Since its debut 15 years ago, the .ME domain extension has gained popularity among individuals, businesses, and organizations all around the world. .ME has helped countless brands market themselves, build their online identity, and enhance their brand visibility.
So in this article, we’ll take a closer look at the history of .ME. We will talk about its growth, impact, and what the future holds for the most personal domain name.
.ME also wants to celebrate this special occasion with YOU, so don’t miss the opportunity to join our special birthday contest and win awesoME prizes. We’ll talk more about that below!
Let’s Go Back To 15 Years Ago
The first .ME domain was registered in 2008, when the .ME extension was made available for public registration for the first time. In the first 24 hours alone, the .ME extension attracted over 50,000 new domain registrations, immediately establishing itself as one of the top TLD options for personal online identity.
Since then, .ME has continued to grow. Two years ago the .ME domain celebrated 1 million registered domains, marking an unforgettable milestone. And now, 15 years later, there are about 1.2 million registered .ME domains. That number is still growing, with the registrants coming from 200 different nations around the world.
How Brands in Australia Use .ME
During these 15 years, many large organizations have also decided to use .ME to improve their online presence. The domain was quickly embraced by major international brands like Facebook, PayPal, and WordPress who used it to create memorable domains – fb.me, paypal.me, and wp.me.
It’s no wonder then that many Australian brands decided to highlight the personal aspect of their business by using .ME domains as well. Today, according to the Global Domain Report, .ME stands among the top 10 domain extensions used in Australia!
But let us go beyond mere numbers and talk about success stories. Let’s start with AI Widget (ai.me). Designed with publishers in mind, AI Widget helps them maximize their mobile revenue. An early adopter of Amazon’s Machine Learning service, AI Widget possesses advanced algorithms that are constantly optimized, thus allowing publishers to focus on the most profitable content.
Align.me is another amazing user of .ME. It is a B2B marketing agency with over 500 projects on six continents. They believe that every Australian business should strive to have sales and marketing departments as good as the best businesses in the world – regardless of how big (or small) they are. This idea is what guides them and underpins the success of all the clients they work with.
The Whole Impact Of Personal Branding
But .ME is not just for large businesses. Anyone can register .ME, especially those who want to create a personal brand in the online world. It is perfect for building a distinctive and memorable personal brand.
In that regard, we can mention Rob Gibson (robgibson.me). Situated in Australia, Rob Gibson is a consultant, philosopher, filmmaker, coach, and technologist. And he doesn’t shy away from disclosing more about his hobbies and lifestyle – like the fact that he’s a margarita-maker and tequila lover. And beyond just this, Rob uses his website to show us what makes him special, thus building a unique and memorable personal brand.
There is no better way to tell your own story and show the digital world what you’re about than with the most personal domain name.
Whether you’re an individual or a business, .ME is a universal symbol that helps you develop a brand with a distinctive personality. It serves as the basis for an online identity that allows you to portray yourself in a unique, memorable, and personal way.
And because of this, having a personal website on .ME is the greatest way to stand out and build your own personal brand.
For This Special Occasion – Win Awesome Prizes and Incredible Savings On .ME Domains
To mark 15 years of existence, .ME wants to celebrate by having fun and giving back to the .ME community. We are excited to announce that we are holding an online contest! We’re talking about some awesome prizes (namely, a MacBook and Amazon gift cards), as well as amazing savings on .ME domains!
The competition itself is easy to enter, and everyone can take part. So make to check it out and enter the competition here.
Ivana began her career in marketing straight from college and realized right there, in the beginning, that she wants to stay and explore and learn everything that is about it. While trying to connect the domain industry with socially responsible businesses and projects that will really make a difference in the community, she is no stranger to sūryanamaskāra, ūrdhva dhanurāsana, and other asanas. For her, a perfect day is a day that starts with doing Ashtanga yoga somewhere by the sea.