Dot-nz software open-sourced

The software used to power New Zealand's domain registration system has been released to open source developers.

The software used to power New Zealand’s domain registration system has been released to open source developers.

Version 1.8 of the Domain Name Registry System was uploaded to the project’s development website on January 29. NZ Registry Services, the company that operates New Zealand’s domain registry, decided in November last year to release the code under the GPL licence.

The software has a limited market — domain registries — and the release wasn’t expected to be greeted with a flood of downloads. Last week the website showed five downloads of the back-end software, and one each of srs-frontend, srs-lib, and srs-whois.

DNRS is built upon two other open-source products, the Perl scripting language and the PostgreSQL database.

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