.CO Internet Recognized as World Finance 100 Business Leader

mpany named among Industry giants for helping to redefine the global business landscape

04 JANUARY 2012, MIAMI, FL
Summary
.CO Internet today was recognized in the World Finance 100 listing, alongside industry heavyweights 3M, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and others. Spanning multiple industries and covering a breadth of global markets, the World Finance 100 recognizes “the very finest businesses and business leaders over the past year,” focusing on companies and individuals who have outperformed the competition, made great strides in innovative techniques, and helped to redefine the business landscape.
.CO Internet S.A.S. today was recognized in the World Finance 100 listing, alongside industry heavyweights 3M, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and others. Spanning multiple industries and covering a breadth of global markets, the World Finance 100 recognizes “the very finest businesses and business leaders over the past year,” focusing on companies and individuals who have outperformed the competition, made great strides in innovative techniques, and helped to redefine the business landscape.

 

“Realizing the massive shift that is about to take place in the domain industry as ICANN begins to accept applications for new domain extensions next week, we couldn’t be more pleased to be recognized as a leader in our field,” said Juan Diego Calle, CEO of .CO Internet SAS. “Inclusion in this list of venerable industry heavyweights further validates our mission to help fellow entrepreneurs to build and grow great businesses online, and we have no doubt that the demand for short, credible .CO web addresses will continue to be in high demand, no matter where the industry heads.”

Since its global launch in July 2010, over 1 million .CO domain names have been registered across more than 200 countries, including by fellow World Finance 100 honorees Google, Microsoft and Amazon, among others.  In addition to major brands, .CO has quickly established itself as the web address of choice for innovative businesses and individuals, including hundreds of thousands of startups and inspired entrepreneurs worldwide.

The World Finance 100 is selected by the editorial board at World Finance Magazine, in conjunction with reader recommendations. World Finance is a leading financial magazine, produced every two months by World News Media from its Headquarters in London. World Finance content is essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the machinations of finance in the twenty-first century, reporting on capital markets, risk management, trading, technology, corporate governance issues and regional markets worldwide.

To view the full list of winners, please visit http://www.worldfinance100.com

About .CO Internet S.A.S.
.CO Internet S.A.S. is the Registry Operator for the .CO top-level domain.  The .CO domain offers individuals, organizations and businesses a truly global, recognizable and credible web address for branding their online presence. Thanks to leading-edge technology, enhanced security and unprecedented rights protections, the .CO domain is poised to become the world’s next premier web address. For more information about the .CO Registry, please visit www.Opportunity.CO - or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.

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"Inclusion in this list of venerable industry heavyweights further validates our mission to help fellow entrepreneurs to build and grow great businesses online, and we have no doubt that the demand for short, credible .CO web addresses will continue to be in high demand, no matter where the industry heads." Juan Diego Calle, CEO
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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