Website.ws at a Glance
Website.ws suggests separating yourself from the .com crowd by creating “your internet address for life” using the .ws extension. The .ws extension, said to stand for WebSite, is an alternative web address extension and is globally managed by GDI or Global Domains International. GDI is the official worldwide registry for all ws website domain names. GDI also seems to be synonymous with Website.ws and actually appears to be the focus of this site.
Website.ws: What it Offers
GDI offers a domain name purchasing and hosting platform that has an affiliate MLM program component. Websit.ws presents this affiliate program using an animated video. The video explains that the program includes a .ws domain with 10 custom email accounts. The video further explains that the program requires no personal selling, no required investment and can create long term ongoing income.
The selling is apparently done by the same video. Affiliates simply supply names and email addresses to an automated email system and the system itself sends out invites to watch this same video. GDI also claims that it can supply qualified leads to affiliates that are only able to supply a small list to the system.
The Website.ws / GDI affiliate compensation plan seems to be very straight forward. Affiliates receive 10% commissions on all sales made by every one they personally refer to the program, and the same 10% for all sales generated by anyone in their downline, through 5 levels. There also may be bonuses available for volume sales periodically.
Website.ws: About GDI
Global Domains International, featured in a 2002 issue of Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S, was founded by Michael Starr and Alal Ezeir, the CEO and President respectively. Website.ws states that they partnered with the country of Samoa to market the WS extension worldwide, with Samoa receiving a percentage of all ws sales.
Websit.ws: Program Costs
The cost of being an affiliate is a recurring $10 per month fee. This fee covers a domain name, an editable website and an email package. However if you choose to have purchase any of the premium domains (domains that have fewer than 4 characters before the “dot”) the costs would certainly be higher. There are also costs associated with the site builder and any hosting options other than the standard hosting option.
Is Website.ws a Scam?
GDI has been doing business since 2000, and offers a viable alternative to a .com or .net web address. The .ws extension has not been utilized to the extent that the others have and thus it may be more attractive to some to have a web address such as “www.yourname.ws” as opposed to “www.yourname675.com”. Joining an affiliate program can indeed be a lucrative proposition; however one must always weigh the amount of work necessary to generate commissions with the amount of the pay-out.
Do you have any experience with Website.ws? I welcome your comments and thoughts below.
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