You might need a domain name for a project or initiative, or for a new agency or business unit. A 4th level domain might also meet your needs.
If you are developing a new initiative or a new agency is being established, please talk with us as early as possible.
We will talk with you about:
- whether your request meets the eligibility criteria for a .govt.nz or .parliament.nz 3rd level domain
- 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