6 April 2010| Website Marketing

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
135,400 active domains

.co.nz

commercial – the mostly used but officially meant for commercial organisations
504,587 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
23,669 active domains

.org.nz

not-for-profit organisations
27,561 active domains

.kiwi.nz

more ‘funky’ alternative for the .co.nz extension. Although there is a .kiwi (without the .nz) extension as well.
4,480 active domains

.school.nz

schools – primary, secondary and pre-schools and related organisations
3,596 active domains

.ac.nz

academic – tertiary educational institutions and related organisations
2,346 active domains

.gen.nz

general – individuals/organisations not covered elsewhere
1,064 active domains

.geek.nz

geeks – computer freaks
944 active domains

.govt.nz

government – national, regional and local government organisations. A moderated domain name.
1,054 active domains

.maori.nz

Māori people, groups, and organisations
880 active domains

.health.nz

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

.iwi.nz

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

.mil.nz

military organisations of the NZ Government. A moderated domain name.
33 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 February 2018 (source dnc)

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