Hitch delays Domainz registry switch today

The changeover of the .nz register to the new Domainz Registration System, scheduled to take place over the weekend, has been delayed until at least the end of today.

The changeover of the .nz register to the new Domainz Registration System, scheduled to take place over the weekend, has been delayed until at least the end of today.

According to an email bulletin to registrars this morning, the team working on the change from the current database at Waikato University was able to generate a "test" zone file to match the Waikato primary data on Saturday and completed the full conversion process early yesterday.

But an "issue" involving 650 individual domains, six Registrars and just under 100 invoices was spotted shortly thereafter.

"Given the relatively small size and impact, it was initially felt that a

workaround would be possible. Having isolated the issue overnight, it was decided to go back to the Friday night state and re-run the conversion process once more," this morning's bulletin said.

"In our view, this is the most sensible course of action given the importance of the .nz Register. The problem has been identified in the data conversion process, and we've gone back to push the correct information forwards."

The principal effect of the re-run appears to be that new Registrar IDs won't be issued until this afternoon at the earliest.

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