500,000 .nz registrations

September 11th, 2012 at 1:11 pm by David Farrar

The .nz Internet domain had its 500,000th registration today.  It shows how long I have been involved that I recall the party to celebrate 100,000 registrations. I also recall some people were projecting the number of registrations would level off at around 120,000.

What pushed the registrations over the limit was the launch of kiwi.nz today. Within 15 minutes there were over 1,000 registrations which is more than double the minimum target of 500 set for the sub-domain to be created.

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3 Responses to “500,000 .nz registrations”

  1. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    I still think that “dot kiwi dot nz” is ridiculously repetitive.
    It’s like saying “dot pommie dot uk”. Why bother? Doesn’t the “.uk” shout out that it’s a British domain? Same with “.nz”.
    I think that 99% of the .kiwi.nz” sites will be taken up by up-themselves Facebook and Twitter narcissists. You know the type – katie.khandallah.kiwi.nz or rick.remuera.kiwi.nz.

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  2. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    So, did you manage to secure blog.kiwi.nz?

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  3. David Farrar (1,874 comments) says:

    No I didn’t try for it and someone else got it.

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