How to change your DNS settings
What are A, CNAME, MX, TXT, and other DNS records?

An in-depth look at each of the most commonly used DNS records for use with your domain name.

How do I check if a website name is available?

Choosing a domain can be a painful process when all the good ones are gone. So how do you check what's available?

How to register a domain name in New Zealand

Looking to secure your own piece of internet real estate? The journey begins with getting your own online address.

How to sell online with Shopify

An introduction to starting, growing, and managing an online store with Shopify.

Being privacy-conscious with Domain Name registrations

A new privacy option is available for private individuals to restrict what information is publicly avaialble on their registration.

What happens if I don't renew my .nz Domain?

If your Domain expires it means all services associated with the Domain (website, email etc.) will stop working, but fear not, you'll have a window to renew it.

How do I look up the owner of a Domain?

You can use this tool to look up a .nz Domain name to find the owner's details, check its status, and see where it's hosted.

What are my rights when someone else owns my Domain?

There's a few scenarios you may find yourself in when you believe someone else owns your Domain. Here we look at them and cover the processes you have available to acquire your rights (if

What does 'Pending Release' and other statuses mean?

If you've searched for a Domain and found it's already registered, you can perform a WHOIS to check who owns the Domain and what its status is. Here we explain what they all mean.

How do you choose a good .nz Domain?

We share our best tips for choosing an effective and memorable .nz Domain for your business or project.

What is a UDAI and how do I get one?

The Unique Domain Authentication Identifier (UDAI) is a case-sensitive, eight-character-long 'password' which is a randomly generated unique identifier for every Internet NZ domain

Who can register .nz domains?

Outlines the criteria for registering a .nz Domain Name.

Who offers the cheapest Domains in New Zealand?

At Domains Direct you'll always get the same price on registrations and renewals; and that's our promise. Just $19.50 +gst per year, with FREE transfers.

What do the different .nz Domain suffixes mean?

There are 16 different .nz suffixes you can choose from. Some are restricted by use, but most are available for anyone to register. Here we look at what they all mean.