.me and Me

For those of you who didn’t know, the sales for the top level domain opened for “.me”. If you don’t know what a TLD is:

A top-level domain (TLD), sometimes referred to as a top-level domain name (TLDN), is the last part of an Internet domain name; that is, the letters which follow the final dot of any domain name. For example, in the domain name www.example.com, the top-level domain is com (or COM, as domain names are not case-sensitive).

Taken from Wikipedia.

Anyway, sales of the names went on sale today at 10 AM CST. The AlphaForager from the Great Retail Empire and I were waiting for the gates to open. We’re nerds like that. Apparently we’re not the only ones. The registrar sites were as hammered as I was from the previous night of drinking.

I wanted ink.me and tattoo.me for the tattoo shop. Sadly, someone beat me to them. So I settled for ink4.me instead. Great advertising and ease of referral potential… at least in my mind. The “4” can be made to look like a tattoo machine even. (Thanks to the AlphaForager for that idea!)

As with all dorks, we started entering names we thought would be funny .me names, such as bite.me, blow.me, fuck.me, suck.me. You get the idea. How could anyone resist? Great fun! To have probably one of the best Internet addresses of the next decade! Most of those were already sold—no doubt to some porn site owners.

Being the funny man I am, I entered bear4.me. Lo and behold, it was available. So I HAD to have it. Maybe I’ll start another bear social network site. Not. Better still—maybe one of the existing ones would like to buy it from me!

Then the AlphaForager—being his funny, straight self—said I should see if cock4.me was available. Guess what. It was! Being the big ol’ geeky ‘mo that I am, I got it too.

I think I’ll put that one on a shirt and wear it.

(I’ll be pointing those address to my own websites tomorrow when I can add the nameserver entries.)

Until next time...

11 thoughts on “.me and Me

  1. You sound like you’re pretty computer savvy. I’m computertarded. I wish I knew more. I need to start working on an Art site for my work and a Professionial Organizer site for my side business I’m wanting to start. Love the TLD’s that you got.

  2. man… someone registered smite.me I was really wanting that one. the hate one is still available though, if it still is come pay day I am going to buy it.

  3. looks like most of the .me dictionary has been parked at this point. Some of the less attractive ones are starting to go… I don’t think any off that original list are still available.

  4. @the replicant:
    I still can’t believe I bought it… but if the shoe fits… 🙂

    See, now you’re doing it too…

    A new word for me: apoplexy. I had to go look it up. I think I’m going to tell my family I changed my web address and see if they have an apoplexy.

    I like both! And the domain names too. 😉

    I don’t know if I’d say “savvy”, but I’ll take it. I just know that no matter what I can break, it can be fixed. That’s how I approach computers… and a lot of other things too.

    Picking out domain names for me is always the hardest part. It’s going to be just like your business name–that first thing people see (usually) and sum up your work before they even actually see your work.

    Doh! You waited too long.

    alphaforager. Hmm… maybe some of my savvy readers will make the association 🙂

    And now you’ve got the bug too!

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