If you’re wondering about the domain name extensions for businesses in New Zealand, you should know that there are three of them. They are .NZ, .Co.Nz, and .Net.Nz – you can register your domain name with one of those extensions or all of them. In this article, we’re going to talk more about those extensions so you will know which one is best for you.re
While .NZ is the first country-specific domain name extension for New Zealand, it does not mean that it’s the best for business. As a matter of fact, if you plan on building a shopping cart that requires security, you should invest in a Net.NZ domain. It’s the one that’s popular among tech businesses in the country, reportedly because it’s more secure. However, if your company name is popular, or else your product or service is, make it a point to us both extensions so your competitors and those cyber squatters cannot poach traffic from your brand.
Just like the rest of the world, businesses in New Zealand cannot afford not to have a presence online. As more and more New Zealanders find it more convenient to use the Internet to look for things and buy them, the businesses that have a strong presence online are the ones that win. Of course, if you’re like most other businesses, you will want to become the winner.
Registering your business’ domain name is very important. Why? It can make or break your brand. If you don’t know what domain name to register, you will find some helpful tips below for selecting your domain name.
A domain is, really, what marks your business online. It’s your home address that points people to your place of business. That said, when registering your domain name, there are two thing you need to remember: One, your domain name should be easy to remember and two, it should be relevant to your business. However, if you already have an offline business like a restaurant that has strong customer base, you can use the same name for your website too.
But if you don’t have an offline business and are only planning for strictly online business, choosing a domain name can be more challenging. However, it’s not at all rocket science. Remember what we said about relevance and being easy to remember? To come up with a list of domain names, think about the words that people use in order search for your business. Make a short list of three domain names and brainstorm with other people about the best name to register.
Once you’ve come up with a domain name, choosing the domain extension comes next. As we said earlier, there are three types of domain name extensions. It’s always a good idea to register three domain names with the three domain name extensions, especially if you already have a strong brand offline.
Check if the domain name is available by registering it with an approved domain registrar. You can find a complete list of registrars on www.dnc.org.nz. Please remember, you do NOT own the domain that you register. Rather, you’re only given authority to use it for some time, typically in fixed time frames of one year, two years, three years, four years, and five years.
If you prefer to register a .com domain name, you can. However, registering a domain name that’s specific to New Zealand has one distinct benefit: If there’s a dispute regarding your website, you can move to have a dispute resolution service opened for FREE with New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission. This service is important for businesses that think they have privileges (trademarks, copyright, etc.) to a domain name that another business or person registered. Disputes resolution is much better than litigation because it’s much, much cheaper. And it’s even better if you can resolve your domain name issues for free.
Those who are running non-profit organizations, societies or groups, should an Org.nz domain name.
That’s it for our article on registering New Zealand-specific domain names. As you can see, it’s not rocket science and is really no different from registering so-called top level .COM or .NET domain names.