From:             Nathan Ward

Received:      15 May 2012

 

I strongly oppose this 2ld.

I believe that names registered under this 2ld will come to mirror the .co.nz namespace - and where it does not, it will be used for abuse by people grabbing .kiwi.nz names that already exist in .co.nz - unless all .co.nz registrants automatically get .kiwi.nz at the same time.

"Kiwi" is implied and by "NZ", introducing it in to the name is unnecessary duplication.

I would not even support this if it were a moderated 2ld that required that only individuals could register - people may start to expect it, then rely on it, then be confused when there are 2+ people with the same name.

Other than a money making exercise (to which I am opposed), .kiwi.nz seems a waste of time and energy.

Nathan Ward