Microsoft.org.nz goes too

Microsoft New Zealand has let slip another domain name. Last week it was microsoft.net.nz, now microsoft.org.nz has been registered.

Microsoft New Zealand has let slip another domain name. Last week it was microsoft.net.nz, now microsoft.org.nz has been registered.

Hamilton internet developer Reuben Jackson was amused by last week's IDGNet story about how Swede Marcus Lindgren had registered microsoft.net.nz for use with his Linux shell account service. Jackson decided to register the domain name that Lindgren decided wasn't "kewl" enough for his purposes - microsoft.org.nz - and found it still available.

Jackson says the site at the new address, Microsoft Users Anonymous, was built in less than an hour with his own Web-Widgets content management system. It uses no Microsoft tools or technology.

"I've put some funny Microsoft jokes up there while I ponder what to do with it," says Jackson. "It could also be a great place for New Zealanders to share their experienced of using MS products - good, bad or just plain funny."

Meanwhile, Lindgren says visitors from microsoft.com have been to his site at microsoft.net.nz between 10 and 15 times since last week, but he has yet to hear from the software giant.

So what's left in .nz? Apart from moderated domains such as .govt and .mil, which aren't available for public use, there are .gen.nz, .school.nz and .ac.nz - possibly none of them of particular appeal to either software companies or pranksters.

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