24 hours ago, the .Me domain extension has been released and opened to the public through Godaddy for a starting price of $19.95 per year, and the minimum period of registration requiered is 2 years, so you need an initial amount of $39.90 to register your chosen .Me domain name.
I heard that a lot of people are complaining about the new .Me extension and about Godaddy too, and how they explain that the .Me business is a big fail. Since the first minute when the .Me extension sale offer had been opened, people went to Godaddy and start checking for the domains that they had chosen, at the beginning they found the domains available and everybody was happy, they register and pay for the domains, but guess what! A few minutes or hours later, they got a notification e-mail from Godaddy informing them that the domain names are already taken and they will receive a full refund in 24 business hours.
What that mean? Probably the big players in the industry already reserved their domain names, before the registration was open to the public, and maybe because in the first rush hour of sale, when Godaddy was running extremely slow, a lot of people was registering the same domain at the same time, so you know the rest, one offer get approved and others rejected.
I saw also some lucky people that they got their .Me domain names confirmed, and as I noticed, a lot of celebrity names were taken. I didn’t registred any domain name yet, but I am sure that they still millions of good domains available. I think it’s a good opportunity to pick up some good names that can help in search listing of a new website, or just to flip it for a reasonable amount later.
So, did you got your .Me domain name that you was looking for?