Registering Protected, Reserved and Resolved (PRR) .nz domains
Posted by Sinan Esen on 08 May 2015 10:03 AM

The new, shorter .nz domain names are available for general registration.


What is the 'PRR' status?


Some of the shorter .nz names have ‘PRR’ status. This means that the holder of the longer version has preferential rights in the name and is able to register the name before anyone else.



The registrant of:


will have preferential rights on:



They’ve got until 1pm, 30 March 2015 to do this. Otherwise, the shorter version of their name will become available for general registration.


How can I register the shorter .nz domain?


  • If the shorter .nz name you want has ‘PRR’ status and you’re listed as the holder (Registrant), you can go ahead and register it through us. You'll need your UDAI to do this.

  • UDAI stands for Unique Domain Authentication Id. Think of it like a password for your domain name. From 1pm, 30 September 2014 you will need your UDAI if you want to register or reserve the shorter version of your .nz domain name.

  • To obtain your UDAI, please follow this documentation.


Once you get the code, please follow these instructions:


  • Go to 

  • In the Domain Name tab, click on Register a Domain
    (You can also do it from control panel, in Account > Buy More Services > Register New)

  • Search the shorter version of your domain then click on Buy now

  • Sign in to your Openhost account

  • Click on Order Selected Domain

  • Click on Buy Now

  • Now you can enter your UDAI for PRR in the Configuration page

  • Continue the process to finish the transaction




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