.Me registry has sold 79 premium domains since offering them through the registrar channel last year.
The registry for .me domain names announced that it sold €453,500 ($550,000) worth of premium domain names over the past 13 months when it started offering premium domains through the registrar channel. This is the net revenue to the registry and does not include the registrar’s markup.
.Me began offering premiums through registrars such as GoDaddy on March 4, 2020. It sold 79 of the domains through the end of March 2021.
Some of the large companies that have acquired premium .me domains are Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (cartoon.me), 3M Company (3M.me), BP P.L.C. (BP.me) and Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch.me).
Developed premiums acquired over the past year include pass.me, a Covid testing app, and wonder.me, a virtual meeting space.
GoDaddy sold the most premiums (29), followed by Namecheap (13) and Gandi (6). The United States represented 48 of the sales.
.Me is the country code domain for Montenegro but has been commercialized for its English meaning.