The short .NZ domain name is simple to use and easy to remember. It was released on 30 September 2014 and amongst the other NZ domain extensions it is the newest. The chances that you can still register your favourite domain name are therefore comparatively high.
You could register the shorter .nz domain name if your favourite third level domain e.g. yourname.co.nz is already taken. Or if you already have a third level domain you should consider registering the shorter version as well to increase your visibility and to protect your brand name.
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With nearly 480 thousand domains currently registered, .co.nz is by far the most popular .nz domain extension. This domain is usually seen as an official domain for New Zealand businesses and as a result is usually the first preference in domain selection.
This domain is especially catered to suit New Zealand organisations. This could be organisations such as clubs, charities and non-profits. Many companies and individuals with related domains register .org.nz both for brand protection and to increase their online portfolio.
A great name for New Zealand based groups and networks, although anyone can register this domain. Again many people who have a related .nz domains choose to register a .net.nz also.
.Kiwi.nz is one of New Zealand’s newest web addresses that best describes us Kiwis. Sell to New Zealand with .kiwi.nz.
Similar to .ac.nz, .school.nz is designed to cater for educational institutions. Although any educational institution can register .ac.nz, this domain was introduced to open up choice and opportunities for smaller educational organisations.
This domain is the official extension for university and tertiary institutions around the country. The ‘ac’ in the extension stands for ‘academia.’
.Maori.nz is especially catered for Maori individual, groups and organisations. Maori.nz is not moderated, anyone can apply for a .maori.nz domain.
.Geek.nz is especially for technical enthusiasts. The .geek.nz domains are unrestricted and may be registered by any local or foreign individual or company.
The term .gen is the abbreviation for ‘general’. The .gen.nz domain extension is available to everyone as an alternative to .co.nz and others.
A great domain for health related organisation to share their online tools, resources and information to New Zealanders. This domain helps to communicate the message and purpose of organisations in the health industry.
Official domain for the New Zealand government. Any government organisations, initiatives and groups primarily use this domain.