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#119082 19-May-2013 22:37
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I use 3 NZ domain services to park my domains. All have worked well. But I want to use only one. What New Zealand Domain name registry would you use. What are the differences or advantages including cost of the ones you know about?

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  #822183 20-May-2013 00:34
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There's quite a few threads on GZ regarding this - if you're wanting good service, an easy to use control panel and just a no-frills interface that just works then Metaname




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  #822186 20-May-2013 02:46
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1stdomains.co.nz are where I have mine.




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  #822503 20-May-2013 15:55
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If you're just looking to park your domains, you're not really after any features.

I would suggest going with the cheapest provider - you can always transfer out later when you're ready to setup a website.

I use domains4less.co.nz for some of my personal stuff.

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  #822527 20-May-2013 16:33
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If you use 3, just use the best one you use, and consolidate them. You just get the UDAIs and the domains will transfer instantly (as long as you are using a good provider) But if you are parking the domain, perhaps use one that doesn't plaster adverts all over your parking page. That is one revenue stream registrars use. You can disable the parking page anyway, so it doesn't display anything. But it all depends on your requirements.

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  #822967 21-May-2013 14:28
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I use Freeparking NZDomains and 1stdomains. I have no complaints with these businesses although FreeParking is the most expensive.

I just thought there might be a technical reason to make a choice. My sites are hosted on Firhost and pointing is no problem. So I will make my choice on cost then..

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  #822972 21-May-2013 14:33
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[UselessComment] The Auckland Domain is a huge park, and it's free :) [/UselessComment]




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  #823257 21-May-2013 22:36
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Possum: I use Freeparking NZDomains and 1stdomains. I have no complaints with these businesses although FreeParking is the most expensive.

I just thought there might be a technical reason to make a choice. My sites are hosted on Firhost and pointing is no problem. So I will make my choice on cost then..

Thank you..


I wouldn't recommend using the cheapest. Check out how good the support is first. I recently made the mistake of transferring some nz domains to a cheap provider, and they over charged my credit card for the renewals. Have spent the last few weeks trying to get it resolved, and still waiting for a reply. It took them 8 days to reply to my email. 

 
 
 
 


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  #823277 21-May-2013 23:27
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Freeparking do give good support...




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  #823287 21-May-2013 23:58
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Possum: Freeparking do give good support...


Yeap, it is probably a case of getting what you pay for.  I found them good when I used them many years ago.

I my recent experience with this other provider, pay peanuts and you get crap support which in the end could end up costing more money in wasted time. I think I learnt the hard way this time. The thing is that they have an 0800 number, but they wouldn't let me talk to anyone about the problem, they required me to write it in an email, and so far it has taken over an hour of my time, which they put down to an system error.

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