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Is anybody using .ws domains?

Occasionally I follow spam links to see what they are pouching for. I skip the typical suggestions to increase size or performance of body parts or make a fortune in Nigeria. Lately I've seen quite some messages that suggested a new easy way to generate a lifelong income. Interested in the delusion I had a look. It turns out, that Global Domains International created a Pyramid selling scheme multi level marketing scheme to pouch 10$/month .ws web addresses with personal hosting.
I strongly disdain such schemes since they exploit social connections in connection with delusional hope for business gains. Seems like the regular .ws registration business didn't work that well. I haven't come across any organization actually using .ws pages other than protecting their trademarks. Do I miss a hot new development or is .ws just the answer to a question nobody ever asked?

Posted by on 26 May 2008 | Comments (2) | categories: Business


  1. posted by Yancy Lent on Tuesday 27 May 2008 AD:
    Great question. I almost bought a .ws domain a couple of weeks ago. I just figured it stood for Web Site.

    I looked it up here { Link } and its actually; Samoa / Formerly Western Samoa.

    If you use godaddy.com to look up the availability of domain names it lists .ws up there with other big name domains like .com, .net, .com. I'd be interested in what C. Linfoot has to say about it.
  2. posted by null on Tuesday 01 July 2008 AD:
    I own a few ws domains. Not doing much with them, though I will develop them at some point. I like the .ws extension. I think .com is still holding it's own. ws is not heard about much...