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Domains & the .nz extension


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Domain Acquisition - How much is too much?


By Mark Jackson, Search Engine Watch, Sep 9, 2008
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Recent .nz sales       Browse>>
supermodels.co.nz $500 SOLD    
shade.co.nz $500 SOLD    
parenting.co.nz $510 SOLD    
onlinebroker.co.nz $315 SOLD    
boxing.co.nz $547 SOLD    
endometriosis.co.nz $500 SOLD    
idol.co.nz $764 SOLD    
real-estate.co.nz $5,000 SOLD    
investors.co.nz $1,700 SOLD    
Domains & the .nz extension

The .nz domain space is administered by the Domain Name Commissioner (DNC) who oversee's the day to day operations and appointments of authorised Registrars.

Registering a domain is akin to buying a license and covers a pre-paid subscribed period. This is usually 1 year but can be up to 10 years. If the domain is not renewed at the end of the subscription period it is released and available for others register. The annual renewal cost ranges from $25 p.a. to $250 p.a. depending on the Registrar.

In New Zealand the most popular domain name extension is .co.nz, with 270,000 names registered, being 86% of all .nz registrations.

Registered domains often sell privately well above the registration cost in what is often referred to as the 'secondary' or 'after' market. This is where an existing holder of a domain name (the registrant) will transfer the ownership to a new registrant upon an agreed price.