kiwi.nz approved

has announced:

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that it has approved the creation of a new second level domain in the .nz domain name space – .kiwi.nz. This expands the range of choice New Zealanders have in the domain name market and means that people will soon be able to register personalised ending in .kiwi.nz.

The implementation of .kiwi.nz is being managed by InternetNZ’s subsidiary company the Domain Name Commission Ltd. Authorised .nz registrars will be able to take registrations for these names from 10am on Tuesday, 11 September 2012.

I might apply for blog.kiwi.nz 🙂

The threshold set for kiwi.nz to be established is 500 registrations in the first month. So from 11 September to 11 October you will be able to pre-apply for a kiwi.nz name – if you want one. If more than 500 applications are received, then kiwi.nz will be created. It is effectively a market mechanism, to establish if there is suffucient demand.

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