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Subject: RE: UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #721
From: John Handelaar
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 19:37:09 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Braithwaite [JohnBatGBGdirect [dot] com (mailto:JohnBatGBGdirect [dot] com)]
> Sent: 26 October 2000 09:44
> To: uknmatchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #721
> John, firstly they aren't the poorest country on the Earth.

Perhaps not. But they're damned close.

> Secondly they
> are not getting their GDP increased by that amount, they got a lump sum
> (again, not a bright move).


$4m minimum, every year for ten years. Or
over $100 per capita per year. Forty million
dollars for a place with a GDP of $7.8m.

"Not a bright move"? Fool.

> Thirdly, they have sold out their
> right to have
> a country-specific domain name for companies that actually work there,
> opting out of that part of the digital economy.

You mean Tuvalan web companies (I'll bet
there are loads) are forbidden from paying
$50 to their national registrar and getting
a domain?

And the government's deal with dotTV is
in perpituity instead of a 10-year lease?

No, thought not.

John Handelaar

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  UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #721, John Braithwaite

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