.CO - The OFFICIAL Discussion, Showcase and Sales Report Thread

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  1. the_poet

    the_poet Top Member VIP

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    Cruises.CO sells for $82,500.

    Very well done, Kate!
     
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  2. dragtastic

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    Thats a very nice sale, even if it is to the same person - A sale is a sale

     
  3. the_poet

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    Latest Sedo sales:

    Bison.co £1,800 ($2,826)
    wcg.co $1,888
    sok.co $1,500
    turn.co $1,250
     
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    Currently on Sedo auction:

    • CheapHolidays.CO @ $350
    • CheapLoans.CO @ $250
     
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  6. Lakshan

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    Clearly that is a top domain for .co and I feel the price if cheap for the keyword
     
  7. the_poet

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    That sale occurred last year and, yes, at that price it was a steal.
     
  8. TopJimmy

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    FREE to the first one who PM's me!!

    TouristResorts.co

    Expired 8/9/12 - 12th day is tomorrow, so I can still push for Free TODAY ONLY from GD to your GD. I am not renewing it.

    Send your Godaddy Acct Name/Number & Godaddy Email and I will take care of the rest!

    I would rather have someone here get it versus Godaddy selling it.
     
  9. dragtastic

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    I just noticed OAK.CO as an expired domain on Godaddy's Auction marketplace currently at $305
     
  10. SDX

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    Hey TopJimmy did you get my PM? :)
     
  11. NLP

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    Tech Cocktail (which hosts networking and training events all over the country) announced today on their website and Twitter that they are now using Tech.co.

    They're keeping the brand Tech Cocktail, and the only thing changing is the domain.

    You can read about it here:
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    http://www.thedomains.com/2012/08/20/techcocktail-com-acquires-and-switches-to-tech-co/
    I've been to some of their events. They're well-known in the tech/startup community, so I'd say this is pretty big news.
     
  12. jmcc

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    Branding 101 - your domain name is your brand. Anything else causes confusion.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  13. NLP

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    Yes, but in this case, I think TC's audience is likely to adapt and embrace this change faster than a non-tech audience like Overstock's.

    I agree that it's best with the brand and domain are in alignment, and at first, I thought it was an odd move. But I think they're capitalizing on .CO's visibility in the startup community (and vice versa, it's a symbiotic relationship), and I also think it may turn out to be a temporary move.

    Yes, I realize they don't own the .com. And the name "Tech Cocktail" is so unique that "tech" sounds a little bit TOO generic. But despite that, I think it's one of the more interesting (and possibly effective) uses of .CO thus far.

    In any case, it's a baby step in the right direction in terms of visibility for .CO.

    I wrote about it here: http://domainsushi.com/tech-cocktails-new-domain-tech-co/
     
  14. jmcc

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    Perhaps but they may also be losing traffic to ytech.co - look at the logo and you may see it.

    Again they are giving people pause to think about the right website. That creates confusion and no matter how hard COinternet works, they are always going to be overtaken by the .com in terms of mindshare. That's why it is essential that a company rebranding as a .co from .com also owns the .com version of the domain name.

    They do own it. It points to tech.co at the moment. This way they won't lose traffic so I guess they get extra points for doing things properly. :)

    Any developed .co website is a good thing for .co ccTLD. The big problem with .co ccTLD is that it has a non-core gTLD development pattern in that there is very little genuine development happening. The immediate danger for .co ccTLD is that it may become a Dead Zone (minimal development and a lot of brand protection registrations inflating the domain count). The Startup community is probably an easy way of promoting .co ccTLD but it is the Mom and Pop sites that drive the takeup of a new TLD. If there is no real development in that section of the market, then it loses out in terms of profile. To put it simply: Development drives usage which drives development. The more developed sites there are in a TLD, the more people use that TLD until it reaches a critical mass where it is immediately recogisable by end users who haven't a clue about domain names.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  15. NLP

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    I was talking about Tech.com, not Techcocktail.com. They don't own Tech.com.
     
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    Ah. My mistake. And maybe theirs. :)

    Regards...jmcc
     
  17. dragtastic

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    Bison.co was purchased by Bison Alternatives - a Deal flow management startup per a post on Domain Name Wire
     
  18. the_poet

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    Are all the big drops happening in the next few days or something? Going thru the tool I used today, and it's flooded with .co domains.
     
  20. jmcc

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    Well this should be the beginning on the main part of the Second Landrush anniversary drops. I'll do some checking later today for comparison against the 01 August stats.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  21. the_poet

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    The valuable keywords will be re-registered, only the worthless or low-value ones won't be (which I find very reasonable).
     
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    The valuable keywords were largely scooped up before ordinary domainers ever had a chance to register them. These are the big ticket sales that are trumpeted as great successes by fanboys and the broker sites in order to lure in more gullible domainers. The reality is that over the next few months (and the next two years) a lot of keyword type domains (that would have been valuable in .com or even .net) will drop and never be renewed.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  23. the_poet

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    Those are superpremium keywords, not simply "valuable" ones. A lot of valuable keywords were registered on July 20th and during August-November 2010 (when landrush auctions completed). This is the kind of .COs that have been selling in the 3-4 figures for the last 2 years and that represent the vast majority. If you can distinguish between valuable and garbage keywords, you can still make some money with .CO.
     
  24. jmcc

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    I don't consider the "landrush auctions" to be part of the Landrush. COinternet has tried to merge the Sunrise Phase with the Landrush phase in an attempt to exclude the geunine Landrush phase (they've called it the GA or General Availability). This makes the renewal percentages appear better as Sunrise/Brand Protection registrations always have high renewal rates.

    And the genuine Landrush domains, how have they done?

    From what I can see, most domainers have used the "the .com is valuable so the .co must be valuable too" approach. These are the kind of domains that tend to drop quickly in the second Landrush Anniversary and I've seen a few of them already.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  25. the_poet

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    Agreed. And those who have made their purchases following that rule, have got or will get burned.
     

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