.iwi.nz Domain Names are Moderated

iwi.nz is a moderated 2nd level domain specific to Iwi Māori. It is moderated to protect Iwi from:

  • People using an Iwi name for non Iwi purposes.
  • Iwi names being registered and then offered to Iwi to purchase at inflated prices.
  • Directing .iwi.nz domain names to distasteful websites, and other dubious schemes.
  • To ensure that Iwi names have a Kaitiaki and will remain in the rightful hands.

Before applying for a .iwi.nz domain name please visit the Moderator's website


When you apply for a .iwi.nz domain name we will create a $0 invoice.  If your application is accepted through moderation we will then create an invoice in your account for the standard domain registration fees.  You can then pay this invoice by credit card, Internet banking or cheque and following receipt of your payment the domain name will be registered.

Not sure which domain is right for you? Ask our experts on 0800 373 372

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