Still On GOtv

Going back to the DSTV retail shop in Lekki to pick up a GOtv branded cable TV package was not without apprehension and skepticism.

My first visit was not a fulfilling one, I really was not impressed with the picture quality I was shown . Also, no thanks to the limited coverage of GOtv’s signals in Lagos, you are thrown back to last century’s technology with the outdoor antenna you are forced to use to improve reception.

GOtv has two packages, the GOtv and the GOtv plus. The GOtv package hardware is being sold at an introductory price of N8000 and includes 3 months of free viewing for the 26 channels on offer while the GOtv plus hardware is N9500, also with 3 months free viewing for the 33 channels on offer. Subsequent monthly subscription fees is put at N1,000 and N1,500 respectively for the GOtv and GOtv plus packages.

Since my purchase is intended for my kids, I was forced to subscribe to the GOtv plus package because it contains the Disney Junior kiddies channel, their favourite. A summary of the channels available for each pacakage is listed below.

The installation package comes with the decoder, remote controller – the same as the one used for regular DSTV, AV cable and an indoor antennae. For N2,500 more, you are given a basic antennae which should come with a pole.I was swindled out of my pole.Please note that GOtv does not use any Smartcard.

The Installation is quite straightforward. On Lagos mainland, you may not have a need for an external antenna. However, if you live on Lagos Island, you definitely would be needing one.

I could not mount the outdoor antenna yet because of the missing pole. However, carefully placing the antenna on my balcony, i got about 26% signal strength and surprisingly, it was good for viewing with no artefacts.

Overall, i think it is a good buy especially considering the low monthly subscription. The picture quality is comparable to what is being offered on the regular DSTV cable regular packages. I would expect GOtv to speed up the expansion of its coverage area as the external antennaes constitute an eye sore.

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Free Web Hosting (Revisited)

Our first attempt at giving out FREE web hosting to the general public met with a lot of success. A lot of nice people came on board and had a feel of what hosting was all about without having to pay a dime. Likewise, a number of not-so-nice people also came on board with an intent to defraud via phishing, spamming and the likes. Many of them had their accounts axed – without warning.

Yet again, we would be giving out free hosting to the first 20 people that signifies their interest. Each request would be approved manually and we reserve the right to reject anyone we are uncomfortable with.

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.CO Domains – Free Offers

Missed out on a great .com domain name? You just may still get the .co variety.

For all practical purposes, .co domains are the same as .com domains; that means they are available to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. One of the biggest advantages of the .co domains, besides the fact that they’re similar to .com domains, is the fact that they are already widely recognized. One of the early adopters of the .co domain name is Twitter, which snatched the domain, and is currently using it as a link service.

Also, with Google’s consideration that .co is an international domain extension, it has the ability to perform well as websites in any country. This means that businesses will be able to successfully build on .CO domain names.

.Co is the country code domain for Colombia. It was originally delegated to University of The Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. For many years, the University ran tight controls on the domain name. Registration was mostly limited to Colombian companies with about 28,000 .co domains registered.

About ten years ago, University of The Andes started to look at opening up registration of the domain name. Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications got involved, and went through a painstaking process of figuring out the best way to open up the domain. The rest is now history. With at least 500,000 .co domain names registered since its general introduction in July 20, 2010, it is only a matter of time before most names are snapped up. A lot of domain squatters have already purchased names of popular companies for resale, a lot of individuals and companies have had to pay high prices to secure their brand names from these domain squatters looking to capitalize on this opportunity. Online retailer,, paid $350,000 for

The allure of a .CO Domain Name – What makes a .CO desirable

According to market research, the .CO domain is instantly recognizable as referring to Corporation, Corporate, Company or other Commercial endeavors and it is easily recognizable and memorable. Although .co was, and still is the country code for Colombia, it has also been relaunched and is recognized as being a new global TLD with all the global search juice that should entail. Other country codes that have gained wide acceptance are .tv (Island of Tivalu) and .me (Montenegro).

Dot-com domains generally go for N2000, but the list of memorable .com domain name is ever-dwindling. The .co domain name is not cheap as attention is now focussed on the TLD. It costs N6,000 per year for subscription for .co domain name alone.

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