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Press Release | New Domain Name Addition | .KIWI | HEXONET

The .Kiwi domain name is the fresh, modern, and unique online identity specifically for New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses, now available through HEXONET's worldwide domain reseller network.

Vancouver, Canada February 5, 2014 -- HEXONET ( announced today the availability of the .Kiwi domain name as part of its weekly global release schedule (Tuesdays) of ICANN (International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers) new top-level-domains (NewTLDs). With over fifty-eight (58) NewTLDs already available and hundreds more to come, HEXONET's domain name resellers worldwide are some of the first to offer these exciting new domain offerings. And with a strong reseller base in New Zealand, HEXONET has raced to put the highly anticipated .Kiwi domain names available for partners.

“ is a successful example of a technology company from New Zealand going global," said Timo Reitnauer, Co-Founder of and reseller of HEXONET. “The Kiwi brand evokes calmness and friendliness around the world, which is truly embodied in our fantastic Kiwi customer service and support. You combine this with our awesome technology and also a great partner like HEXONET, you then have a winning formula that customers love, it's the secret to our success."

Robert Birkner, Chief Executive Strategy Officer of HEXONET, explains why the Kiwi brand is so popular and why he thinks .Kiwi domain names will be in demand, "the people from New Zealand are fantastic and their Kiwi moniker perfectly captures their amiable spirit and welcoming nation. Though the .Kiwi domain may primarily be sought after in New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific, it wouldn't surprise me if there is strong interest for .Kiwi domain names internationally."

“For the first time New Zealanders have a unique way to express their Kiwi-ness online," said Tim Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Dot Kiwi Registry. “We believe the .Kiwi domain will be hugely valuable for Kiwis, both individuals and businesses alike, opening the door to greater branding creativity and creating more opportunities to differentiate themselves, and innovate."


Since 1999, HEXONET has been a leading developer and service provider of reseller technologies for the domain industry, including domain backordering. Thousands of resellers, startups and service providers from across the world trust HEXONET as their domain platform provider. And, today, HEXONET manages nearly two million domains for its clients.

About Dot Kiwi

Dot Kiwi will bring a completely new option to the market for customers wishing to be associated with New Zealand on the internet, or via their email address. The .Kiwi domain will offer New Zealand organisations and individuals greater choice, branding creativity and the opportunity to differentiate themselves from competitors, providing them an exciting way of proclaiming their identity online.

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