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How Do You Feel About .me Domain Extensions?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by Sabrina73, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. #1
    I am starting another website and I reserved a .me and a .net. The .com was already taken. Quite frankly, I'm not sure how I feel about the .me domain extension, even though I paid nearly $30 for it. How do you feel about .me domain extensions?
    Sabrina73, Feb 24, 2014 IP
  2. WebLab

    WebLab Member

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    #2
    It depends on for what purpose you are developing website. For SEO purpose & general business related websites, .net would be better to use.
    .me has specific use, like (firstname).me, or verb related domains like love.me, choose.me.
    WebLab, Feb 24, 2014 IP
  3. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I like them for personal promotion - lets say you were a real estate agent - JoeBloggs.me would be a perfect showcase. Crap for corporate sites though, or product sites unless by chance their name ended in me such as ac.me but it wouldn't be my first choice.
    sarahk, Feb 25, 2014 IP
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    #4
    Since you've already reserved a .net, if it's a business website you should probably use that.
    YJunK, Feb 25, 2014 IP
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    sumdor Member

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    #5
    It won't be a big hit like the .com or .Net

    Suppose if there is already a XYZ.com what is the use of you having the same XYZ.me ... there is less chance that Google will not put you on front page
    sumdor, Feb 25, 2014 IP
  6. BradySEO

    BradySEO Member

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    #6
    Like Sarahk Said, .me is best for personal websites, .net is better for business. :)
    BradySEO, Feb 26, 2014 IP
  7. Brands-and-Jingles

    Brands-and-Jingles Greenhorn

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    #7
    .ME are in top 10 popular top-level domain names: http://dot-me.of-cour.se/2014/03/05/me-is-9-tld-traded-all-times/

    Really used by everyone and for all purposes.

    The thing to pay attention to: make it jingle!
    Brands-and-Jingles, Mar 6, 2014 IP
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    lepud Active Member

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    It's ok... I like it, for instance, domain Kiss(dot)me =)
    Well, sibername.com is my choice. And if you need a good place to register domains, this one is ok.
    It is reliable and trustworthy.
    Just my 2 cents.
    lepud, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  9. dcristo

    dcristo Prominent Member

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    Wait, what? :p
    dcristo, Mar 6, 2014 IP
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    Johnolo Greenhorn

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    #10
    as a brand I would chose .me
    everyone is using net, com....
    Johnolo, Mar 6, 2014 IP
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    sweetpea69 Active Member

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    Whenever in doubt, just go with your 2nd choice .com lol. It's the safer bet.
    sweetpea69, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  12. Sabrina73

    Sabrina73 Greenhorn

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    Thanks for all of your help. I went back to the drawing board and did a small survey of my target market, which is ages 18-26. Most of them overwhelmingly said .me.
    Sabrina73, Mar 6, 2014 IP
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    sweetpea69 Active Member

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    #13
    If you don't mind me asking, how was the survey done? As in, did they know YOU were the one administering it, or was it completely blind?
    sweetpea69, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  14. Sabrina73

    Sabrina73 Greenhorn

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    I administered it. It wasn't scientific.
    Sabrina73, Mar 6, 2014 IP
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    sweetpea69 Active Member

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    I figure if you like the domain enough and the idea behind it, you can never go wrong. If you have an audience that will actively participate in a survey, than you must be doing something right. :)
    sweetpea69, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  16. Sabrina73

    Sabrina73 Greenhorn

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    #16

    Thanks!

    I also asked them why... and they said cause it's "me," as in .me.

    It made sense to me (no pun intended!)

    I still have the .net. I can change it later or have it forwarded if I want.
    Sabrina73, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  17. hankqny

    hankqny Peon

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    Since .com wasn't available I think the next best choice is .net. Seems more recognizable and popular than .me. I'm surprised at your survey results but it also depends on the website content I guess.
    hankqny, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  18. sweetpea69

    sweetpea69 Active Member

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    lol. I really don't care much for .nets, especially from a branding perspective. Ik, ik, ik, google treats all extensions the same, but that hasn't always been the case with me. That's my only *personal* reservation with going with the .me over a more widely accepted extension.
    sweetpea69, Mar 6, 2014 IP
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    #19
    net is probably the safer bet although if you use me and fill it with relevant content it should still rank the same (allegedly)
    deemainer, Mar 6, 2014 IP
  20. Brands-and-Jingles

    Brands-and-Jingles Greenhorn

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    #20
    Short and meaningful .me names rule. So many startups using them.
    Brands-and-Jingles, Mar 11, 2014 IP