I don't know; $30 is really cheap.
.ws is a real TLD. It's actually Western Samoa, but to get money, the government allows other registrars to register it, using the marketing tool that it's "dot w
ite." (Strangely, it's also the abbreviation for the city I live in, making it extraordinarily popular here.)
EDIT: For those who care:
Domain Name: FUTURAMA.WS Created on: 18-Mar-03 Expires on: 17-Mar-04 Last Updated on: 18-Mar-03 Administrative Contact: cantone, gregory email@example.com
Toyzz.com 456 Pond Street Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130 United States 6174279306 Fax -- 6175246227