July 28, 2008; 06:25 AM
London, United Kingdom -- The internet's latest and most personal domain extension has seen huge
popularity after public launch. At 4pm (GMT) July 17 the public were
given the opportunity to register the new .ME domain name extension.
Over 5,500 .ME domain names were registered within the first two days
of public launch by UK accredited registrars, making it the second most
popular registration country, second only to the US.
English speaking countries led the way in registration volume, many
non-English speaking countries such as Germany, China, and France made
a strong showing," said Predrag Lesic, the Me registry's executive
director. "We believe this bodes well for the international success of
.ME as the only domain name that is all about You."
first minute of the launch over 5,000 names were registered worldwide
as both individuals and businesses alike rushed to secure their
preferred .ME extension. At the end of the first two days of the launch
more than 50,000 new domains were registered worldwide.
Boost, Managing Director, www.LCN.com, said: “We were delighted with
how smoothly our launch went. Once .ME went live to the public we saw a
massive surge of registrants for this very personalised and catchy
domain extension. Our team was well prepared to handle the huge initial
demand. The fact that we managed to secure over 23% of the UK .ME
registrations in the first two days was greatly aided by the organised
structure that we had in place from the day of the launch.”
who showed interest in domains during the pre-public launch, Landrush
period, are currently involved in a bidding war at present at the
website https://auctions.domain.me. So far, the most interest had been
shown for the domain name insure.me which has reached US$23,025 with
less than 1 day before the auction closes.
However, if you wish
to see if your desired .ME domain is still available and avoid the
bidding war, then you can always secure it for £15/year at
is an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
accredited .ME domain registrar and one of the top UK domain and
hosting providers with over 35,000 hosting customers and over 350,000
domain names registered since its launch in 2000.