.CO Bursts Through 1 Million Domain Milestone.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.Opportunity.CO), the official registry operator for the .CO domain, announced today that it has reached the landmark one millionth .CO domain name registration. Less than one year from the global launch of .CO in July of 2010, individuals, organizations and businesses in more than 200 countries have registered .CO web addresses.
Amazon.com Acquires A.CO, Z.CO, K.CO and Cloud.co Domain Names.CO Internet S.A.S., the official domain registry for the .CO domain, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), in which the world’s largest online retailer has acquired the registration rights to the single letter domain names A.CO, K.CO and Z.CO; and to the premium reserved domain name Cloud.CO.
.CO Registry to Expand Exclusive List of Accredited Registrars.CO Internet SAS (www.COinternet.co), the Registry operator of the .CO top level domain, today announced the launch of a competitive Request for Proposal (“RFP”) process to help identify and select a limited number of additional Accredited Registrar partners to sell .CO domain names.
.CO Registry Announces Deployment of DNSSEC for a More Secure Internet.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co), the registry operator for the .CO domain, announced today that it has completed deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) into the Internet root zone. In doing so, .CO joins a select group of registry operators leading the charge in the implementation of a suite of new security features that will help create a more secure Internet.
Go Daddy Spikes Internet & Rings Register with Edgy Super Bowl AdsGo Daddy did it again … used edgy commercials to score a Super Bowl “knock out!” The world’s largest Web hosting provider and domain name registrar doubled its best-ever immediate Web spike and converted the Internet traffic into sales and new customers unlike ever before in the company’s storied seven-year Super Bowl history.
On Eve of Super Bowl Ad, .CO Registry Reaffirms Resolve to Ensure a Safe, Secure NamespaceThis Sunday, the .CO domain will be introduced to a broad global audience of over a hundred million consumers as the featured domain name in a highly anticipated GoDaddy.CO Super Bowl ad. Billed as the “hottest new Web address” for branding your online presence, the 30-second ad is expected to draw broad consumer awareness to millions of short, meaningful .CO domain names now available on the Internet.
Overstock.com Announces Introduction of O.CO Domain NameOverstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) today announced the introduction of the domain name O.CO as a shortcut for its Overstock.com website. The company purchased the domain name from .CO Internet S.A.S, the official .CO domain registry in July 2010. During the initial introduction period, consumers who shop O.CO will receive free shipping on their entire order.
Bidder Qualification Deadline Approaches for Coveted i.CO Domain Name AuctionSnapNames® and Moniker®, both Oversee.net companies, and .CO Internet S.A.S., the official registry operator for the .CO top-level domain, confirmed today that interested bidders may qualify to participate in the upcoming auction for the valuable i.CO domain name until January 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern time.
Go Daddy Announces a 1st in its Storied Super Bowl History!Go Daddy has made a name for itself with its edgy, sometimes controversial, Super Bowl commercials. Now the world's largest Web hosting provider and domain name registrar is bringing a partner to the world's largest advertising stage. For the first time ever, Go Daddy plans to share 30 seconds of its Super Bowl spotlight to tell the world about a new domain name extension -- .CO.
The .CO Registry Welcomes Guests to 39th ICANN Meeting in ColombiaAs the host of ICANN’s 39th International public meeting, taking place in Cartagena de Indias from December 5th through the 10th, .CO Internet S.A.S., the registry operator of the .CO domain, will begin welcoming ICANN delegates to Colombia over the course of the coming weekend.
.CO Registry Announces Two Major Domain Security Initiatives.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co), the registry operator for the .CO domain, has today announced two major domain security initiatives that reaffirm its commitment to implementing measures to proactively combat domain name abuse, and will help to make .CO one of the safest, most secure domain extensions on the Internet.
.CO Registry Announces Upcoming Private Auction for Coveted "i.CO" Domain at Web 2.0 Summit.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COInternet.co), the official Registry Operator for the .CO top-level domain, announced today from Web 2.0 Summit that the highly coveted single-letter domain name, i.CO, will soon be put on the auction block. The auction will be privately held and only qualified bidders will be eligible to participate. Bidder qualification will commence today live from Web 2.0 Summit and will end on January 21st, 2011.
.CO Domain Hits 500,000 Registrations Milestone.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co) announced that as of today it has officially taken registrations for more than a half a million .CO domain names. Hitting this major milestone less than two months from the public launch of the .CO extension reinforces the high consumer demand and global nature of the .CO domain.
.CO Internet Announces Landrush Auctions For .CO Domain Names.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co) announced that auctions will commence today for the more than 2,500 .CO domain applications that received multiple bids during the .CO “Landrush” phase. The auctions, which will take place over the course of the next four weeks, are only open to the individuals and entities that previously applied to register a specific .CO domain during the .CO Landrush phase.
Overstock.com Announces Purchase of O.CO Domain NameOverstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) today announced it has purchased the domain name O.CO from .CO Internet S.A.S, the official .CO domain registry. The new web address will enhance Overstock.com's brand recognition and retention, align with current marketing initiatives, and make it easier for shoppers to find the company's products and services online.
.CO Domain Names Now Available to the Public.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co) today announced the general availability of the new .CO top-level domain (TLD), which will enable individuals, businesses and organizations to acquire global, credible and easily recognizable domain names that fit their online business or branding needs. .CO domains are now available through leading accredited domain registrars, such as GoDaddy.com, Register.com and Network Solutions, and a multitude of resellers.
.CO Internet Extends Deadline for “Landrush” to Secure .CO Domain NamesDue to extraordinary demand for the impending .CO domain launch, .CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co), the registry operator of the .CO domain, today announced it has officially extended the deadline for people and companies to secure high-priority .CO domain names prior to their availability to the general public on July 20. The deadline for the “Landrush” phase will be extended through Friday, July 16th at 12:00 pm (Noon) EDT.
Sedo and .CO’s Historic e.CO Charity Domain Auction Draws Final Bid of $81KSedo, the leading online domain marketplace, and .CO Internet S.A.S., the registry operator for the .CO top-level domain (TLD), today announced Lonnie Borck from B52 Media and Uri Kerbel from Bookmarks.com have both won the historic e.CO charity domain auction with the final bid of $81,000.
.CO Internet Announces Historic First .CO Domain Auction for the One-Letter Domain Name "e.co" with Proceeds to Benefit Charity.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co), the registry operator of the .co domain, announced today that it would hold a global charity auction for the one-letter domain name – e.co. The auction will commence on June 7 at 12:00 pm EDT with a ceremonial kick-off presentation at Internet Week headquarters in New York City, where .CO Internet will be the Official Community Sponsor of the week-long festival which celebrates the Internet and culminates with the popular Webby Awards.
The .CO domain registry announces global sunrise and public outreach initiatives at Web 2.0 expo.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co) announced today the launch of its Global Sunrise Process at the Web 2.0 Expo. The structured Sunrise Process is using best practices to provide trademark and IP protection for registered trademark holders worldwide to successfully secure their eligible .CO domain.
.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.