New Zealand Government domain names

  dangermouse 23:18 03 May 04

Does anyone know why NZ Government domain names are always rather than ?

I don't know of other countries that adopt this format, they all seem to use .gov

  johnnyrocker 23:30 03 May 04

mebbe gov. is all used up or conflicts in their case with something else/similar?.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 00:15 04 May 04

It is because Kiwis are unable to spell .gov.


  Forum Editor 00:33 04 May 04

do you have a problem associated with this dangermouse?

  johnnyrocker 00:35 04 May 04



  dangermouse 01:17 04 May 04

I do have a problem with it;I don't like unaccounted anomalies - they conflict with my logical, analytical thought processes.

Oh yes, I also resent having to remember the 't'

Anyway, it's obvious that none of you know (or care, as the case may be), so I'll check this as 'resolved' and quietly ponder alone the philosophy of domain names.

  Mango Grummit 06:55 04 May 04

It would be more interesting to quietly ponder alone the philosophy of NZ place names.

I went to NZ once. I discovered there are a lot of place names that start with WH - pronounced F in NZ - so Whangamata is pronounced FONGAMATA.
It's not Whangarei - it's's not Whitianga - its Fit-ee-anga.....etc.

Anyway --- be it Gov or Govt who gives a Whlying Whlip.

  johnnyrocker 07:01 04 May 04

well aptly named what a waste of genuine peoples time over quite a useless posting.


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