Avi-Labs rents OSgrid regions, sells OARs

AviWorlds welcome region. (Snapshot by Maria Korolov.)

AviWorlds welcome region. (Snapshot by Maria Korolov.)

Avi-Labs, the OpenSim hosting company that grew out of the AviWorlds grid, has added OSgrid region rentals and OAR sales to its previous set of grid hosting services and managed server rentals.

OSgrid regions go for $5 per month for 15,000 prims, with no setup fee, one of the lowest prices available. Two-by-two variable-sized regions start at $10 for 45,000 prims.

Alexsandro Pomposelli

Alexsandro Pomposelli

The OARs cost $150 and can be modified but not resold, said AviWorlds founder Alexandro Pomposelli.

“We are partnering with Second Life creators to bring high quality builds to OpenSim,” he told Hypergrid Business.

The first OAR was created by Serenah Raynier, he said, has beach-front and forested areas, and can be used for a shopping mall. To purchase the OAR, email [email protected].

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Avi-Labs offers mini-grids starting at $35 per month for five 15,000-prim regions. Full grids start at $75 for 250 gigabytes. Both have a $25 setup fee.

Mini-grids are small worlds, typically between four and 16 regions in size, that run on a single server.

Full grids can be expanded to any number of regions, but cost more because they require a separate server to run the central grid infrastructure, such as user inventories, the grid map and messages.

In addition to AviWorlds, Avi-Labs also provides hosting for the Baller Nation GridSinful GridLoff Virtual WorldsDreamWorldzGenesis, and CORE.

Meanwhile, the AviWorlds grid is having a summer promotion with free quarter regions with 3,750 prims each. Contact Pomposelli in-world, where he is known as “Alex Ferraris,” or email [email protected] to request the free quarter region.

Pomposelli added that he will be running ads on Facebook to promote the free land offer.

Promotional region. (Image courtesy AviWorlds.)

Free promotional quarter regions. (Image courtesy AviWorlds.)

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Serenah Raynier
  • Da Hayward

    good article. Aviworlds is a lot more than just this , for example DOR has 10 linked 8×8 VAR regions there which Aircraft do cross borders,
    Great big vast areas to fly or sail or have fun.In AviWorlds we will be offering a free gift Aircraft to DOR members from later this afternoon (10th June 2016). Although Alex and AviWorlds tends to take a lot of hits in these posts we are more than happy with our experience there. Login URL to DOR Arrival for anyone wanting to look hop://login.aviworlds.us:8002/Arrival/255/33/32

  • 1derworld

    Great article 🙂 to add to that a little Lost World Grid has many many OAR’s currently for sale. Almost any theme you can think of.
    lostworld-os.com:8002:Lost World see Joe Builder. This is only if Aviworlds don’t currently have what your looking for Everything is one price from single sized region to a 150 region var we do it all 🙂

    • Da Hayward

      We support Joes OARS as well, Our view is the more creators the better it is for all of us.
      There is so much talent in open sim

      • Since Joe’s comment is awaiting moderation approval atm I will post to you da.

        I really appreciate this idea of selling OARs, a lot. If I had Joe’s talent I would do some up myself, as it is I have just done a few free ones using others content by permission and only by those people who give their stuff away anyways.

        People seem to like them.

        I think this is an untapped source of income that can really make some good bucks in this space. You can find region builders in SL but of course theirs are stuck in that grid, they do charge a lot for them. It’s a shame they can’t back up their regions to OARs though.

        However, I met a guy yesterday while visiting Karima’s new Art build in Kitely who was just in from SL. He told me he creates regions and I told him he could do them for the Meta, and gave him the link to my free ones as examples.

        This would of course be his own content and others who partner with him.

        He seemed to find it very interesting.

        To me this is where the real money is, just as in hosting and others who make real money in all this…real being more like a sustainable living rather than pennies and dimes.

        I would love to take my terrains I sell onto the Kitely market but @IlanTochner:disqus has not got around to fixing it so it can be done (he mentioned this may be in the future).

        I think this would give others the ability to easily see both terrains they create and OARS…I wish they would get that done. (glares at Ilan)

        • Da Hayward

          Yes I think you are right there.

  • Sugar Paolino

    Great article. I know there are many great OAR creators out there that sell them for all opensim to enjoy. I have bought a few OAR’s from Joe Builder ( lostworld-os.com:8002) and so have a few of my members in Island Oasis. I know Joe has single regions all the up to 150 regions. You can find Joe’s OAR’s at lostworld-os.com:8002 or a few that i have bought in Island Oasis.

    • Alex Ferraris

      I always have referred JOE BUILDER’s oars to many of my customers. In fact I have asked JOE BUILDER to let me place his oars in my website so I could help him sell them. 🙂

    • Do they have a website where you buy and download them?

      • Sugar Paolino

        Hi Maria. Joe has his OAR’s at his grid and they are a “on demand” thing. He has a lot of different size and theme oar’s. here is his hg address. lostworld-os.com:8002 just contact Joe Builder and he will take care of the rest 🙂

  • Carlos Loff

    Avilabs has helped me a lot, at Virtual Lisbon in Loff Virtual Worlds – Long Life to Themmmmm

  • Da Hayward

    Just a further thought on the article. Hosting grids is a great thing especially when it helps others out. and really the whole of open sim should be encouraging the wonderful talent involved in it. DOR is really focused in the AVIWorlds grid, so much so that I have made a strong commitment to stay with AviWorlds.We have been approached by others to move to other grids but that dosn’t work for us.
    I’d like to think that in the future all grids will work together for a common goal