.ME Domain Names
What is a .ME domain?
The .ME domain is actually a ccTLD (country code top level domain) for Montenegro. Located in Southeastern Europe, Montenegro is nestled between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia. Montenegro covers 5,415 square miles, an area slightly smaller than Connecticut. The population of this small country is 678,177 and the official language is Montenegrin. However, Serbian, Bosnian, and Albanian are also spoken there.
Montenegro has changed hands many times throughout history to include the Ottoman Empire, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and finally the union of Serbia and Montenegro. Recently, Montenegro invoked its right under the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro to hold a referendum on independence from the state union. The vote for severing ties with Serbia exceeded 55% - the mandatory number set but the European Union - allowing Montenegro to formally declare its independence on June 3, 2006.
Why should I register a .ME domain name?
The Internet is finally personal! If you are looking to have a website and/or blog all about you, then a .ME is exactly what you are looking for. The .ME domain has taken off and become popular for use in these types of websites. You can finally have a truly personal name space.
Additionally, the .ME domain name presents a great opportunity for companies and private persons, who have economical, political or cultural relations with Montenegro. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting this local market, your company's revenue can be maximized.
Protecting your identity is crucial. That is true for your personal identity as well as your online identity. Safeguarding your assets is non-negotiable in today's world. By registering your trademark in ccTLDs, you are taking one more step toward protecting your business. You have enough to worry about in business. Don't let having your competitors acquire your name be one of them. By holding your trademark in ccTLDs, you will not have to concern yourself with attempting to acquire your name after someone else has registered it.
We all know that highly coveted domains are those that are short or have common words. These types of domains are almost impossible to acquire in heavily populated domains like .COM or .NET. However, the chances of finding your domain in a ccTLD are exponentially better. Because most ccTLDs are continuing to grow, it is easier to register short or keyword-rich domains. Country code TLDs are extremely popular for domain hacks. Their short extensions lend themselves to registering domains such as cumberso.ME, dayti.ME, or whatshisna.ME.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .ME?
There are no restrictions for registering a .ME domain. Registration for these domain names is open to anyone, similar to .com, .net, or .org.