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Imagine you're a dignitary from a tiny, isolated, rugby-obsessive Pacific island group. Wouldn't it be marvellous if the UK launch of your new internet economy could be scheduled during the Rugby World Cup in France? "It's a happy coincidence I think," said the publicist for Dot TK on Wednesday. The company aims to capitalise …

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Thanks...

...but there's no way I'm clicking on goatse.tk...

The problem I have with TinyURLs, and likewise these, is that you have no guarantee the link goes where the author claims. I'm much more trustworthy of full-fat links, especially in emails.

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Good to see a positive story!

I hope they can make a go of it. Looks like they have their heads screwed on. I especially liked the idea that it would reduce dependence on tourism. Sounds like paradise, perhaps I could move out there and telecommute.

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More fun ahead

Wonder if they have a clause that says all cases for cyber squatting must be heard on the island. Then the whole island could become lawyers and earn shed loads. Even better make it a gambling haven as well!

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For how long?

Google Earth shows there are 3 atolls, spread over 100 miles, with most of the dwellings squeezed into a small area. The environment look idyllic.

Unfortunately global warming predictions are that environments such as these will soon disappear as the sea level rises. If that happens to this economy - what happens to the .tk domains if there is no geographic location? They could relocate to Australia if allowed back post independence. Do the domains then migrate to .au?

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TinyURL Preview

Before dismissing any tinyurl link you receive or find, why not try enabling the tinyurl preview before clicking?

http://tinyurl.com/preview.php

It basically adds one more click in the way of the page but allows you to examine the full url before proceeding.

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http://theregisterscitech.tk/

C'mon now, someone had to do it...

http://theregisterscitech.tk/

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Third only to...

...dot-to and dot-nu in the "no website on this domain has a legitimate purpose" race.

I've always thought that .US sites in oregon had a lot of cheez potential. For the latest on national defense policy, it's www.them.or.us!

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First .tk URL that came to mind..

..was tcl.tk - glad to see that's in the appropriate hands !

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*Already reaching for coat before posting*

Someone got Goatse.tk already?

Yeesh, what an arse ...

*is already way out the door before anything launched can come close, so save your ammo*

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This has been around for a while....

I recall having a .tk address quite a few years back when i was too cheap to buy a domain

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tiny urls

ca.gov

cc.edu

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