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Long or short? Numbers or letters? Here’s what we learned on the dot me research

After conducting research and creating an infographic on the top 1000 domains on Alexa, WhoAPI partnered with dot Me registry to research their top 1000 domains.

Looking at the short domains, I really liked v.me and fb.me. Personal, short, distinguished. What .me has going for themselves is a great symbiotic relationship between the keyword, and the extension (dot me), and some popular service take advantage of that beautifully, like about.me. WhoAPI actually met the founder of about.me back in 2011 at the webfest.me conference.

It’s evident that a majority of top dot me owners are aware of security, and have an SSL certificate installed on their home page. Similar to our first research, we don’t see a correlation between high traffic and short domains, or domains without dashes and numbers. Content truly is the king, long live the king.

To answer the questions on everyones mind, do I need a dot com with a generic keyword to succeed? No, you “just” need to be great.

You can download the complete domain me infrographic for free.

 

DOT ME INFOGRAPHIC

Special thanks goes to the graphical wizardry of PolarVectors.

Written by Goran Duskic

I am the founder and CEO at WhoAPI. Entrepreneur for more than a decade in the hosting and domain industry. Sold my previous company. 500 Startups and StartLabs alumni. Author of a white paper "Domain Disclosure: Dirty Dozen" and eBook "26 Fundraising Questions for Startups".

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