Montenegro opened up .me domain registrations earlier today. Within the first few hour, most dictionary words had been snapped up. I was a bit slow off the mark, but managed to bag a couple of beauties: skype.me and extre.me. The plan of attack is to reach out to Skype and companies called Extreme to see if they’d want them, albeit for a nominal sum of course.
There are still some half decent domains available. To spot some of them, use a handy crossworld helper to dig up all the words with the ‘me’ suffix and the plug the results into a bulk lookup to reveal what’s still available. Some discoveries included infla.me, overca.me, meanti.me, and lothso.me.
Update: My dreams of riches have been quickly dashed. Godaddy was inundated with registrations and thanks to a minor delay in refreshing the database, they incorrectly listed domains as available. A quick Twitter search reveals that for a brief time, I apparently shared ownership of extre.me with at least a dozen other folk. Ho-hum.