5 with Natasa Djukanovic Director of Sale for .ME Registry
Natasa Djukanovic works since 2008 as the Director of Sales in the .ME Registry, and she played a crucial role in promotion of .ME brand and cooperation with registrars and partners.
The .ME Registry is a company that operates .ME top level domain. Because of its meaning “ME” has a mass appeal as a word and is accepted as a web address by people from all around the world. There are more then 650.000 registered .me domains. Some of the best examples of .me domains and success stories are about.me, flavors.me, formspring.me, tango.me, v.me, fb.me, wp.me, blip.me, kiip.me and many more. Lots of start-up companies chose .me as their web destination because of it’s personal meaning but we see registrations mostly from individuals for their personal blogs and email addresses.
The .ME Registry has been running since 2007 and One of the most expensive domains sold during the Land Rush period was insure.me that went for $68,005. Shortly, it was followed by date.me, which was sold on the premium auction for $70,000, love.me for $32,500, and hug.me for $20,000.
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1) What are your current thoughts on the Domain Aftermarket? i.e. Sales and Enquiries etc – General Mood of Domainers / End users?
I don’t think I am an expert here. I only can speak about what we achieve when we organize auctions for our premium domains. I would say that when economy is recovering the domain aftermarket is recovering too. We surely see a rise in demand for our premium domains now.
2) Where do you see GTLDS in 3 years time?
I am afraid that lots of new TLDs will fail by the third year but those who survive will be strong. I don’t expect huge numbers in registrations for either of the TLDs but some are certainly really interesting. I am very keen to see how the industry will change in the next couple of years.
3) What is your favourite domain personally or company owned?
4) What has been your biggest challenge in the domain business?
Entering the market, when you are a small start-up company and have to present your product to the world of huge corporations of a, in a way, traditional industry you feel like you need to make a change, to try to influence people’s minds … Being somebody from a small South East European country, nobody knows of, presenting a product in the US was a challenge.
5) What do you feel has been your largest accomplishment in the Business?
We feel we are a significant part of the change that is brought to the industry, part that changed the way of how people see the domains and everything beyond .com. We still have to work a lot on that, but the new TLDs will definitely make a significant step for all of us.
I would like to say a big Thank You to Natasa Djukanovic for taking part in this interview for RobbiesBlog.com – Please check out Natasa Djukanovic and the .ME Registry