Registrar Portal

The Registrar Portal allows registrars to access their billing information, statistics and other general resources from NZRS.

The Registrar Portal is available for registered users at: https://registrar.nzrs.net.nz

If you need an account created please contact: support@nzrs.net.nz

Note

The Portal does NOT provide transactional functionality such as registering or managing domains. Registrars need to perform those actions via their SRS Protocol or EPP Protocol connection.

Invoice Page

This section shows the current month's invoice information to date an estimated month end total, or if you select previous months invoice it will show Invoice total.

The total amount of the invoice to date for the current month is displayed in the black circle. This number is repeated on the "Invoiceable to date" line the figure will update daily during the month until the 6th of the following month when the invoice for the month is finalised.(between the 1st and 6th of the month the line will read "Expected Invoice:")

The layout also shows comparison of selected month invoice details with the same month in the previous year.

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Between the 1st and 6th of the current month the invoice line for the previous month will read "Expected Invoice:" as invoices are not finalized until the end of the 5 day grace period.

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Note

The above image has been created using artificial data and as such the associated totals are not accurate.

Bank Balance

This appears on our International registrars Invoice page only.

Registrations

The number of registrations billed for the month, broken down into creates and renews.

Total months

The term/months that the domains are billed for the month, broken down into creates and renewals.

Registry

The number of registrations for the .nz registry as a whole broken down into creates and renewals.

Download invoices

This section allows the registrar to download invoices for current month and select and any month dating back until 2012, it also allows you to download a csv file of the corresponding transactions for the month selected.

Download Bank Statment will appear in this section for Overseas Registrars only.

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Note

If your browser has Block pop-up windows selected in your browser preferences then you will not be able to download the invoice pdf or Transactions csv.

Graph

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This section gives registrars a graphical overview of the last year's invoices allowing trends to be easily visualised.

Note

the presence of a snail icon denotes the late payment of that invoice.

At the top of the invoice section a registrar can also toggle through previous months invoices on screen and the corresponding graphical information.

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Transactions Page

The Transactions has four sub pages

Won and Lost Growth Renewal Rate Transfers

All sub-tabs under transactions use the month selector

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By toggling through the months you can easily see month by month comparisons along with the corresponding graphical information.

Won and Lost

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This section displays the monthly Won (creates + transfers in) and Lost (cancels and transfers out) in the black circles (size of circles scale with figures)

Then this is broken down into

Won

  • Creates (New Domain names)
  • Transfers In (from other registrars)

Renewals for the month are listed here also but not added to the total.

Lost

  • Cancels (Domain names cancelled)
  • Transfers out ( to another registrar)

Pending Releases for the month are listed here also but not added to the total.

Download Won & Lost

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The registrar can download a csv file of the yearly break down of the figures as well as the previous 2 years figures.

Graph

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This section has stacked graph representation of the won and lost figures over the past year. At the bottom of each graph there is a toggle to reduce or increase the number of months you want to look at on the graph.

Growth

This section displays the monthly Net growth in actual domain name numbers for the registrar in the black circle.

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Then this is broken down into a table showing

  • Total active domains for the registrar.
  • Total active domains for the registrar of the previous month.
  • Total active domains for the .nz registry.

This allows the registrar to compare their growth and the .nz registry as a whole.

Download Growth

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The registrar can download a csv file of the year to date data as well as the previous data back until 2013.

Graph

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This section has graphical representation of the registrar's data, the Total active domains, the registrar's percent of the .nz registry and .nz registry total active domain names. At the bottom of each graph there is a toggle to reduce or increase the number of months you want to look at on the graph.

Renewal Rate

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This section has the percent renewal rate for the month so far in the black circle.

Broken down into

Registrar

  • Expected renewals
  • Actual renewals
  • Early renewals

The Registry

  • Expected Renewals
  • Actual renewals
  • Early Renewals

Download Renewals

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The registrar can download a csv file of the year to date data as well as the previous 2 years.

Graph

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This section has graphical representation of the data over the past year. The formula used to calculate Renewal Rates is (Early + Actual)/(Early + Expected renewals).

  • Actual renewals = Number of domains expiring in the current month which have renewed.
  • Expected renewals = number of domains expiring in the current month.
  • Early Renewals = Domain names renewed before the month they were due.

At the bottom of each graph there is a toggle to reduce or increase the number of months you want to look at on the graph.

Transfers

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This section has the net number of domain transfers displayed in the black circle. Broken down into a table showing.

  • Transfers in
  • Transfers out

Download Transfers

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The registrar can download a csv file of the year to date data as well as the previous 2 years.

Graph

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Above is a liner graphical representation of the transfers in and out for the past year.

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There is also a bar graph of net transfers in and out, showing the registrar who they lost or won to, and a bar graph showing the transfers in and out of other registrars using the .nz registry.

Quality page

This section is aimed at helping registrars improve the quality of the transactions sent to the registry and the quality of the registrant data stored in the registry database. There are two pages in the Quality section.

Registrant Data

This page shows a number of data quality errors with the registrant data for domains under the management of the registrar.

The registrants data errors may not comply with Whois policy requirements.

The data is updated daily rather than monthly and only the current quality issues from the last update are being shown.

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This section has the total errors for the last 30 days displayed in the black circle, below that gives the registry total for the last 30 days and a table showing the top 5 error types and totals.

Error Type Error Details
Obfuscated Private Where a string similar to Private, Anonymous, XX, TBA, NIL, NA, N/A, Not Applicable, Not Available or otherwise is provided in the name or city for the registrant_contact details.
Known Privacy Service A service that provides anonymous domain registration on a commercial basis.
Salutation as First Name Where a salutation is used as the name in the registrant_contact field (e.g. Mr, Ms, Miss)
Wrong Country/City Combination Where the country is Afghanistan ("AF") and the city is a New Zealand city in the registrant_contact details.
No Letters in Name Field Where there are no alphabetic characters provided in the name in the registrant_contact details.
Only City supplied Where only the City is provided in the address for the registrant_contact details.
No Letters in City Field Where there are no alphabetical characters provided in the name in the registrant_contact_details.
City as Name Where the name is the same as the city in the registrant_contact details.

Graph

This is a stacked graph representation of errors over the last 30 days.

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Registrant data errors Table

The actual Registrant errors are highlighted in red, the columns can be sorted ascending or descending, there is also a feature allowing the registrar to search the data.

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An ignore feature for issues that have been incorrectly identified by our error checking algorithms.

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Please review the errors on the Registrant Data Quality page and make changes where possible to this data through you interface to the SRS. Any corrections you make will then drop from the errors list for the next day.

If you don't think an item on the list is an error you have a check box that allows you to ignore the item. For example one of the error types is "Obfuscated Private" and this normally means that the registrant name field has been obfuscated with the word private. However our algorithm is just looking for the word private in the registrant name field so the name could be "XYZ Private Club" which could be a valid registrant name. So in that case you would check the ignore box, hit save and the error will be removed from the list.

Download registrant data errors

The data can be downloaded as a cvs file of errors at any time. (any items that have been selected to be ignored will not appear in the downloaded list).

Systems Errors

This page shows a summary of the transaction errors generated between the registrars system and the SRS over the last 30 days.

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This section has the total errors for the last 30 days displayed in the black circle, below that gives the registry total for the last 30 days and a table showing the top 5 error types and totals.

Graph

This is a stacked bar graph representation of errors over the last 30 days.

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System errors Table

The actual errors are listed and the columns can be sorted ascending or descending, there is also a feature allowing the registrar to search the data.

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Download System errors

The data can be downloaded as a cvs file of errors at any time.

description details action_id Datetime

Zone Scan

NZRS regularly conducts zone scans and web scans as explained on our web site: https://nzrs.net.nz/dns/zone-and-web-scanning

This page shows the number of Zone Scan issues and affected domains

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Below is a liner graphical representation of the Zone Scan issues and affected domains for the past five months.

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Below is a table of domain names that have DNS related issues. Some of these issues are just warnings or informational messages but there are also a number of error types ranging from minor name server misconfiguration issues through to critical issues such as no name servers found for the domain name. The list can be filtered by error type.

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The full domain list with zone scan issues can be download in CSV format from this page. We recommend that you download it and check any domains found that you host the DNS for.

For additional zone scan information please see:

Opportunities

Second Level

Available .nz domains

This table shows a list of third level names and the corresponding second level name where it is currently available for registration on a first come first served basis.

A list of registrations at the third level where the second level version is showing as available. This is a handy list for shaping a cross-sell campaign.

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Reserved

Note

Reserved Domains List - these domain names were released back to the available pool of domain names at 1:00pm on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Droplist

Provides registrars with a list of domains which are approximately two days from the end of their 90-day Pending Release period and the columns can be sorted ascending or descending, there is also a feature allowing the registrar to search the data.

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The list can be downloaded at any time as a cvs file with the following headings

Domain Name Cancelled Date Next Release Domains Date

Note

The Droplist in the Registrar Portal should not be used by automated systems. If you would like to automate your access to the Droplist please use the Droplist API

Resolved Conflicts

This table shows a list of second level names that have been resolved by the conflicted name process and the registrant that has the right to register the second level name. The registrant needs to register the second level name before the Effective until date or the name will be made Available from that date for registration on a first come, first served basis.

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Note

Each table can be downloaded as a cvs file at any time.

Portfolio

Domain List

This page will provide you with a Domain List CSV download for all active and pending release domains under registrar management. The CSV will include Domain Name, Status, Date Registered, Date Billed Until, Date Cancelled, and Date last updated. The portal does not display the whole list but there is a search box that can filter on domain names and display the details that match the search criteria. The full csv is available via a download button.

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Note

The data will be sourced from the SRS via a daily extract (between 1am and 2am NZ local time every day) and the previous days file will be overwritten.

Conflicted Domains

This table shows a list of all third level names that are conflicted at the second level.

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Resources

Marketing

Provides access the .nz brand imagery, brand guidelines and campaign assets for registrars use, if there is anything further you need or any marketing questions please contact support@nzrs.net.nz

Second Level Communications Packs

Here you will find information about the Conflicted Name Process and your role as Registrar. It also includes a Registrar-specific FAQ section, as well as an Options Diagram that you can share with your registrants.

Brand

The .nz branding guidelines and logos in png pdf and jpg formats.

Infographics

Downloads of our latest infographics. As we create new .nz related Infographics these will be loaded here for Registrars to use. If you require different formats of these graphics please do not hesitate to contact us.

Behind Business

Toolkit information and graphics for the Behind Business campaign.

Renewal Campaign

Information documents graphics and sample email for renewal a campaign.

Videos

A collection of videos for registrars to use.