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#58908 23-Mar-2010 09:52
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From InternetNZ today:


InternetNZ reduces .nz wholesale fee by 16%
Media Release
23 March 2010

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is reducing the wholesale domain name fee for .nz domain names by 16%.

At its meeting last Friday the InternetNZ Council committed to a reduction in the wholesale fee for .nz domain name to $1.25 per month, down from $1.50 per month.  This reduces the annual fee from $18 to
$15 per domain.

The new wholesale fee as charged to authorised .nz registrars will apply from 1 July 2010.

InternetNZ President Frank March says while there is no obligation on registrars to pass on the wholesale fee reduction to customers, he expects that many will and therefore maintain the competitiveness of the .nz registrar market.

“While InternetNZ funds its charitable activities from the domain name fees we take very seriously our ongoing commitment to a stable and reducing fee and it is pleasing that we have been able to achieve a fee reduction in these uncertain economic times,” he says.

The wholesale fee is reviewed annually by the independent regulator, Domain Name Commission Limited and .nz Registry Services, the independent registry operator, both wholly owned subsidiaries of InternetNZ. The fee was last reduced in July 2007 and before that in July 2004.





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  #310900 24-Mar-2010 18:13
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Nice, should be interesting to see how much each registrar decides to pass on to the consumer in their retail pricing.



 
 
 

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This is great news isn't it!
I hope to sell domains for $16.95 per year shortly after the 1st July 2010.
This will of course depend if the industry allows me to do so.
When we lowered domain prices to $19.95 we created a wave of industry price drops.
But fingers crossed, price wars in business always benefit the consumer so that's good.

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  #311514 26-Mar-2010 08:51
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You might reduce your prices, but I'd bet other registrars won't - just read on NBR that DomaiNZ will probably just keep the difference, as I expected some of the other expensive ones will do too...

Let's see what this comes to in July.




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  #311529 26-Mar-2010 09:25
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Given that you can get a .com for NZD$2-3, I think InternetNZ still needs to drop another decimal point from their prices.





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  #311530 26-Mar-2010 09:28
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Hmmm. Yes, unless you have a cybersquatter sitting on your preferred domain, then prices go up.




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  #311540 26-Mar-2010 09:50
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Lias: Given that you can get a .com for NZD$2-3, I think InternetNZ still needs to drop another decimal point from their prices.



Well,  given economies of scale, from here http://whois.sc/internet-statistics/country-ip-counts.html

Apparently there 86 million active domains names and 6 million New Zealand domain names active. (As at 1st March 2010)

 

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freitasm: You might reduce your prices, but I'd bet other registrars won't - just read on NBR that DomaiNZ will probably just keep the difference, as I expected some of the other expensive ones will do too...

Let's see what this comes to in July.


Hi freitasm.

Confirmed: Hosting Direct will lower it's RRP prices for all .nz domain name registrations to $16.95 per year shortly thereafter the 1st of July 2010.
Transfers will still be free and you do not need a certain number of domains with us to get the price $16.95 per domain per year.

Hosting Direct's goal is to stay the lowest priced .nz RRP retailer.

I am looking foward to July now :)



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  #311715 26-Mar-2010 18:14
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wazzageek:
Lias: Given that you can get a .com for NZD$2-3, I think InternetNZ still needs to drop another decimal point from their prices.



Well,  given economies of scale, from here http://whois.sc/internet-statistics/country-ip-counts.html

Apparently there 86 million active domains names and 6 million New Zealand domain names active. (As at 1st March 2010)

 



Hey,
Just a correction, there are only 388,557 active .nz domain names.
http://dnc.org.nz/content/2010-02_stats.html

I think that domain tools link is for IP's active in NZ.

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  #311745 26-Mar-2010 21:02
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Well thats annoying I just renewed my domain name for another year through domains4less...


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  #311773 26-Mar-2010 23:31

HostingDirect, your website thinks my domain is available. Might want to fix that up or you'll get some angry customers who won't get their promised names.

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  #311779 27-Mar-2010 00:14
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maknz: HostingDirect, your website thinks my domain is available. Might want to fix that up or you'll get some angry customers who won't get their promised names.


Hey maknz,
Yes, on some .nz names our code does think it's available, I know of this bug, thanks, and Hush hush, I am programming as we speak a new web site and backend, its not far away as it has to be ready for the 1st July now :)

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  #311817 27-Mar-2010 11:03
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HostingDirect:
wazzageek:
Lias: Given that you can get a .com for NZD$2-3, I think InternetNZ still needs to drop another decimal point from their prices.



Well,  given economies of scale, from here http://whois.sc/internet-statistics/country-ip-counts.html

Apparently there 86 million active domains names and 6 million New Zealand domain names active. (As at 1st March 2010)

 



Hey,
Just a correction, there are only 388,557 active .nz domain names.
http://dnc.org.nz/content/2010-02_stats.html

I think that domain tools link is for IP's active in NZ.


Thanks for the correction ... looks like I loose some of my geek cred :-/ 

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  #313556 31-Mar-2010 17:21
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Just received an email from iServe/Orcon:


We have some great news for you, we are dropping the price of your iSERVE domain name(s) from the current $33.78 (+GST) to $32.00 (+GST) per domain, per year, from the 1st of April. You don't have to do anything to take advantage of this, you will automatically be charged at this new lower price.




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