Absolutely! Domainz can help you secure your domain name for anything from 1-10 years.
Yes. When a domain name is registered it will automatically be listed on our servers, however immediately following registration you can re-delegate the domain (change the hosting) to your own names servers.
No. Your domain name will be automatically hosted on our names servers for you.
Each domain name registration is seen as unique, so once a name is registered it cannot be changed. If you wish to use a different domain name in the future you will need to register the new domain name and then cancel the domain name registration which is no longer required.
Ideally your domain name will reflect your businesses name, trading name or product. A large proportion of your customers may guess your domain name and type your business name or product name straight into their browser rather than find you through a search engine.
The best domain name you can have is one that is most easily identifiable and memorable for your customers.
Some things to consider are:
Domainz provide 2 different ways to register your domain name.
When you register directly with Domainz you will be able to use either our free basic Web and Email Services, which include a website placeholder, basic web redirection and email forwarding services, or our full Web and Email Packages.
You can find pricing information for all of our products on our pricing page.
Registering your business domain name such as www.yourname.co.nz is a fundamental step in establishing your presence online.
Your domain name will be essential for clients to find your website quickly and easily on the Internet. You may want to use your business name for your domain name to ensure clients can recognize your company or brand online. However at times you may find that the name you have chosen is not available, in which case you may want to consider choosing a key word or phrase that represents your business or product.
Purchasing your domain name now, even if you are not yet ready to build your website can prevent the risk of your name being registered by a competitor.
Finally remember to use multiple extensions to protect your online brand, prevent cyber-squatting and make it easier for clients to find your website, you may want to consider registering one domain name with multiple extensions (like co.nz .com, .net, .biz ).
Choosing the right domain name is essential to your online branding and marketing. Having a domain name that is easy to remember and represents your brand is imperative to ensure people find you on the web. Your domain name is one way for people to identify you and differentiate you from your competitors.
You will have noticed that there are a variety of domain names available. .com, .net and .org are example of top-level domain names. There are also country level domain names like .co.uk or .co.nz.
There are different regulations attached to different levels of domain names. This will be discussed further in Legal issues with domain names.
A top-level domain name is increasingly hard to secure so you may have difficulty registering your business name with .com as the domain. In Australia, regulation has ensured that your domain name must be derived from your business name, making it easier for you to register a name that accurately represents your business.
You can find out if your chosen domain name is still available here. You can also apply for your domain name online.
The recent release of new domains .biz and .info has created a new opportunity to secure a top-level domain name.
These are only some of the issues you need to consider when buying your domain name. Contact one of our experienced consultants on 0800 366 2469 to discuss the best available option.
The longer your registration, the more security your brand or company name has and the less chance that you'll forget to renew and lose your name to someone else. Multiple year registration will also reduce the amount of administration time you spend on your domain names.
An AUTHINFO code is a 6 to 16 character password assigned by a sponsoring Registrar. It identifies your domain name in the Registry. No domain name transfer request can be successfully executed without this password. Registrars are contractually required to provide this code upon registrant request. Registrants are advised to protect their AUTHINFO codes to avoid unauthorized transfers of domain names.
When you register a .nz domain name with Domainz, we can automatically reserve or 'park' your domain name for you. We'll provide a placeholder screen, so anyone browsing to your domain name on the Internet will see a message telling them the name is already taken.
This means that when customers visit your web site address at www.yourcompany.co.nz, they won't get an error page - it also means that your web page can be indexed by search engines such as Google as soon as possible - as this can sometimes take months - it is best for you to start as soon as possible.
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