GoDaddy Advises Against Buying a Domain Name from a Disappearing Island

If you want to buy a .tv domain name, Bob Parsons's GoDaddy registrar will sell it to you. But not without a tsk-tsk lecture about how the island of Tuvalu, which owns .tv, is sinking.

Boing Boing noticed the warning (and groused that CNN had registered boingboing.tv a couple of years ago). But it turns out that the loudmouthed Parsons (full disclosure: I'm a weekly guest on his GoDaddy Radio show) is not the first to beat this Tuvalu-is-sinking drum. USA Today writer Kevin Maney looked into the issue some years ago: If the Pacific island sinks beneath the waves due to global warming, your .tv domains will still be safe. And knowing Parsons, he'll still be complaining about it.

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