.Me domains become the hottest new destination
September 02, 2008
Presently .Me domains are gaining momentum as the hottest
new destination for Web addresses that have hit the market. Due to their
universal appeal and quality to be easily remembered they have become essential
to brand yourself or a company in the online market. Furthermore, some
“premium” names such as. Contact.ME, Drive.ME, Kiss.Me, Youand.Me, Insure.me
have the potential to create a completely new perception of the
The .me domain names have surpassed everyone’s expectations when
it comes to popularity. There were tens of thousands of .Me domain names
registered within the first registration day. The world’s giant registrar GoDaddy
reported that they received over 20,000 different registration requests within
the first 24 hours. Recently, the .ME Registry revealed that it has registered more than 100,000 domain
names so far. The main interest comes from English speaking countries
including the United States (71%), the United Kingdom (6%), Canada (4%), and
The people and brands have foreseen the huge potential of
the new .Me domain names and snapped them up at a price of $99.98 during the
opening bid period in June. However, many domain names received more than one
application and were put up for auctions.
More than a thousands auctions are currently open for
popular and it is not inexplicable why .many of them are going so high and why
so many trademark domains are being auctioned.
However many of the landrush auctions have ended, and we’ve
already witnessed some high sales. Toyota.me was sold for $90,025, while the attractive domain name of insure.me scored the very impressive $68,000 price.
Other big sales include:
all likelihood, it is only a matter of time before we see domain names that will reach six figure final bids. Moreover, the major bidding is expected to happen
in September when many of the premium domain names are scheduled to come up for
bidding. So stay tuned to find out whether .me will break the internet record for new domain name registration and will pave the way
for the new domain extensions that are coming onto market over the next
couple of years.
Beginning Sept. 25, the .ME Registry will commence two auctions for its
premium domain names.
The lists of premium names for the live and online auctions read here.
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