.CO Domain General Availability Opens on July 20


I’m sure you’ve read about .CO domain names by now, but if you would like to take action but haven’t yet, this should serve as a reminder that the general availability date is Tuesday, July 20, 2010. If you are interested in buying a domain name that will be sought after by many, you should ensure that your order is placed ASAP.

According to NameJet, where preorders close at 8pm on July 19:

“General Availability, which means the normal registration period for .CO where no trademarks are required, will open at precisely 11:00 am PDT, July 20, 2010. It’s important to get your names in early before the pre-order queue closes.

.CO is the new domain extension that offers people and companies more choice in branding their online presence with a truly global, recognizable, and credible domain name. It’s the online space where people can fulfill their dreams and the world’s next great enterprises will have a home.”

The .CO Registry has already awarded their domain names as part of the Founders Program, and my proposal was approved, so I was awarded a .CO domain name. More on that later on, but for now, if you want to pre-order .CO domain names, the time to do so is now.

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  1. It’s a nice change to (attempt to) register a .co in your favorite niche.
    I am curious about the SEO benefits for a .co domain. Time will tell.


    • @ David

      “domain registrants taking money for domains that might not be put through.”

      What domain registrants are you speaking about? Do you mean domain registrars who are trying to secure names?

  2. I registered insure.co with a certain company. They said the domain was available and I registered it and was charged. I have now been told it was already registered but I have found from further reading the domain along with other short keyword domains where held back by .co organizers to be auctioned of later in the year. I received two emails from them the first realizing their mistake and the second getting their TOS statement.

    On hind sight I don’t know why I bothered thinking insure.co would be available, guess I got caught up in the excitement of it all.

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