GoDaddy will be taking over for Verisign in managing the .tv registry. The Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs, Tuvalu Government posted on Facebook:
The Ministry is excited to announce that the Government of Tuvalu has selected GoDaddy Registry as the new registry service provider for Tuvalu’s .tv Country Code Top-Level Domain! The Government, through the Ministry, will work with GoDaddy to grow the .tv domain and provide opportunities both locally and globally for economic development and capacity building! The Ministry thanks the Programme Management Unit within the Ministry’s ICT Department for the tireless effort they have put into their work to develop .tv! GoDaddy.
It’s funny GoDaddy once told people not to buy .tv domain names because the island was sinking. The Huffington Post covered it back in 2009.
Last month I wrote about an article at TheRegister.com about who would run the registry? The relationship with Verisign had soured and they did not even compete on the new bid.
Best of luck to both parties, hopefully we see some positive developments.