.NU Domain History & Purpose
The registration of .NU domain names was launched in 1997. The purpose of the domain extension was to serve as ccTLD for the island nation Niue. It was among the first ccTLDs to become promoted as an alternative to the well-known TLDs like .COM, .ORG and .NET. Just like with .CC and .WS, there was a particular reason for the promotion of .NU domains - "nu" is phonetically similar to "new". Another coincidence contributing to the popularity of the ccTLD is the fact that in Dutch, Swedish and Danish the word "now" is spelled "nu" and the .NU extension has become well-known in countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. The extension can be used for promotion of a new product which has widespread generic name and there is no free .COM equivalent domain name. It can be assumed that .NU domain names will increase their market share in the future more and more, turning them into a long-term highly profitable investment opportunity.
.NU Domain Registration & Reselling Services
Domain names with extension .NU can be used with all services marketed by Resellers Panel: Domain Reselling; Free Resellers Program, cPanel-Reseller Program; VPS (Virtual Private Server); Dedicated Servers and Semi-Dedicated Servers.
Unlike many country code level top level domains, the maximum registration period for .NU domains is quiet long - ten years. This serves as a kind of bonus to owners of business websites - they prefer to register their domains for the longest possible periods. The explanation for this practice is simple - people prefer to have business relations with a company that owns a domain name with long expiration date. This is an indication that the company is serious and determined in its actions.
The ccTLD .NU is one of the "open TLDs". This means that you will be able to register .NU domain name without the need to fulfill special requirements. The registration process is as easy as ABC - you just search the domain name that you want to be registered and if it shows up as available, just continue with the registration in order to become an owner of the domain name. Note that transfers of .NU domain names to Resellers Panel are not possible.
You can see the options for management of .NU domains on our Domain Management page.