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
2218 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 623

Trusted
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.

 
 
 
 


3097 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 520

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.  

79 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  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.  



12947 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1495


  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.

79 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  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.

2218 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 623

Trusted
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

79 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  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.

12947 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1495


  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.


79 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  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?
3913 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 795

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 :)

12947 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1495


  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

25201 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5040

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
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.


2218 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 623

Trusted
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 »

Intel introduces new 8th Generation processors
Posted 21-Aug-2017 19:02


Trend Micro launches Home Network Security
Posted 21-Aug-2017 18:38


Avondale College students at top of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:11


Garmin introduces inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:05


Public Wi-Fi plus cloud file sharing
Posted 18-Aug-2017 11:20


D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57


Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted 16-Aug-2017 15:19


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted 16-Aug-2017 13:32


Certus launches Cognition
Posted 14-Aug-2017 09:31



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.