A Selection from the Lüdtke Collection of African Domain Names
When Tanzania needs financing for a major project, it turns to the African Development Bank, the World Bank, or other external sources of funds. When the Lüdtke Family needs liquidity to ensure uninterrupted progress with highly-efficient promotion of Tanzania, we sell off a “CountryName.com” domain or another of our ultra-premium dot-com properties. Contact us if you want to make an offer (minimum five-figure USD).
Unlike a bitcoin, which has zero inherent value despite its price of approximately $8,000 USD, a “CountryName.com” or a “CapitalCity.com” has tremendous intrinsic value, which has only grown for the past 25 years. It has an obvious utility that can be engaged near-instantaneously: prominent visibility and built-in credibility with users.
Because two countries use the name “Congo,” each of those countries uses a different short-form name. To the northwest of its homonymous neighbor lies the Republic of the Congo, usually referred to as Congo-Brazzaville. Most European languages, including English, French, and Spanish, all use the same spelling for “Congo-Brazzaville.” (The larger country is called DR Congo in English, or RD Congo in French.)
We have both Congo-Brazzaville.com and CongoBrazzaville.com, because sometimes this name is spelled without the hyphen. Congo-Brazzaville has a GDP of approximately 10 billion (nominal, current USD). Searching for the exact phrase “Congo-Brazzaville” on Google News, there are about 175,000 current news stories with that name. (RDCongo.com, LeCongo.com & Congolais.com also available.)
With a large black majority, The Bahamas is a chain of more than 700 islands, boasting a a total land and maritime claim of several hundred thousand square kilometers. The domain TheBahamas.com was registered in May 1995, at the dawn of the internet, before many other ultra-premium names. Even Sex.com had not been registered at that time.
With a GDP of approximately 12 billion USD, The Bahamas is an upper-income country. English-speaking, The Bahamas has seen rapid growth in its tourism sector. New, multi-billion dollar projects, such as the vast Baha Mar complex, reflect the country’s appeal for both investors and for its millions of repeat visitors. Best of all, the dot-com domain is the undisputed king in the Bahamian market, as few companies use the local “.bs” alternative. (B.S. is an abbreviation for an obscenity.)
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“L’Afrique” is French for “Africa.”
Central Africa, mostly French-speaking, contains over 150 million people, with one-half billion projected for 2100 (UN).
“Guinea Ecuatorial” means “Equatorial Guinea” in Spanish. This is Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country. So this is the short form of the name of this oil-rich country in the local language (which is also a global language.)
Ivoirien designates the identity and the nationality of Ivory Coast, a francophone nation of 25 million.
“RD Congo” means “DR Congo” in French. DR Congo (Dem. Rep. of the Congo), Africa’s second-largest country, is French-speaking. The U.N. projects that DR Congo will have about 380 million people by the year 2100, with the world’s second-largest city: Kinshasa. (Only Nigeria’s Lagos will be bigger; Dar es Salaam will be #3.)
(French noun and adjective) Pertaining to, or a citizen of, Kinshasa, Africa’s largest city, second only to Lagos. “Kinois” is to Kinshasa what “Roman” is to Rome or what “Parisian” is to Paris.
The French short form for what English speakers call “Central African Republic.”
Abuja, of course, is the capital of Nigeria, the largest country in Africa by population.
Extremely-touristic Lake Kivu (2,700 km2) is one of Africa’s great lakes. It is especially appreciated for its water, which is safe for swimming; its cool breezes; hills; nearby mountain gorillas; islands; active volcanoes; and methane gas extraction for electricity.
The correct French spelling, with the accents, “Sénégal” means centuries of culture, history, and growth for this West African country of 15 million.
The correct French spelling, with the accent, “Lomé” means centuries of culture, history, and growth for this West African capital city of approximately two million (no recent census).
The correct French spelling, with the tréma, “Haïti” means centuries of culture, history, and growth for this French and Creole-speaking Caribbean nation, the world’s first black republic (BlackRepublic.com & Ayiti.org also available.)