.CO-ngratulations: celebrating the 10-year anniversary
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Even though the country-specific top-level domain (ccTLD) of Colombia has been around since 1991, .CO is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. How so? Only as of 2010 registrations are possible for everyone. Previously, this was reserved for citizens and companies from Colombia and only third-level domains could be registered.
Since this major relaunch, the new registry has been aiming to market .CO as an alternative to .COM - and with great success.
Within 10 years almost 2.5 million domains have been registered.Although .COM domains are well ahead of .co with over 147 million registrations (as of January 2020), .co has great potential for growth, as numerous addresses are still available. This is one of the reasons why the domain ending is also very popular with start-ups and young companies.
Another reason is the worldwide significance and global value of recognition that .CO already has. More than 20 countries have already been using .CO for several years for corporate and/or commercial content on their websites (e.g. .co.uk, .co.in, .co.il, .co.jp, etc.) An additional .CO domain can enable such country-specific websites to open up international markets and attract global customers.
In addition, the abbreviation can also stand for terms such as community, co-working, consulting, connection and many more, instead of just company, corporation or commerce, thus offering a range of diverse possibilities of application.
The potential of this domain extension has also not gone unnoticed by search engine Google, which classifies this top-level domain as both a ccTLD and gTLD.
Significant web addresses and short links (also called shorteners), were already acquired during the first week after the relaunch in June 2010 by well-known companies like Amazon (a.co, k.co, z.co, cloud.co) , Volvo (v.co), Google (g.co) and Twitter (t.co) at high prices. Google paid a measly 1.5 million US dollars for its shortcut.
One can only guess how many other large companies or brands have registered and thus protected .CO domains, but have not yet published them. This information is of course kept secret by the registries and registrars.
Also, when reselling .CO - Domains, the extension proves to be lucrative. Domain secondary market sedo.com announced that .CO reached the second highest prices after .COM, amounts in the 5-digit range.
Company Myspace had missed out on claiming myspace.co during the sunrise period and was only able to bid for this domain through Sedo at a high price.
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