Domain Name Extensions in New Zealand

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


the latest domain name extension – the shorter version of
125,440 active domains

commercial – the mostly used but officially meant for commercial organisations
496,491 active domains

officially meant for organisations directly related to the NZ Internet but nowadays a good second choice when the extension is already taken
24,441 active domains

not-for-profit organisations
27,801 active domains

more ‘funky’ alternative for the extension. Although there is a .kiwi (without the .nz) extension as well.
4,695 active domains

schools – primary, secondary and pre-schools and related organisations
3,561 active domains

academic – tertiary educational institutions and related organisations
2,330 active domains

general – individuals/organisations not covered elsewhere
1,094 active domains

geeks – computer freaks
965 active domains

government – national, regional and local government organisations. A moderated domain name.
1,042 active domains

Māori people, groups, and organisations
876 active domains

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

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

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

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

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

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

Active domain counts as per August 2017 (source dnc)

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