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  #1329742 23-Jun-2015 10:07
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As a sidebar I actually always look for the FB Twitter, Instagram as well.

I presume one also has to check Business Names as I assume , don't know the law here , that if I own the name "geekerzone" (i don't) ie pty ltd or registered name, you cant use it on a nz domain or ?

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  #1330077 23-Jun-2015 17:02
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Generally registration is first come first serve, there are no restrictions (except for .nz launch there was a reservation/conflict process).

The DNC runs a dispute resolution service so that companies with rights to a name can dispute registrations and get assigned the domain. It costs like $2k so it's often actually cheaper to pay the domain squatter if you want a particular name that's already registered


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  #1330969 24-Jun-2015 20:52
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loceff13: I can't think of any local .nz domain's to be honest. It hasn't really been adopted(other than brand protection) any more seriously than .kiwi etc

Not quite local, but I received an email today from Mega, advertising their .nz domain:

We would love to have you as a user, but we may close your account and delete any stored data (as specified in our Terms of Service) if you don't log in at, or our new domain of within the next 30 (thirty) days.

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  #1331138 25-Jun-2015 09:10
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I went with .nz to make email address that little bit shorter to say over the phone, or type out.

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