There are going to be a whole lot of .CO domain names available to the general public which aren’t reserved by the .CO Registry or by trademark holders. These names will be available during the landrush period, which begins on June 21 at a limited number of domain registrars.
Register.com is offering a special price of $275 for .CO domain registrations when you call their customer service number and provide them with the special code LR25 or if you register it online. If for some reason Register.com cannot reserve the domain name from you, they will give a refund less a $9.00 processing fee. If Register.com has multiple reservations for the same domain name, it will be auctioned to those who reserved it.
Here’s the .CO release schedule:
- Global Sunrise April 26 – June 10
- Landrush June 21 – July 13
- General Availability July 20
Wow. Register.com is cheaper than GoDaddy for .CO domains. GoDaddy is charging $299 for .CO landrush.
I heard that Rick Latona told the attendees at the Milan conference that .CO would be the most successful ccTLD in history. Anyone else hear that? Think he’s right?
Only $275 AND I get to have it at Register.com?
I did not know that Rick Latona predicted that it will be the most successful ccTLD in history. I respect his opinion but I’ll go on the record and say it will not.
How many Colombia related domains will be registered by US citizens and developed with Colombia related content?
VERY few if any.
Maybe what Rick means is that .co will be the most “speculated” ccTLD ever meaning lots of people will register .co domain in hopes of flipping them to someone who wants to pay a higher price but MOST people will NOT develop their .co domains and MOST people will loose money registering .co domains.
I say 90%+ of .co registrants will register a .co domain with hopes of flipping it for a higher price or to capture .com typo traffic.
The .co registry is spending LOTS of money to hype this roll out just like .mobi did and they will probably be profitable. Doesn’t mean that the extension is a good investment.
So, will it be successful for the registry? Yes.
Will it die off in popularity after the opening act. Definitely.
Refer to .eu, .mobi, .me, .cc, .ws
I’m tempted to put .info and .tv in there but I think people and companies have developed those extensions more than those above.
Good luck speculating on .co
Save some money for .nyc, .vegas, .this, .that. Maybe you’ll get lucky.
Nothing wrong with speculation but don’t confuse speculating with investing.
LOL… so many suckers out there 😉
I forgot to mention the first post from “Register.com Web Hosting” where his link points to an affiliate link for Register.com.
A bit gratuitous Mr. Register.com Web Hosting?
Since it’s Kentucky Derby day, this reminds me that
the racetrack used to be the only place where the
windows cleaned the people.
Now the registrars attempt to do it.
Rob, Interesting thoughts on .CO. I definitely agree that domainers will buy with the goal of flipping. What about all the business owners that got stuck w/ a lousy .COM? You don’t think a percentage of them will try to get a better name w/ a .CO?
In terms of typo traffic, anyone have a good guess how much typo direct traffic a .co will get relative to the .com?
Oh and Rob, I’m the first poster too. I can be gratuitous with GoDaddy as well. Cheers.
Another in a growing (and about to explode) line of .hypes.
But please feel free to register all my .com domains in .co . . . and build real sites/companies on them.
I’ll thank you now for the free traffic.
I thought .mx would be a fairly riskless endeavor – and I’m not aware of any .mx domains doing well in the aftermarket.
I’ll stick with .com as #1 and .ca as #2 for outside the com/net/org domain space.