Octopoly is a domain registrar and web design agency with headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. We offer the registration of domain names, the creation of websites and many additional products and services to boost your business. At Octopoly we are very passionate about fantastic state-of-the-art websites, promoting small businesses and providing good quality service.
Registering a domain name and creating a website can be a technical undertaking. At Octopoly we want to give you a positive experience. Keeping the registration process fast and simple. We give small and medium businesses the tools to expand and grow their business online with an awesome website. Most SMBs are smart and flexible but can be underestimated and overlooked. Octopoly is going to change that!
Why “octopoly”, why the octopus? Let us explain. Octopuses are very adaptive, smart and versatile but also underestimated creatures, somewhat the outsiders of the marine world. This is how we see ourselves a tiny bit as well. The “poly” on the other hand, stands for the diversity of our products and services and for the relationship the Pacific Region has with the omnipresent, enriching and wonderful Polynesian culture.
Daniel started his career at a major European Internet Service Provider. After gaining expertise about the technical side of the business, he joined the sales team and spent the following years managing customer accounts and driving new business.
Daniel was headhunted and offered relocation to Luxembourg to join another domain registrar as Director of Business Development and later Chief Sales Officer. As part of the management team, Daniel gained deep insight into the administrative side, learning how to run a successful domain registrar. He loves to spend time outdoors.
Tim has 15 years experience in the local ICT industry in New Zealand, and has operated IT companies in Canada and the US. Tim is the founder and former CEO of the .KIWI registry, which was New Zealand’s first gTLD registry.
Tim has provided services to the NZ Defense Force, United Nations Development Program, BridgestoneFirestone, and many other leading organisations worldwide. Having tasted business success and failure, Tim is a realist and knows what it takes to get things going. His free time he spends with his family, watching sports or going fishing.
Emani used to work for the Government of Niue’s Information Systems. He then branched out to the private sector in the late 1990s and helped to grow the first ISP on Niue to be the main and largest Internet provider on the island.
For years, he has been an advocate to improve the Internet connectivity and affordability among the Pacific islands. His involvement in Internet governance within the region and participation in ICANN meetings around the world have helped represent the interests of the local Internet societies.
With focus shifting towards offering full services and starting a year that features a magical 8, required a new face. We launch our new re-designed website.
The first year passed and we had our first anniversary. Increasing demand from customers to built their websites made our decision to expand our consulting, web design and web development services.
Growing our product range we reached the threshold of over 800+ different domain extensions.
To increase brand awareness getting Octopoly on the radar and to become part of the bigger picture, we joined TUANZ and InternetNZ.
With our goal in mind, to encourage and support digital entrepreneurship in New Zealand, we partner with the New Zealand division of the global student leadership network AIESEC.
Following an expected slow start we were super excited to reach our first 1000 domain name registrations.
And finally, after months of hustling, we launched our website and services on the 8th of October, coincidently the World Octopus Day.
Work, writing code, scrapping ideas, hassling, programming, defeat, starting from scratch, more ideas, new energy, improvements, more hard work, … you get the picture.
The company was officially incorporated in March 2015 and we started actively working on releasing our idea.
We had our business name, what we now needed was a unique logo for our vision. A creature that would cause fear and panic in the eyes of our competition and so cute little OCTO was born :)
The idea stuck and we started to think of a suitable name for our venture. Weeks of brainstorming, bouncing concepts and ideas lead to the birth of our brand name, “OCTOPOLY”.
During a casual meeting at an ICANN conference we first came up with the idea to start our own domain registrar (let the record show that we may or may have not had some beers).
We are a team of Internet industry veterans, having worked for various Internet companies around the world. Combining our experience in telecommunications, sales, marketing and IT we have developed a website structure and SEO system, which results in well-performing websites.
Our insight into the international online market and our branding, design and marketing expertise gives us the understanding needed to bring offline business online, in an effective way.
We offer 800+ different domain extensions, which means we can help you to boost your online presence in any country worldwide.
Our technical infrastructure includes an anycast name server solution, with 29 name server nodes around the world. Websites using our anycast name servers benefit from faster loading speed, close to 100% uptime end a high protection against DDoS attacks.