The Domain Name Commission has announced that .nz domain names which include macrons over the vowels (?, ?, ?, ? and ? ) are now available.
The release coincides with M?ori Language week 2010, which this year runs from 26 July - 1 August.
The domain names are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registering a .nz domain name with macrons takes place in the same way as registering any other .nz domain name, and will require the services of a registrar (a list of authorised registrars are available here).
The written form of the M?ori language, te reo, uses macrons over vowels to denote an extension of the sound of the vowel. Before now, domain names within the .nz space were not able to include these characters.