.CO Registry to Expand Exclusive Accredited Registrar List

Re-launches competitive RFP process to add new registrars to sell .CO domain names

10 JULY 2013, BOGOTá, COLOMBIA
Summary
.CO Internet SAS, the Registry operator of the .CO top-level domain, today announced the re-launch of its competitive Request for Proposal (“RFP”) process to help identify and select additional Accredited Registrar partners to sell .CO domain names.

.CO Internet SAS (www.COinternet.co), the Registry operator of the .CO top-level domain, today announced the re-launch of its competitive Request for Proposal (“RFP”) process to help identify and select additional Accredited Registrar partners to sell .CO domain names.  

Taking a measured approach to accreditation, the .CO Registry will be accepting additional partners that meet established standards and criteria. Selection will be based on a variety of factors, including each candidate’s demonstrated ability and commitment to expand brand awareness, grow sales in local markets, and enhance the overall competitive landscape for .CO domain names.

“Partners from every corner of the world have expressed a keen interest in becoming an official .CO Accredited Registrar,” said Crystal Peterson, Director of Global Sales & Channel Marketing for the .CO Registry. “As the domain of choice for startups and entrepreneurs, we are excited that soon we will have even more enthusiastic channel partners helping us to distribute and spread awareness about .CO domains!”

As in the past, each .CO Accredited Registrar will be contractually obligated to follow international best practices to protect and enhance the integrity and value of the .CO name space. The .CO Registry will continue to support both Accredited Registrars and their resellers with custom marketing materials and resources. 


All the details of the updated Accreditation and RFP Process can be found at http://www.cointernet.co/registrars/accreditation.  Only ICANN accredited registrars are eligible to participate.  Questions can be sent to accreditation@go.co

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"“Partners from every corner of the world have expressed a keen interest in becoming an official .CO Accredited Registrar. As the domain of choice for startups and entrepreneurs, we are excited that soon we will have even more enthusiastic channel partners helping us to distribute and spread awareness about .CO domains!” " Crystal Peterson, Director of Global Sales & Channel Marketing, .CO
About .CO

.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. Since launching in 2010, more than 1.6 million .CO domains have been registered by people and companies in more than 200 countries. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.

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