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About .nz Domains

Domain Name Commission is the sponsor and Key Systems is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .nz extension that represents New Zealand.

Who can register .nz domains?

Anyone can register a .co.nz, .net.nz, .org.nz domain.

  • .nz — Not supported.
  • .co.nz — Intended for commercial entities.
  • .net.nz — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.
  • .org.nz — Intended for non-profit organizations.
Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 3 - 63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens - except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name or consecutive
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)

Features Availability
Registration Length 1 - 10 years
Renewal Length 1 - 10 years 1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Supported 2
Transfers Away Supported 3
Account Change Supported 4
Ownership Protection Not Supported
Privacy Protection Not Supported
Cash Parking Not Supported
Contact Updates Supported 5
IDN Not Supported

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Custom Nameserver Requirement
Must Use
  • 2-4 Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
Cannot Use
  • IPv6
  • Vanity Nameservers

1 Renewal Restrictions

Your .nz domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Renew my expired domain for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .nz domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.

2 Transfers In Requirements

When your .nz domains transfer in to GoDaddy, the registration year does not extend.

3 Transfers Away Requirements

To transfer your .nz domain to another registrar, you must submit the transfer with the gaining registrar. Please contact our award-winning GoDaddy Guides to request the UDAI (Unique Domain Authentication Identifier).

4 Account Change Requirements

When you move the domain name, the registrant's first name, last name, and company name cannot be changed.

5 Contact Update Requirements

For changes to the registrant information on your .nz domain name, please contact our support for assistance.

More Info

  • Want to register a .co.nz? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .net.nz? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .org.nz? Search for your domain today.

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