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 understand the benefits of SSL certificates, 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 everyone’s mind, do I need a dot com with a generic keyword to succeed? And the short answer is absolutely not.
Special thanks go to the graphical wizardry of PolarVectors.