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Over 30,000 Pre-Registration Applications Received for .ME Domains

By on July 9, 2008

An astounding 30,000 applications were received to date for registering .ME domains!

It has been announced that the next round of registration, operating on a first come, first served basis, beginning on July 17, during which all areas would be assigned to the first bidders who meet the eligibility requirements.

The Sunrise Period began in May, when only trademark owners could have requested applications.  .ME domain names that receive more than one application will be awarded through an auction.  .ME domains should be used as a personalized Web address and catchy as a marketing tool for businesses throughout the world. .ME Landrush (pre-registration) began in early June, and the Open registration is scheduled on a first come, first-served basis in mid-July. Two years minimum is required at all. ME domain names registered during the first and Land Open a registration period.

The remaining .ME registration schedule is as follows:

June 26 to July 15: Quiet Period. Meanwhile, the registry is closed to registrars. The names for which there was only one request during the period Land is allocated. Land auctions begin for the names that have received multiple applications.

July 17: Open registration. Domain names are registered on a first come, first served basis.

Register Your .ME Domain at GoDaddy on July 17th!


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