.nz

      This means that now for the domain name yourdomainname.co.nz, you may only add upto 8 other Child Name Servers or Name Servers since every time you create a Child Name Server, it gets automatically associated with the .NZ domain name as a Name Server.

    • yourotherdomainname.co.nz

      Name Servers used: ns1.hostingprovider.com, ns2.hostingprovider.com

      Child Name Servers created: ns1.yourotherdomainname.co.nz, ns2.yourotherdomainname.co.nz

      These Child Name Servers get automatically added as Name Servers for this domain name: ns1.yourotherdomainname.co.nz, ns2.yourotherdomainname.co.nz

      So in all 4 Name Servers will be associated with yourotherdomainname.co.nz: ns1.hostingprovider.com, ns2.hostingprovider.com, ns1.yourotherdomainname.co.nz, ns2.yourotherdomainname.co.nz

      This means that now for the domain name yourotherdomainname.co.nz, you may only add upto 6 other Child Name Servers or Name Servers since every time you create a Child Name Server, it gets automatically associated with the .NZ domain name as a Name Server.

  • Each Child Name Server under a .NZ Domain Name can have only one IPv4 or IPv6¬†Address associated with it.

  • You may modify both Name Servers as well as any Child Name Servers associated with your .NZ Domain Name.

    However, upon modification of the Hostname of a Child Name Server under a .NZ Domain Name, you need to manually make necessary modification to the Domain Name(s) using the original Child Name Server.