A domain name is your brand or name on the Internet. It is typically used
for email addresses and as a website address (technically referred to as a URL)
if required. It can also be useful for other internet services.
Technically, a domain name is just an entry in a database that shows that a particular
company, organisation or person holds the unique rights to a domain name for a period
of time. Inspire Net is a domain name registrar and can assist its customers in having
the rights to a .nz domain name or a gTLD or International (typically a .com,
.org or .net) domain name.
Inspire Net charges NZ$45 per year for a domain name to be registered to you. This
also includes DNS services from Inspire Net as required – DNS services are required for a domain name to
be functional. You can make as many changes to your domain name’s DNS entries as you like
by emailing email@example.com.
Each unique mailbox associated with a domain name costs $3 per month. Typically each person that
uses that domain name for email will have their own mailbox. However, each mailbox can have many
email addresses associated with it.
Inspire Net can offer
services to work alongside your domain name.
We recommend involving your IT team/company, if you have one, before proceeding with this form. However if you
have any questions at all, please
get in touch.
Domain names that Inspire can register for you
Inspire Net offers many different types of domain names for registrations. To keep things simple we
per year (inc. GST) for all of our standard domain names.
We offer registrations services for domain names ending with the following extensions.
New Zealand domain names:
.co.nz – typically used for a New Zealand company but no restrictions on its use
.net.nz – typically used for a New Zealand network provider but no restrictions on its use
.org.nz – typically used for a New Zealand organisation but no restrictions on its use
.gen.nz – for New Zealand general use
.school.nz – typically used for a New Zealand school but no restrictions on its use
.ac.nz – typically used for a New Zealand academic institute that isn’t a school but no restrictions on its use
.maori.nz – typically used for use by Maori organisations but no restrictions on its use
.geek.nz – typically used by geeks who want to prove their geek-ness online
.kiwi.nz – a domain name extension with a unique kiwi flavour
.nz – new second level domain names, with some current restrictions, see http://anyname.nz for more details
International domain names:
.com – typically used by American or multinational companies
.net – typically used by American or multinational network providers
.org – typically used by American or International organisations
Please contact us if you wish to register a domain name not featured in these lists and we
may still be able to help but please note, additional charges may apply.
All of the email associated with your domain name will be forwarded to an existing email address. Please specify an address for this to be sent to.
Please describe the email accounts you would like to be set up at your domain.
These should be the left part of the desired email address before the @ sign.
Note: There is a $3 monthly charge for each email account.
There is no charge for a catch-all that forwards to another address (no mailbox).
If you would like your domain name’s MX records pointed towards an IP address or host please supply details.