New Zealand Pays Big Bucks For NewZealand.com
from the what-is-this,-1999? dept
Someone forgot to inform the New Zealand government that it’s no longer 1999. The government there has agreed to spend US$500,000 to buy the domain newzealand.com. It’s been quite a long time since domain names fetched those kinds of prices. The New Zealand Tourism Ministry insists that it was a good investment, and was apparently suckered into believing that other (perhaps just as gullible) governments around the world had offered much larger sums for their country name dot coms.