Domains

Registration Rules of Domains:

General Rules

  • Domain names cannot contain spaces
  • Domain names are not case sensitive. For example, can be used as cheekymonkeyhosting.co.nz or CheekyMonkeyHosting.co.nz
  • Use only letters, numbers, or the hyphen ("-") character
  • They cannot begin or end with a hyphen
  • Registered on a first come, first served basis
.nz Domains (New Zealand)

  • Must have at least 2 characters
  • No registration conditions except for the 5 moderated extensions, which are .cri.nz, .govt.nz, .iwi.nz, .mil.nz and .parliament.nz
  • Length cannot exceed 63 characters in total (not including extension)
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.com, .net, .org, .biz and .info Domains (International/General)
  • No special registration conditions, ie. anyone can register
  • Length cannot exceed 63 characters in total (not including extension)
  • Must have at least 2 characters
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.co.uk and .org.uk Domains (United Kingdom)
  • 2 year minimum and maximum registration period
  • .co.uk is intended to be used for commercial purposes and .org.uk for not-for-profit or public service enterprises
  • Must have at least 3 characters and less than 65 characters, including .uk
  • Can only be renewed during the 6 months prior to the expiry date, ie. after 18 months of registration
.com.au and .net.au Domains (Australia)

  • Restricted to Australian companies, foreign companies licensed to trade in Australia, and holders of an Australian Registered Trade Mark
  • Domain name must exactly match, be an acronym or abbreviation of the registrant’s company or trading name, organisation or association name or trademark; or be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant
  • 2 year minimum and maximum registration period
  • Can only be renewed during the 90 days before expiry, ie. after 21 months of registration
.mobi Domains (International/General)

  • For use with websites designed for mobile phone usage
  • The use of .mobi domain names is regulated by the dotMobi Registry - websites using a .mobi domain name must conform to mandatory rules, and compliance is tested
  • Must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .mobi
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.tv Domains (Tuvalu, but branded as Television)

  • Used for commercial and personal sites
  • Registered on a first come, first served basis
  • Must have less than 63 characters, not including .tv
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.ws Domains (Western Samoa, but branded as Website)

  • To be used for commercial and personal sites
  • Must have at least four and as many as 63 characters, not including the .ws
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.cc Domain Names (Cocos or Keeling Islands)

  • To be used for commercial and personal sites
  • Cannot contain all numbers
  • Must have at least 3 characters, but less than 47, not including .cc
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.us Domains (United States)

  • To be used by U.S. citizens and residents, U.S. corporations and other U.S. organisations and organisations with a presence within the United States
  • Domain names must be longer than 2 characters and cannot exceed 63 characters (this does not include the extension)
  • Registration term from 1 year minimum to 10 years maximum
.jp Domains (Japan)

  • To be used for commercial and personal sites
  • Must have at least 3 characters, but less than 63, not including .jp
  • 1 year minimum and maximum registration period

Domains

  • Protect your brand and increase your visibility
  • Get a Free Domain Name or Domain Name Transfer with any web hosting or email hosting plan
  • Transfers of all .NZ domains are free
  • Multi-year domain registrations and renewals attract discounts of 5-15%
  • Add a web hosting or email hosting plan to your domain name at anytime

Included with every Domain:

  • Free Domain Redirection Service
  • No parking fees
  • Free DNS Management Tools available
  • No extra cost to configure your domain name to use a 3rd party Domain App such as Weebly, Wix or Google Apps