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New Internet Domain - .ME – Opens Registration for Trademark Holder

May 8, 2008; 05:37 AM

Podgorica, Montenegro. (May 7, 2008) – doMEn d.o.o., the official registry operator for the new .ME domain name extension, announced today that .ME is now open for trademark owners to register their marks. .ME is expected to be utilized as both a personalized Web address and as a catchy business marketing tool around the world.

Anyone with a registered trademark or service mark applied for before June 28, 2006 is eligible to apply for a .ME domain. Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2008. If there is only one application for a domain name, the domain name will be awarded to that applicant. If more than one application  is received for a name, the competing applications will be sent to auction following the close of the application period.

All Sunrise registrations require a minimum 5 year registration term. Members of the public will have an opportunity to begin to apply for .ME domains during the Landrush period, which opens on June 6. Real-time registrations will commence on July 17.

Anyone interested in purchasing a .ME domain name should apply through the domain name registrar of their choice. A full list of accredited registrars is available at

About the .ME Registry:
doMEn, d.o.o. was chosen by the government of Montenegro to operate the new .ME domain name extension. doMEn partners include ME-net, Afilias Limited, and Me-Net is located in Montenegro and its principles have been leaders in the ICT sector in Montenegro, including the privatization of its largest ISP. Afilias Limited is headquartered in Ireland with offices around the world, and is a leading registry services provider supporting more than 13 million domains worldwide. is located in the USA and is
the world's largest domain name registrar and the largest paid hosting provider in the world, according to Netcraft Ltd.



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