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ICANN Plan Approved to Retire Yugoslav Domain

Here come the cutsie .me domains!

     
6:16 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Get ready for the .me landrush! :)

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The Internet's key oversight agency has approved a plan to phase out the domain name for Yugoslavia, four years after the country dissolved following civil war. It'll take two or three more years for ".yu" users to fully transition to ".rs" for Serbia and ".me" for Montenegro...

In unanimous votes last week, ICANN assigned ".me" to Montenegro's government and ".rs" to a group called the Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names, a nonprofit organization formed for the task.

4:42 pm on Sept 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Ah, the perfect hook-up site...

oldfla.me

More than one?

oldfla.me/s/

7:19 pm on Sept 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I sure hope someone in the LandOf.Me is thinking through the economic policy of the release of the .Me domain

Oh, my! Webwork, you have just branded an entire country!

Montenegro: The Land of Me!

Reserved for the tourist bureau. :)

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Guess you could start a dating portal with that .me..

date.me
kiss.me
do.me
love.me
marry.me
disappoint.me
divorce.me
guesswhoownsyourcarandhouseandkids.me

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The Internet's key oversight agency has approved a plan to phase out the domain name for Yugoslavia, four years after the country dissolved following civil war

Huh?! There was a civil war in Yugoslavia in 2003? I must have missed that one. There was me thinking that there was a civil war in the former Yugoslavia which ended in 1995 and another episode of Yugoslav military action in Kosovo in 1999.

But it seems I missed the famous conflict of 2003.

bugger.me

Hmm... webwork said no naughty words, didn't he?

sosue.me

9:29 pm on Sept 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ko.me
rice in japanese
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donttase.me bro
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outgoes.yu and incomes.me

sounds like we just past in a revolving door

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the nation just might do better BY insisting that any business associated witht he domain actually be hosted within and fully operate out of the country. That would help them develop their tech infrastructure, provide jobs for local programmers, etc.

I hope it works out well for Montenegro and Serbia with respect to being able to help further IT infrastructure in this manner, however I am doubtful.

Unfortunately "corruption is king" in this (and some other) matters over there - I am sure someone will make a $$$ killing over there out of it but it will be for personal benefit, rather then , and at expense of, benefit of countries involved.

Also setting up a company over there is a mess of paperwork and procedures (although greasing wheels helps) - both countries need to be more business friendly. And they are slowly getting there , however they are not there yet

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The potential here is so huge it's of comedic proportions.

A web 2.0 photo-comparison site for competitive ladies?

isshehotterthan.me

12:38 pm on Sept 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For the outside world, the biggest domain will be:
hire.me

Internally, perhaps now things have settled down there a bit it's time for na.me and sha.me?

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outgoes.yu and incomes.me

A classic for sure. :)

As a Veteran, this one has a nice ring...

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3:15 pm on Sept 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Presumably, current .yu domains belonging to residents of Montenegro will be able to move their current domain name to .me.

Oh, my, this could have some unintended consequences, if the old domain name relied on .yu standing for "you"...

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DontYouWant.me (baby)
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TakeAChanceOn.me/takeachance/takeachance/takeachance/
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I assume the URL of the site where we'll buy these names will be give.me/yourmoney?
10:21 pm on May 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It's probably.me
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bill.me
utalkin2.me
squir.me

mada.me
mealti.me
bedti.me
dreamti.me
metrono.me
monochro.me
aireodro.me

Is there no end?

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