#Domain video : How #Tuvalu makes 10% of its national earnings by “pure chance”

Tuvalu is a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and among the the poorest nations in the world.

Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation about midway between Hawaii and Australia, lying east-northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands; it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Despite its global rankings in the world’s economy, Tuvalu is unique: it makes 10% of its annual national earnings, by leasing out the rights to dot .TV domains.

That coincidental fact has been documented in a 5 minute video, titled: “How This Island Got 10% of Their Money by Chance.

Check it out below.

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4 Responses to “#Domain video : How #Tuvalu makes 10% of its national earnings by “pure chance””
  1. Vito says:

    What an awesome video. They were able to make enough money to join the United Nations. That is awesome. I feel partially responsible for that!

    From now on when anyone asks why i am a domainer, that will be my reasoning. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Very cool.

  2. Data Glasses says:

    What a pity they weren’t called dotcom

  3. John Berryhill says:

    But if a country happens to have, say, large oil reserves like Saudi Arabia, that’s somehow not “pure chance”?

  4. DomainGang says:

    John – It’s definitely by pure chance, or due to Allah being great – depending on which side of the Arabian peninsula you are at.

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