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Domain Speculation

There is no doubt that the work of domain name speculators has been a major contributing factor in... more...

The Domain Secondary Market

The Domain Name market is split into two segments namely: the primary and the secondary domain... more...

Domain Acquisition - How much is too much?

By Mark Jackson, Search Engine Watch, Sep 9, 2008

Recent .nz sales       Browse>> $630 SOLD $640 SOLD $525 SOLD $950 SOLD $1,200 SOLD $750 SOLD $1,207 SOLD $750 SOLD $978 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, 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.