InternetNZ operates the registry for .nz, which means that we keep the definitive register of .nz domain names. In .nz the registry system is known as the New Zealand Shared Registry System (SRS) which was originally developed in 2002 and has undergone continuous development since that time.

As part of our operations for .nz we provide EPP, SRS Protocol and Whois Protocol access for the management of domain names by authorised registrars.


The registry provides microsite for our services documentation including:

Registrar Portal

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

The Registrar Portal is available for registered users via

Becoming a Registrar

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 from the following sites: