Tuvalu Sold Country Domains And Paid UN Annual Fees.
Why a small country with a population of about 10,000 was able to pay the UN membership fee
A small country called Tuvalu sold the “country code” and made a lot of money.
Do you know what the country code is?
For example, the following is the country code of each country.
America → US
China → CN
Japan → JP
Korea → KR
If you look at this, you’ll probably know what it is.
Meanwhile, a US company focused on a small island country called Tuvalu.
Tuvalu finally succeeded in joining the United Nations in 2000.
The US company “dotTV” was interested in Tuvalu’s top-level domains.
Because Tuvalu’s domain was “.tv”.
The company wanted to own this domain.
Tuvalu has signed a $ 50 million 10-year contract with the company and paid the UN’s annual membership fee.