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Kate

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The real question is... did Kevin strike a deal with the Colombian government :)
 
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I think a lot of lawsuits will happen with .co registrations, but it is a great extension because it's .com with out the M.

I just see a big problem arising with hacking/scam sites due to people forgeting the M in .com.
 
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sdsinc said:
The real question is... did Kevin strike a deal with the Colombian government :)

;)

sportomoney said:
I think a lot of lawsuits will happen with .co registrations, but it is a great extension because it's .com with out the M.

I just see a big problem arising with hacking/scam sites due to people forgeting the M in .com.

It's even better than the current .CM! :p
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And .CO IS actually relevant (such as .co.uk, etc.)

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Where and when can we register it? :)
 

JayJay

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I guess I can say goodbye to my bank account when registrations start.
 

jdenwar

Denwar, James DenwarTop Member
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True.. just imagine.. how many times.. we have typed domainname.co in our address bar... instead of .com

It can be a great typo if its of big traffic sites.....

I would love it...

:)
 
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As they are tendering the registry, as from what I heard, one of the big registry operator might secure the deal. Then they will make a decent sunrise and landrush period. This will fore sure fill the pockets of the registry operator. If they are smart, they do something similar like .asia and use an auction system for domains requested by more than one registrant.

Also .om should be coming up this year.
 
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I doubt this will be a success, .cm (Cameroon) is also trying to jump on the bandwagon of typos from .com ... I wonder how many registrations will actually have a link to Colombia. Pity that a country with plenty of citizens is prostituting its domain like this, but then I do see value in the real keywords. But I also see the extention being a short-term hype except for domains actually used for Colombian sites.

PS: were foreign registrations not allowed already? I remember that there was a company selling .uk.co subdomains who had to cease operations because of some lawsuit ...

PS 2: your site lists .bv and .cu registrations amongst others, says .us requires no local presence, ... AFAIK .us does require that even if it's rarely enforced, and Cuban domain registrations are extremely limited AFAIK. .bv for sure accepts no registrations since Bouvetøya is an uninhabited icy rock and the Norwegian registry sees no point in actively using the domain.
 
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Unless it is a trademark I very much doubt any legal action is possible. There are over 200 extentions out there, imagine I register gerrit.ru to take just a random example and someone else registers gerrit.us ; unless I first register a trademark valid internationally, I cannot see how the other person could lose his domain in front of a court. I mean, there'd be no point in different extentions otherwise. Only in case of trademark there'd be an issue as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong)


As for the better choice... If you have the cash, buy both. Otherwise it depends on the country. In some countries (Australia, UK, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand etc) it is a habit to have .co or .com in front of the country code and people would not be used to the domains without it. In other countries nobody would care about the third-level domains because they are used to second-level. In some other countries (China, India, France, Spain, Russia, ...) both are available and it gets more complex. Depends I guess when the both versions were launched and what people were used to first. In India, .in was launched much later than .co.in so people are still used to .co.in a lot, whereas for example in Spain and France .com.es and .com.fr exist but are not used frequently simply because people aren't used to that .com being there. Complex situation but in case of India I'd say both .co.in and .in would have the same value more or less as both extentions are used frequently.
 

beowulf

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Unless it is a trademark I very much doubt any legal action is possible. There are over 200 extentions out there, imagine I register gerrit.ru to take just a random example and someone else registers gerrit.us ; unless I first register a trademark valid internationally, I cannot see how the other person could lose his domain in front of a court. I mean, there'd be no point in different extentions otherwise. Only in case of trademark there'd be an issue as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong)


As for the better choice... If you have the cash, buy both. Otherwise it depends on the country. In some countries (Australia, UK, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand etc) it is a habit to have .co or .com in front of the country code and people would not be used to the domains without it. In other countries nobody would care about the third-level domains because they are used to second-level. In some other countries (China, India, France, Spain, Russia, ...) both are available and it gets more complex. Depends I guess when the both versions were launched and what people were used to first. In India, .in was launched much later than .co.in so people are still used to .co.in a lot, whereas for example in Spain and France .com.es and .com.fr exist but are not used frequently simply because people aren't used to that .com being there. Complex situation but in case of India I'd say both .co.in and .in would have the same value more or less as both extentions are used frequently.

This is a pretty decent explanation ! Thank you.
 
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Maybe small addition: in some (but not all) countries offering both second and third level domains, the third-level one will be cheaper than the second level one. Spain is a good example, .es is with many registrars about twice the price as .com.es ... Obviously this is not the case with every extention, for example for .in and .co.in I noticed only few registrars with a difference in price.
 
The .CO launch

Just got this email from godaddy:

Just a quick reminder, tomorrow morning (the morning of 3/9/10) the new extension .CO will be going on pre-sale.

Understood around the world as an abbreviation for "Company," "Corporation" and "Commerce," .CO is positioned to be the Web's next big top level domain — the first truly global, recognizable domain to come along in years. And now you can help secure your .CO domain name by pre-registering with Go Daddy.

Why Choose .CO?
• .CO is meaningful, memorable and intuitive for people around the world
• .CO is relevant to individuals, domainers, businesses and organizations
• .CO gives businesses and brands the chance to create a worldwide footprint
• .CO appeals to today’s socially-networked individuals and entrepreneurs


.CO registry site: The .CO era is coming | OFFICIAL Website | .CO Internet SAS
 
frankly...it will be hot for a while then will be uncool for the rest of the years! Just like .ws .me blah blah...
 
BTW, .co is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Colombia. It is administered by Universidad de los Andes.

Looks like Internet S.A.S company bought/get rights to resell ccTLD .co. From their web:

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Who is behind .CO Internet S.A.S?

.CO Internet S.A.S. is a new company formed by Arcelandia S.A., a wholly-owned Colombian company, and the U.S. company Neustar, Inc, for the purpose of developing and operating the .CO Internet registry. This new partnership will be responsible for the promotion, administration, and technical operation of the .CO TLD.

What is Neustar, Inc?

Neustar, Inc. will operate the technical infrastructure of the .CO domain. The company has more than eight years of experience offering full technical, operational, and policy expertise for numerous domains including .biz, .us, .travel and .TEL. Neustar also operates worldwide registry gateways for other top ccTLDs; offers Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in 15 languages; and provides comprehensive managed DNS and full-scale registry services with 24/7 customer support on five continents.
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biz, .us, .travel and .TEL? Nice :)
 
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Yes, I think we'll all survive the onslaught of the .CO's, IMHO. :rolleyes:

PS. It looks awful, truncated, a "wannabe" if you will ... to the mighty .COM! :yell: :imho:

Just my two sense,
Jeff B-)
 
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From my experience dealing with legitimate websites, it's astonishing how few people type anything into the address bar. Most users, when search for whatever.com type whatever.com into Google.

Is there latent value in .CO? Sure. Is it worthy of a landrush? Not really.
 
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Instead of taping all those .co.(X)... : I would prefer to type .CO only.
It will probably get hype from countries that have .co.(X) in my opinion.
 
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Looking at Goddady's page, they're all .COM.CO.

If that's the case, these sites are completely worthless for typo purposes.
 
no .com.co are already there. people with .com.co before 2008 can get .co directly.
.co reg open now.