Tuvalu - Paradise Domain

Tuvalu - Paradise Domain What's in a name? To a tiny nation in the South Pacific, plenty. The country is Tuvalu in the South Pacific: nine low-lying islands 1,000 km north of Fiji that make up one of the world's smallest, most isolated and most densely populated countries.
Largely unknown to tourists, Tuvalu and its 10,500 people suffer from underdevelopment and a lack of jobs. Other than fishing, people get by harvesting coconuts - pretty much the only thing the soil will grow. But Tuvalu has one valuable asset: its coveted domain name - dot tv. In 1999 the prime minister determined to capitalize on this by selling the name to a Los Angeles dot.com company - in exchange for several million dollars and access to the new wired-up world.

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