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Big Coup for .ME Registry with AOL’s About.ME Acquisition

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Back in October, I wrote about a new website that offered splash landing pages for personal profiles. About.me offers neat customization options for people to create cool looking landing pages.

About.me was in beta until about a week ago when they went live across the board, and according to reports, there were about 400,000 people who signed up for the beta round. Credit blogs like TechCrunch and sites like Twitter for helping to rapidly spread the word about the startup.

According to a new blog post and video interview on TechCrunch this afternoon, About.me just announced that it was acquired by AOL. That sure was fast. The company apparently signed a letter of intent back in November, but the deal was just announced today. Terms of the deal were not released, but TC guessed that "it's in the tens of millions of dollars."

Wow.

This is pretty big news for the .ME domain registry because it puts a .ME domain name in the spotlight. I don't think I own a .ME domain name, but I would think domain names terms like Love.ME, → Read More