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#175127 18-Jun-2015 11:49
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So now that the dust has settled and assuming you don't own a domain name business. If you can only register one which one would it be .nz or the .co.nz




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  #1327195 18-Jun-2015 12:00
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if only 1, i would still go for .co.nz, most people know that over .nz. 

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  #1327206 18-Jun-2015 12:14
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.nz for z new business, but any business really needs both.

 
 
 
 


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  #1327207 18-Jun-2015 12:15
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Both.

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  #1327210 18-Jun-2015 12:15
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.co.nz.

I don't like the new fangled short domains.

Also don't like the new domains like .tv and .fashion.

/grumble.

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  #1327214 18-Jun-2015 12:19
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wasabi2k: .co.nz.

I don't like the new fangled short domains.

Also don't like the new domains like .tv and .fashion.

/grumble.


.tv actually belongs to the island nation of Tuvalu ;) it's quite the money spinner. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu#Economy


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  #1327225 18-Jun-2015 12:26
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mattwnz: .nz for z new business, but any business really needs both.


+1

new-business I'm starting registered just the .nz.  The first people to fail to get an email through because they thought we were a .co.nz was the bank sending us the forms to sign up with them.  So now we have both, and the .com for good measure.

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  #1327232 18-Jun-2015 12:37
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I'd vote for .co.nz since it's more "known". My family owns a domain name similar to nzsite.net, and when you tell people to email myname@nzsite.net they sometimes decide to add .nz to the end. This resulted in at least one frustrated email from the owner of nzsite.net.nz, who was on dialup and was getting sick of downloading emails that weren't even for him...

My point is that you should use the most "standard" name possible to avoid these sorts of errors.

 
 
 
 


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  #1327268 18-Jun-2015 13:31
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I recommend all serious businesses and my clients, to get the .co.nz,  .nz and .com if they are all available. The cost is cheap, vs the problems that can result in not having them.

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  #1327426 18-Jun-2015 16:21
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Don't forget the .sucks domain too if they're fickle about their brand name. Biggest shakedown ever. Who came up with that anyway?! 

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  #1329563 22-Jun-2015 21:45
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For a personal domain, I would have gone with .co.nz, but someone already owns the one I wanted (despite the fact that don't use it for anything.. very annoying). So I ended up going with .nz - wasnt a big fan of just .nz, but it's grown on me. 
I think now that awareness is starting to pick up with the new TLD's, it's not quite as bad as it used to be.


But definitely for a business, go for all of the main ones (.com, .co.nz, .nz)





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  #1329565 22-Jun-2015 21:49
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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

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  #1329572 22-Jun-2015 22:06
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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

 I personally don't think the kiwi one is worth protecting for many businesses, unless it matches your brand. But I think the .nz one is. I have seen quite a few business though dropping their .co.nz for the .nz, which I wouldn't advise for businesses. Some businesses though think they can save a few dollars with online stuff, but cheap decisions can end up costing a lot.

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  #1329574 22-Jun-2015 22:09
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mattwnz:
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

 I personally don't think the kiwi one is worth protecting for many businesses, unless it matches your brand. But I think the .nz one is. I have seen quite a few business though dropping their .co.nz for the .nz, which I wouldn't advise for businesses. Some businesses though think they can save a few dollars with online stuff, but cheap decisions can end up costing a lot.


I've definitely seen a couple of business around that have done it - I can't name any off the top of my head, but certainly have seen it.

but dropping the .co.nz in favour of the .nz is a stupid idea, to say the least.
Cough up the extra  $20 a year for the .co.nz and protect your brand... The losses could well be worth more than that 100 fold. 





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  #1329694 23-Jun-2015 08:53
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Both. .nz as primary, this aligns with many other countries. .co.nz as a redirect.
Plus it allows for very short domain names, useful for making your own subdomains somesite.XY.nz

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  #1329720 23-Jun-2015 09:25
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Get both if its a business - but I cant say I have seen a rush to promote the plain '.nz' domain names.
I think it was a bit overhyped - but then you dont want someone taking your .nz domain name if you have a .co.nz one.




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