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Topic # 201480 20-Aug-2016 10:12
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Hi there,  

 

I saw this was covered in a 2009 thread - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=86&topicid=50989&singlepage=yes and wondered if there are any updates?

 

I've previously used FreeParking and OpenHost, and found them both ok, if not remarkable.

 

I'd now like to register a .nz variant of my exisiting .co.nz domain name, which anyname.nz advises I need to do before 30 September  

 

I don't currently have a site, I just want somewhere to park the domain. Would recommendations in 2016 be any different to those from the 2009 thread?


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  Reply # 1614785 20-Aug-2016 11:18
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  Reply # 1614790 20-Aug-2016 11:48
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We use 1stdomains, we think it's fantastic. 




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  Reply # 1615194 21-Aug-2016 17:56
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Many thanks everyone - hadn't heard of either of those providers. Will check them out.


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  Reply # 1616412 23-Aug-2016 16:34
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Another vote for 1stdomains. Relatively simple gui to handle your domains and on the odd occasion I have had to contact them they've been excellent.


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  Reply # 1616415 23-Aug-2016 16:41
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Still use FreeParking and still am entheusiastic about their service.

 

Less enthusiastic about 2Talk than I was a week ago, but that is a whole other story!





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  Reply # 1616824 24-Aug-2016 13:25
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I moved from Metaname to VentraIP (who support DNSSEC but don't advertise it) and reduced costs and increased customer service.


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  Reply # 1616834 24-Aug-2016 13:36
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metaname is perfect for .nz, wouldn't recommend for non nz domains as they charge a minimum term(ie 12 months) for .com etc transfers(charged as a renewal)


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  Reply # 1616836 24-Aug-2016 13:40
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loceff13:

 

wouldn't recommend for non nz domains as they charge a minimum term(ie 12 months) for .com etc transfers(charged as a renewal)

 

 

That is normal. Put another way, I have not seen a provider who doesn't charge a renewal on transfer for .com and some other TLD's.


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  Reply # 1616837 24-Aug-2016 13:42
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I've used iwantmyname for a few years now and find them awesome, and their interface simple but all the right features and price is good.

 

@freitasm @michaelmurfy - What do you like about Metaname? (Haven't used them but not sure if there any any advantages over iwantmyname)





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  Reply # 1616839 24-Aug-2016 13:43
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I use discount domains and have about 6-7 personal domains with them as well as a few customers domains.


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  Reply # 1616852 24-Aug-2016 14:22
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You should also check to see whether they are NZ owned, or overseas owned if you want to support NZ companies. The other thing to look at is their support. I resell domain names to my clients so provide a personal service, so am middle of the road on pricing. But the cheap ones tend to be mainly self service, and if you want support they can be very slow, or if you want to phone they have a 0900 number which has a cost per minute. Some also have all their support offshore. There has been consolidation in the market, so with many brands are now owned by a small handful of companies. 


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  Reply # 1616854 24-Aug-2016 14:25
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@ajobbins I use them for their no-BS control panel that does its job and does it well and also excellent support for the rare times I need it. They really know their stuff and were quick to deploy DNSSEC support for Cloudflare (ask @freitasm about this one, did it with a support email). 

 

There is a list of registrars and what technologies they support here: https://www.dnc.org.nz/registrars





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  Reply # 1616855 24-Aug-2016 14:26
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MichaelNZ:

 

loceff13:

 

wouldn't recommend for non nz domains as they charge a minimum term(ie 12 months) for .com etc transfers(charged as a renewal)

 

 

That is normal. Put another way, I have not seen a provider who doesn't charge a renewal on transfer for .com and some other TLD's.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure 12 months is the minimum for global ones, I haven't come across one that does it differently. Although some do allow you to consolidate the dates of all your domains to a single date, which means that they must have the ability to register the domain for a shorter period of time. 


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