Montenegro’s Domain .ME to Completely Replace Former Domain CG.YU
As of September 30, 2009, Montenegro’s former domain CG.YU will no longer be in use. Before September 30th, all CG.YU users will need to change their e-mails and web-servers into .ME, the official country code assigned to Montenegro by the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). If current CG.YU domain users do not switch to .ME before the deadline, they will not be able to access their emails and web servers.
While the CG.YU days are numbered, the new Montenegrin domain .ME continues to grow rapidly. Currently, the domain has more than 270,000 applications, out of which 79 % are active websites.
In May 2009, .ME had 250,000 applications and was supposedly one of the fastest growing country code domains in the world, which was attributed to its great compatibility with English words.
With domain names such as Trust.ME, Teach.ME, Share.ME, Remind.ME, this country code domain attracted many businesses and advertisers because of its unique online marketing power.
For more information, please contact Jelena Radevic in our Montenegro Office.
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- Croatian Customs Seize and Destroy Counterfeit Apparel
- Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Converse and Reebok
- Bulgarian Travel Agency Fined for Unfair Competition
- Croatia Joins the Academy of European Law
- Romanian PTO Officials Help Small Businesses
- Macedonian Government Adopts a Three-Year IP Strategy
- Serbian Government Adopts the Draft Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights
- Seminar on Copyright and Neighboring Rights Held in Serbia
- Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Symposium in Macedonia
- Unlicensed CDs and DVDs Seized in Bulgaria
- Montenegro’s Domain .ME to Completely Replace Former Domain CG.YU
- Slovak PTO Publishes New Website
- Kyrgyz Domain Registry Website Launched
- Bulgarian Patent Office to Implement the OPAC Project
- Macedonia Joins the European Community Program Customs 2013