I know some of you own .nz domains. DNC is consulting on allowing 2nd level registrations, e.g. domain.nz rather than domain.co.nz. http://dnc.org.nz/second_level_proposal_c1 From the thorough consultation papers, I think their mind is made up to proceed regardless of any negative responses. I know if Nominet were to propose such an action for .uk, portfolio owners would be reeling at the prospect.