A Techcrunch story last week passed through the domain name community without comment but it caught my eye since the story was about a tec company not only building their brand around a .Me domain but a Web 2.0 misspell or hack of what other call a true hack
So the domain at question is Recmnd.Me which of course is a misspell of recommend.me, a Flickr.com type of domain if you will
It wouldn’t all be that surprising except that as you might have guessed already the Recmnd.Me folks don’t own recommend.me
Nor do they own Recommendme.com
Recommend.me is going to a placeholder at Godaddy and looks to be for sale, so why they didn’t try to buy it is anyone’s guess.
What makes the story really interesting is that the CEO of the company is by no means a newbie.
So when this kind of guy goes with a .Me and especially a Web 2.0 kind of domain in the .Me extension I think that says something about the extension.
For the record the site is a “recommendation and ranking system that might actually help companies find the best candidate for a job”.