How to get a .nz domain

On September 30th the New Zealand Domain Commission is releasing the new top-level domain extension for New Zealand. Website owners can now drop the .net or .co and have a shorter more memorable domain such as So how can you get in on this? is a global domain registrar, based here in New Zealand (Sunny Napier to be precise). They have been fairly under the radar until recently when they announced their sponsorship of the Super Black Racing V8 Supercar team, squarely planting their Kiwi flag in the ground.

As a Kiwi based company, is ideally placed to help you secure your new .NZ website address, and can even help you to do this before the general public launch (and with a special promotion for WhaleOil readers – see the end of this post) has a system that allows you to pre-register your ideal .nz domain name, before general launch. By doing this, their automated system will attempt to secure the domain at the very first possible second, giving you the best chance of scoring your desired domain.

Click here to pre-register your .nz domain. 

The .uk and .id domains have recently followed this path, with hugely successful launches allowing people to register some great domains, such as and many more. The .nz domain launch presents an exciting opportunity for creative people to think of different ways in which they can use their domain. DoYouLove.NZ? Are you the MostCreativePersonIn.NZ? Are your customers DreamingOf.NZ? Due to this domain being brand new, there are unlimited options available on a first come first served basis.

You can have lots of fun with this shorter and more memorable style of domain name. Click on the link below and go nuts!


Pre-register your awesome new .NZ domain with and use the promotional code: SBR and you will receive 15% off your first year of registration!

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