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Ultimate Geek

# 217756 11-Jul-2017 09:45

Hi Guys,

Can someone recommend a good domain registrar. One of my requirements is to have a privacy setting for WHOIS lookups.

I checked GoDaddy but they can't transfer .nz domains strange as you can register new .nz domains.

Its the same with others I have checked, some don't even let you register it such as Bluehost.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1819413 11-Jul-2017 10:13
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Last time I checked none of the big overseas registers managed .nz domains . gives free Whois protection, but no .nz domains

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Master Geek

  # 1819450 11-Jul-2017 11:01
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I use and am happy with them.


They currently allow Provisional Address Masking as the Domain Name Commission is still consulting/reviewing on the bast way to allow full privacy.


This means you can hide you address but not your contact phone/email.


The latest update that I can find on the review is here.




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  # 1819522 11-Jul-2017 12:31
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Oriphix: Hi Guys,

Can someone recommend a good domain registra. One of my requirements is to have a privacy setting for WHOIS lookups.




As mentioned by robcreid, no .nz registrars offer privacy settings. This will be available on November 28th (and only to individuals not in trade), and all .nz registrars must offer this by March next year. In the meantime, PAMO (provisional address masking option) is available but requires you to send an e-mail.


As for registrar, I use metaname. They have competitive pricing (not the cheapest), an API, two factor authentication, support for domain names with macrons, and DNSSEC records (including signing if you use their name severs). If price is your only concert, 1stdomains seem to be the cheapest.


Disclaimer: Personal opinion only.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1819525 11-Jul-2017 12:32


Well that's not to bad I guess. Do you need to pay extra for that service?

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 1819526 11-Jul-2017 12:34
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Oriphix: @robcreid

Well that's not to bad I guess. Do you need to pay extra for that service?


No, it is free. You must be an individual, and not in trade to qualify.

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Uber Geek

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  # 1821079 12-Jul-2017 10:21
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Personally I think it's a shame the DNC decided not to implement decent privacy measures after the review process.. What they decided on in the end is a start but still not nearly far enough. 

Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

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