To become a registrar you must first apply to Domain Name Commission Ltd (DNC) to become an Authorised Registrar. DNC is responsible for authorising entities to become .nz registrars.
Further information on the application process can be obtained by visiting the DNC website: F.A.Q. for Registrars.
When the Domain Name Commission Ltd has approved a Registrar Authorisation application they will notify us and the registrar may then apply using the form
CON1 for access to the SRS system.
Form CON1 requires:
.nz Connection Agreement.
Once we receive the CON1 application we will contact the Domain Name Commission to ensure that the organisation has been approved as an authorised registrar. When that has been confirmed we will liaise with the technical contact of the registrar and connect the registrar to the SRS test platform to allow them to develop their interface with the SRS.
While we provide tools in the Registrar Information Kit (RIK) to help registrars, it is the responsibility of registrars to develop their own client application that will interface with the registry using the SRS protocol. A registrar may opt to develop their application to conform to the SRS specification without the use of the RIK.
During client development, the registrar will have access to the SRS test environment where the registrar may test the operation of their software to verify the correct handling of SRS commands and their responses. Operations performed in the SRS test environment will not be charged and will not have any impact on the production SRS. Registrars will continue to have access to the SRS test environment after connection to production so that they may continue to test their software systems.
Before we grant access to the production systems of the registry, the registrar must demonstrate to us:
Detailed technical requirements will be provided to the technical contact of the Authorised Registrar when they are connected to the Test System. These will include:
The operational testing and evaluation process is:
Registrars may be asked to demonstrate that they meet our requirements at any time. If registrars fail to meet these requirements, registrar access to SRS may be suspended or terminated at our sole discretion.
|This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions relating to your arrangement with NZRS as an authorised .nz registrar||
|Application form that is required to be completed by authorised registrars prior to being connected to the .nz Registry.||
|This policy details the process that Authorised Registrars must follow in order to access the shared registry system ("SRS"), as per the Connection Agreement.||