• 25% Off .co.nz and .nz Domains*
  • For a Limited Time
  • Starting From:
  • $18.75
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  • $49.00
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  • The world's most popular domain name extension
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Why Choose Freeparking?

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    NZ's Most Popular Registrar
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    Local NZ Based Support
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    35,000 Happy Customers

     

    Freeparking is New Zealand's most popular domain name and hosting provider.  For 18 years we have been providing Kiwi's with affordable, user-friendly and reliable domain and hosting services, along with legendary customer service.  Check out what our customers say about us here.

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    30 Day Money Back Guarantee
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    18 Years in the Domain Industry

     

    We reckon you’ll be so delighted with our products and services, that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all email and website hosting plans. Check out what other customers have to say about us on our Testimonials page.

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    Free Email Forwarding
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    Free Single Page Site
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    Free Domain Redirection

     

    Freeparking uses some of the best equipment and infrastructure in the industry, housed in our Auckland based data centre, so you receive the benefits of proven reliability and speed.  We back this up with 18 years of knowledge and experience and a team of highly trained technicians to assist you with your online journey.

With Every Domain you also get

Domain Name Auto-Renewal

To protect your domain name from being mistakenly lost, Freeparking offers an Auto-Renewal feature which will automatically secure your domain name when it's due for renewal. Simply ensure that Auto-Renewal is enabled in your account and that you have a credit card stored for payment.

Free Single Page Site

Create a free single-page website for any domain name registered with Freeparking. You can publish information about yourself, your business, or pretty much whatever you want! You can add up to 4 images, a Google Map, YouTube videos and as much text as you like.

Free Expert Advice & Assistance

Our team of New Zealand based experts have an average length of service of 9 years so you can rest assured they will know the answers to your questions. We are here to help when you need it 365 days a year.

Free Email Forwarding

Get one impressive looking personalised or branded email address using your domain name (e.g. you@yourname.co.nz) and redirect it to your existing email address.

25% Off New .NZ Domain Registrations - T&Cs

Discount is for 1st year only, and applies only to .nz and .co.nz domains. Domain renewals are not eligible for this discount. Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any existing promo code or discount.

Domain Name Registration FAQs

  • What is a domain name?

    A domain registration is the first step in getting your business online. 

    Think of a domain name as a street address for your website. In order to create a website, you must first get a domain name - just like if you were to build a house, you must first get some land, or a street address for it. Online users would then be able to visit your website by searching for the domain name. 

  • How does a domain name work?

    The location of your website online is numerically represented by a string of numbers known as an IP address - and this IP address is linked to your domain name.

    Using something called DNS (Domain Name System), when a user enters a domain name in their browser, the DNS server resolves it to the IP address where the website is located. One of the main reason for DNS is so that visitors to your site don't have to remember a numeric IP address - a memorable domain name is much easier for a visitor to recall. 

    You can learn more about how DNS workshere

  • How do I choose the right domain name?

    Your domain name is crucial as it is your unique online identity, so consider carefully! Here are some tips to pick achoose the perfect domain namefor your business:

    • Select a domain name that uses your organisation or product/service name or a closely related name.
    • Make it easy to remember, as short and as simple as possible.
    • If your target audience is NZ, then register a .co.nz, .org.nz or simply a .nz name.
    • Also consider a generic name that is relevant to your business or industry.  There are many new domain extensions available now from .plumber to .lawyer and everything in between.

     

  • How do I register a domain name?

    It's easy to search and register domain names with Freeparking. Just use the search box at the top of the page to look for your preferred domain and we'll recommend the best domain extensions for you. 

  • What if the domain name I want is not available?

    Because all domain names must be unique, unfortunately there may be some cases where your preferred domain name is already taken by someone else. Not to worry though - there are still ways that you can get the domain that you want. 

    • Try a different spelling of the domain name - but be cautious! This could cause brand confusion if it is too similar to another domain name.
    • Consider using a different extension. If the '.com' version of your domain is unavailable, maybe you could use '.co.nz' or '.kiwi' instead. 
  • What is a domain extension? Can I have more than one?

    A domain extension is the part of the domain name that comes after the first dot. For example, the '.com' or '.co.nz' part of the domain name is the extension, or TLD (Top Level Domain). 

    You can register your domain name with as many different extensions as you want, as long as they are available. In fact, it is best practice to protect your domain name fromcybersquattersby registering several common extensions. 

    However, do be aware that some domain names are only available to certain groups. For example, '.school.nz' is only available to educational institutions, and a '.com.au' domain requires you to have an ABN (Australian Business Number). 

  • Will my domain name expire?

    When you register your domain name, you can choose how long you'd like to register it for, with the minimum term being one year. After this time, if you want to keep your domain name, then you will need to renew it. Freeparking will remind you to renew your domain in the weeks leading up to the end of the registration period.

    There is no limit to the number of times you can renew a domain. If you continue to renew your domain name, then you can have it indefinitely. 

  • What characters are allowed in a domain name?

    There are some rules around what characters are permissible within a domain name. The only characters that can be used in a domain name are lowercase letters, numbers and hyphens (-). You can't use spaces or other symbols in a domain name.

    If you search for an invalid domain name, then Freeparking will automatically remove any invalid characters before completing the search. 

  • What do I do after I get my domain name?

    This depends on what you'd like to do with your domain name. Once you've completed your domain name registration, if you'd like to set up email, then you can buy an email hosting plan. Or, if you want to attach a website to your new domain name, then a shared hosting plan is the next step for you. 

    For a complete package to get your business online, then a FreeparkingCreateASite bundleis a great option. Combining email and website hosting with a easy to use drag and drop website builder, you'll be able to create your new website in minutes. If you purchase a 12 month bundle, then your domain name is included free!*

  • What if I need help with my domain name?

    If you need any help with your domain name, then our friendly support team is here for you! You can see how to articles in our comprehensiveKnowledgeBase, or you can contact usby phone or email.


Not sure which domain is best for you? Call us on 0800 373 372


Need More Help?

Call our support team on: 0800 373 372
Email us at: support@freeparking.co.nz

At Freeparking we take pride in making it easy for you to get online. Check out the step-by-step How To Guides and FAQs on ourSupport Site, but if you need more help we want to hear from you. Send us an email and we'll respond not just quickly, but with the right information in language you understand.


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