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.ME To Screw End Users? The New Extension To Haunt Domainers!

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It’s just about that time again! Recently, ICANN announced that the .ME extension will be replacing the current .YU Sub domain extension. How did the .ME extension come upon us? In 2006, the country of Montenegro declared independence from Yugoslavia. Then ICANN gave them there own ccTLD. Well now that you know a new extension is in the works and on the way, don’t get to excited yet. Well, .ME isn’t for end users. And no were not joking. How is this? The current policy for .YU (Yugoslavia’s ccTLD) is very strict. The regulation policy for .YU states the following:



Domain assignment and domain registration in the YU TLD table are FREE OF CHARGE AT ALL CONDITIONS, with the following restrictions:

* Only companies and organizations located in Yugoslavia are eligible to apply for a domain name.
* Individuals are not eligible to obtain a domain name.
* Only ONE domain per one registrant is allowed.
* Domain name is a public resource, registered to a company or an organization (registrant) stated in the part 2 of the domain application form. Once registered, a domain name can’t be taken over by another party. The domain name can’t be sold or leased to a third party.

Full policy can be seen here.

We can just hope that they won’t follow the regulations for the .ME extension. Many people have already voiced their comments and hope for a more open friendly policy. No one knows what the official word is yet.

People who are planning to jump on the bandwagon to landrush this extension might find this list of words ending in ME helpful:

Get ready to register those domain hacks! We will keep you up to date on all news related to the .ME extension, so check back here regularly for updates! Head on over to NamePros and discuss the .ME extension.

-Domain Blog


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September 18, 2007 at 7:21 pm

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    The application end date is 14th December 2007.



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