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GodZone Internet Services

You know those days you get an email, and you can tell the message of it from the first few words? I got one of those this morning from an amazing company we have worked with, GodZone. After 25 years serving the church in the internet space, enabling domains and website hosting, email and DNS, Glen and Rosanne have announced they will be ceasing operations at the end of October

To many this has come as a surprise, and will have them looking to work out what to do with their services that had been through GodZone. I know of a number of churches and small businesses that have had domains registered with GodZone to support the ministry, or have utilised their very reasonable website hosting services.

I would recommend anyone looking at their options for services going forward, to look for a team that knows what they are talking about. Glen has been an expert in the area of domains and DNS for many years, and the reliability and stability of the GodZone services has been a testament to this. Stability online is built on knowledge of how things work over a number of different services, and how to get the most out of them all to best suit your clients needs. Many of the larger players in the website hosting game in New Zealand have really suffered from a lack of depth of knowledge in this area, and a lack of consistency in staffing and knowledge has left their services either letting customers down.

Talking with the team I trust over at Webmad (shameless plug) we are offering free website migrations to our high spec hosting services, and free domain name transfers to any existing customers of GodZone Internet Services wondering what to do. Not sure whether migrating to Webmad is the right option? Its free to give us call and discuss options – if we can enable your decision makers to make informed decisions on the next steps with your online resources, even if that isn’t with us, that in itself is a ministry.

I first ran into the GodZone team may moons ago in 2008 when we were looking at domain name options for the local church I am involved with. They had the domains and their various offshoots, which we investigated using a subdomain of for our own website. Fast-forward to 2022 and I was lucky enough to work out a deal whereby Webmad was able to take over registration of these domain names and look to continue the legacy of being able to offer churches cost effective domain name options. We aim to continue this legacy going forward.

We certainly wish Glen and Rosanne all the best with their future endeavours, and Thank you for the superb services and ministry you have provided the church community over the last 25 years.

By Stephen

Co-founder at Webmad, Stephen is part of the website development team, and is keen on solving problems for businesses using web tools. When he's not maintaining and developing systems, he is a keen audio engineer involved with live sound and studio recording, or hanging out with his family at skate parks and local markets

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