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Imagine you're a dignitary from a tiny, isolated, rugby-obsessive Pacific island group. Wouldn't it be marvellous if the UK launch of your new internet economy could be scheduled during the Rugby World Cup in France? "It's a happy coincidence I think," said the publicist for Dot TK on Wednesday. The company aims to capitalise …


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  1. Ian Ferguson


    ...but there's no way I'm clicking on

    The problem I have with TinyURLs, and likewise these, is that you have no guarantee the link goes where the author claims. I'm much more trustworthy of full-fat links, especially in emails.

  2. Kevin Whitefoot

    Good to see a positive story!

    I hope they can make a go of it. Looks like they have their heads screwed on. I especially liked the idea that it would reduce dependence on tourism. Sounds like paradise, perhaps I could move out there and telecommute.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    More fun ahead

    Wonder if they have a clause that says all cases for cyber squatting must be heard on the island. Then the whole island could become lawyers and earn shed loads. Even better make it a gambling haven as well!

  4. Paul

    For how long?

    Google Earth shows there are 3 atolls, spread over 100 miles, with most of the dwellings squeezed into a small area. The environment look idyllic.

    Unfortunately global warming predictions are that environments such as these will soon disappear as the sea level rises. If that happens to this economy - what happens to the .tk domains if there is no geographic location? They could relocate to Australia if allowed back post independence. Do the domains then migrate to .au?

  5. Phil

    TinyURL Preview

    Before dismissing any tinyurl link you receive or find, why not try enabling the tinyurl preview before clicking?

    It basically adds one more click in the way of the page but allows you to examine the full url before proceeding.

  6. Giuseppe

    C'mon now, someone had to do it...

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Third only to... and dot-nu in the "no website on this domain has a legitimate purpose" race.

    I've always thought that .US sites in oregon had a lot of cheez potential. For the latest on national defense policy, it's!

  8. Tim Parker

    First .tk URL that came to mind..

    ..was - glad to see that's in the appropriate hands !

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    *Already reaching for coat before posting*

    Someone got already?

    Yeesh, what an arse ...

    *is already way out the door before anything launched can come close, so save your ammo*

  10. Andrew

    This has been around for a while....

    I recall having a .tk address quite a few years back when i was too cheap to buy a domain

  11. kain preacher

    tiny urls

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