• Make your domain memorable with a
  • .nz domain name
  • Starting From:
  • $25.00
    /yr
    +GST
  • Be a proud Kiwi!
  • .kiwi domains
  • Starting From:
  • $49.00
    /yr
    +GST
  • Go global with the most popular domain name
  • Starting From:
  • $39.00
    /yr
    +GST
  • Be unique and relevant with a new TLD
  • Starting From:
  • $19.00
    /yr
    +GST

Why Choose Freeparking?

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    Kiwis Favourite Registrar
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    35,000 Satisfied Customers

     

    For more than 18 years, Kiwis have trusted Freeparking to provide competitive domain, web and email hosting services they can depend on. Combined with our superb customer service, it's no wonder we are New Zealands most popular domain name provider. See what other customers have to say about us here.

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    Over 18 Years Experience

     

    We're so confident in our products and services, that every Freeparking email and website hosting plan comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Find out what our customers think about Freeparking 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

     

    So much more than just a domain name! With every domain name registered at Freeparking, you'll also get free domain redirection, email forwarding and a free single page site. All supported by a team of highly experienced and trained technicians eager to help your business succeed online. 

     

With Every Domain You Also Get

Domain Name Auto-Renewal

Your domain name is your online brand, and it could be catastrophic if you accidentally allowed it to expire. To help protect you against losing your domain, Freeparking offers a Auto-Renew service. When your domain is due for renewal, this feature will automatically take care of it for you. All you need to do is ensure your account has credit card details loaded, and have Auto-renew enabled. Easy!

Free Single Page Site

Get your business online for free! With every domain name, Freeparking offers a free single page site. Publish information about who you are or your business and get your brand out there. Get creative with options to add images (max 4), Google Maps, YouTube videos and unlimited text.

Free Expert Advice & Assistance

Our team of experts is based right here in New Zealand. They know domains and web hosting inside out. Whatever you need support with, you can be rest assured that they will be there to help. With support available 365 days a year, Freeparking is here when you need us.

Free Email Forwarding

Give your brand the professional image it deserves with a custom email. It's so easy to set up with free email forwarding. Use your new domain name to create a branded email (e.g. you@yourname.co.nz) and then just simply forward it through to your current email address.

Domain Name Registration FAQs

  • What is a domain name?

    A domain name is like your address on the internet - it is how customers will find your site. 

    A domain registration is the first thing you need to do to get your brand online. Before you can build your website, you should first consider what domain name it will be attached to, so that visitors will be able to find you on the internet.

  • How does a domain name work?

     Your domain name is linked to your website using a system known as DNS (Domain Name System). Ypur website is represented by a numeric string called an IP address. But because a string of numbers is difficult to remember, we instead represent the location of our website with a domain name. When a visitor enters your domain in the address bar in their online browser, DNS takes your domain name and uses it to find the IP address of your website.

    If you'd like to know more about how DNS works, take a look at this article on our blog.

  • How do I choose the right domain name?

    Choosing a great domain name is integral to your online success, so be sure to consider carefully. There are a few things to think about when choosing the perfect domain name, including these tips.

    • Use your business name, or something very similar in your domain name so customers can easily associate it with your business. 
    • A memorable domain name is short and simple.
    • If you are a NZ business, then consider using a domain extension that highlights your location such as .co.nz or just .nz
    • Or, consider one of the many new TLDs to stand out from the crowd - choose something that emphasises your niche or industry, such as .blog, .store, .coffee and hundreds more. 
  • How do I register a domain name?

    Registering a domain with Freeparking is so simple. Put your preferred domain name in the search bar at the top of this page and we will suggest a range of domain extensions that are available. Or enter a full domain name if you are looking for a particular extension. 

     

  • What if my preferred domain name is already taken?

    Your website must have a unique domain name, so you may find yourself in a situation where someone has already registered the domain name you want. However, don't be concerned, it's still possible to get the perfect domain name for your business. 

    • You could try and spell the domain name differently. However, be careful! If it is not different enough, then you could create brand confusion with the existing domain name. 
    • An alternative extension on the same domain name could be the way to go. For example if you can't have yourdomain.com, maybe try yourdomain.co.nz
  • What is a domain extension? Can I have more than one?

    The part of a domain name that is after the first dot is known as the domain extension. For example in the domain name yourdomain.co.nz, the domain extensions, or TLD (Top Level Domain), is .co.nz

    You can have as many versions of your domain name with various extensions as you want, provided that they aren't already registered. In fact, it is considered a good idea to register several traditional extensions to protect yourself against cybersquatters.

    You should be aware however, that there are a few domain extensions that are restricted, and only available to only certain types of people. For example, you must be a NZ educational institution in order to register a .school.nz domain, and a .com.au domain will ask for an ABN (Australian Business Number) before you can complete registration. 

     

  • Will my domain name expire?

    As part of the domain registration process, you can select how many years you'd like to register the domain name for. Once this term runs out, you will need to renew your domain if you'd like to keep it. So that you don't forget to renew it, Freeparking will send you reminder emails, or you can enable the Auto-Renewal feature. 

    You can renew your domain name as many times as you like. As long as you continue to renew your domain, it will not expire. 

  • What characters can I use in my domain name?

    Not all characters are allowed in domain names. Only lowercase letters, numbers and hyphens (-) can be used to make up your domain name, spaces and other symbols can't be used.

    If you try to search for a domain name with invalid characters, then the Freeparking search will remove these before showing the search results. 

     

  • What next after I register my domain name?

    If your buying your domain name in order to get your business online, then the next step is website and email hosting. A Freeparking shared hosting plan will give you the ability to host your website and your email, all in one package. Or, if you don't need a website right now, then an email only hosting plan could be right for you.

    If you also need help building your website, then a  a Freeparking CreateASite bundle has everything you need. With email and website hosting, plus a user-friendly drag and drop website builder, you'll be able to build your own website quickly and easily, then get it online. Plus, if you buy your CreateASite bundle on a 12 month term, then a free domain name up to $39 is included!

  • Can I get help with my domain name?

    We are here to help when you need us! Our local support team is standing by, get in touch with them by phone or email. Or, there are a number of help articles in our KnowledgeBase.