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News and trends in the .nz space

Your site's visibility now in hands of mass Google reviewer army

Google has contracted 10,000 people to look at your website and decide how well you qualify in expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness...


Is your website mobile-friendly?

Google has introduced a mobile-friendly test site to allow you to check whether they consider your website to be mobile-friendly or not...


How to use your Domain for email

Here are some popular options when choosing an email provider to use with your Domain...


DNC to share private data to protect against cyber threats

The DNC will start working with New Zealand's cyber security government department to alert .nz nameholders of cyber security issues...


Self-conflicted Domains to be released to public

Soon the office of the Domain Name Commissioner will be following up to resolve all self-conflicted Domains...


Domain Name Awareness Research 2017

We look at some of the highlights of the NZRS Domain Name Awareness research completed last year...


Getting ready for GDPR (General Data Protection Rules)

If you conduct any business with, or monitor, private individuals in the EU, you'll need to comply with the GDPR rules by May 25th, or risk potentially huge fines...


dot NZ 2018 Registrar Conference Highlights

We look at the highlights of this year's annual dot NZ Domain Registrar conference in Wellington...


How to improve your site's SEO

We've compiled a brief list of some of the more than 200 criteria Google uses to rank sites, that we believe are relevant to small business sites...


DNC Adding Domain Privacy Option

From 28 November 2017 individual registrants who are not in significant trade will be able to choose to withhold some personal details from the WHOIS...


Conflicted Names Process Ended

6,675 conflicted names were released on 27 October 2017, which are now free for anyone to register...


Google no longer bolding keywords in Domains

We explore the merits of a descriptive/category Domain name and try to answer why Google is no longer bolding keywords in search results...


Why you should host your site on https (SSL)

Google wants to make sure the sites they deliver in search results are secure. They've even made it part of their ranking signal. Find out why you should switch to https...


What is better: .nz or .co.nz?

It's been nearly 3 years since late 2014 when the .nz TLD was opened up for registrations, yet the market has hardly embraced it as a viable alternative...


Deadline set to claim top level .nz Domains

If you own a conflicted .nz Domain you have until 18 October, 2017 to set your preference on its .nz equivalent - do you want it, or are you happy for another party to have it?


Top-level Domains keep .nz growing, but boom times over

In 2008 total .nz registrations grew by 90 per day (registrations less cancellations) By 2015 it was just 22 per day. We look at how the .nz Domain space has reached its plateau...


Free email services are damaging trust in small business

One thing that really makes me cringe is when I spot a small business, who have their own website Domain, but use Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail addresses for their email. I cannot understand why they thought this was a good idea...