10 years ago in June, the late and great Lonnie Borck kicked off the launch of the .CO extension by purchasing e.CO at a charity auction for $81,000. Lonnie didn’t know about the auction until the morning of the event, but he drove to New York City to get together for dinner and ended up winning the domain name and supporting one of his favorite organizations. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Lonnie eventually sold e.CO for an undisclosed amount.
The .CO extension officially launched a month after the auction of e.CO, and the registry is celebrating its ten year birthday this month. Over the years, many startups have used and embraced .CO domain names, and the extension has taken off.
I saw on Twitter that a number of domain registrars are offering deals on .CO domain registrations. I thought I would share some of the tweets from various domain registrars so you can see the deals that are on offer.
There may be other domain registrars that are offering deals that I did not catch, and other registrars may offer deals at other times this month:
— RRPproxy (@RRPproxy) July 5, 2020
.CO celebrates 10 Years of Innovation.
Join a 2M community of innovators, entrepreneurs, startups and creators!
WAS €25.28 / YEAR* ↘️NOW: €7.66https://t.co/8XtDDkvPpc pic.twitter.com/0ySqVWOXPS
— EuroDNS (@EuroDNS) July 2, 2020
— Joker.com Domains (@jokercom) July 6, 2020
— Rebel.com (@rebeldotcom) July 6, 2020
🎂Happy 10th Birthday @dotCO!🎂
And do we have a present for you! Register a .CO #domain for as low as $1.79 USD all month long. Don’t they grow up so fast?
— HEXONET (@HEXONET) July 1, 2020
Celebrate .CO’s 10th birthday with a new promo! Until July 31, you can register your new .CO domains for $1.79 at https://t.co/MxaMFTCbQc
⁰As always, you will receive FREE WHOIS privacy, defender, parking + more with your order. We now offer flexible packages to build your site pic.twitter.com/O3pvEYRMZH
— NameSilo (@namesilo) July 1, 2020
What will YOU build on your .CO? https://t.co/74La8cLcJj
— OnlyDomains (@onlydomains) July 1, 2020