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03|02|2010 11:22 am EDT

.Me Makes it Personal

by Adam Strong in Categories: Alternate Extensions

The .ME registry has partnered with NameJet yet again to offer up another batch of .ME domains at auction. This time it’s personal . . . as in personal names.  The list of 300 domains includes some of the most popular first and last names such as Adam.Me,  Michelle.Me, OConnor.Me, and Smith.Me

The full list of names to be auctioned can be found at www.PersonalNames.Me . The official press release can be seen after the jump.

Podgorica, Montenegro – Mar 2, 2010 The .ME Registry and NameJet announced the Internet’s largest online auction of personal names today. If you’ve ever wanted your own name as a domain, now is your chance! More than 300 personal names and surnames with a .ME extension are up for auction, starting April 5, 2010.

“We’ve had phenomenal success working with NameJet in the past. Their online auction platform is a perfect venue for this upcoming auction of personal names — the biggest online auction event the .ME Registry has ever held,” stated Predrag Lesic, Executive Director of the .ME Registry. “The popularity of social media makes this an opportune time to create a personal presence online and, as we’ve told the world from the start, dot-ME is as personal as it gets. Dot-ME is all about YOU!”

Here’s a glimpse at some of the many popular names available in this auction:

Andrew.Me
Adam.Me
Brian.Me
Daniel.Me
Douglas.Me
Eric.Me
Jack.Me
James.Me
Jason.Me
John.Me
Kevin.Me
Lindsey.Me
Maria.Me
Paul.Me
Peters.Me
Scott.Me
Shawn.Me
Steve.Me
Ryan.Me
William.Me

For the full list of available first names and surnames, go to www.PersonalNames.Me.

“This is the first time in the history of domains that more than 300 premium personal names have gone to auction at the same time. It’s so rare to gain control of your very own name with any domain extension. Imagine having it with a dot-ME – the ultimate personal domain,” said Steve Brown, General Manager of NameJet.

“Dot-ME is the ideal personal Web site domain,” noted Lesic. “Imagine the power of being the ONLY person in the world to own your first name or last name through dot-ME, even though millions of others have the very same name.”

.ME is proving to be extraordinarily popular for so many reasons. More than 350,000 .ME domains have been registered in the two years since the domain extension’s launch and a number are used for online call-to-action and catch phrase branding by businesses worldwide. One noteworthy example is Facebook, which is using FB.Me as its URL shortener.
For other examples and articles about the many clever uses of .ME, visit ExploreTheWorldOf.Me.

To learn more about the .ME Registry, developing a .ME business idea through non-auction allocation of a .ME domain, or to find out how to register a .ME domain, go to www.Domain.Me.

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5 Comments

[EN] .Me Makes it Personal

March 2, 2010 @ 2:29 pm EDT

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Ron

March 2, 2010 @ 3:48 pm EDT

I honestly believe that this extension is completely useless. There is a much better mouse trap in the .TEL extension for capturing not only personal identities but corporate identities.

Anyone that does their homework on .tel will agree.

Drew

March 2, 2010 @ 5:16 pm EDT

Well, I’d go one further and lump .me in to the TLD EPIC FAIL category.

Which is where .tel is already, of course.

But nice try Ron!

Adam Strong

March 2, 2010 @ 5:54 pm EDT

.Tel doesn’t work for a personal WEBSITE at all since the domain can’t be used as a site in the first place. :) I’m not an alternate extension fanboy or hater, but at least .me refers to something personal and you can build a site on it.

I wouldn’t call .me and epic failure yet. There are some using it and I see more people doing this personal site route with .me

jason

March 5, 2010 @ 9:26 am EDT

as much as I hate new tld’s.. i made a few thousand off of me. so it wasnt a complete fail. now .asia. that is a fail. feel sorry for those chumps that spent money there

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