.me Domain Name Screw Up

Date: July 17, 2008

In early 2008, Go Daddy won the rights to distribute .me extensions, which were heavily billed as the next big thing in domain registration. That same morning the service went live and became available for a $20 yearly rate. All hell broke loose as users complained about receiving confirmation and credit card charges for their domains, followed by cancellation notices. Things couldn't get worse, right? It did. Those who purchased specific .me domains found themselves sharing the same registration with other buyers, creating mass confusion and ownership quarrels with everyone involved.