Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While you’re drinking beer and wearing green, there’s still something missing. There’s something digital missing from your Irish spirit, my laddy, my lass! But don’t fear – a pint of Irish.me will fix you right up! Get a nice Irish.me email and URL.
So what’s the deal? Simple, Irish.me is a short domain service powered by Name.ly and launched by Brands-and-jingles. The simple service, launched specifically for 2012’s Saint Patrick’s day, lets you create an email and URL in just a few minutes for $12 a year, to let you show your Irish spirit.
Although St. Patrick’s Day started as a religious holiday that commemorated Saint Patrick, probably the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, it has become a world wide celebration. As a religious event, it is observed by the Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox Church, as well as the Church of Ireland and the Anglican Communion.
As the Irish moved from Ireland to Europe and the world, specifically the US, St. Patrick’s Day became a celebration of their culture. While Saint Patrick was originally associated with blue, green has become the mark of the holiday, with green ribbons, shirts and other clothing worn by people on March 17th. While the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s in a big way, people across the world end up celebrating it as well – with bands having concerts dedicated to Irish music:
So now that you know and have that pint of Guinness in your hand, you should really get “irished” as a geek. Time to go to Irish.me and create your @irish.me email adress and irish.me subdomain if you want to brand yourself truly Irish. I’m taking firstname.lastname@example.org and ivan.irish.me – just try to stop me! 🙂
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