Dot Kiwi approved in principle

May 29th, 2013 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

Dot Kiwi have announced:

For the first time millions of New Zealanders will have access to new email addresses and websites ending in .kiwi rather than .co.nz, .kiwi.nz or other similar .nz formats following international regulatory approval from Los Angeles over the weekend.

.kiwi is the first New Zealand-based generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) approved by (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in its new gTLD programme, which ushers in a host of new domains such as .london and .microsoft. …

New Zealand’s new domain name is expected to be available for individuals and organisations to purchase as early as mid-August for trademark holders and October/November for the general public. Interest can be registered at www.dot-kiwi.com . 

Speaking for me personally, I think competition is a good thing, and look forward to .kiwi being approved and available for use.

It appears 433 proposed new TLDs have passed their initial evaluation. Some of them are:

  • .dog
  • .party
  • .food
  • .mormon
  • .camera
  • .fishing
  • .wedding
  • .city

 

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6 Responses to “Dot Kiwi approved in principle”

  1. TheContrarian (1,085 comments) says:

    .mormon?

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  2. simonway (383 comments) says:

    Money-grab… watch as NZ businesses feel obligated to buy both .nz and .kiwi domains.

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  3. davidp (3,580 comments) says:

    I agree with simonway. This is just another way to shake down businesses who are scared of cyber-squatters.

    The domain name system is completely broken and run mostly for the financial benefit of domain name companies. We’re going to have to sort it out at some stage, but it is going to be a shitty job cleaning up the mess and migrating to whatever replaces it.

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  4. Viking2 (11,413 comments) says:

    Cheap oversea’s but we get stung here. Just did a 3 year for 126.00, can get the same offshore under another .??? for about 30.00

    Typical kiwi rip off.

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  5. Johnboy (16,077 comments) says:

    I hope thats not Molly the Mormon? :)

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  6. Steve (North Shore) (4,547 comments) says:

    .greennz
    Wait for the nutbars and Greenpeace/Greenpiece

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