PODGORICA, Montenegro--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Several highly coveted .ME domains will be available for auction Thursday, Jan. 29, during DOMAINfest Global ‘09 in Hollywood, Calif.
The five .ME domains available are:
These .ME domains will be available in LIVE auction, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday,Jan. 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST).
The .ME auctions will be handled by Moniker, known for conducting live domain auctions throughout the world.
Moniker recently managed the highly successful auction of 11 extremely popular .ME names just four months ago. Those names sold for a total of $218,000. Date.Me alone went for $70,000.
The .ME Registry already has more than 190,000 domain names registered. The record-setting volume of 100,000 domains under management was captured in a little more than two weeks after opening for live, real-time registrations by the general public and less than four months since launching the new registry.
“All indications point to a great deal of interest in this latest auction,” states Predrag Lesic, the registry's executive director. “Dot-ME is showing strength as one of the most popular personal and snappy professional TLDs in the world.”
You may choose any from several options for bidding. To find out more, visithttp://marketplacepro.moniker.com/auction/bidding.html.
To learn more DOMAINfest Global ‘09, go to www.DOMAINfest.com.
About the .ME Registry:
.ME Registry (the d.b.a. of doMEn, d.o.o.) was chosen by the government of Montenegro to operate the new .ME domain name extension. .ME Registry partners include ME-net, GoDaddy.com and Afilias Limited. ME-net is located in Montenegro and its principals have been leaders in the ICT sector in Montenegro, including the privatization of its largest ISP. GoDaddy.com is located in the USA and is the world’s largest domain name registrar and the largest paid hostname provider in the world, according to Netcraft Ltd. Afilias Limited is headquartered in Ireland and is a leading registry services provider, supporting more than 13 million domains worldwide.
Natasa Djukanovic, +382-20-269-740