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.
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Special thanks goes to the graphical wizardry of PolarVectors.