Register your reserved .nz domain names

The deadline for registering reserved shorter .nz domain names ends 1PM, 30th March 2017. After this date, reserved domain names will become available for anyone to register on a first come, first served basis.

Deadline: 1PM, 30th March 2017

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REGISTER YOUR DOMAIN

Have linked domains with another Registrar? You can still register your reserved domain name with 1st Domains following this method.

Easily register your reserved .nz domain names with 1st Domains.

In September 2014 the shorter version of .nz domain names was made available. Registrants were able to register or reserve the shorter version of their current domain name. For example, if someone had “anyname.co.nz” they were able to register or reserve 'anyname.nz'.


Whats happening?

This free registration period is now coming to an end.

You can find out more information about reserved .nz domain names at the .nz Domain Name Commission website here:

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There’s two ways to register your reserved domain name

This will depend on whether the linked domain name is with 1st Domains, or with another Registrar. If you are unsure of who your registrar is, quickly check with a WHOIS search

How to register your reserved .nz domain name.

We’ve made it easy to register a reserved domain name whether the linked domain name is with 1st Domains or with another Registrar.

Linked Domain with 1st Domains

We’ve made it easy to register your reserved domain

Follow the steps below to complete your registration within a few minutes.

Step 1

Simply login to our website here

Step 2

Once logged in, click the link 'Claim Your Shorter .nz'

Step 3

Your reserved domain names will be shown along with any other opportunities to secure the shorter .nz domain for other domain names in your account.

Step 4

Select the check box next to the domain names you would like to register and click the 'Check Out' button to proceed with the registration.

Linked Domain with Another Registrar

You can register your reserved domain name even if your linked domain is with another Registrar.

Follow these steps below to complete your registration within a few minutes.

Step 1

Obtain the UDAI for your linked domain name from your existing Registrar. Ask them to email you the UDAI for your domain name. If you are unsure of who your registrar is, quickly check with a WHOIS search here

Step 2

Visit our domain search page and enter the reserved domain name that you wish to register.

Step 3

Check the select box and click to register the domain.

Step 4

Enter the UDAI for your linked domain name and continue with the registration process to complete your registration!



The cost to register a domain name is $21.50 + GST per year. You can register for up to 10 years.

If you have lost your login details, you can request them by email using the Lost Password Request.


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Making your new domain name work for you

Help people find you on your shorter .nz domain name by setting up a redirect for your website or any email addresses using our free redirection service.

If anyone visits your shorter .nz domain name, they can be automatically redirected to your existing domain name and website.

Here’s some help articles to help you setup a redirect after you’ve registered

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