In a post yesterday .Me said they will be releasing approximately 2,800 premium domains on March 4.
This might be a little too late as .me is just another extension in a sea of hundreds. Holding on to premiums this long probably not going to yield the returns the registry anticipated.
Roughly 2,800 premium domains will be made directly available for registration to every business and individual around the globe through your favorite .ME registrar on a first come, first served basis.
“Previously, .ME premium domains could be registered via auctions, our Premium Domain Program, and, most recently, through Afternic at “buy-now” prices. Making them directly accessible to millions of entrepreneurs, startups and individuals is the ultimate step in releasing our best .ME domains into the wild. dotME has always been and it will always be about YOU!” said Predrag Lešić, CEO of domain.me.
I hope someone doesn’t beat me to the ultra premium domain name izljeci.me
Thanks for the heads-up. Will go for that one.
Tony C says
I’m shocked that “Maine.ME” was not held back as a premium domain since “ME” is the State code for Maine.
.Me probably didn’t see the Geographic angle in it at the time. When I tried to hand-register it many years ago I found it was already registered but I wanted it so bad I had to buy it at a premium price from the registered owner. I am certainly glad I did as I started selling advertising and “Maine.ME” bumper decals.
They must think they are worth more sold cheap to domainers than what they’d get waiting for endusers.
Anything New gTLD + “premium” is now just an oxymoron to me, the kind where you don’t buy it.
Even for ones I actually like personally.
And yes I know this one’s been around for a while and was/is technically a ccTLD. For this one, same difference.
The only way I would feel more favorably about this one as both and end user and a domain investor is if there are price controls, otherwise “don’t make me laugh.”
John got this right. “Jumbo” shrimp, anyone?
I forgot .me was even an domain extension