Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


46 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 6


Topic # 143937 2-May-2014 11:31
Send private message

Who registered one since they went live yesterday?

Apparently they'll need 50,000 registrations to break even on teh investment to set up the TLD.

Will the domain take off I wonder, or are people banking on being able to use simply .nz later this year as their preferred suffix?

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2400 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 702

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1035352 2-May-2014 11:43
Send private message

Wow if that figure is accurate, it doesn't sound like that great a gamble to me.  I can't imagine businesses taking up a .kiwi address (too informal for my liking) and they aren't that many households lining up to buy their own domain names.

More than happy to be proved wrong.

Where did you get that figure from?




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams



46 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1035358 2-May-2014 11:47
Send private message

I heard this a while ago, but you can calculate it easily by diving the upfront registration fees by the wholesale cost. I think it was like $180k - $200k or something like that to become a registrar for a new TLD. Possibly more.

3337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 641

Trusted

  Reply # 1035367 2-May-2014 11:56
Send private message

i rather go with .nz, went to register a couple of .kiwi but meh, as said too informal.  

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1035424 2-May-2014 13:28
Send private message

I suspect their premium domains will contribute to offset some of the initial outlay.  https://hello.kiwi/premiumnames?clearSearch

Time will tell though.  The gTLD market is being thrown on it's head, so it will be interesting to see how new extensions are marketed.  Once people get out of a .com mindset (or .nz), then .kiwi may have a place in the new landscape.  



14097 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1788


  Reply # 1035427 2-May-2014 13:32
Send private message

onebytemike: I suspect their premium domains will contribute to offset some of the initial outlay.  https://hello.kiwi/premiumnames?clearSearch

Time will tell though.  The gTLD market is being thrown on it's head, so it will be interesting to see how new extensions are marketed.  Once people get out of a .com mindset (or .nz), then .kiwi may have a place in the new landscape.  




Although who is going to pay those premium prices for those domains. I don't really see it as an extension businesses would 'need' to have, and they would likely stick to a.co.nz or .nz. . I haven't seen any demand for the kiwi extension from people I have spoken to . I see it more of a domain that someone may want for personal use. It is possibly a domain that can be bundled with a personal online service with email.

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1035434 2-May-2014 13:48
Send private message

mattwnz: 

Although who is going to pay those premium prices for those domains. I don't really see it as an extension businesses would 'need' to have, and they would likely stick to a.co.nz or .nz. . I haven't seen any demand for the kiwi extension from people I have spoken to . I see it more of a domain that someone may want for personal use. It is possibly a domain that can be bundled with a personal online service with email.



If you believe the site, there seem to be quite a few sold already.  A simple whois should reveal the owner.

2400 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 702

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1035437 2-May-2014 13:50
Send private message

No luck googling for this....  has there been any indication that we are going to be able to register mycomanyname.nz any time soon?




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams



46 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1035439 2-May-2014 13:52
Send private message

Dynamic: No luck googling for this....  has there been any indication that we are going to be able to register mycomanyname.nz any time soon?


It's going to be later this year. Seems to be a few delays as they organise policy etc.

http://dnc.org.nz/latest-news

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1035440 2-May-2014 13:54
Send private message

Dynamic: No luck googling for this....  has there been any indication that we are going to be able to register mycomanyname.nz any time soon?

The policy document is still under consideration.  Suspect it'll be around July/August when the DNC start the ball rolling.   http://dnc.org.nz/second_level_proposal_c3 for those interested in the changes and how eligibility works.

14097 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1788


  Reply # 1035442 2-May-2014 13:56
Send private message

onebytemike: I suspect their premium domains will contribute to offset some of the initial outlay.  https://hello.kiwi/premiumnames?clearSearch

Time will tell though.  The gTLD market is being thrown on it's head, so it will be interesting to see how new extensions are marketed.  Once people get out of a .com mindset (or .nz), then .kiwi may have a place in the new landscape.  




I tried testing one which the website says is sold, and this is the result I got.

Domain ID:
Domain Name: fishing.kiwi
WHOIS Server: whois-cl01.mm-registry.com
Status: Not Registered

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-05-02T01:49:05Z <<<



The domains maybe getting offered for that price but I presume the price is negotiable, as they have an option to 'submit proposal', whatever that means.


83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1035468 2-May-2014 14:15
Send private message

mattwnz:
onebytemike: I suspect their premium domains will contribute to offset some of the initial outlay.  https://hello.kiwi/premiumnames?clearSearch

Time will tell though.  The gTLD market is being thrown on it's head, so it will be interesting to see how new extensions are marketed.  Once people get out of a .com mindset (or .nz), then .kiwi may have a place in the new landscape.  




I tried testing one which the website says is sold, and this is the result I got.

Domain ID:
Domain Name: fishing.kiwi
WHOIS Server: whois-cl01.mm-registry.com
Status: Not Registered

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-05-02T01:49:05Z <<<



The domains maybe getting offered for that price but I presume the price is negotiable, as they have an option to 'submit proposal', whatever that means.


You may want to wait a day or two.  Sunrise and landrush applications are still being processed, I believe.  Wouldn't be surprised if that includes the presales of premium domains also.

Banana?
4329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Subscriber

  Reply # 1035469 2-May-2014 14:15
Send private message

Which WHOIS did you use? I wanted to see if Lotto had bought instant.kiwi (it is unavailable).
can get eatsrootsshootsandleaves.kiwi :)

14097 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1788


  Reply # 1035482 2-May-2014 14:27
Send private message

trig42: Which WHOIS did you use? I wanted to see if Lotto had bought instant.kiwi (it is unavailable).
can get eatsrootsshootsandleaves.kiwi :)


There is a whois link at the bottom of their website page

26613 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6103

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1035488 2-May-2014 14:46
Send private message

I tried first thing to get kiwi.kiwi just for the novelty but some other smart person bet me to it.


2400 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 702

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1035493 2-May-2014 14:50
Send private message

sbiddle: I tried first thing to get kiwi.kiwi just for the novelty but some other smart person bet me to it.


Well if you feel like an investment you can get aussie.kiwi or dumb.kiwi for prices that are only slightly absurd (IMHO).




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.