I have a bit of news you or your clients/brands may be interested in:
New â€.meâ€ domains are available today. For example, you could register yourbrand.me just like yourbrand.com. The fee is about $20/yr.
You may never use it, but it will prevent others from doing so.
I use GoDaddy to register my domains. GoDaddy is one of the few â€œ.meâ€ official registrars. If you decide to use them, please use this link since they pay a referral fee and I would appreciate it â€“ the $0.50 goes into a pot for pizza parties!
And there are some good domains available for all you speculators out there.
If you have any other questions about protecting your brand online, social media marketing, search engines, etc, let me know. My team of consultants rocks!
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