Is Tuvalu Getting Ripped Off Over The .TV Domain?
from the greed-sets-in dept
A few years ago we noted that the island nation of Tuvalu was seeing an unexpected windfall due to the lucky coincidence that their two letter international code was .tv — a valuable property on the internet. Now, however, many in Tuvalu are noticing that VeriSign (the company that now runs the registry for .tv domains after buying the rights from Idealab a couple years ago) is making a lot more money than they are. So, they’re complaining that they’re getting ripped off and deserve more money from the .tv domain — even though they really have absolutely nothing to do with it, other than the luck of the international code draw.