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Max

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Our sole Hamiltonian, Max is a digital content strategist with degrees in Marketing and Philosophy. He has worked at the intersection of digital UX and marketing for banks, software creators and agencies. Conferences in South Africa, USA and Australia have invited him to talk about what he’s learned there. Working behind a keyboard suits him well: in a completely different job, he once crashed a truck.

25 January, 2023

Choose your business domain carefully, because changing it isn’t easy

Max / Domains

Switching your web address might sound easy, but the practicalities are not.

25 January, 2023

What a domain’s TLD tells you about its future price

Max / Domains

The wholesale cost of a domain comes down to how the top-level domain (TLD) is regulated, the financial incentives of its registry, and market forces. Read between those lines and you might be able to guess where prices will go next.

25 January, 2023

Are .kiwi domains worth their higher cost?

Max / Domains

Wondering if a .kiwi domain is worth the relatively steep investment? Here's what you need to know.

15 December, 2022

Profile: Gareth Evans, Umbraco expert & Sniper Systems founder

Max / Case studies

Gareth Evans of Sniper Systems probably knows Umbraco better than anyone else in New Zealand. We spoke with him about his business’s development niche, his favourite CMS, and the pitfalls of self-hosting.

09 December, 2022

Orders now open for the 2023 SiteHost t-shirt

Max / News

It’s the end of the year which means it’s time for that most treasured of annual traditions, the SiteHost t-shirt giveaway!

04 November, 2022

Microsoft licence costs will climb in 2023

Max / News

A cascade of software licence price increases is hitting the hosting industry. The latest news is from Microsoft.

02 November, 2022

cPanel and Plesk’s prices tick up again. Time for Cloud Containers?

Max / News

cPanel and Plesk price rises have become one of our least favourite end-of-year traditions. Cloud Containers remain a good way to avoid the ratchet.

11 October, 2022

ZX Security attacked a big piece of Government technology—and we were proud to help

Max / Case studies

When ZX Security wanted to simulate a hefty DoS attack on a Government client, we were the supplier they trusted to deliver the weapon.

23 September, 2022

Time to get ready for the new .nz registry system

Max / News

Renew or register .nz domains before 1 November, and prepare for a longer minimum registration period.

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24 August, 2022

Your experience matters, so we’re asking you to share it

Max / News

We’ve always aimed to offer 5-star hosting, so we’ve started asking more customers to tell the world how we’re doing.

28 June, 2022

Our new ICANN accreditation will shorten the domain supply chain

Max / Domains

Deregulation and market concentration are reshaping the domain industry, so we're working to improve our position.

28 June, 2022

International domain prices are on the move

Max / Domains

Because we’re being charged more by our providers, we are increasing some international domain prices from July 1.