.ME - Still a Sizzling Top-Level-Domain
dot .ME, the ccTLD (country code Top-Level-Domain) of Montenegro, even now, nearly two years after its release, is still as popular as ever, if not more!
With the Registry's second anniversary quickly approaching (second anniversary of "Go Live" on July 16, 2010), HEXONET is not only spotlighting the domain, but will also run a huge promotion towards their reseller channel and make obtaining a .ME even cheaper and better.
- dot ME - A sensational Success Story! Since July 16, 2008 ("GoLive") dot ME has been on a tremendous journey of success. Highlights of the past couple of years:
- July 16, 2008 .ME officially launches and ushers in a new era of personalization on the web. Minimum registration period is 2 years at an average annual market retail price of 19.00 EUR per Domain/Year
- Within two (2) days, .ME has an astonishing 50,000 Domains under management with most registrants coming from the USA, UK, Germany, Canada and China respectively.
- August 5, 2008, just two weeks after launch, the registry announced that they had already surpassed 100,000 Domains under Management!
- September 2008, .ME auctioned the first set of eleven (11) premium domains during the Traffic Conference in New York, where proceeds amazingly total over 218,000 USD! - "date.me" was the highest sold .ME domain at 70,000 USD!
- Keeping the fast pace of changes going at the registry, on October 1, 2008, the Registry reduced the two (2) year minimum registration requirement to one (1) year, for the benefit for all.
- January 2009, the second .ME premium domain auction took place at the domain industry's premier event "DomainFest Global '09" - five (5) more premium .ME Domains were auctioned off successfully
- February 10, 2009, approx. 7 months after "GoLive", dot .ME has over 200,000 Domains registered!
- April 2, 2009, Domain.ME releases another 35 premium .ME Domains for auction through SEDO
- May 18, 2009, Domain.ME announces "A Limited Time Auction of Premium Domains with NameJet™" where 15 additional premium .ME Domain names were successfully auctioned.
- May 20, 2009, less than a year after "GoLive", .ME hits quarter of Million Domains under Management
- August 27, 2009, following up on the first highly successful auction with NameJet™, .ME announces the second premium domain auction with NameJet™.
- September 9, 2009, WordPress starts using "WP.me" as their standard URL Shortener
- January 5, 2010, FaceBook, The World’s Largest Social Network, uses .ME to provide access for its mobile users with "FB.me"
- January 26, 2010, Hollywood realizes the value of .ME domains, by branding the upcoming 3D/CGI movie from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment with the .ME domain Despicable.Me.
- Continued success has been the story of .ME. The dot ME organization has been a model Registry in the way it does press releases, attends key industry events, and most importantly, the way it stays in touch with its registrars.
- Why .ME Continues to Stay Hot! .ME is an ideal domain for the following:
- Personal use for blogs, family pictures, ...etc.
- Great for call-to-action domains, such as call.me, date.me, insure.me, ...etc.
- Ideal for brands to give your brand a more personal touch, basically making your brand more personal
- Some cool .ME Domains are fits.me, appo.me, despicable.me, fwd4.me, whyhire.me, ... and many more.
- If you are interested in registering a .ME domain, simply go to www.hexonet.net, fill the online sign-up form, load your account and register away! Be sure to take advantage of our .ME Promo starting this April (running through to June 30th) where .ME domains will be going away for at a sensational promotional price! Get your personal domain today!
As always, if you are interested in registering larger volumes of domains, please do not hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.