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anyone targetting .co.nz?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SEOconsultant, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. SEOconsultant

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    Anyone buying .co.nz for their portfolio? any luck flipping ?
     
  2. DavidL

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    the only one we've got is photographers.co.nz - mainly to match with photographers.com.au

    Shaun knows a bit about them i think...
     
  3. zerohaze

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    I only have a couple purchased a few years ago.

    * carts.co.nz
    * corporation.co.nz
     
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    Hi Zerohaze,

    I have a few.

    Great site to look at is www.expireddomains.co.nz

    It is VERY EASY to rank high because the NZ market is so immature compared to the .au space.

    I have whypark sites ranking #1 in .co.nz

    I own a lot of Car and Finance related .co.nz domains.

    Sold one recently for $2,500 which I hand reg'd about 9 months ago. NewCarDiscounts.co.nz
     
  5. zerohaze

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    Interesting, well done on the sale of new car discounts.

    Out of Interest i just looked through a "to-buy" list i compiled around 2 years ago, all of the following domains were available at the time, though only some are now.

    names like dinner, sleeping, smell, remixes (i have au version), aftershave, sightseeing etc, wish i had taken them now.
     
  6. Honan

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    What are the relevant policy rules for co.nz?
    What is cheapest registrar?
     
  7. Lorenzo

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    no policy, just don't write things against the sheep...:D


    On a serious note, I won't waste any money on them since NZ is going to become an Australian State.

    When? I guess a few more years.
     
  8. Shaun

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    Italian Dragon... I'm not going to bite at your digs at NZ.

    .co.nz Eventually it's going to have to be worth something. NZ shopping and consumer buying patterns are very different in NZ and what you may think and what may work in Australia may not work in NZ.

    Very strong brand loyalty in NZ, it took KMART years to build any market share and they lost millions and millions being there for a long period.

    And for those Aussies/Italians, lest we forget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IDFFmiwCqU

    Paz/Soj - know I'm going off topic, but it's vintage footage that no Kiwi will ever forget.
     
  9. Lorenzo

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    Hi Shaun,

    yes sure of course it is worth something...but not forever:

    from Wiki....but news are around too:

    Political union
    The 1901 Australian Constitution included provisions to allow New Zealand to join Australia as its seventh state, even after the government of New Zealand had already decided against such a move.[40] Section 6 of the Preamble declares that:
    'The States' shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern territory of South Australia, as for the time being are parts of the Commonwealth, and such colonies or territories as may be admitted into or established by the Commonwealth as States; and each of such parts of the Commonwealth shall be called 'a State'.
    One of the reasons that New Zealand chose not to join Australia was due to perceptions that the indigenous Māori population would suffer as a result.[41] At the time of Federation, indigenous Australians were only allowed to vote if they had been previously allowed to in their state of residence, unlike the Māori in New Zealand, who had equal voting rights from the founding of the colony.
    Māori people had voting rights in Australia since 1902 as a result of the Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902, part of the effort to allay New Zealand's concerns about joining the Federation.[42] Indigenous Australians did not have the vote until 1962. During the parliamentary debates over the Act, King O'Malley supported the inclusion of Māori, and the exclusion of Australian Aboriginals, in the franchise, arguing that "An aboriginal is not as intelligent as a Maori."[43]
    From time to time the idea of joining Australia has been mooted, but has been ridiculed by some New Zealanders. When Australia's former Liberal party leader, John Hewson, raised the issue in 2000, New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark remarked that he could "dream on".[44] A 2001 book by Australian academic Bob Catley, then at the University of Otago, titled Waltzing with Matilda: should New Zealand join Australia?, was described by New Zealand political commentator Colin James as "a book for Australians".[45]
    Unlike Canadians and Americans, who share a mainland land border, New Zealand and Australia are more than 1920 km apart, comparable with the distance from England to Africa. Arguing against Australian statehood, New Zealand's Premier, Sir John Hall, remarked that there were "1200 reasons" not to join the federation.[4]
    Both countries have contributed to the sporadic discussion on a Pacific Union, although that proposal would include a much wider range of member-states than just Australia and New Zealand.
    A result of the rejected 1999 Australian republican referendum was that Australians voted to continue to have a common head of state with New Zealand. Whereas none of the major political parties currently in the New Zealand Parliament have a policy of encouraging republicanism in New Zealand, republicanism in Australia enjoys the support of the governing ALP and key incumbent political leaders without any current plans to approach another referendum on the issue.
    While there is little prospect of political union now, there is still a great deal of similarity between the two cultures, with the differences often only obvious to Australians and New Zealanders themselves. However, in 2006 there was a recommendation from an Australian federal parliamentary committee that a full union should occur or Australia and New Zealand should at least have a single currency and more common markets.[46] New Zealand Government submissions to that committee concerning harmonisation of legal systems however noted
    Differences between the legal systems of Australia and New Zealand are not a problem in themselves. The existence of such differences is the inevitable product of well-functioning democratic decision-making processes in each country, which reflect the preferences of stakeholders, and their effective voice in the law-making process
    .[47]


    Kmart, sure, don't get me started...I better shut up.

    But for the domain extension, once it's merged...that's it.

    I am not interested in cricket.
     
  10. SEOconsultant

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    Good to know... I just invested in some nice 10 - 20 domain names for .co.nz

    Cheers

    gab
     
  11. Lorenzo

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    plus....numbers just don't make sense.

    4 Million people (and 5 million sheeps...but those do not use the net unfortunately)

    3 million of them use internet only to log in on Facebook and write how many times they went to the bathroom

    reg fees are as bad as Oz...

    reseller market? nah....unless you like lamb.
     
  12. Honan

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    What registrar?
     
  13. Shaun

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    Hello Mate,

    I use CrazyDomains for now... $19 per year.
     
  14. Lorenzo

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    cheers for the spelling...sometime I get it right, sometime wrong :eek:


    My issue with NZ?

    Ah...where do I start? :rolleyes:

    I used to think it was the best Country in the World...that before I went there.

    But, my personal (horrible) experiences in New Zealand have nothing to do with this topic.

    .co.nz is just another ccTld, which could disappear...if you want to pretend that .co.nz is great, you are free to say/think so.

    By the way, I read it everywhere the stuff about sheep, actually this is how a funny Wikipedia parody describes NZ:

    http://nonciclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Nuova_Zelanda

    I invite you to translate it....I can't even write myself otherwise I'll get banned :D


    =====================================

    But I knew a good sense of humour was appreciated there...what happened?
     
  15. Lorenzo

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    What did you originally write??? :D

    Traffic jams in NZ:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. SEOconsultant

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    ...

    I have my own reseller account with austdomains ....
     
  17. Honan

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    Cheers Shaun
    That seems about $10 cheaper than anywhere else
    Thanks for the tip
    I will wait until I get home from the pub tonight before choosing some new co.nz


    No rules eh?
    Buy and sell as you please?
    Free ownership change?
     
  18. DavidL

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    The Ebay vs TradeMe.co.nz is another example of this. NZ must be one of the few countries wehree Ebay isn't the dominant player in its field
     
  19. Sway

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    We at currently selling '.co.nz' domains for $19.95 at Sugar Domains
     
  20. Sol

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    Raising from the dead, fan of NZ. We just launched Deals.co.nz (unlinked so not to be seen as spam) as an aggregator, and found over a dozen daily deal companies working here. For such a small population (basically as many people in NZ as here in Toronto), I think it holds something there.

    I own quite a few generic NZs, and it isn't really an active marketplace. But building up a domain gives you instant preferred access in Google to a fair bit of people.