Despite relying on the Internet as a tool, 59% of businesses have not obtained a domain name (required for a website) to promote their own business online. The question must be asked – what’s the problem?
On 30th September 2014 a change was made that allowed for shorter .nz domain names, for example getyourselfonline.nz rather than getyourselfonline.co.nz. This change has already seen thousands of shorter names being registered. However a question we hear often is how do we move our website from our .co.nz address to our new shorter .nz address and still perform well in online search?
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A domain name is string of characters that make up a web address (anyname.co.nz) or email address (email@example.com) and is an essential part of creating a website or setting up email
What can I do with a domain name?
Domain Names are commonly used in the following ways: (1) To identify a website (the web address or URL), (2) As the core part of an email address @anyname.co.nz or (3) To protect a brand or trademark to ensure no one else uses it.
How do I register a domain name?
The steps to registering a domain name are:
- search for the name here or with one of our registrars
- if the name is available, then with your selected registrar proceed through the registration and payment processes
- Done! Simple!
Why are some of my domain details public?
When you register a .nz domain name, you are accepting that the details in the register concerning your domain name are available to all as a matter of public record. This information consists mainly of contact details, relevant dates, and name server details. No financial information is involved. The information may be used by others to contact you regarding the right to use the domain name, or on technical matters relating to the domain name. It could also be used by law enforcement agencies pursuing enquiries relating to the domain name. Parties authorised to access the register are forbidden from using your personal details for targeted contact campaigns.
Find your domain
Search for the name you would like to use and we’ll let you know if it is available and provide you with a list of Registrars to choose from.