, Nu means now
. When it was revealed that .nu would be the top level domain for Niue (an island in the pacific ocean with less than 2000 inhabitants), A LOT of domain
names for .nu were registered the first weeks. It turned out that roughly 90% of those were registered
by people from Sweden
. Right now an even higher percentage of the domain names are registered by Swedes
.nu is about as common as .se for Swedish domain names now, since there are some REALLY strict rules for registering .se domains. Plus, .nu-domains are cheaper than .se-domains.
This has actually generated a pretty hefty income for a small island such as Niue. Who would've thought? :)