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Posted on 07/09/12 05:05PM

InternetNZ have provisionally approved a new second-level NZ domain, .kiwi.nz, and we will be processing provisional registrations from 12pm on the launch day of 11th September 2012. However you can a submit a request to us now, for us to provisionally register a .kiwi.nz domain for you, when we begin to process them from 12pm on the 11th September. Please read below for more information.
.kiwi.nz is being launched slightly differently to how new .nz extensions have been done in the past, with a provisional registration period where the domains can only be provisional registered for a maximum of three months. Further, these domains cannot be used ‘live’ until more than 500 .kiwi.nz domains have been provisional registered, which MUST happen within the first month.

Everyone who is interested in getting a .kiwi.nz domain must understand these restrictions. During the provisional period - domains can’t be used, there is a maximum three month provisional registration period, and the fact that .kiwi.nz may not go live at all. Should the .kiwi.nz not go live, the registration fee you pay us will be lost (The Domain Name Commissioner will not be refunding any provisional registrations). Please note that we have no control over any of this.

The Provisional registration fee for .kiwi domains will be $50+GST ($57.50 inc GST) per domain for a 3 month provisional registration period.(non refundable)
This 3 month registration period will be applied should the domains be made live, otherwise it won’t. Payment must be received by us before we can proceed in the provisional registration process in the 11th September. You are able to pre pay us in advance before the 11th of September, if you want avoid any payment delays, but the money must be in our bank account before provisional registration can take place. Provisional registrations are done manually and are done on a first come/first served basis, and we will be processing all provisional registrations from 12pm on the launch day of 11th September 2012, in the order we receive them, providing payment has been received.
We don't guarantee that you will get the domain/s you pay for, if someone else registers the domain before we do. If the domain/s you have chosen are unavailable, we will contact you to choose another. We however won’t provide any refunds, so you must chose an alternative and must be chosen within 7 days of our request to you.

For people wanting to provisionally register a .kiwi.nz domain, please copy the text below and paste it in an email and send it to us at domains@loungenetwork.co.nz , with the Subject: Provisional .kiwi.nz domain request.

If you want to register multiple domains, please repeat the process, by sending us additional email.

Provisional .kiwi.nz domain request.
First Choice Domain: .kiwi.nz
Second Choice Domain: .kiwi.nz
Third Choice Domain: .kiwi.nz
Fourth Choice Domain: .kiwi.nz
Fifth Choice Domain: .kiwi.nz

First Name:
Last Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal Code:
Phone: + - -

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After emailing us your Provisional .kiwi.nz Domain Request, please make payment of $57.50 into our bank account below, using your first choice .kiwi.nz domain as the reference. If you are wanting to provisionally register more than one .kiwi.nz domain, please make separate payments, each with the ‘first choice of domain’ as the reference.

Payment can be made to our bank account at
Account Name: Design Lounge Ltd.
Account Number: 06 0501 0900613 00
Bank: National Bank of New Zealand
Ref: You’re your first choice .kiwi.nz domain above.

Please note that sending us a provisional domain registration request for .kiwi.nz domains, means that you have read and agree to our provisional registration terms and restrictions above, as well as our normal .NZ Domain Registration terms at http://www.loungenetwork.co.nz/conditions/conditions_domain_nz.htm

Should .kiwi.nz domains gain approval (eg it reaches 500 provisional registrations in the first month etc.), future domain renewal pricing for additional terms after the 3 month registration period will be the same as our other .nz domains. This is currently $39.95+GST per year. There is a 12 month minimum renewal period, ad you can register .nz domains up to 10 years.

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