Resources

Helping you get the best of .nz

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.

Is my Domain conflicted at the top level?

You can check here if your Domain is conflicted at the top level.

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.

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 any) to the name.

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. The search links to the website of the Domain Name Commissioner and will open in a new tab.

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 name (code ".nz").

How do you choose a good .nz Domain?

Before you register your Domain, here are a few tips to consider to ensure you're choosing an effective and memorable address for your business website or project.

What do the different .nz Domain suffixes mean?

There are 16 different .nz suffixes you can choose from. Some are reserved for special use, but most are available for anyone to register. Here we look at what they all mean, to help you choose the right Domain for you.

Who can register .nz Domains?

Unlike many registries around the world, including Australia, there are very few restrictions on who can register a .nz Domain. Here's what you need to know.

Who offers the cheapest Domains in New Zealand?

Domains Direct's commitment is to offering the cheapest .nz Domains in New Zealand. Here we compare prices from New Zealand's Domain registrars.

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.