Domain Name Extensions in New Zealand

At the moment there are 16 domain name extensions available in New Zealand.

.nz

the latest domain name extension – the shorter version of .co.nz
115,942 active domains

.co.nz

commercial – the mostly used but officially meant for commercial organisations
490,482 active domains

.net.nz

officially meant for organisations directly related to the NZ Internet but nowadays a good second choice when the .co.nz extension is already taken
24,783 active domains

.org.nz

not-for-profit organisations
27,763 active domains

.kiwi.nz

more ‘funky’ alternative for the .co.nz extension. Although there is a .kiwi (without the .nz) extension as well.
4,800 active domains

.school.nz

schools – primary, secondary and pre-schools and related organisations
3,536 active domains

.ac.nz

academic – tertiary educational institutions and related organisations
2,299 active domains

.gen.nz

general – individuals/organisations not covered elsewhere
1,121 active domains

.geek.nz

geeks – computer freaks
981 active domains

.govt.nz

government – national, regional and local government organisations. A moderated domain name.
1,033 active domains

.maori.nz

Māori people, groups, and organisations
901 active domains

.health.nz

registered practitioners and organisations providing health and disability services
241 active domains

.iwi.nz

traditional Māori tribe. A moderated domain name.
104 active domains

.mil.nz

military organisations of the NZ Government. A moderated domain name.
30 active domains

.cri.nz

Crown Research Institutes. A moderated domain name.
7 active domains

.parliament.nz

agencies and individuals who are part of the parliamentary system. A moderated domain name.
11 active domains

Five domain name extensions are moderated (restricted): .cri.nz, .govt.nz, .iwi.nz, .mil.nz and .parliament.nz meaning that applicants need to meet specific additional criteria before they can be registered.


Active domain counts as per March 2017 (source dnc)

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