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#116562 2-May-2013 16:46
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Hi folks

Looking to finally register some domains.... the last thread I found on GZ was circa 2010 and was suggesting 1stdomains was a good place.

Any other thoughts from the community? it's for use with Office365 Exchange only account




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  #810331 2-May-2013 16:55
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There are now quite a lot of overseas companies selling NZ domains cheaply. But always check their terms and what additional fees they may charge. eg some charge for DNS services, canceling expired domains, changing ownership etc, and some of these fees are big.

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  #810342 2-May-2013 17:03
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I've always found discount domains to be really good., tho at about $32.15 a year inc GST - they aren't the cheapest around.




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  #810349 2-May-2013 17:20
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mattwnz: There are now quite a lot of overseas companies selling NZ domains cheaply. But always check their terms and what additional fees they may charge. eg some charge for DNS services, canceling expired domains, changing ownership etc, and some of these fees are big.


What do you mean by cheap?

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  #810350 2-May-2013 17:21
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1stdomains are da bomb, cheap great dns management, good customer service, we have over 100 domains with them.

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  #810363 2-May-2013 17:35
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myfullflavour:
mattwnz: There are now quite a lot of overseas companies selling NZ domains cheaply. But always check their terms and what additional fees they may charge. eg some charge for DNS services, canceling expired domains, changing ownership etc, and some of these fees are big.


What do you mean by cheap?


Between $10-$20 per year. 

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  #810372 2-May-2013 17:57
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I just checked Go Daddy and they will sell you a .co.nz for NZ$72.59 p/a. That is just over $6 a month.

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  #810374 2-May-2013 18:02
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1080p: I just checked Go Daddy and they will sell you a .co.nz for NZ$72.59 p/a. That is just over $6 a month.


1stdomains $21.50 + GST a year.

 
 
 
 


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  #810377 2-May-2013 18:07
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1080p: I just checked Go Daddy and they will sell you a .co.nz for NZ$72.59 p/a. That is just over $6 a month.


You can get good full service domain registration with nz support for under $50 from many places. No point in going offshoe.

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  #810378 2-May-2013 18:13
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I use Metaname - it just works, complete with IPv6 Glue and all that fancy stuff. $28.75/yr and good support if you ever need it.




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  #810387 2-May-2013 18:37
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I have always used Discount Domains, they have an easy to use DNS management, free DNS hosting, and a very good API ( which is what I use for my customer portal ).

I have heard good things about 1st domains, but do not use them. ( also, their email only hosting is affordable ( and good quality since google apps' dropped free accounts )).

Don't go offshore, why add DNS ping time when you dont need, even for email only.

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  #810398 2-May-2013 18:52
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mattwnz: Between $10-$20 per year. 


Good luck finding a registrar, kiwi or otherwise, that will sell you a .nz below $15/year (which is the current wholesale rate).

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domains4less.co.nz are the cheapest for NZ I think, 19.95+GST, use them for quite a few nz domains myself and never had a problem with them.

Only thing is they don't do auto-renew, but you get a couple of email reminders to tell you to go and renew your domains on the site.




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  #810404 2-May-2013 19:02
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I've heard good things about IWantMyName. I currently use iServe for all NZ domains and GoDaddy for my non-NZ domains. Might transfer a bunch of domains out of iServe at some stage since they don't provide DNS (not a big deal, using Cloudflare for DNS is free).




 

 

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  #810406 2-May-2013 19:06
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I uses name.com for non-NZ domains.
Good DNS management, good functionality and good prices.
Also do SSL certs at good prices.

I agree with @fretasm, Cloudfare has great DNS management ( but closest servers are Sydney - if your NZ only )

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myfullflavour:
mattwnz: Between $10-$20 per year. 


Good luck finding a registrar, kiwi or otherwise, that will sell you a .nz below $15/year (which is the current wholesale rate).


You can get them retail from $15. The wholesale rate is wholesale rate if you are a registrar, but that doesn't cover things like staffings and support costs, software and servers etc. Also if a company is reselling them, their wholesale rate is likely to be quite a bit higher than that.

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