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.kiwi is an Internet generic top-level domain with emphasis on New Zealand. It employs the colloquial term kiwi, used to refer to New Zealanders. It is New Zealand's first and presently only "top level domain name approved by ICANN".
{{TLD| |logo = |status = Active |manager = [[Dot Kiwi|Dot Kiwi Ltd]] |country = New Zealand Community |stringcontention = Possible |registryprovider = [[Minds + Machines]] |date = |type = [[gTLD]] |category = [[:Category:Culture New gTLDs|Culture]] |community = |PIC = [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1896 Download Here] |priority = 331 - [[Dot Kiwi]] |keypeople = }} '''.kiwi''' is an active [[gTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD program]]. The TLD is based on a self-identifying title used by New Zealanders, and is intended for use by New Zealand identifying companies and individuals. A company founded by a New Zealand businessman living in Canada, [[Dot Kiwi|Dot Kiwi Ltd]], was the sole applicant for the [[gTLD]] and is now the [[Registry]] and manager of the domain. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 03 January, 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 06 Jan 2014 ==Dot Kiwi== Dot Kiwi has teamed up with [[Minds + Machines]] to manage the registry. Minds + Machines famously brought on New Zelander, and former [[ICANN Chairman]], [[Peter Dengate Thrush]] after his tenure as an ICANN director ended following the approval of the new gTLD program at [[ICANN 41]]. The TLD is positioned to directly compete with New Zealand's ccTLD, [[.nz]], to act as the top level national identifier. .nz's manager, the non-profit [[InternetNZ]], had not ruled out that the organization would also apply for the .kiwi TLD. However, instead of submitting its own application for .kiwi, InternetNZ approved the creation of the [[SLD|second level domain]] .kiwi.nz, for those who want to register personal domain names. Registrations for .kiwi.nz opened on September 11, 2012, but the company's policy states that the 2LD will not go live until 500 registrations are made.[http://domainincite.com/10221-fight-breaks-out-over-kiwi Fight breaks out over .kiwi, domainincite.com] [[.kiwi]] does not have restrictions on citizenship or relation to New Zealand, which is one major differentiation between the [[ccTLD]], [[.nz]]. It is open to any registrant that wants to associate themselves with the kiwi identity.[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1896 ApplicationDetails, gTLDResult.ICANN.org] [[Dot Kiwi|Dot Kiwi Ltd]] states that is gives a percentage of revenue from registrations to help victims of the Christchurch earthquake.[http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/6255747/Dot-Kiwi-to-enhance-patriotic-flavour-of-websites Dot Kiwi To Enhance Patriotic Falvour, Stuff.co.nz] ==Contract Signed== On Sept 23, 2013 [[Dot Kiwi]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .kiwi after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].[http://domainincite.com/14536-nine-more-new-gtld-contracts-signed Nine More New gTLDs Get Contracts, Domain Incite] Retrieved 24 Sept 2013 ==Delegation and Availability== .kiwi was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on January 3, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. ===Sunrise=== The [[Registry]] announced that the [[Sunrise Period]] for the string would begin 16 January 2014 and end on 17 March 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org] Retrieved 24 January 2014 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Culture New gTLDs|kiwi]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|kiwi]]

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.kiwi Registrar Details

.KIWI Domain Name
Tim Johnson
Dot Kiwi Limited
8 Kent Street
Auckland, Auckland 1023
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