Alpha Naked Mini / QA country code

From: Brian Chase <>
Date: Wed Jan 16 15:38:12 2002

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Chad Fernandez wrote:

> > I've never heard of it. Where is it? Depending on where it is, you
> > might consider checking with the CIA. Wouldn't that be something,
> > member of Classiccmp helps stop terrorist threat :-)
> It's apparently a tiny country surrounded on three sides by water
> (SALT-water), and Saudi Arabia. I did a search, which
> brought up the CIA world factbook, (otherwise I wouldn't know where it
> was, either), but no immediate info about where it stands in current
> politics.

We're on fairly good terms with Qatar, though it's possible there might
be some elements there that aren't terribly fond of the U.S., not unlike
our situation with Saudi Arabia. Here's what I can find about the
country on the U.S. State Department's website-- but it's from 1997:

> ".QA" was a country code that I could not recall having seen
> before. ".TO" OTOH makes a tidy profit just from domain registrations.

Or more significantly, .TV which is for the island nation Tuvalu.
They've got a 12 year deal with Idealabs (spawner of some of the biggest
dotcom era flops) where Idealabs will be paying the country $1
million/quarter for registration privs on .tv domains. So... $48mill
over the 12 year period. Given that their GDP was estimated at a little
over $11 million in 1999, $12 million/year in revenue for .TV is pretty

> In terms of his request, I don't think that I can help much with that
> disk format, so I don't have a dilemna about XenoCopy sales (I got and
> ignored requests from Iraq for XenoCopy during "dessert storm")

Mmmmm... dessert storm. That was the really big pie fight we had with
the Iraqis back in the early 1990s, right? Hopefully "The War Against
Tiramisu" will leave less of a sticky mess in its aftermath.

Received on Wed Jan 16 2002 - 15:38:12 GMT

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