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- May 22, 2002
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Pacific island cashes in on .tv domain name - Two little letters bring cash, controversy to tiny, trusting nation, but some Tuvaluans feel `ripped-off'
It took just a bit of alphabet and a jot of punctuation to pave this island's lone road, to light the village lanes at night, to pay the rent on an office suite and a U.N. seat in far-off New York.
Ever since two little letters, "tv," were plucked from the alphabet soup of the Internet and assigned to tiny Tuvalu, its 9,000 Pacific islanders have been making the most of it.
Or have they?