In a need for a good domain name? You’ll be happy to know that the .ME Registry, operator of the .ME Internet extension, is releasing five exclusive, previously unreleased premium domain names: Around.ME, Hire.ME, Fund.ME, Find.ME and For.ME. The .ME Premium Domain Program is open for applications starting May 10, 2013 and is set to close June 15, 2013.
These memorable .ME domain names are ideal for any company that wishes to brand themselves as unique and personal or launch a new product using an exclusive name. All businesses, large or small, existing or start-up, are eligible to apply. The .ME Registry CEO, Predrag Lesic explains:
The goal of the Premium Domain Program is to assign the very best premium domains to the best content. We are not interested in just selling the domain; we think the quality of service provided has a far better value for our company and for the end users. That’s the main criteria we’ll be looking for in our Premium Domain Program applicants.
The .ME Premium Domain Program, which began in 2008, has had many successful applicants. Startups like About.me, Couple.me and Connect.me as well as established companies like Visa (V.me) or Google (Ro.me) have all participated in the program. Ryan Freitas, co-founder of About.ME, explains what their domain name meant for their company:
Branding our service with a dotME domain was an obvious choice because we provide a unique, personalized experience for our users to display a full snapshot of their lives online in one central place. We also found that the ability to so specifically brand About dot me was an integral part of how we were able to make such a successful connection with our users.
Applicants are judged on the quality of the service they are providing, their references and their business proposals. The winning applicants for Around.ME, Hire.ME, Fund.ME, Find.ME and For.ME. are scheduled to be announced by July 1, 2013. To learn more about how to apply for one of the five Premium Domains, as well as the application and selection process, you can visit the official website.