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Topic # 193634 18-Mar-2016 09:44
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I'm needing to register a domain for a small business, and am wondering which is regarded these days as the better option - a address or .nz?


I like the brevity of .nz, but I'm not sure how common this is, as the automatic assumption amongst the general populace is that an NZ company will use


Hence why I'm thinking of registering both (which will also ensure no-one else can get the other domain). If so, which one should I set up as the actual site (versus a redirect from the other)?


It's for a professional services business - that makes it sound like a company offering the oldest occupation in history, so more specifically it's a career advisory/development business.


Thanks for any advice.



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  Reply # 1515424 18-Mar-2016 09:52
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I'd choose over .nz, although you could always use both.



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  Reply # 1515425 18-Mar-2016 09:54
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I'd get both these days, as some people you talk to you'll say and they'll hear .



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  Reply # 1515442 18-Mar-2016 10:13
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agreed, get both.  I too prefer to .nz, just habit i guess (same reason I dislike just .co, sounds wrong, incomplete).





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  Reply # 1515454 18-Mar-2016 10:26
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I would go with and then get the .nz later on - I feel .nz is too new that if you said it - People would assume it was

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  Reply # 1515456 18-Mar-2016 10:26
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Ok, sounds sensible; I plan on using the as the actual site, with a redirect on the .nz, given the default assumption is for a address.


I'm assuming the paying for the registration of a domain also provides for a redirect to another domain; I was planning on using metaname, based on the recommendations in another thread.


Edit: I thought it may be sensible to get the second domain from the beginning, just to ensure it's safe and secure - given it's not worth trademarking the name (do any tiny businesses bother doing this?), capturing the main domains I think is a relatively effective way of reducing the chance of someone adopting the same trading name (given most with a brain would be looking for a direct correlation between business trading name and website domain - still it amazes me how many companies don't retain this consistency).

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  Reply # 1515529 18-Mar-2016 11:43
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Get both, use .nz as the main one. You'll be kicking youself in a few years when you're still typing the extra .co in your email address everytime.


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  Reply # 1515556 18-Mar-2016 12:18
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Get both now, also get any others you think people might mistake it for. I bet mitre 10 are kicking themselves for not getting miter10 for their domain, etc. Domains are cheap, lost business to a squatter not cheap.


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