Owned 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: