Squatters hit .kiwi.nz

A couple of days ago the .kiwi.nz second level domain was opened up. Within a day over 1000 domains were registered.

But I was wondering who is registering the domains, I though I’d have a quick look though some top brands and domains:

  • telecom.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • vodafone.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • 2degrees.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • google.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • yahoo.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • bing.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • youtube.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • facebook.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • trademe.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • stuff.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • nzherald.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • msn.kiwi.nz – Available
  • wikipedia.kiwi.nz – Available
  • asb.kwi.nz – Squatter
  • bnz.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • westpac.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • kiwibank.kiwi.nz – Available
  • nationalbank.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • tv3.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • tvnz.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • sky.kiwi.nz – Legit Owner
  • airnz.kiwi.nz – Legit Owner
  • skykiwi.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • coke.kiwi.nz – Squatter
  • pepsi.kiwi.nz – Squatter
Several in the list above (and I assume other domains) have been registered by the same few people. Overall not a good look but I assume things will calm down after a few lawyers letters and dollars are exchanged.