Does anyone disagree that the availability of
.ws domains is pointless?
Perhaps in an attempt to generate revenues like Italy (
.it), Tuvalu (
.tv), Montenegro (
.md), and Tonga (
.to) did, Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) made available this ccTLD for general registration (that is, residency is not a requirement). Global Domains International Ltd. represents the TLD on behalf of Samoa and markets it as Your Internet Address for Life, essentially an all-purpose alternative to
I'm of the opinion that the last thing the world needs is another one-TLD-for-all-your-needs. However, for the last five years I have been registering
.ws domains for the purpose of web services. It's a nice way to distinguish websites-for-people from webservices-for-computers. You can even create subdomains for types of services, such as
All the cool kids are doing it. Pass it on... it might even help out a country where the GDP per capita is about 1/10th of Canada or the U.S.A.
Yvan Rodrigues has 25 years of experience in information systems and software development for the manufacturing sector. He runs Red Cell Innovation Inc.
/L'innovation de Globules Rouges
, a consulting company focusing on efficiency and automation of manufacturing and business processes for small businesses, healthcare, and the public sector. He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).
Yvan draws on experience at Mabel's Labels Inc.
as Manager of Systems and Development, and the University of Waterloo
as Information Systems Manager.
Yvan supports open-source software. He is a committer for SharpKit
(Issue/Ticket Management System), TinyMCE
Yvan's consumer-focused apps can be found in the Windows Store, Apple App Store, and Google Play marketplace.