.ME SELECTS DELOITTE TO PERFORM AUDIT OF APPLICATIONS FOR SUNRISE REGISTRATIONS

(PresseBox) (Podgorica, Montenegro, ) The .ME Registry ( a dba of doMEn d.o.o.,) the official registry operator for the new .ME domain name extension, announced that it has selected Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services and the Deloitte aligned law firm of Laga to provide audit services for its Sunrise pre-registration period for intellectual property holders.

“The .ME extension provides a valuable Web address for businesses and trademark owners with brands that have a personal interaction with their consumers,” said Predrag Lesic, the registry’s executive director. “Having a successful Sunrise launch is critical. To ensure its success, we selected Deloitte for its superior reputation and the vast expertise of the team that will manage the .ME sunrise audit process.”

“As the world leader in this area, we are pleased to be selected by doMEn,” said Bart Lieben of Laga and director of the team that will provide support for .ME. “We expect that our audit services will provide for the successful protection of many of the world’s leading brands in the new .ME domain.”

The .ME registry is open until May 20th for trademark owners to register their marks. Anyone with a registered trademark or service mark applied for before June 28, 2006 is eligible to apply for a .ME domain.

Members of the public can begin applying for .ME domains during the Landrush period, which opens on June 6. Real-time registrations will commence on July 17. Anyone interested in purchasing a .ME domain name should apply through the domain name registrar of their choice. A full list of accredited registrars is available at www.domain.me

About the .ME Registry:
doMEn, d.o.o. was chosen by the government of Montenegro to operate the new .ME domain name extension. doMEn partners include ME-net, Afilias Limited, and GoDaddy.com. Me-Net is located in Montenegro and its principles have been leaders in the ICT sector in Montenegro, including the privatization of its largest ISP. Afilias Limited is headquartered in Ireland with offices around the world, and is a leading registry services provider supporting more than 13 million domains worldwide. GoDaddy.com is located in the USA and is the world’s largest domain name registrar and one of the world’s top hosting providers, according to Netcraft Ltd.

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