The possibilties with the internet today are endless, and many use it to show off their talents, tell the world their thoughts or even search for employment.
That’s why it’s so important to choose a domain name that really sells you. You are your own brand, and there’s no better way of showcasing yourself than by using a .ME domain name.
The history of .ME
The .ME domain name extension was introduced and publically available seven years ago in 2008 – the top level domain replaced .cg.yu, previously used as Montenegro declared its independence from Serbia and Montenegro on 3rd June 2006.
Although .ME is actually a ccTLD, it has gained a large amount of popularity due to it spelling the word “me”, making it a personable and friendly domain which can be used for a host of different niches. It’s this reason that makes .ME perfect for any blogger, job-seeker, student, anyone with a portfolio – anyone at all!
Some cool potential uses would be for a personal blog, a family e-mail network (firstname.lastname@example.org), URL shortener, corporate website or even a domain hack.
.ME has over 800,000 registered domains, but the country of Montenegro only has around 625,000 people! That means that if only people from Montenegro bought .ME domains, every person in the country would own an average of 1.3 domains each!
Who uses .me?
There are plenty of big companies and websites using the .ME extension, for example:
- Facebook (fb.me)
- WordPress (wp.me, jetpack.me)
- Line (line.me)
- About.me (about.me)
- Tango (tango.me)
- Indiegogo (igg.me)
- Time Magazine (ti.me)
- Rooms (rooms.me)
- Al Jazeera (aje.me)
- Charlie Webster, Broadcaster (charliewebster.me)
- LogMeIn (join.me)
- Visa (v.me)
- And me! (jdab.me)
These are some of the biggest organisations in the world, and with the likes of Facebook and WordPress behind the .ME brand, you’re in good company.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve partnered with the great team over at the .ME registry to offer twenty lucky JDAB.co.uk readers a free .ME goodie bag! You’ll receive a bunch of awesome .ME merchandise to enjoy – you can take a look at some of the great stuff you’ll receive below:
How can I enter?
To enter, you must complete two simple steps:
- Sign up to the .me e-mail newsletter list to find out all of the latest news as soon as it happens
- Comment on this article (using the same e-mail address you signed up to the newsletter list with) saying that you have entered
That’s it! Once you’ve completed those steps, you will be automatically entered into the draw to win one of twenty awesome .ME goodie bags.
[toggles title=”Competition rules”]1.0. One entry per household.
2.0. One entry per person – do not use multiple e-mail addresses to increase your chances of winning.
3.0. The competition will run for 21 days, from Sunday 2nd August to Sunday 23rd August. It will end at 00:00 GMT (midnight on 23/24. Only entries between this timeframe will be entered into the contest.
4.0. The gift bags will be sent out at a basic, flat rate worldwide. Neither JDAB.co.uk nor the .me registry are responsible for any damage the package may or may not receive in transit.
5.0. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
6.0. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
7.0. The winners will be chosen using a randomisation software recommended by JDAB.co.uk. JDAB.co.uk and the .me registry will cross check the e-newsletter list and the comments on this article to ensure the entrants have followed the correct steps to gain entry.
8.0. The winners will be notified via e-mail address – ensure you have access to the e-mail account used to enter the contest.
9.0. Winners must respond to the congratulatory e-mail in no more than 72 hours. If you fail to respond in that amount of time, another contestant will be chosen at random.
10.0. The prizes will be dispatched on week commencing 24 August.[/toggles]