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.Me: The New Domain on the Block

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Shortly after Montenegro gained independence in June of 2006, the ISO 3165 Maintenance Agency assigned the emerging nation the country code “ME.” By submitting an application to the IANA to have .Me designated as the country’s top-level domain (TLD), the Government of Montenegro took its most important step in establishing .Me. The designation was finally approved and took place in September 2007.

Understanding that “ME” has multiple meanings and mass appeal as a word, the Government of Montenegro embarked on generalizing the .Me name space so that anyone and everyone could enjoy a .Me for themselves.

What Can You Do with .Me?

.Me is a true phenomenon among TLDs. With its unforgettable meaning and limitless word combinations, .Me gives a truly personal tone to your domain name. If you are looking for a name that speaks for itself, .Me is your best choice. Let .Me speak for your online business or personal blog.

.Me’s potential is enormous, and it simply asks that you be creative and coin the name that best suits you. If you have a great original idea for a domain name, register .Me before it’s taken. To check out other ideas, explore the world of .Me.

History of .Me

.Me opened to the world of domains on 17 July 2008. Because of its unique meaning, it is used as both a personalized Web address and a catchy business marketing tool around the world. It caught on initially in English, soon followed by localized and standards-compliant international domain names in, for example, Spanish, Italian, and Montenegrin.

By May 2009, less than one year later, more than 250,000 .Me domains were registered by people in 182 countries. This makes .Me a truly international domain.

.Me Is…

  • Great for personalized domains, such as John.Me, Bob.Me, and Mary.Me, which could, for example, be used for a personal blog or website.
  • Fantastic as a call-to-action domain, such as LookAt.Me, WillYouDate.Me, ChatWith.Me.
  • Perfect for social networking, e.g. TheWorldof.Me.

.Me domains can currently be registered through one of 117 accredited .Me registrars. To find out more about becoming an accredited .Me registrar, go to www.Domain.Me.

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