Domainz, the domain name registry company, has amended its terms and conditions following problems with the launch of its new second level domain (2LD) .maori.nz.
The new terms spell out how Domainz will allocate domain names registered if there is a technical problem with Domainz's system, and also excludes new names from being registered for 15 minutes following a zone push (a registry update that takes place twice a day).
During the rollout of the .maori.nz 2LD, a problem with Domainz email template meant names were rejected by the system. Domainz's other method of registering domain names, via the web interface, was still active however, and several names were registered that way after the initial registration attempt via email failed. This caused disagreement over who owned the new domain names (see Domainz under fire over .maori.nz name ownership).
Now the Domainz terms clarifies the situation should it arise again.
"In the event of a systems malfunction at Domainz, the first come, first served principle will always be followed for any new registrations and Domainz may rectify their register of names to reflect that principle".