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Dot.me

Written by on April 28, 2008

Big news for all those web developers who annoyed that del.icio.us is already taken, and wants to get a similar cool sounding domain name.

Montenegro, a new country in Europe, is getting its own country-code top-level domain. And it is called ".me".

So now you can get "supersize.me", "anyti.me", "awe.so.me", and "Welco.me". Not to mention more traditional sounding ones like "like.me", "follow.me/home", "adopt.me", "text.me", "call.me", "adore.me" and "you.and.me".

But don't think you can just go out and buy one. There are several land-rush periods:

  • About 2600 popular domain combinations are reserved for a special auction - so "love.me" is going to get expensive.
  • People and companies in Montenegro (with trademarks) can pre-register domain names during May 1 to May 6.
  • International companies can pre-register their own trademarked domain names from May 7 to May 20
  • The public will get access on June 6, in which time an auction will be held if two or more people want the same domain.
  • Everyone can buy whatever they want after July 17.

But I suspect that we are going to see a lot of Web 2.0 projects called "something.me" in the near future.

And, I have compiled a list of possible domain names - in case you cannot come up with something yourself.

Note: Of course, I expect to get paid a million dollars if you use any of them :o)

  • acade.me
  • ac.me
  • ani.me
  • any.ti.me
  • assu.me
  • awe.so.me
  • bio.me
  • bla.me
  • di.me
  • dish.me
  • enzy.me
  • extre.me
  • fem.me
  • fla.me
  • ga.me
  • gendar.me
  • ho.me
  • illu.me
  • la.me
  • li.me
  • love.so.me
  • mariti.me
  • mealti.me
  • meanti.me
  • mo.me
  • op.ti.me
  • out.co.me
  • over.ti.me
  • perfu.me
  • play.ti.me
  • pre.ga.me
  • sli.me
  • su.pre.me
  • the.me
  • un.ta.me
  • wel.co.me
  • zy.me

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