Manage your domain name
The domain name management portal makes it easy to manage your .govt.nz and .parliament.nz domain names 24/7.
- manage the zone data for your domain names hosted on the government name servers
- update WHOIS information for all your domain names
- apply for domain names
- renew your domain names
- cancel a domain name.
Get access to the portal
Getting your agency access to the DNS (domain name service) management portal is a simple process. You’ll need to review a security certificate, and choose who will sign up as your agency’s first super users.
Help using the portal
These domain and zone management instructions offer a quick overview of setting up a new domain or zone in the latest government DNS management portal provided by Liverton Security.
The on-boarding to the new DNS portal guide covers how to set up your account and on-board the rest of your team if you used a previous version of the management portal.
The following user guide explains a wider range of DNS management but refers to a deprecated version of the portal. Contact the DNS service if you need further assistance using the new management portal. This guide will be updated to reflect changes to the management portal over time.
2-factor authentication (2FA)
The portal uses 2-factor authentication (2FA). This means you’ll need to use a smartphone app like Google Authenticator or Authy when you log in. You’ll use this app to scan a QR code the first time you log into the portal, and to generate a 6-digit code that will confirm your identity on subsequent log-ins.
Using 2FA means that your phone, username and password are required to access the portal, keeping your account secure. You'll also be asked to verify your mobile number the first time you use the portal. You should also make sure you use a strong password you don’t use anywhere else.