GDI?  Maybe you’ve heard of it and you wanna do some research on it.  So the question you need answered is, is global domains international a scam?

Before we get into that, I’ll give you my expierence on what GDI is.  Back in 2011, I ran across GDI.  At the time, I was BRAND NEW is the affliate/network marketing game.  I had very little help and I was doing all research on my own.  Actually I just did a quick search and my very first youtube video is still up which you can watch below(don’t laugh, we all have to start somewhere)

In a nutshell, GDI is a program were you are able to purchase domain names.  Just like you can get a domain name from godaddy or namecheap, GDI is the same thing.  Apart from providing domain registry, there are also services like email forwarding, site builder tools, and other web hosting services  The biggest diffence is they are also a multi level marketing program as well with a pretty good compensation plan.  An illustration below is how the payouts work.

For $10 a month, you are able to get a website.  Most websites usually end in .com, .net, .org, etc.  GDI is a little different.  Thier websites end in WS with the WS standing for website.    The owners of GDI got permission from the government of Western Somoa to us the WS.  With all of that, the one thing you want to know is Global domains international a scam?  The answer is no, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re looking to start a home based business, especially if you’re brand new to the making money from home business.

The reason why I wouldn’t recommend it is because there is very little support from anyone or anywere.  Also, lots of people aren’t sold on the MLM aspect of it.  Although MLM is a legit business model, it is really close to a pyramid scheme.  In order to make an income with GDI, you will need to recruit an unlimited amount of people, and the people you recruit into the program, need to recruit other people, and so on and so on.

Now again, I’m not against MLM, but for the new marketer, this can be a daunting task to recruit members, especially if you’re just starting out. Whose gonna trust you?

In fairness, GDI would be good for someone is they were just looking to create the most basic of a website.  Someone who isn’t looking to monetize it.  If you already have for instance, a restuarant, then GDI would be a good way to put your company’s name and face on the internet, as there’s very little leg work in it.  Other than that, leave GDI to the expierenced internet marketers.  Once you get more comfortable and an understanding of how running an online business is, then MAYBE, return to GDI.

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  1. Thank you for writing this article Ben.
    I have never heard of GDI before. This information was all new to me. It was very informative.
    I liked the way you went through the pros and the cons of this product.
    I liked the way that you said honestly that if you need support, then this is not the product for you.
    This article helped me a lot.
    Thank you again Ben. All the best.

  2. It did not sound too appealing to me. I was thrown with the website address it just seemed to be too different than the norm for me. Then it does sound like a pyramid scheme on top of it. I think I would rather stick to trying to generate revenue through my own efforts of having a website with products. Are there still any promotions running for this company? I never heard of them.

  3. Hi Benjamin, thanks for the info on GDI. I am not familiar with “.ws”. Usually it is .com, .net, .org I see. You mentioned .ws is not useful if I want to monetize the blog eventually. Why is that so? Can I find out more?
    I am with WA too.

    1. It’s not that the WS isnt good if you want to monetize it. You can monetize GDI in and of itself, but if you have a website, how often do people like for

      I consider the WS akin to something you put on a business card. You already have the business going, but you aren’t trying to find anymore oganic traffic.

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