Over one million .CO domain names have been sold to date in less than a year, which is a remarkable accomplishment for the .CO Registry. .CO domain names were first available to the general public last July, and of course that means there are going to be hundreds of thousands of them up for renewal in the next four to six weeks.
While many domain registrars offered hefty discounts on .CO domain registrations, those special promotions are limited to new registrations and not renewals or transfers. As a result, many domain owners will face the decision of whether to renew at possible double the initial registration fee or whether to let some of their .CO domain names expire.
That being said, I believe there’s an opportunity for a domain registrar or two to earn a larger .CO market share. I recommend that they offer special transfer coupon codes on .CO domain names when done in bulk (to avoid dealing with customer service issues that one-off customers might cause). Make an even better offer when customers transfer and add two or more additional years to
This post may seem a bit self serving, but please keep in mind I have about 10 .CO domain names right now and likely won’t benefit much from it. I do think some readers of my blog might benefit though.