New Zealand domain name change: What this means for you.
You will (or may already have) start noticing a change in how domain names look. As of 30 September, the existing second-level domain names are now optional. People have the choice to either register with, without, or both. In other words, you are used to seeing www.anyname.co.nz. But with this change, you will also start to see www.anyname.nz.
Why the change?
There are a few reasons for the domain name change. Firstly, it’s going to give Kiwis a lot more choice when it comes to domain names. It’s also a more representative online address. Before, people had a .co in their domain name even if it weren’t a business. Lastly, the shorter domain name means New Zealand is aligning with other countries.
Will you need to change your domain name?
With the change, it can seem a bit complicated at what you need to do. If you have a domain name, you will have the choice to change to the shorter version. If you don’t care with changing your domain name, then you will not need to do anything, and can continue using your domain name as usual.