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.co domain

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kyrgyz, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    What do you think about .co extention? Even though it's the official domain for Colombia, .co is being pushed as international one standing for COmpany, COmmunity and COmmunication. Private registration is available as well.

    Godaddy is gonna run a .co Super Bowl ad on Sunday.

     
  2. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Every crappy TLD that wants to sell you a domain will be "pushed" as the new whatever, but so far none of them have proven to be better than a .com, .net or .org. GoDaddy also had a stake in .me. How many of you have a .me domain, or frequent a .me site? Oh, none of you? What a surprise.

    Same thing with .co, .cc .ws - the "new" anything.

    Stick to .com until IPV6 takes over and makes domain names irrelevant. In 20 years. ;)
     
  3. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    The more crappy new TLD start the more will the value of good .com rise.... :)
     
  4. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    It's mainly being used to steal .com traffic when someone mis-types. I ended up buying two. One for my forum (WebDesignForums) which is wdf.co which I plan to use for short-url redirection in/out of the forum. I also got WDW.co (as in Walt Disney World) which redirects to my iPhone web-app for Disney World Weather radars.

    Personally, I cant see it being a big use.


    ipV6 isnt making domain names irrelevant...if anything its making them more of a necessity as there's no way you'll remember a bunch ipV6 addresses due to them being 128-bit hex.
     
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  5. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    OH also, Thats 2010 - .Co has been on the market for a year ;)
     
  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I bought two .co addresses when network solutions had their sale.
    I didn't want someone squatting on them trying to turn a buck.
    I've been swooped on a couple domains where people are doing nothing with them except waiting for a buyer.
     
  7. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    NetSol has sales?!?! [​IMG] Last time I checked they were charging idiots prices! $35 for a .com ...pfft!

    How much did they charge you for the .co's? (if you don't mind me asking [​IMG])
     
  8. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    LOL Walter, you got that right !!
     
  9. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Too much but I believe they were the first to offer .co addresses. I think it was $30 each.
    I have domains registered through netsol, namecheap and register.com. Despite netsol being the most expensive, it seems the easiest to navigate and have liked their customer service.
    You can also find coupon codes for netsol. I also find my domains with netsol seem to propagate the fastest.
     
  10. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Stupid me. I am still living in 2010. :)
     
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  11. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Ahh ok. I did mine through GoDaddy - I hate them as a company, and the interface sucks but it was the cheapest option. I'll move them over to NameCheap or DirectI once they come up for renewal :)

    BTW, if you've not been on namecheap in a while, they recently had a major overhaul - they are still doing the control panel I think, but its getting there!
     
  12. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    It says there are over 500k .co domains registered. Through Google I found only one being used: www.bimmer.co . Overstock's www.o.co just redirects visitors to its main site. Do you know other working non-Colombian .co sites?
     
  13. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    My .co domains are just for redirects.
    Although I might use one as an email address.
     
  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    I'm pushing the adoption of .poo, reserved for sites that really deserve the extension.
     
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  15. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    So after 6, 8 months of .co domain.. what do you guys think where it stands now?
     
  16. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    Worthless. I own one and I still type .com.
     
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  17. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    It's not worthless. It's just like any regular ccTLD.
     

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