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  • 50858 Koeln

Free pre-registration of me-domains

.me for you

(PresseBox) (Cologne, ) The me-domain is an Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) that has been assigned to Montenegro.
This follows Montenegro's June 3, 2006 declaration of independence from Serbia and Montenegro, which used the code YU.

The .me registry is operated by the University of Montenegro on behalf of the government. A two-year transition period is to be provided for existing .yu names to be transferred to .me.

In addition to declaring .me to be independent of .yu, a new .rs domain is to be deployed for Serbian use.

The me-domain is expected to be utilized as both a personalized Web address and as a catchy business marketing tool around the world, initially in English followed by localized and standards compliant International Domain Names in, for example, Spanish, Italian, and Montenegrin.

Me-domains, with their universal appeal, are expected to be in high demand. So some “premium” names – including verb-oriented domains, such as “Contact.ME,” “Drive.ME” or “Fly.ME,” – will be held back for auction after Open Registration. We will have more information available on premium auctions in the months to come.

Who is eligible to apply for a domain during the General Sunrise period?

Owners of any current registered trademark or service mark applied for prior to June 28, 2006 are eligible to apply for a second-level domain name during the Sunrise period. Applicants from around the world (including Montenegrin entities) may apply in this period.

What are the Sunrise requirements and restrictions?

An overview of the basic eligibility rules:
* At the time of your registration of the Domain Name, a current (non-expired) trademark or service mark must be registered in your name; and
* The Domain Name must be identical to the textual or word elements of the trademark or service mark registration on which the registration of your Domain Name is based, and
* The trademark or service mark registration on which the registration of your Domain Name is based must be of national effect, and
* The trademark or service mark on which the registration of your Domain Name was based must have been registered or applied for prior to 28 June 2006 with the trademark authority with which the mark is registered.

What is the process of applying for a domain during Sunrise?

See below for the trademark data that registrars will need to submit with each Sunrise application.

How will Sunrise names be awarded?

In the Sunrise periods, different parties may submit applications for the same domain name. (In other words, it is not a first-come-first-served process.) At the end of the Sunrise, the applications will be examined. If there is only one application for a domain name, the domain name will be awarded to that applicant. If two or more parties apply for a domain name, those parties will enter an auction for the domain name. The domain name will be allocated to the auction winner.

Applications from the Montenegrin Sunrise and the General Sunrise will be pooled together. If an applicant from the Montenegrin Sunrise and the General Sunrise both apply for the same domain name, they will compete against each other in the auction.

What are the registration terms for domains registered during the Sunrise period?

Sunrise domains may be registered for a registration term of a minimum of five years, and up to a maximum of ten years.

The price for a me-domain in the sunrise period is 160 EURO/year. The registration period consists of at least 5 years. The price for a me-domain in the landrush period is 100 EURO/year. The registration period consists of at least 2 years.

Hans Peter Oswald

Secura GmbH

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Secura, a German GmbH from Cologne (Germany), was founded 1992 and accredited by ICANN in 2001. Secura is authorized by ICANN to register generic Top Level Domains. In addition, Secura can register almost all active country domains.

Secura sells to resellers, but also to private customers, who can visit Secura's website at (German) or (English). Basic information is also available in other languages - from Hungarian to Chinese. Secura also provides support in many other languages: English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Ukrainian and Belorussian. Customers can easily pay by credit cards and other payment methods are available.

Secura has won the "Ai Intellectual Property Award 2016" as "Best International Domain Registration Firm - Germany". Secura was recognized as an 'Innovator' at the 'Innovationspreis-IT der Initiative Mittelstand' in the year 2016 and it won also the best recognition at the 'Innovationspreis-IT der Initiative Mittelstand' . It won the best recognition at 'Innovationspreis-IT der Initiative Mittelstand' and 'Industriepreis' in 2012. Secura was almost among the winners at the 'Hosting & Service Provider Award 2012'.

Secura GmbH is very qualified at the registration of New Top Level Domains and it submits trademarks for the sunrise period as Agent of the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Secura GmbH
Am Alten Posthof 4-6
D-50667 Koeln
Tel. +49 221 2571213
Fax +49 221 9252272
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of Top Level Domains