Domain Names are commonly used in the following ways: (1) To identify a website (the web address or URL), (2) As the core part of an email address @anyname.co.nz or (3) To protect a brand or trademark to ensure no one else uses it.
How much do domain names cost?
The price charged for domain names varies between Registrars and is often bundled with other services such as Domain Name management, Web Hosting and Email hosting. Think about your requirements and your budget, then select a Registrar that best meets those needs.
What are my responsibilities?
Your core responsibilities are to keep all information about your domain name current and accurate, and to pay, as they become due, all the charges associated with the domain name. In addition, you must comply with the relevant .nz policies and satisfy yourself that your use of the domain name will not infringe anybody's intellectual property. Your obligations are defined in detail in the agreement you have with your registrar.
What are my rights?
Registering a domain name is akin to obtaining a licence. As long as the domain name is kept current, you can continue to use it. Domain names are not able to be "owned" by any party. You may choose the registrar you wish to maintain the domain name on your behalf and are free to transfer to another a registrar at any time. You also have the right to expect that parties authorised to access the register will not use your personal details for targeted contact campaigns.
Find your domain
Search for the name you would like to use and we’ll let you know if it is available and provide you with a list of Registrars to choose from.