|WikiProject Polynesia / Tuvalu||(Rated C-class, Low-importance)|
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100% of government income
100% of government income of the Tuvalu comes from the leasing of this name. is this remotely true? Oxinabox1 08:06, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
- According to economy of Tuvalu, (in 2000) goverment revenues were about $22.5 million, making the $4 million .tv payout about 18% of revenue. For comparison, as a proportion that's less than the Australian government makes on corporation tax but more than customs. Algebraist 23:28, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
There has been some controversy as to who should be allowed to reserve .tv domain names. A significant percentage of websites with .tv URLs are pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit. While this has raised significant revenue for the small nation, it has also created conflict. Much of Tuvalu's population is conservative Christian, and some feel that revenue from those sources is immoral.
This sounds suspicious. Could we have references for this paragraph? CloudNine 11:36, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
"For a brief period after its creation, all domain names with the letters "AOL" in sequence, even with completely random characters before and/or after it, were blocked from being registered to prevent misidentification with AOL." does this need to be here? Tar7arus (talk) 22:24, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
- The meaning of the statement also seems unclear - does "after its creation" refer to the creation of the AOL company, the .tv TLD, the sovereign nation of Tuvalu itself, etc? I'm going to go ahead and remove it since no one else has responded to Tar7arus' comment yet. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:09, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
"Operation Fake Sweep"
"Because of VeriSign's involvement, and the fact that VeriSign is based in the United States, it is subject to United States law. The first .tv domains were seized by the U.S. government as part of Operation Fake Sweep prior to Super Bowl XLVI."