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Torn Receipt

« on: 05-30-2003 16:57 »

I think it would be neat. Plus, it's only 30$!
But I have never heard of a website ending with .ws
Torn Receipt

« Reply #1 on: 05-30-2003 16:59 »

Scroll down a little bit when you get to the page.

Space Pope
« Reply #2 on: 05-30-2003 20:10 »

Hey, welcome to PEEL.

Just so you know, use the EDIT button () to add PSs etc.
The Hypno Toad

Bending Unit
« Reply #3 on: 05-30-2003 23:12 »

........ what the hell is with all the Welcoming???....... i was never welcomed...... what did me wrong, what did me right?.....will i take my life tonight?..... chances are Dynomite!......

« Reply #4 on: 05-31-2003 00:28 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2003 00:28 »

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 website." (Strangely, it's also the abbreviation for the city I live in, making it extraordinarily popular here.)

See http://www.iana.org/root-whois/ws.htm

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  greg@toyzz.com      Toyzz.com      456 Pond Street      Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130      United States      6174279306      Fax -- 6175246227

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #5 on: 05-31-2003 02:00 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2003 02:00 »

I wouldn't buy there for the simple reason that they are URL squatters. They for example took control of the futuramaoutlet domain, too.

In addition, Futurama only as a domain name might have FOX ask you to hand over the domain.

There are so many more cerative and still memorable domain names you can have for a few pennies a month...

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
« Reply #6 on: 05-31-2003 11:06 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2003 11:06 »

I think it depends what you use it for. A Norwegian site used the HarryPotter.no domain for a Harry Potter fansite. When the moviecompany behind the Potter-movies sued them to get the domain, they were turned down by the Norwegian court. I think the domainowner later sold the domain to the Harry Potter people.

But, I agree that something more inovative is better. At least something that relates to the name of your site. The domain-squatter argument is valid too.
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