Waikato clears more DNS applications, faster

Although the volume of new domain name applications has grown in recent months, the Internet Society's own figures indicate that the performance of Waikato University in processing registrations continues to improve.

Although the volume of new domain name applications has grown in recent months, the Internet Society's own figures indicate that the performance of Waikato University in processing registrations continues to improve.

The University of Waikato provides DNS registry services to ISOCNZ for all domains except .govt.nz, .iwi.nz and .mil.nz, which are handled at Victoria University. Figures on Waikato's performance in handling applications are now being published to provide the feedback most registry customers felt was lacking earlier this year.

ISOCNZ's figures show that nearly three quarters of all electronic applications for domains in November were completed within one working day - up from a mere 18% in September. Where a handful of applications took more than five working days to process earlier in the year, none in November took more than three days - and that was only 1% of the total.

ISOCNZ counts the processing time as having ended as "from receipt of an acceptable electronic request at Hamilton, through to successful updating of the national primary DNS server," which now takes place between 5pm and 6pm every working day.

November also seems to have seen a levelling out of the kind of applications processed at Waikato, with new registrations rising well over 700, delegations rising slightly, and "other changes" to DNS information almost halving over the previous months, to about 100.

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