.ME Domains for Personal Branding

Today is the official public launch for the .ME TLD (top level domain).  It’s like a .com but it’s a .me – dig?  If you have a fairly popular name such as Chuck Reynolds, then I suggest you get out and secure your name before the next guy/girl.

I can’t say enough about how important personal branding is these days, and I do blabber about it all the time, so secure your name and your kid’s names because the internet isn’t going anywhere and managing your reputation online starts with owning your personal brand.

Most registrars should have active registration for .ME today.  I personally always use NameCheap for all my domains but if you are like the rest of the sheep you can use the other guys.

So what domain.ME did you buy today?  I got ChuckReynolds.me (which for now I’m just forwarding to my .us name) – couldn’t get Geno.me though… doh


7 Responses to “.ME Domains for Personal Branding”

  1. On 17th Jul 2008 at 12:20, Paul said:

    I can just imagine the mayhem going on at the time they opened them up for the taking, like the madness that ensues at the frozen turkey cases 3 days before Thanksgiving.. I managed to get in and get mine, assuming goDaddy did not sell it more than once! haha

  2. On 17th Jul 2008 at 12:24, Brad said:

    Half the ones I thought I had registered got rejected by the registrar as already registered. Annoying :/

    I got:


    Not bad

  3. On 17th Jul 2008 at 16:31, Kim Stearns said:

    Why the heck is it more expensive?! Man…I’m such a cheap bastid.

  4. On 18th Jul 2008 at 11:36, Matt Blancarte said:

    Truth be told.

    We registered a few UBD related ones, but I need to get on the ball and get my name!

  5. On 21st Jul 2008 at 16:17, AcmePhoto - Adam Nollmeyer said:

    I used cheaphost instead of godaddy the other day. I’m trying to change my ways!

    (waiting for the round of applause)


  6. On 21st Jul 2008 at 18:49, Austinbaker said:

    I called at 8am after waking up and immediately remembering the .me’s were out. I had a dream that i wanted to buy ga.me (like ma.tt) but they aren’t doing 2 letter domain names for this one. So i did pick up austinbaker.me and isbetterthan.me (not grammatically correct when using a subdomain)

  7. On 22nd Jul 2008 at 17:16, blog. Search Advisors · Personal Brands Aren’t Worth Diddly said:

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