400,000 .ME Domains Registered in 2 Years

Dot ME logo[news release] Just two years after the world first heard of Montenegro’s top-level domain, .ME, more than 400,000 .ME domains have been registered. Several by some of the biggest names on the Internet — including Facebook, Yahoo, WordPress, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. These companies have snapped up .ME domains to draw attention to their online products and services.
“In every case, dot-ME naturally draws the online audience in with a call-to-action, a catchy phrase or by creating a simple and abbreviated destination domain,” notes Predrag Lesic, CEO of the .ME Registry. “FB.Me is a perfect example. These four letters link mobile users with Facebook in a simple, efficient way”.

WordPress did the same thing, creating WP.Me as its URL shortener, so the website’s hundreds of thousands of blogging members can easily connect friends and fans to their writings.

One of the best fits of the year is Despicable.Me. This website was originated by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment to promote this summer’s much-anticipated 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me, which opens in theaters July 9. Online at Despicable.Me, fans who have been watching trailers in theaters and on television for months, can learn more about the animated film starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove and legendary actress Julie Andrews.

Many more online entrepreneurs are finding .ME to be an ideal destination domain. Fits.Me, for instance, is a virtual fitting room clothing companies can use to help their customers determine how a piece of clothing will fit individual bodies.

More and more interested parties worldwide can appreciate the intrinsic value of a .ME domain. In fact, more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars in call-to-action, catch phrase and personal .ME domains were sold at auction in May, including Trade.Me for more than $18,500 and Smith.Me for $5,100.

For other examples and articles about the many clever uses of .ME, visit ExploreTheWorldOf.Me.

To learn more about the .ME Registry, developing a .ME business idea through non-auction allocation of a .ME domain, or to find out how to register a .ME domain, go to www.Domain.Me.

This .ME news release was sourced from:
www.nic.me/news.php?news=196

Europe Registry logoTo register your .ME domain name, check out Europe Registry here.