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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! :)

[news.wired.com...]

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.

8:50 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh! $#$#.me!
8:55 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If the registry has half a wit it will reserve a few hundred domains for auction and chances are they will make more on those few hundred domains than on the next 10,000 to 100,000 .me domains.

Love.me
Hate.me
Call.me
Date.me
Have.me
(All the sex acts).me

Alrighty, this looks like a fun one to play with. Just be nice. No (especially) naughty words. Don't MessWith.me. ;0)

[edited by: Webwork at 9:01 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2007]

9:14 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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bite.me
kick.me
dont-cheat-on.me
back.me
broke.me
o.me
uand.me
9:43 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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HaveDinnerWith.me
9:45 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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BrotherCanYouSpareaDi.me
10:03 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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who.me
help.me
itsallabout.me
whatabout.me
isit.me
wasit.me
itwasnt.me
hurt.me
tease.me
please.me

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 10:10 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2007]

10:52 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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donttreadon.me
approve.me
justshoot.me
be.me
you-n.me
firemybossfor.me
11:16 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hit.me (obvious gambling site)
talkdirtyto.me (obvious adult site)
youand.me (dating site?)

Lot of related movie/TV domains (if you want to risk the wrath of the studios):
standby.me
thespywholoved.me
rescue.me
etc.

11:18 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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see.me
feel.me
touch.me
heal.me
11:22 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh the epito.me of it all...
11:59 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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why.me
call.me
buy.me
watch.me
text.me

not to mention all the hacks ... (ga.me, etc...)

11:59 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The wit and wisdom of WebmasterWorld members never ceases to Amaze.me.
1:03 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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fem.me
filena.me
gim.me
ho.me
mi.me
program.me

Remember this one?

sockitto.me

8:25 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ti.me
9:06 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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itwasnt.me

What are you goint to use the domain for, lol.

search.me

SEO
optimize.me

11:21 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Not only in english.

In spanish "me" has the same meaning, so there is another thousand domains to auction for.

Probably other languages have the same issue.

11:47 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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google.me

...

...

Dating tool.

To fill in the gap... you know, with google.yu not available anymore...

Also works as rep (mis)management / research service.

...

Yesterday I was offered appleiphone.tld ... a country specific ccTld of course.
I think I said, see you in the news.

[edited by: Miamacs at 11:53 am (utc) on Sep. 20, 2007]

12:13 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My mum would probably register itwasnt.me as thats all I used to say when I was younger :P
1:17 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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bli.me

blame.me

bla.me

1:23 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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la.me.
1:23 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well being from Serbia which is one of the users of .yu ccTLD I can tell you that an auction is not all that probable :)

See you after the landrush :)

1:35 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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you.me

@rocker: You've been watching too much "Tommy". LOL

1:41 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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not4.me I don't expect to much. In 2003 it was decided that .yu will be switched to .cs and even for years later noting happened. There's not even one .cs domain working today.

That doesn't surprise me because some time ago I spoke with a lady (in fact granny) that's responsible for domain registrations in Serbia at University of Belgrade. Instead of getting more information, she was just telling me about her plans to retire asap :)

Second problem is that in most (if not all, for Serbia and Croatia I'm sure) countries of ex YU, you need to start up a company for EACH country domain name you want to register. If you calculate how much it costs to start up a company and to keep it alive you will see its not so wise idea.

Third thing is that now you cannot register just .yu, you can only get .co.yu like in UK.

2:06 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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welco.me
wel.co.me
3:11 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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@rocker: You've been watching too much "Tommy". LOL

caught.me :)

3:23 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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itwasnt.me

What are you goint to use the domain for, lol.


I'll sell it to OJ for a premium. :)
3:26 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I really like...

sock.it.to.me

That just rolls right off the tongue perfectly. Where do I register?

3:28 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There's the inevitable: ani.me

what about windows.me lol

4:18 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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1. All the above? Too funny! See.me, Feel.me, . . priceless. Thanks for that. ;)

2. "you need to start up a company for EACH country domain name you want to register": Inevitably someone comes up with a service that provides a "work around". Maybe not, though, if they choose to apply rigor to their standards. I would counsel that they should consider "making exceptions" in the case of certain generic words. OTOH, give the playfulness, fun, memorability and easy brandability of the (Word).me model 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 sure hope someone in the LandOf.Me is thinking through the economic policy of the release of the .Me domain.

I'd be happy to consult . . for free . . being Helpful.me. ;0)

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