Want a chance to own a premium one word domain name, but can’t afford a .com? The world’s largest domain name sales marketplace, Sedo, kicked off a week long auction today for some of the most amazing dot me (.me) domains in existence! .Me is the fastest selling top level domain (TLD) in history. Rick Schwartz, investor, entrepreneur and consensus King of the domain industry, believes that there are currently only three TLD’s worth investing in: dot com, dot tv and dot me. Rick would certainly know, he was part of a group of investors that sold the domain ‘Meet.Me’ for $450,000 in late 2011.
.Me is a country code top level domain (ccTLD) for the country of Montenegro. While some countries such as Canada stipulate that you reside or do business within their borders to purchase one of their domains, Montenegro and Tuvalu offer .Me and .TV domains to anyone. In general, .Me domains must be between 3-63 characters in length, but a few exceptions have been granted to major corporations such as Fb.me to Facebook, Ti.me to Time Magazine, and V.Me to Visa. A number of individuals without access to their name dot come have turned to dot me as a solution. In fact, the flamboyant founder of GoDaddy, Bob Parsons, uses .me for his website BobParsons.Me.
How is Sedo.com able to sell so many great .Me domain names at once? The dot me registry was actually able to withhold hundreds of select names during their 2008 public launch. In this week’s auction, 188 of those are available to the highest bidder! A few of the top domains you can find listed, as reported by esteemed domain industry analyst Michael Law, include:
wireless.me, legal.me, florist.me, tools.me, computer.me, camera.me, debt.me, dvd.me, cruise.me, and restaurant.me
You can view the entire collection of the names up for auction by visiting www.sedo.com/me.
While the value of a particular domain name is in the eye of the beholder, prior sales can often be an indicator of future success. If you’re curious about past .Me sales, or any other domain sales in general, there are a couple of public databases that can be accessed at DNSalePrice and NameBio. If you’d like to buy an unowned .me domain for yourself or business, Name.com offers the best prices in the market at $7.99 per year.
The domain aftermarket is exciting and full of intrigue. Each piece of internet property is unique, and once purchased, can be affordably maintained by the same owner for decades. Keyword domains can definitely provide a nice search engine boost to a business. ccTLD auctions like the one this week on Sedo provide unique opportunities for savvy investors. A goal to aim at for investors, Meet.Me was purchased at a domain auction for under $6,000.
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