Jingling .me domains are impossible to forget
A picture taken in one of Kyiv's PR agencies:
Today, the last of the five sunrise auction domain names were registered by the registry. At this moment it is not clear how many organisations have applied for domestic and international sunrise .me names, however it is clear that five of them had more than one international applicants and hence ended up in the auctions.
It appears that Nestle has reseved Crunch.Me. Expect new .me cookies soon?
While publish.me awaits its date to be release on a premium auction, Swedish guys don't sit and wait.
On 25th of March 2008 they registered publishme.se and built a blogging portal based on blogg.se domain, very popular among Swedish girls, and boys too, but I have only seen girls there. Don't ask me why, as I don't speak a word of Swedish.
Well done! Shame domains such as publishme.com etc are all taken.
Then for Dutch guys there is publiceer.me. Anyone?
A good domain, wasted. Inspire.me was acquired by the owners of trademark "Inspire Me Today", which they registered in 2006. For the moment, they only redirect the site to their original inspiremetoday.com.
From the branding prospective, it should be other way around: week domains should forward to the the stronger ones. Inspire.me is just 100 better than inspiremetoday.com. Well, you can always go for hacks like Inspire.Me/Today instead of InspireMeToday.com but short "inspire.me" is pure, elegant and stylish.
Yet, again, with all inspireme.*** taken, inspireme.net and inspireme.org being decent blogs, it will be a shame if such a potentially great brand will be buried in the depth of the Internet.
One can always go for inspiremethursday.com or something, but nothing beats inspire.me.
Lynx, as usual brought us another sexy ad, this time with "Wash Me" jingle: