Before you can start up a business – any business – customers need to be able to find you. On the Internet, your address is your domain name; the part of an Internet address that comes after the www. With the unparalleled growth of the Internet, dot com domain names continue to sell like hotcakes. Currently, there are more than 20 million dot com domains, and over 34 million total domains registered worldwide. Industry experts forecast that more than 500 million domains will be registered in the next ten years. In fact, reliable sources from companies like Intel are predicting that every personal computer in the future will have its own domain name.
In 1998, the dot com craze was beginning to ramp up to unbelievable proportions. So many Internet companies sprouted up in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere, that companies not swept up in the hysteria were thought to be missing out. But, while most people were focused on things like Content, Banner Ads and Bandwidth, Michael Starr and Alan Ezeir, the CEO and President respectively of Global Domains International, Inc. (GDI), recognized another opportunity that was largely ignored; they wondered, “Besides dot com, are there other extensions that businesses could use as a domain name?”
Mike and Alan were aware that in the mid 1990’s, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned each nation a country code. These codes were designed to give each country an address to use for their own Internet needs. For instance, the United States was assigned .us, Australia .au, Ireland .ie. “We knew that a good, easy-to-remember country code could be marketable globally as a viable alternative to .com,” said Alan. “And so,” Mike added, “we ordered some pizza, locked ourselves in a room, and went through the entire list of countries to pinpoint the best possible code.”
They ultimately focused on the domain extension .WS – which belongs to the tiny island nation of Samoa, deep in the South Pacific. “We thought that the abbreviation .WS could be successfully marketed worldwide as the ‘WebSite’ top-level domain,” said Mike. “There were a small handful of other viable options, but through resolve and perseverance, we found that some countries were already using their domain locally, and not interested in becoming an ‘open’ or ‘global’ registry. With a population of less than 200,000 people, Samoa had yet to utilize their domain on a massive scale. And, none of the other countries’ domains compared to the potential branding power of .WS to signify ‘WebSite’. After all,” Mike happily exclaimed, “everyone in the free world knows what a web site is!”
1000s of people worldwide are earning quiet fortunes, from their homes, even while they sleep. Are you next?
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YOUR OWN .WS “WEBSITE” DOMAIN NAME
A domain name is simply an address on the Internet. Rather than having to remember a difficult series of IP (Internet Protocol) numbers, by which computers know which individual web site is located where, (for example, 126.96.36.199), you can just type in a textual address, such as www.YourDomain.ws
1000’s of .ws domains are registered everyday, so secure yours before someone else takes it forever!
The WebSiteBuilder 4 is the framework for your WebSite. Professionally designed by graphic artists, these templates give you the foundation for building your WebSite. There is no programming or complicated coding, simply follow the easy-to-use instructions to create a dynamic and professional WebSite!
You can create your site quickly, then make changes if you’d like, or you can spend several hours creating the perfect site for you. You can view your WebSite before you publish it for the world to see. You also have 24/7 access to your WebSite’s control panel and can make changes at any time and as often as you like! You can also view the changes before you publish them to the world.
CUSTOM EMAIL ADDRESSES — 10 (TEN) INCLUDED PER DOMAIN
Check your email on the web OR Forward email to an existing account…
Our WebMail allows you to use your own domain name as your email address and you can access your email through your account from any Internet connection in the world!
Instead of using a long and hard to remember email address like email@example.com, you can use Yourname@YourDomain.ws. For example you could have Sally@Smith.ws and each person in your family or business can use your domain name as well such as Bill@Smith.ws etc., up to 10 email addresses!
WebMail forwarding allows you to use your domain name as your email address and forward all of your emails to an existing account you already have. This way you can use your easy-to-remember .WS email account to publicize your business or family site and still receive all of your emails in your established email account.
Access your email for any domain using your POP or IMAP compatible email program.
OPTIONAL WEB SERVICES (NO EXTRA CHARGE!)
Our URL forwarding option is perfect if you already have a WebSite created elsewhere, but are unable to move the existing content. Often times, your current URL is hard to remember, unprofessional, or just plain ugly. You can use URL forwarding to route your new .WS domain to your existing WebSite. When someone visits your .WS domain, they will be automatically transported to your existing WebSite instantly!
For more advanced customers, you can take advantage of our hosting service. This allows you to build a site from scratch bypassing some of the user-friendly restrictions built into the previously men- tioned SiteBuilder option. This allows you to build a custom WebSite just as you want it, then upload the files to our servers. Hosting gives you the ultimate in flexibility!