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.nz Domain Name Registration

Why choose a .nz domain?

.nz overview

Register your New Zealand domain name. A .nz domain name can help your business stand out online, whether you’re targeting a focused audience of New Zealanders or have a global reach but take pride in where you started. While .nz may offer fewer domain hacks than other country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) like .io or .co, hundreds of thousands of organizations have registered their .nz domain name to stake a claim in their New Zealand presence.

.nz facts, stats & history

.nz is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for New Zealand. It’s administered by InternetNZ. While domain hack opportunities are rare with a .nz domain name, many New Zealand-based entities have adopted .nz second-level domains—ranging from .govt.nz and to .geek.nz—to solidify their standing as New Zealand businesses. In 2010, the Domain Name Commission ruled that .nz domain names would allow macron vowels so that Māori language words could be spelled correctly.

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.nz benefits

A .nz domain name gives you an easy way to further brand yourself as a New Zealand-based business. Since .nz is less common than .com, but not negatively impacted by search engines, it’s a great way to get the exact branded domain name that you want.

Ideas for your .nz domain

Whether you're a New Zealand-based business that takes pride in your national heritage, a retailer that only ships within the country, or a global firm looking for a unique digital footprint for your New Zealand location, a nz. domain could be the perfect option to help you grow your online presence.

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Low initial cost
Renews at same rate
SSL certificates included
WHOIS privacy included
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FAQ - Learn more about .nz domains

  • .nz is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for New Zealand. Today it’s primarily used by New Zealand organizations looking to emphasize their location, target local audiences, or display their national pride.
  • The main reason businesses use a .nz domain extension is to spotlight their New Zealand location. Whether your business operates exclusively within New Zealand or you’re a global business looking to build a presence within the country, .nz can give you greater access to your first choice of domain names without sacrificing your SEO.
  • .nz domain names were originally limited to organizations based in New Zealand. Nowadays, anyone can register a .nz, but certain second-level domains (like .govt.nz or .health.nz) are moderated more closely.
  • Yes! You can buy your branded .nz domain names through Shopify.
  • Shopify offers free SSL certificates for all domains registered through our platform. This service can otherwise cost you hundreds of dollars annually.