Missed out on a great .com domain name? You just may still get the .co variety.
For all practical purposes, .co domains are the same as .com domains; that means they are available to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. One of the biggest advantages of the .co domains, besides the fact that they’re similar to .com domains, is the fact that they are already widely recognized. One of the early adopters of the .co domain name is Twitter, which snatched the domain t.co, and is currently using it as a link service.
Also, with Google’s consideration that .co is an international domain extension, it has the ability to perform well as websites in any country. This means that businesses will be able to successfully build on .CO domain names.
.Co is the country code domain for Colombia. It was originally delegated to University of The Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. For many years, the University ran tight controls on the domain name. Registration was mostly limited to Colombian companies with about 28,000 .co domains registered.
About ten years ago, University of The Andes started to look at opening up registration of the domain name. Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications got involved, and went through a painstaking process of figuring out the best way to open up the domain. The rest is now history. With at least 500,000 .co domain names registered since its general introduction in July 20, 2010, it is only a matter of time before most names are snapped up. A lot of domain squatters have already purchased names of popular companies for resale, a lot of individuals and companies have had to pay high prices to secure their brand names from these domain squatters looking to capitalize on this opportunity. Online retailer, Overstock.com, paid $350,000 for O.co.
The allure of a .CO Domain Name – What makes a .CO desirable
According to market research, the .CO domain is instantly recognizable as referring to Corporation, Corporate, Company or other Commercial endeavors and it is easily recognizable and memorable. Although .co was, and still is the country code for Colombia, it has also been relaunched and is recognized as being a new global TLD with all the global search juice that should entail. Other country codes that have gained wide acceptance are .tv (Island of Tivalu) and .me (Montenegro).
Dot-com domains generally go for N2000, but the list of memorable .com domain name is ever-dwindling. The .co domain name is not cheap as attention is now focussed on the TLD. It costs N6,000 per year for subscription for .co domain name alone.
However, from February 6-12, 2011, arthurwales.com is offering .co domain names subscription for only N2,000 for the first year. With this comes the following free web hosting offer;
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