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.nz Registrant Core Terms and Conditions

  1. The Registrar’s Obligations

    Provided you are in compliance with your obligations under this Agreement and the Services Agreement (“Services Agreement”), we will:

    1. comply with all .nz policies as published from time to time at and accurately represent these to you;

    2. disclose accurately and completely all our terms and conditions associated with your use of our services to register and maintain a domain name sought to be used by you, including price and billing information;

    3. comply with your lawful directions in a diligent and timely manner regarding your .nz domain name, (for example, registration, cancellation, amendment, deletion, and associated technical support and billing);

    4. process any new .nz domain name registrations with the registry within a commercially reasonable time period from when we receive all the information required to complete a registration.

    5. notify you of the registration of your domain name(s), including the details of: the domain name, your contact details, our contact details, the registration period, the unique authentication ID for your domain name and your obligations as a registrant;

    6. arrange for correction of any error in the information in the register about any domain name registered to you when requested;

    7. provide to you, or to someone we reasonably believe to be acting on your behalf, the unique authentication ID for your domain name when requested and for no charge;

    8. use your personal information only as authorised by you;

    9. take all reasonable steps to safeguard and protect all information about you stored in our databases and system(s);

    10. comply with any order of any authority having jurisdiction regarding any domain name registered to you;

    11. use our best endeavours to deal with any complaints you may have about the services we provide for you.

    12. With respect to your .nz domain name registration, in the event of a conflict between these Core Terms and Conditions and the Services Agreement, the .nz terms shall govern.

  2. The Registrant’s Obligations

    You agree that you will:

    1. Comply with the .nz policies promulgated by any lawful authority from time to time and all statements of roles and responsibilities issues by the DNC. You agree that you have read and understood all .nz current policies and statements posted at the official website of the DNC.

    2. make sure all information you give us is accurate and complete, keep us informed of changes to any information you give us, and that you have the authority to enter into this agreement;

    3. keep the unique authentication ID for your domain name and any other security information that we give to you confidential, safe and secure;

    4. satisfy yourself that your use of a domain name will not infringe anybody’s intellectual property rights and protect us, and everybody we are in any business relationship with to provide services to you, from any such claim;

    5. ensure that you only use our services for a lawful purpose;

    6. ensure that the use of any domain name registered to you does not interfere with other users of the Internet;

    7. ensure that any order of any authority having jurisdiction regarding any domain name registered to you is complied with;

    8. protect us, and everybody we have a business relationship with, against any legal action taken against us because of the receipt or use of our services by you or someone you are responsible for, including reliance by us or anybody we have a business relationship with, on information supplied by you.

    Duties of Other Persons

    1. You agree to make sure everyone you are responsible for or who uses a domain name registered to you also meets the above duties.

  3. Registration and Renewal of a Domain Name

    When a domain name in the .nz domain name space is registered to you, or in your name as directed by you, then you agree:

    1. that the following information becomes available to any member of the public:
      • your name,
      • your contact details and
      • the domain name, its commencement and expiry dates and addresses/details of the name servers for it, and our name.

    2. the domain name is registered in your name only because no other person has it according to the records of the register; and

    3. neither we nor anybody else is representing anything else to anybody regarding that domain name. The entry of a domain name in the "who is" database shall not be taken as evidence of anything other than such registration; and

    4. that you protect us and everybody we have a business relationship with to provide services to you, from any claim arising out of the domain name being registered in your name or as you direct.

  4. Register is the Record

    For all purposes the details shown in the register shall be treated as correct and the authoritative record.

  5. Payment of Fees

    1. You agree to pay for the services we provide for you.

    2. If you transfer a domain name registered to you to another registrant or to be managed by another registrar, all charges owing to us shall become immediately due and payable on the date of that transfer.

    3. Current fees for services are listed in US dollars and are set out on our website at If we alter our fees for renewals, we will send you notice 60 days prior to renewal.

  6. Suspension And Refusal To Supply Services

    1. If you do not pay our charges for a domain name registered to you we may:
      • cancel registration of that domain name; or
      • refuse to provide a service you request.

  7. Cancellation of a Domain Name

    If we are going to cancel the registration of a domain name registered to you as a result of you not paying our charges relating to that registration, we will give you fourteen days notice before we initiate action to cancel that domain name.

  8. Exclusion of Liability

    We exclude all liability we may have to you for any claim except where we have acted in bad faith. This exclusion also applies for the benefit of:

    1. InternetNZ, the registry and any other entity we are in any business relationship with;

    2. every officer, employee, contractor, agent of us or any entity in clause 8.1;

    3. anyone else we get to perform our duties under any agreement you have with us.

    None of the persons specified above is liable or has to pay you for anything else in connection with or resulting from anything any of us does or does not do, or delays in doing, whether or not it is contemplated or authorized by any agreement you have with us. This exclusion applies whatever you are claiming for and in whatever way liability might arise. This exclusion does not prevent you getting a court order requiring us to do anything we have agreed to do for you and does not limit any rights you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

  9. Limitation of our Liability

    We have excluded all other liability we or any of the persons specified in clause 8 may have to you. If any of those persons is ever liable to you and, for any reason, cannot rely on the exclusion of liability set out in clause 8 then this clause applies.

    Where this clause applies, the maximum combined amount the persons specified above (together) will have to pay you and anyone else who uses the services we provide for you (together) is the amount of the last month's fee paid by you under this agreement.

  10. Law and Jurisdiction Applying to this Agreement

    Unless we otherwise agree in writing, this agreement and the Services Agreement contain all the terms of our relationship continues to apply no matter where you are located at the time any of the services are provided or where you reside. This will be the case until this agreement is cancelled except to the extent clause 14 says otherwise.

    To the extent legally permitted:

    1. all our services are provided under New Zealand law;

    2. any claim or dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement must be instituted within 60 days from the date the relevant service was supplied to you;

    3. except as otherwise stated, you may take action against us only in a New Zealand court;

    4. where you or any registrant for whom you act supplies incorrect information regarding a domain name and we incur cost in any matter concerning that name then we may recover the costs incurred by us from you.

  11. Cancelling the Agreement

    1. We may cancel or suspend this agreement by giving you one months notice if you do not meet your duties to us.

    2. We may end the agreement for any other reason by giving you one month's notice.

  12. More Than One Person

    You are responsible for everybody who you permit to act for you as a registrant. We will take reasonable care to satisfy ourself that you have permitted those persons to act for you.

  13. Each Clause Separately Binding

    Each clause of the agreement you have with us is separately binding.

    If for any reason we, you, or any of the persons specified in clause 8 cannot rely on any clause, all other clauses of it are binding.

  14. Rights and Responsibilities that Continue

    The cancelling of any agreement you have with us does not affect any rights and responsibilities, which are intended to continue or come into force afterwards. These include the rights and duties under 2, 4 - 10, 12 – 13, and this clause 14.