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Reviews and expert opinion Domainz

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

New Zealand host Domainz is owned by leading domain registrar Melbourne IT. Its pedigree shared hosting plans are pricey, and I’d be more likely to want one if I could contact the customer support team for some pre-sales advice.


DomainzOwned by top domain registrar Melbourne IT, Domainz is (according to its website) the largest and most experienced domain name registrar in New Zealand. Its English-language website advertises cPanel hosting, email hosting, domain registration, SSL certificates, website design/development, online marketing, and managed social media services.

Features and Ease of Use

Domainz offers three cPanel shared hosting and three email hosting plans. The shared hosting plans provide you with:

  • Linux OS
  • 20 GB to 100 GB storage
  • 500 GB to 3 TB monthly bandwidth
  • 1 to 10 databases
  • 5 to unlimited email accounts
  • 1 GB to 2 GB email storage per account
  • Optional dedicated SSL certificate (but no shared SSL certificate)
  • Maximum 2x CPU cores available
  • Maximum 512 MB RAM available

The user-friendly control panel makes it easy for you to manage your hosting, FTP, databases, emails, and backups. You can also easily install popular programs such as WordPress, Joomla, or Zen Cart.

If the application installer still doesn’t make it easy enough to populate your web presence, you can take advantage of the website creation services. For a monthly fee, Domainz will write the content for your website, monitor its performance, and make unlimited revisions. It also offers email marketing, SEO, and managed social advertising to help you reach your target audience.

To help keep you secure, especially your emails, Domainz provides anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-fraud protection.

Pricing and Support

The cPanel shared hosting plans are pricey. You can pay for them in New Zealand dollars by credit card or direct debit. Billing cycles range from monthly to quinquennial (with plenty in between), and you get bigger discounts for longer-term commitments.

While Domainz offers a 14-day money-back guarantee, it is not universally applicable. For example, you won’t be able to request a refund if you have renewed, upgraded, or already benefited from a discount. The website also alludes to a free trial for the Basic plan, but I couldn’t get any additional information from the customer support team.

Although this host offers office-hours customer support via telephone or ticket, I have to report that my test support ticket received no response. On the plus side, the available self-support resources include migration FAQs and user guides, and e-books:





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Bottom line on Domainz

If you don’t mind paying the price for cPanel shared hosting from a leading provider, you could consider Domainz to be your New Zealand host. However, I’d be more confident in committing if I could contact the customer support team.


  • New Zealand’s largest domain name registrar
  • 14-day money-back guarantee (subject to certain conditions)
  • A wide range of self-help resources
  • Website creation, online marketing, and social advertising services


  • Pricey plans
  • Unresponsive customer support

For cPanel shared hosting from one of New Zealand’s prominent providers, see Domainz.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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