New registry rollout pretty smooth, says Domainz chief

The rollout of Domainz' new registry system has been smooth compared to those in other jurisdictions, says its CEO Patrick O'Brien.

The rollout of Domainz' new registry system has been smooth compared to those in other jurisdictions, says its CEO Patrick O'Brien.

The Web site part of the new system appears to have been operating more effectively since it was restored on Friday morning, after being shut down the previous afternoon for "minor technical adjustments".

"This minor hitch has been sorted out and the system is now up and running," says O'Brien.

The decision by Domainz to shut down the existing Waikato University registry database on Friday May 5 so data could be moved over to the new system - rather than running the old and new systems in parallel - meant the .nz domain was without a reliable registry for nearly a week.

A string of operational and technical issues continue to be reported by users of Domainz' service. Most recently, email pairs sent to name holders, containing new login IDs and passwords, have not stated what domain names they relate to and have in some cases been duplicated.

"We of course expected there could be minor delays during the roll-out of the new system and there could be a need for further fine tuning over the next 3 - 4 weeks as the new system beds in," O’Brien says.

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