Montenegro : The first 10 years of .ME domains

Montenegro became an independent country on June 3, 2006. The former Yugoslav republic was allocated its own ccTLD, dot .ME, ten years ago; the rest is history, as they say, and a successful one at that. Dot .ME domains are used both for local companies and individuals, and worldwide as a personalized brand. More than […]

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Silly .me! Montenegro’s little known restriction

It sounds rather silly, but the quite popular ccTLD and vanity TLD of Montenegro – dot .me – imposes a little known restriction to registrations. When someone attempts to register a dot .me domain that consists of more than four digits, or more than four digits and dashes, the following message appears, in perfect Balkanized […]

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Colombia wins war against Montenegro

It’s a little known fact that in 1594, a Spanish nobleman – Don Juan Ramon Esposito de la Cruz – was used as a mercenary by the Ottoman Empire to suppress an uprising of knights in Montenegro. The bloodbath that ensued left Montenegro with its main castle and walls destroyed; the city was consumed by […]

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F*ck.me – Epic failure of clipart use

Here at DomainGang we have a soft spot for Montenegro and the .me extension. With more than 400,000 registrations, this ccTLD has character – to the point that Bob Parsons uses BobParsons.me for his personal blog of rantings. As with every domain Registry, the .me Registry held back several premium domain names in order to […]

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While .Me is here to stay, say goodbye to .Yu

Some of you might be too young to remember the world before the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and the eventual collapse of the USSR. In the Balkans, a similar restructuring took place, followed by local wars in the former Yugoslavia that left the once powerful USSR ally split into several nations: Slovenia Former Yugoslav […]

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