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  # 684501 11-Sep-2012 17:18
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itxtme:
reven:
RedJungle: I've passed, I personally don't see .kiwi.nz becoming particularly relevant.

+1, personally i think its a waste of time, everyone wants .co.nz, its the name we all know.  nobody wants a .net.nz (therock.net.nz is the only domain i know who uses this).  .kiwi maybe, but .kiwi.nz wont really take off all that well (people want shorter domains not longer ones)


Which one do you remember

steve@email.kiwi.nz

or steve@email.net.nz


I think it has a lot of pulling power when compared to a lot of current nz 2ld's.  I also agree with an above poster who wants the matching .kiwi - together will be awesome!


Ah, so it was _you_ that bought it! :)

I got up at 7am to register steve.kiwi.nz but the registration wasn't available. At 9am it kept crashing, and by 10am the domain was gone. Bleh.




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  # 684512 11-Sep-2012 17:30
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stevenz:
I got up at 7am to register steve.kiwi.nz but the registration wasn't available. At 9am it kept crashing, and by 10am the domain was gone. Bleh.


well not quite true...

query_datetime: 2012-09-11T17:27:26+12:00
domain_name: steve.kiwi.nz
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2012-09-11T10:02:39+12:00


Registrations didn't start until just after 10am with the SRS, but yes...  by 2 minutes and 39 seconds after 10 you were just to late.

...actually, I was just looking at a few whois records and it looks like there was a bulk update at 10:02:39, so you may have had even less time than that.

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  # 684518 11-Sep-2012 17:36
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DonGould: 

...actually, I was just looking at a few whois records and it looks like there was a bulk update at 10:02:39, so you may have had even less time than that.


Hmm, I got my at 10:01:47..
domain_name: protectmarriage.kiwi.nz
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2012-09-11T10:01:47+12:00

I had to refresh the metaname registration page a few times to get it to go through.



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  # 684521 11-Sep-2012 17:43
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Ok, "approximately" 10am. I'm not that anal about scheduling site visits.




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  # 684526 11-Sep-2012 17:54
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kyhwana2: I had to refresh the metaname registration page a few times to get it to go through.


lol.... ya I was on the phone with them at the time :)  They had to do a quick server restart just on 10am.

I had a chat with them yesterday about getting things ready for .kiwi.nz.  You wouldn't believe the amount of work they had to do to stuff to make it happen.

The 'provisional' stuff meant a lot of work from what I gather.  But it seems a bit silly because all that work for just 15 minutes...  they passed 1000 in under 15 minutes.

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  # 684528 11-Sep-2012 17:56
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query_datetime: 2012-09-11T17:46:28+12:00
domain_name: www.kiwi.nz
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2012-09-11T10:00:03+12:00

Domain Registrations only opened at 10:00:02 and at 12:00 there where 3000+ .kiwi.nz domains names in the DNS




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  # 684556 11-Sep-2012 18:44
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  # 684559 11-Sep-2012 18:47
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Some people must have had them programed in to automatically register just after 10am, based on some of the timings shown in the NZ whois lookup

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  # 685067 12-Sep-2012 16:33
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Adding more TLD's and 2nd level options is just a shameless money grab by the registrarr's that forces major brand to buy their name for brand protection.

google.kiwi.nz, coke.kiwi.nz etc, telecom.kiwi.nz etc etc

It's dumb, I refuse to support .kiwi or kiwi.nz... it's nonsense.



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  # 685115 12-Sep-2012 17:14
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Ragnor: Adding more TLD's and 2nd level options is just a shameless money grab by the registrarr's that forces major brand to buy their name for brand protection.

google.kiwi.nz, coke.kiwi.nz etc, telecom.kiwi.nz etc etc

It's dumb, I refuse to support .kiwi or kiwi.nz... it's nonsense.


A rather short sited view. do you understand the point of DNS?????

You should be banned from using domain names and from now on should only be allowed to use IP addresses!  I will help you with your first one to remember http://74.125.224.200/ this ones google.  Start memorizing boy-o.

With every domain name there are only a limited number of appealing domains available.  Those wanting to brand themselves behind a new domain deserve the right to have a short one, rather than www.reallygoodplumber1394.com 





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  # 685129 12-Sep-2012 17:50
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itxtme:

A rather short sited view. do you understand the point of DNS?????

You should be banned from using domain names and from now on should only be allowed to use IP addresses!  I will help you with your first one to remember http://74.125.224.200/ this ones google.  Start memorizing boy-o.

With every domain name there are only a limited number of appealing domains available.  Those wanting to brand themselves behind a new domain deserve the right to have a short one, rather than www.reallygoodplumber1394.com 



I disagree:

There are many TLD's and 2nd level suffixes already.

Domain traders suck up all the valuable names immediately with automated systems.

Who would actually want a .kiwi.nz as the primary domain name for their business? Most want .co.nz OR .com and are willing to use hypens or add a suffix or prefix to their company name.

If two different serious people/entities register somecompany.co.nz and somecompany.kiwi.nz they will likely end up in dispute at the DNC with whoever has trademarks etc winning and getting use of both.

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  # 685132 12-Sep-2012 17:57
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itxtme:
Ragnor: It's dumb, I refuse to support .kiwi or kiwi.nz... it's nonsense.


A rather short sited view. do you understand the point of DNS?????


I've been getting calls from customers asking me what I think about registering their .kiwi.nz name.

In some cases we might and in others we won't.

But what this does do is give us another reason to be talking to customers, it's something new.

In any sales role things go dull.  You call the customer up to confirm your call cycle appointment and they don't want to know you, even when you're offering a wet lunch.

.kiwi.nz is about driving the digital economy.






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  # 685133 12-Sep-2012 18:01
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You should probably tell them yes register it to protect your brand or some opportunist/domain trader will.

Registrar's and DNC laughing all the way to the bank.

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  # 685140 12-Sep-2012 18:23
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Ragnor: You should probably tell them yes register it to protect your brand or some opportunist/domain trader will.

Registrar's and DNC laughing all the way to the bank.


$3 a month.  Yes, DNC are just laughing their heads off at my customers.

My customers are laughing too.   We've had a catch up on what they're doing in the internet space and a bit of a general chat about marketing.

The ones I laugh at are the domain squatters who in many cases have something of no value which they can't use and smart people aren't going to buy off them.

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  # 685147 12-Sep-2012 19:11
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Ragnor:
itxtme:

A rather short sited view. do you understand the point of DNS?????

You should be banned from using domain names and from now on should only be allowed to use IP addresses! ?I will help you with your first one to remember?http://74.125.224.200/ this ones google. ?Start memorizing boy-o.

With every domain name there are only a limited number of appealing domains available. ?Those wanting to brand themselves behind a new domain deserve the right to have a short one, rather than www.reallygoodplumber1394.com?



I disagree:

There are many TLD's and 2nd level suffixes already.

Domain traders suck up all the valuable names immediately with automated systems.

Who would actually want a .kiwi.nz as the primary domain name for their business? Most want .co.nz OR .com and are willing to use hypens or add a suffix or prefix to their company name.

If two different serious people/entities register somecompany.co.nz and somecompany.kiwi.nz they will likely end up in dispute at the DNC with whoever has trademarks etc winning and getting use of both.


People may also buy them as they beleive with may help with SEO. Soif they don't have the .co.nz, they maybe able to get the .kiwi.nz.

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