New domain names
Get the right domain name for a government project or initiative, or for a new agency or business unit.
Contact us as early as possible if you're in the process of developing a new government project or initiative, or a new agency or business unit.
We'll talk with you about:
- whether your request meets the eligibility criteria for a .govt.nz or .parliament.nz 3rd level domain name
- whether a 4th level domain name would better meet your needs
- the suitability of potential names, with a focus on balancing your needs and the needs of your users.
In this section
Most requests for new .govt.nz domain names are for new projects or initiatives in government. These are referred to as 'generic' names.
You may need a new .govt.nz domain for a new government entity, such as when government agencies merge or new agencies and business units are created.
In many cases a 4th level domain (4LD) will meet your needs, for example socialreport.msd.govt.nz