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Old 13th June 2011, 07:55 AM
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WorldSite Value Proposition & Market Analysis
The "non-USA" segment of the Internet population is approaching 90% and is growing daily. Global Domains International (GDI) is soon to offer a new Internet investment that, for the first time ever, has no country, language or cultural boundaries: .WS WorldSite International Domain Names.

Due to a recent decision by the Internet Cooperation of Assigned Names and Numbers, a new type of global website addresses called International Domain Names are now available. International Domain Names, or IDNs, are accessible to anyone in the world, regardless of the language, local government restrictions or character set used. As the official Registry of the .WS top level domain, GDI has exclusive ownership and rights to .WS IDNs. We will be providing you with access to an international Internet market with a proven track record of success and unlimited amounts of room to grow. This thriving market allows unlimited diversity, the key to a successful portfolio.

The best market and era to compare the IDN opportunity to is the .COM boom of the 1990's and early 2000's. This virtual land rush created thousands of millionaires and a handful of billionaires. The difference between .COM websites and .WS WorldSites lies in the market size. While the .COM market has saturated the United State's online marketplace, the .WS market encompasses the entire world.

.WS IDNs are accessible in 57 different languages, meaning people all over the world will be able to utilize their own keyboards to access the Internet.

.WS IDNs provide the opportunity to diversify portfolios while gaining access to one of the most unsaturated markets available today. During the height of the "Dot Com Boom," the following approximate numbers of millionaires were produced:

1997 1,800,000
1998 2,060,000
1999 2,480,000
2000 2,180,000

(Source: internetworldstats.com)

With .WS IDN, the opportunity to stake a claim in the international domain market is much greater than the .COM boom as the audience is not limited by language barriers, governing bodies or cultural restrictions. Consequently, the numbers above seem minute in comparison to the prospective income associated with IDNs.

.COM became the most commonly used domain extension, not because of specific intent, but because commercial companies were some of the first to get on board and utilize the Internet for business. During the .COM boom there was absolutely no marketing effort by the .COM registry. With the IDN investment opportunity, GDI has the intent, established global marketing power and investment opportunity to make .WS the world wide standard domain extension.

.WS International Domain Names will create an international marketplace where investors are able to purchase virtual, global real estate. In the wake of one of the world's largest recessions, businesses and individuals have learned a critical investment lesson. The key to a sound investment or successful business is diversification. In today's market, the only way to truly diversify is to go global.

.WS International Domain Names are the ideal global investment opportunity.

Some of the initial .COM investors are self-made millionaires and even billionaires. Now imagine if the .COM boom would have been international, backed by a global marketing campaign and had no cultural or content limitations. That is exactly the opportunity .WS International Domain Names present. What makes this opportunity truly unique is this is the first time an Internet registry has marketed a top level domain with intent.

Stay tuned! The permanent WorldSite.ws website will be up and ready very soon!
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In which case Molvania has cornered the market.
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In which case Molvania has cornered the market.
Nice to see they like idn's, Maybe they should open a Samoan restaurant in Moscow.

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Interesting spin...guess they have decided to "leave out" the fact that idn is ALSO .com and .net and those idn.gtlds have existed for almost 12 years. :p

To quote from above:
Due to a recent decision by the Internet Cooperation of Assigned Names and Numbers, a new type of global website addresses called International Domain Names are now available.

and then....

.WS IDNs provide the opportunity to diversify portfolios while gaining access to one of the most unsaturated markets available today. During the height of the "Dot Com Boom," the following approximate numbers of millionaires were produced:

1997 1,800,000
1998 2,060,000
1999 2,480,000
2000 2,180,000

(Source: internetworldstats.com)

With .WS IDN, the opportunity to stake a claim in the international domain market is much greater than the .COM boom as the audience is not limited by language barriers, governing bodies or cultural restrictions. Consequently, the numbers above seem minute in comparison to the prospective income associated with IDNs.

and then....

Some of the initial .COM investors are self-made millionaires and even billionaires. Now imagine if the .COM boom would have been international, backed by a global marketing campaign and had no cultural or content limitations.

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Guess we will have to see how many idn.ws "millionaires" they produce.

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So they are now marketing themselves with .ws meaning "World Site" - rather than "web site" ??
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So they are now marketing themselves with .ws meaning "World Site" - rather than "web site" ??
I guess it's 'Website' for the US market....and now 'Worldsite' for the IDN international market. Either way they face a tough stretch against IDN.com and IDN.cctld's.
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Re: idn.ws

WOW!....Sounds like a pretty good deal!:

Lots of truth....and, lots of inaccuracies.

Gotta give them credit, for at least making some noise, while Verisign sleeps.

Is Verisign about to wake, from its deep slumber?:D
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Whilst Verisign is on course to get exactly what they want expect them to be a quiet as a ghost.
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WOW!....Sounds like a pretty good deal!:

Lots of truth....and, lots of inaccuracies.

Gotta give them credit, for at least making some noise, while Verisign sleeps.

Is Verisign about to wake, from its deep slumber?:D


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Whilst Verisign is on course to get exactly what they want expect them to be a quiet as a ghost.
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In which case Molvania has cornered the market.
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Anything would be an improvement over that extensions current image. Wonder if they have a multi-million dollar marketing budget for this rebranding. Doubt it

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Haven't they been doing IDN for quite some years now?
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Haven't they been doing IDN for quite some years now?
Yes, they got in the game fairly early. Not sure why but on dynadot idn.ws now shows "taken" for all terms. Seems it then only resolves to the who.is if there is indeed a idn.ws registration. A few Arabic domainers have hit them pretty good.
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i still don`t get the point. WS is a cctld for Western Samoa. even if they get idn.idn what would it be?
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i still don`t get the point. WS is a cctld for Western Samoa. even if they get idn.idn what would it be?
I think the point is they realise that IDN have a good future and are promoting the fact that they can be registered in the .ws extension as an alternative,I don't think they are even thinking about idn.idn.

Most know it is Western Samoa (which no longer exists?) but it has been promoted as website etc and despite the general derision from domainers there are a lot in use http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&h...w=1360&bih=554
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,I don't think they are even thinking about idn.idn. .
Isn't it the whole point, otherwise some people here would own an island by now
not much of a future with idn.ascii without further expansion plans.

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Isn't it the whole point, otherwise some people here would own an island by now
not much of a future with idn.ascii without further expansion plans.
Look at .co....they couldn't give 2 sh*ts about Columbia, they are playing off of a 'short' .com.

The 1 year anniversary is approaching, be interesting to see if this is the biggest 1st year "drop" ever in the history of domain speculation.
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Re: idn.ws

I truly hope I haven't been taken (maybe I have), but I fell for all the .ws hype over the IDNs they were offering and bought many dictionary names that I felt would be good. THEN I started studying about IDNs. My bad!

I found this forum in search for IDN information; wish I would have found it sooner.

Does anyone think there will ever be any future for the .ws extension as an IDN? I guess I'm looking for some comfort after having buyers' remorse.
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