|Introduced||25 November 2013|
|TLD type||Generic top-level domain|
|Registry||Dot Kiwi Ltd. (operated by Canadian Internet Registration Authority)|
|Sponsor||Dot Kiwi Limited|
|Intended use||Entities connected with New Zealand|
.kiwi is an Internet generic top-level domain with emphasis on New Zealand. It employs the colloquial term kiwi, used to refer to New Zealanders. It is New Zealand's first and presently only "top level domain name approved by ICANN".
Dot Kiwi Limited reportedly spent a "seven-figure" sum securing the new top level domain from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The domain launched with a 'landrush' period in March 2014 after two years of planning.
In May 2014, shortly after launch, 4,600 .kiwi domains had been activated. As at the first anniversary on 1 May 2015, 12,000 .kiwi domains had been registered. Dot Kiwi Limited claimed that this meant .kiwi was in the top 25 per cent of new domains released by ICANN.
The .kiwi top level domain is not to be confused with .kiwi.nz, which launched as a new option under the .nz top level domain in August 2012.
As of 6 December 2016.