In May, the .ME Registry held an auction of .ME domain names at Sedo, and that auction resulted in over $150,000 in sales, with high dollar sales on Cruise.ME, Air.ME, Malta.ME, Legal.ME, and others. Nearly 100 domain names were sold in the Registry auction.
A company called Brands-and-Jingles is hoping for similar results, and they plan to auction 190 .ME domain names running through July 12. The reserve prices range from $149 and $999. To view all of the domain names that are up for sale, you can visit Sedo.com/ME.
If you have the inventory to do it, I think it’s smart to work with a company like Sedo to hold a private auction event like this. It can help generate revenue and will bring attention to a large portfolio of domain names. The prices yielded may be less than selling individually, but it creates a nice liquidity event for the owners (and Sedo). In a couple of days, I will offer some tips on holding an auction like this if you have the inventory and desire to do so.
What are your top picks for the auction, and how much do you think it will generate in sales?
There are still great .me’s available out there. For example I’ve just hand reg.ed these:
just to name a few although I’ve had more luck with .co’s
interesting.me (interest.me sold recently for… 80k)
dislike.me (the most requested FB feature)
stereotype.me (can be a next instagr.am)
There are some absolute shockers in that auction
There are some ok verbs (sometimes past tense, but verbs nonetheless) in there, for those reserve prices. Not a fan of hacks using “is,” “2,” or “4,” and there are a lot of those, too. A lot of those crappier names won’t sell, but there are a few ok verbs in the lot. I think it only makes sense to build out a .ME on a very strong verb, or a top-tier noun (like a geo).
I would say that digs.me, follows.me and knows.me stand good chances.
Then will be used as hacks like who.follows.me? …
Regarding the numbers. wifi4.me has already met the reserve during the first day @ $499. wifi.me was sold two month ago during another registry event for $700+. Both are great names.
Our company runs a successful multi-link bundling service Links2.Me (a propos, the market leader in its niche). Some other guys run a great service Cater2.me…
Prepositions, be it “4” or “2” are used with .me names very often.
Across Europe many companies use …4me, …4u as brands. They are easy to remember, they are now valid urls too.
Res.me is a great hack. Owner is generating very little traffic. Their website was decent, but it seems they pulled the plug on it.
Currently, the dot me website is not loading. According to previous traffic stats, the uniques have gradually decreased.
Dot me names are tough to get ranked. It takes good marketing. Also, we hear some domainers telling others that dot me names are worth low 6 to high 6 figures.
I suppose these egotistical domainers get super results. Better to show confidence in a bag of worms than to exhibit weakness in selling gold bars.
Dot me is not for me. No thank you.
How is res.me? a great hack? A hack of what?
How is Res.me a great hack @ J? A hack of what?
As to ranking, .ME rank very well in fact.
google “about me” – and gess what comes first?
google “that is me” – thatis.me you will see.
Using fake blonde ‘domainers’ to lure to an auction of sub-par domains? That’s the worst type of spam. Those guys are buffoons.
@Acro coming from you? What domain names have you actually sold this year? how big is your portfolio… I have seen some of your names and to be honest I wasn’t impressed at all!