First Ever Premium .CO Domain Auction for Startup Community to be Held During Global Entrepreneurship Week
Hand-selected collection of highly brandable, premium .CO URLs to be auctioned off at special low reserve prices for innovative startups and entrepreneurs worldwide
08 NOVEMBER 2012, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
SummarySedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced that over 150 premium .CO domain names will be auctioned at special low reserve prices, from November 12-19, 2012, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The domain names selected for the auction are all short, unique and memorable, with high branding potential for those seeking to launch or grow their business, brand, product or service online.
.CO Internet, the company behind the .CO domain, is partnering with Sedo to make over 50 of its own premium reserved domain names available as part of this special Sedo auction. Some of the URLs being offered include:
The domain names in the startup auction will have reserve prices starting as low as $500 USD.
“The .CO domain was built from the ground up to support entrepreneurs,” said Lori Anne Wardi, the company’s Vice President, “so it’s really exciting for us to help Sedo to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week by making some of the hottest .CO domain names available to cool global startups who will use them to build the businesses and brands that help shape the future.”
“The global startup community has really embraced .CO domains since they were introduced in 2010, with companies like Twitter, Angel List, Google and 500 Startups helping to drive adoption and consumer awareness,” said Liesbeth Mack-de Boer, Sedo’s Chief Sales Officer. “With such heavyweights paving the way, .CO has become the premier choice for startups who may not be able to register legacy extensions which are often more cost-prohibitive or already registered. For entrepreneurs and start-ups, this premium .CO auction provides a great opportunity to purchase a domain that will help grow their business.”
To view the complete list of available names and to place bids after the auction opens on November 12, please visit http://sedo.co. And to view examples of the startups and businesses that are building the future on .CO, please visit http://go.co.
In just over two years since its launch, the .CO domain has become one of the most successful top level domain extensions in history, with nearly 1.4 million web addresses registered by people and companies in over 200 countries. From start-ups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is increasingly becoming the web address of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs the world over. For more information about .CO, please visit http://go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.
Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading domain marketplace and monetization provider. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany and with offices in London, England and Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 16 million listings. The success of Sedo’s model has attracted a global base of more than 1 million members.
"The .CO domain was built from the ground up to support entrepreneurs so it’s really exciting for us to help Sedo to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week by making some of the hottest .CO domain names available to cool global startups who will use them to build the businesses and brands that help shape the future." Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President
.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.