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December 11, 2018 09:01

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InternetNZ wants to fire two of its three (!) CEOs

InternetNZ, the .nz ccTLD operator, is proposing a radical simplification of the organization in order to stay relevant in the age of new gTLDs. A proposal put forward late last week would see the non-profit organization fold its two subsidiaries back into the parent and consolidate management under a single CEO. Currently, InternetNZ owns Domain […]

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CIRA becomes first new gTLD back-end since 2012

CIRA, the Canadian ccTLD manager, has become the first new registry back-end provider to enter the gTLD market since the 2012 application round closed. The company today announced that it has signed Dot Kiwi, operator of .kiwi, as its first client. .kiwi will become the first non-.ca TLD that CIRA runs the back-end for, according […]

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.Kiwi turns to new CIRA platform for registry services

.Kiwi will be run on .CA manager’s platform. Competition in the backend registry services business is heating up, and .CA manager CIRA has entered the game with .Kiwi as a client. .Kiwi will switch its backend to CIRA’s Fury Registry Platform, the companies announced today. There are about 10,000 domain names in the .kiwi zone […]

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EscrowHill announces ‘Protect Kiwi Nation’ conservation project

EscrowHill, the domain name escrow service founded by Andee Hill, has strong ties with New Zealand, where it’s formed as a Limited corporation. New Zealanders are fond of their national bird, the kiwi, which is currently undergoing a vicious attack by Australian poachers. “Some Aussies think it’s cool to come to New Zealand and attempt […]

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10 more new TLDs hit the market this week. 1 will be a big flop.

Nine more new top level domain names enter general availability this week, including one that is going to have a miserable launch. The week is already off with a bang thanks to the two most successful first day new TLD launches so far. TLD Registry released Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) […]

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OnlyDomains + .KIWI Team Up To Auction Over 100 Premium .KIWI Domains

It’s a very good time to live in New Zealand, because if you do, then you’re about to get early access to some of the best .KIWI names before anyone else. While .co.nz has been the standard in New Zealand, new gTLDs like .KIWI present new opportunities for NZ-based businesses. .kiwi is for people and […]

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DotKiwi puts $7 million of premium names on sale

DotKiwi has put NZD 8.5 milion ($7 million) of “premium” domain names on the market in advance of the delegation of .kiwi, which it expects to happen this week. There are 4,668 names on sale right now, ranging in price from NZD 501.50 ($410) to NZD 124,626.71 ($102,000). The highest price belongs to hotels.kiwi. The […]

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