Application for a new 2LD –

An application has been received to create a new, open, second level domain (2LD) –

Copies of the application can be seen at

.pdf –
.html –

Comments are sought on this application. In particular, comment is sought on how the application meets the criteria for a new 2LD, namely that the 2LD:

  • Represents an identifiable, significant community of interest; where:

    • ‘significant’ can mean either quantitatively or qualitatively; and

    • the community of interest can be defined in a clear written statement

  • Represents an on-going and long-lived community of interest

  • Does not conflict with, duplicate or cause confusion about, any existing 2LD, and is a useful addition to the current DNS hierarchy

  • Uses a name to represent the domain that is an obvious derivative of a word that properly describes the community of interest or a complete word.

  • Does not bring the .nz domain name space in disrepute

Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 29 May 2012. All submissions will be published on this page as they are received.

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