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From 1pm today a new .nz registration option launched, giving people
more choice when it comes to representing themselves online.
Shorter, simpler, more representative names directly at .nz can now be registered – for example, anyname.nz. This is in addition to, for example, .co.nz, .org.nz, .maori.nz, etc.
Registering one of these new, shorter .nz names is called registering directly at the second level.
If you wish to register a .nz domain name with Snap, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Customer Service Representative will be in touch to run you through the process.
The cost per registration is $40.20 incl gst per annum.
You may have more than one domain name registered with Snap, in which case, you can register the .nz version for each of these domains with us.
Most people who already have a .nz domain name will be able to get the shorter version of their name before anyone else and take advantage of a six-month period of time starting today – called the Preferential Registration Eligibility (PRE) period – to register or reserve the shorter version.
The PRE period begins today at 1pm and ends at 1pm, 30 March 2015.
Other .nz domain name holders may find their name is ‘conflicted’ – which means they may have the .co.nz version, while others may have .org.nz, .net.nz, or other versions. In cases like these, an online tool is available for those involved to lodge a preference for who might get the new, shorter version of the name.
Holders of .nz domain name holders who aren’t interested should know that the change will have no effect on their existing .nz name and their name will continue to work as it always has.
For more information visit anyname.nz
New Zealand owned Telecommunications Service Provider Snap, have undergone a company-wide brand refresh as they continue their expansion into new markets.
Snap has experienced exponential growth over the past 5 years, with the company now employing over 120 staff, including two new sales offices in Auckland and Dunedin. Snap’s Head Office in Christchurch has relocated into a new building in Addington; Snap House.
“I think that it’s time that our brand assets start to reflect this growth and our brand story,” says CEO, Mark Petrie.
As a traditionally engineering focussed company, Petrie admits that brand identity hasn’t always been Snap’s strong suit.
“Our first Snap logo was mocked up in Microsoft Paint,” he laughs.
“We’ve spent more time and money refining our services and investing in our network infrastructure than anything else.”
Snap currently service customers nationwide including some of NZ’s largest DHB’s, tertiary institutions and IT vendors and have been a key player in the roll-out of UFB across New Zealand.
“We’ve proven ourselves in this market, but obviously brand identity is hugely important for us to make that next step.”
Snap have worked with Christchurch-based design agency, Ideation, to develop the new Snap mark and brand concept.
The brand refresh is set to be a gradual roll-out, with a brand new Snap website being the largest project, due for completion later this year.
From Monday 30th June Snap’s Head Office will be operating out of some awesome new premises! The new address is;
351 Lincoln Road
Our postal address remains unchanged.