GDI_-_Global_Domains_International_Reviewed

					GDI - Global Domains International Reviewed.

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Summary:
If you have been on the internet for any length of time looking at
business options you will eventually come across someone promoting GDI to
you. So this article is to answer some of the basic questions about GDI.
Is this Business opportunity a scam? Do they have a product or service
that is worthwhile? What is the potential of this opportunity? I will
seek to answer these questions as objectively as possible.


Keywords:
GDI, Global Domains International, GDI scam, GDI reviewed, Internet
business opportunities, making money online, business opportunity


Article Body:
If you have been on the internet for any length of time looking at
business options you will eventually come across someone promoting GDI to
you. So this article is to answer some of the basic questions about GDI.
Is this Business opportunity a scam? Do they have a product or service
that is worthwhile? What is the potential of this opportunity? I will
seek to answer these questions as objectively as possible.

*Scam!?*

If you have come to this article you are probably already considering
whether GDI is a serious business opportunity or a scam! To determine if
GDI is a scam the first question one must ask is are they marketing a
worthwhile product or service or are they just another MLM or pyramid
designed to take your money without giving you anything other than
promises of great rewards and riches? The answer yes they have a genuine
product/ service. In this case web hosting.

*The Service Outlined*
They provide a web hosting service. It is true you can get free website
hosting on the net, in fact this very article is an example of a free web
host and you can get good results from them, but there are a number of
things you sacrifice.

Firstly if you are using a free web host provider there is always some
form of cost, normally they require you to carry free ads on your site.
(web1000 is an exception but you can't even put banners on it and its
editor is painful to use).

While having ads on your website at first may not seem to be a problem,
consider this, if you want this site to be your main business portal and
hub, you may end up advertising your biggest competitor, not a smart
move. You don't have ownership of your site. You may own the intellectual
material but if the free web hoster changes their rules, goes out of
business or just updates the way their system works there is not a thing
you can do about it. Even with blogger you have to share your adsense
revenue with them 50-50. That's why I recommend if you are serious about
having an online business your main site be one that you own and that
means paying for it.

In the case of GDI this means $10 a month. That's US Dollars, so if you
are in Australia like me, thats not so good, if you operate in Euro's or
pounds, thats great for you. For that you get a web site, 6 pages, 10 e-
mail addresses and a domain name, its also includes a domain/site
builder, domain and e-mail forwarding, use your own web builder, parking
service. The only criticism I have is I would think 10 pages, rather than
6 would be better. However each page can have a huge amount of data. The
10 e-mail address means if you have 10 different businesses, affliliates
programs or whatever you can devote an individual e-mail to each one and
can with the forward even arrange to have them forwarded to a single box.

The other great advantage is the ability to choose a domain name. Most of
the good .com names are long since gone. Further in the case of many of
the other endings like .au, .us, .uk, etc many companies exist solely in
buying up the best domain names to make a killing selling them to someone
else at highly inflated prices. GDI with the .ws avoids this pitfall by
ensuring the domain name is not sold as a separate entity, but only with
the web hosting service. This stops domain name hording in its tracks.
.ws is still new and now is the time to get the domain name you want. No
additional $20 yearly fee for just the domain name registration.

The .ws ending was given to Western Samoa as their country code. However
being a small country with little need for a computer country code, but
in need of hard foreign currency they entered into an agreement with the
founders of GDI to take the .ws ending to the world (rebranded as .ws for
website).

*The Business Opportunity*

The fact is not everyone out there needs a web host. Let's examine why
one has a website. Normally one either has a website for one of two
reasons - BUSINESS or PERSONAL.

In the case of personal websites many people want their own personal e-
mail addresses and have a website for a number of reasons, stay in touch
with family with an open letter, express their beliefs or opinions on a
world stage, to satisfied their own ego and sense of importance, create
photo albums, join a community, etc. Some people will pay the $10 a month
to have a website. As time progresses I think this will increase as more
and more people become web aware and want to have their own address/
place on the web. With the highly transitive nature of the human
population with greater movement than ever before in the history of the
world one of the best ways people will be able to stay in contact with
friends will be via the net. Consider how many people from school do you
know twenty years later. Have you moved city, state, country, if you have
you probably have lost contact with them. If you wanted to track them
down how would you? I know I would do it via the web. This will be
increasingly easy as people have personal web pages.
In the case of a website for Businesses most companies have a website for
further advertising their company, some do have direct sales as well over
the net, and some are nothing but internet based businesses, e.g. Ebay.
In the case of a website for a business, I would think that what GDI
offers is not big enough to meet their needs. Save for a landing page,
redirect page or just the Domain name, GDI is aimed at the small internet
business user. Thats not necessarily a bad thing but it is fact that has
a bearing on the business opportunity. If GDI wants to grow further they
will need to look at offering reasonable upgrade packages for the bigger
players.

In the case of a small first time business wanting their own website with
six pages GDI is not a bad option as it also gives them a source of
secondary income.

It has the potential to be a good source of income as each person you
bring in gets you $1 a month. Not a huge amount really, you would need 10
people just to pay for you hosting fee, but the winner here its that you
get a $1 for each person they introduce down to five levels, the power to
leverage the work of those below you is what appeals here. That can
result in some good returns. You won't become a millionaire over night,
but you can have a great income stream.

You might be thinking, I'm too late and missed the GDI wave. No I don't
think so, not at this time this article is written. GDI members now are
in the tens of thousands, not until its reaches 100's of millions will
the wave subside. I don't think new customers will ever complete dry up
either, because each year more and more tech. savey students finish
school, and they brought up to believe they each need their own modern
gadgets, including mobile phones, e-mailing, and even their own personal
website. For kids who are spending $50 plus a month on mobile phones
alone, $10 a month for their own website is nothing. I'm waiting for the
day you no longer send in a resume into a prospective employer but just
give them your web address and they can look up your life themselves.
Thus I think the potential of GDI is long term, yes after the initial
wave there will be an eventual slowing - there is no such thing as an
infinite possiblity - there are 6 Billion people on the planet, once the
majority of them is a customer you have reach the finite limit. Any
company unless they have plans to further develop a service or introduce
new products knows a market does reach a saturation point where growth
slows. Not so good for an MLM company as their customers are also their
business partners. Any MLM that wants to succeed must either sell a
product the needs replacement over time - i.e. tupperware (where did I
leave that lid, oh well time to another party and order another), or
offer new services or products to the same downlines.

There are numerous ways to advertise GDI online. I myself am no great
saleman. I hate cold calling, I hate door knocking, I hate feeling like I
am invading someone personal space or coming across as pushy. That's why
I love internet advertising. The buyer is in total control, no pushie
saleman, don't like the sales pitch go to another site. There are several
program set up to advertise GDI for you, programs like turbo GDI and
Hits2U, both are cost effective.
In summary, if you need a web host, GDI is a option, particularly in
relation to Domain names, if you don't need a web host and don't know
someone else who does then its probably not for you.

				
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