Podgorica, Montenegro (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
The .ME Registry, operator of the most personal domain extension available, recently launched the .ME Loyalty Program to give back to its community of bloggers and startups. To replicate this initiative in the offline world, the .ME decided to award two lucky participants of the .ME Loyalty Program with a trip to South by Southwest Interactive, to be held in Austin, TX on March 7-11, 2014. The winners are selected at random from a pool of participants, and the prize package includes an entry badge for SXSW Interactive, accommodation during the entire Interactive period and a $500 AMEX gift card for travel and entertainment.
Although the .ME Loyalty Program is primarily developed to connect online influencers with companies that use .ME domains, the platform is open to anyone willing to sign up. After registering at the Program homepage, users may perform fun actions such as sharing information about the program or using the #domainME hashtag on social media to collect points and redeem rewards. Rewards include subscription to products and services offered by .ME startups, .ME branded t-shirts and cups, as well as domain name and web hosting packages.
“With the launch of the Loyalty Program, the .ME Registry is not only trying to give back to its community, but also to go a step further and create stronger ties between creative people who think alike and up-and-coming companies that have a disruptive service to offer,” explains Predrag Lesic, the CEO of the .ME Registry. “We sincerely believe that connecting bloggers and startups will make the Internet more personal, and this is exactly why we decided to give away trips to South by Southwest to our luckiest supporters.”
The .ME extension was launched in 2008 and has since become the domain name of choice for bloggers who want to make their first name, last name or even a nickname a personal brand. The extension also rose to popularity among startups that decide to make their product memorable by sending a catchy call-to-action message directly in their website URL. The perfect examples of such products are featured in the .ME Loyalty Program rewards section, including Web.ME and Outgrow.ME.
For more information about the platform and program, follow our social media channels and keep an eye out for announcements at FB.ME/domainME, as well as on the #domainME hashtag.
About the .ME Registry:
.ME Registry (the d.b.a. of doMEn, d.o.o.) was chosen by the government of Montenegro to operate the new .ME domain name extension. .ME Registry partners include ME-net, GoDaddy.com and Afilias Limited. Me-Net is a Montenegrin registrar and its founders are leaders of the ICT sector in Montenegro, who among other things participated in a successful privatization of Montenegrin largest ISP. GoDaddy.com is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to Tier1 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Winter 2011) and is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar. Afilias Limited is headquartered in Ireland and is a leading registry services provider, supporting more than 15 million domains worldwide.