Jingling .me domains are impossible to forget
Amr Mahmoud, of Profile.com opened another good year for .ME by completing the sale of reviews.me for US$ 10,000.00. He purchased the domain name back in 2011 for $1,150 on one of the registry held auctions. This transaction has an effective IRR of above 500% - quite impressive for this class of domain names. Well done! Our congratulations go to both the seller and the purchaser.
The buyer is Yotpo with a product about social reviews. Late last year they raised $ 2.3 million from various investors to compete with sites like Reevoo. They had few more names on their rebranding list, but could hardly beat it with anything else. Review.Me could have had a potential, but as indicated on their website: "it is not for sale". Reviews.Me is in the stealth mode on RocketLaunch platform currently accepting subscription.
Apparently as it appears via the whois records, Skype [Microsoft] has acquired SpeakWith.Me domain name.
Although Bar Refaeli of under.me doesn't own kiss.me [yet] she decided to launch a catchy campaign under this jingle:
Three letter domain names are scarce, sort of. With 26 letters, there are only 17,576 of LLL.ME ones. When it comes to pricing, deriving the right number can be difficult. Brands-and-Jingles, being currently busy with one premium transaction, has compiled some small research on the subject. This post will present the respectful findings.
At a faith forum in Columbia, Mo., on 3rd February 2012 ,Rick Santorum said that elderly people in the Netherlands wear bracelets that say "Do not euthanize me" because euthanasia accounts for 10% of deaths in Holland and half of those people are euthanized involuntarily. In fact, Santorum’s statistics were overblown and the bracelets nonexistent. A joke website was soon selling mock bracelets "for travellers going to the Netherlands who would like to return alive," priced $15.
Last year we have discovered quite few LL.ME domain names. Two of them, namely di.me and me.me were taken since then back by the registry as the projects didn't take off. They are now available again via the official premium programme.
As .ME registry announced yesterday and made it official, we now have 650,000+ jingly .ME domain names. More to it, the most sexy internet extension keep maintaining the position of the fastest growing one.
The details are in the press release enclosed below.
This week is bringing us another .ME record: Buy.Me was just sold via Sedo for 115,000.00 EUR. The domain was initially acquired from the registry via a TRAFFIC auction back in 2008 for 17,500.00 USD.