Edit: The domain is now live 😀

As some of you may know, I am a proud Kiwi (ie: a person from New Zealand). This fad of buying fancy TLD’s seemed a little silly to me until the .kiwi.nz domain name was announced. I missed out on ryan.kiwi.nz at the time, had an offer to buy it from the owner, but the plain .kiwi TLD was then announced and so I waited two years for it to become available; which happened today!

I am now the proud owner of both the ryan.kiwi and hellyer.kiwi domain names 😀

My original plan was to use http://ryan.kiwi/ for my personal website (and sub-domains like the one you are on right now), but ryan at hellyer dt kiwi for my email address. But my goto guy for domain questions, Donnacha Mac Gloinn, suggested that maybe I should reevaluate that, as perhaps the switcheroo of email and website domains may confuse people, and the domain name hellyer.kiwi is potentially more memorable since there are lots of Ryan’s in the world, but not so many Hellyer’s.

Sooo, the purpose of this blog post … what would you do if you were me?

  • Option A: Website: ryan.kiwi; Email ryan at hellyer dot.kiwi
  • Option B: Website: hellyer.kiwi; Email ryan at hellyer dot.kiwi
  • Option C: Website: ryan.kiwi; Email me at ryan dot.kiwi
  • Option D: Website: Something different entirely?

 

A Kiwi crossing in the North Island of New Zealand. Photo was stolen from King David.

A Kiwi crossing in the North Island of New Zealand. Photo was stolen from King David.

Note: Eating Kiwi’s is illegal! A grapefruit is not a grape, therefore a kiwifruit is not a kiwi. A real Kiwi is either a person or one of the slow birds shown below, which can not see, hear or fly; eating either is a criminal offence.

A baby Kiwi. You are not allowed to eat these! Photo stolen from fruitsbenefits.com.

A baby Kiwi. You are not allowed to eat these!
Photo stolen from fruitsbenefits.com.