Domain names, the fuel of the internet. I like short and brandable domain names. They are easy to remember and that is actually the purpose of a domain name right ? We have domain names so we don’t have to type in IP addresses like 220.127.116.11.
And TG.NU is short and brandable and unique, residing in a ccTLD space that currently have over 250.000 registrations and very soon 1 million for sure.
Updates will follow shortly as i intend to use this domain name for my personal and business use.
.NU is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to the island state of Niue. It was one of the first ccTLDs to be marketed to the Internet at large as an alternative to the gTLDs .com, .net, and .org. Playing on the phonetic similarity between nu and new, it was promoted as a “new” TLD in which there was an abundance of good domain names available.
The IUSN Foundation (formerly ‘Internet Users Society – Niue’) administers the TLD in order to provide a number of local services for Niue itself. IUSN funds Internet Niue which provides the island’s internet connection; complimentary PCs and internet connectivity for all residents; and in 2003 established free use WiFi hotspots at various locations throughout the country, claiming to be the “first WiFi nation”.
The .nu domain is particularly popular in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium, as nu is the word for “now” in Swedish, Danish and Dutch – an example of a domain hack. Partially owing to restrictive domain rules for the ccTLD assigned to Sweden, .se, .nu was used for creative marketing of websites such as www.tv.nu.
At september 2 2012, the Swedish Registry will take over the technical infrastructure for .NU and with renewed marketing effort the Swedish Registry will enlarge the user base for .NU.
The prices will be lower, transfers and domain name ownership changes are free of charge. Premium domain names willbe a thing of the past and no longer cost between 250-500 USD a year. TG.NU is currently considered by the current Registry as a premium domain name.