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

Labeled as .co in ccTLD Discussion started by SDX, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. beowulf

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  2. Soofi

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    when do they release .co for normal ppl? :lol:
     
  3. TFD

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    July 20th

    For those of us not pre-ordering, what is the cheapest registrar going to be come July?
     
  4. nuco6

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    waiting for .co to go public
     
  5. AbdulBasit.com

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    GoDaddy.com
     
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    gotta find out, godaddy perhaps?
     
  7. SecureLance

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    I would not agree with this for all cases, except for high traffic .com names (when people miss out typing last letter, or hit enter before tying last letter due to fast typing!)

    When some one types in a word in address bar, browser will go to .com first. It's only the .com that has parking advantage. Also if you enter a work like "credit card" in to address bar, and type Ctrl+Enter which is the most used shortcut key combination, browser will take you to .com domain! This too add to .com parking benefits.
     
  8. x3sphere

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    good luck trying to snag any of those.. lol. :bingo: :laugh:

    their worth largely depends on how well the .co TLD does. regardless, they'll definitely be worth *something*, that's a no-brainer.

    I'm not going to list other .co that may be good investments for obvious reasons.
     
  9. bluemouse2

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    I think .com will remain the king of domains
     
  10. Soofi

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    so tru!
     
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    .CO Sunrise for Trade Mark Holders Start on April 26, 2010

    Hi;

    We would like to let you know that the .CO domain name extensions are coming. The extension is expected to be very popular because of its simialrity to .COM domain name.

    If you are a trade mark holder, please email us at [email protected] before June 10, 2010

    for the procedure to register a Trade Mark domain name after April 26

    Protecting the rights of legitimate trademark holders prior to the full launch of .CO

    Related Downloads

    Letter to Brand Owners (PDF)


    .CO Launch & Registration Rules(PDF)


    .CO Internet is following established best practices in trademark and IP protection to ensure that the domain is launched and managed in an equitable and sustainable way. Our intention is to make the .CO domain name an asset to trademark holders and a tremendous opportunity for companies, entrepreneurs and individuals globally.

    We will begin with a structured Sunrise process and implement a number of important rights protection mechanisms to ensure for the fair and orderly distribution of domains. Our policies have been designed with the guidance and counsel of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency in mind; along with the lessons learned from previous domain launches and consultations with a variety of global domain registries.

    Between April 26 and June 10, 2010 any trademark in the world may apply for a .CO domain. Please note that if you have a Colombian trademark, you will be entitled to apply earlier for registration. Please visit our Colombia site for more information.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility to participate in the Global Sunrise will be limited to holders of trademarks that:

    * Were registered and were in full force and effect on or before July 30, 2008
    * Are registered in a trademark office or registry that corresponds to a state or entity described in the WIPO Standard ST.3 code
    * Fully comply with any and all other specified terms and conditions in the .CO Sunrise Policy

    Sunrise Process

    The sunrise process involves 5 stages, which includes an optional pre-validation process that allows applicants or their agents to interact directly with the validation provider (Deloitte) to validate and ensure applications are accurate and complete prior to submitting them to the .CO registry.

    Both ascii and Spanish language IDNs may be applied for during sunrise.
    The following are the five stages of sunrise:

    * Pre-Validation (optional)
    * Submission (Through Sibername.com)
    * Validation
    * Auction
    * Award/Injection


    Documentation & Validation

    In order to prevent the type of systemic fraud that occurred during certain previous TLD launches, it is utmost importance that all rights claimed by trademark owners during the Sunrise Process go through a strict validation process to ensure that the trademark owners actually have the rights they claim they have. This includes the need for trademark owners to submit certified documentation supporting their intellectual property rights in cases where such rights cannot be validated by an official online database sponsored by the national trademark office.
    At the most basic level, in any application for a .CO domain name during the Global Sunrise, applicants will be required to submit certain data to demonstrate that they qualify in relation to the right(s) related to the domain name applied for. The data required will include:

    * Registered Mark: Exact word or phrase described by the Registered Mark;
    * Registration Number: Registration or serial number of the Registered Mark’s current registration.
    * Registration Locality: Location (country/region) where the right is established (using the corresponding WIPO Standard code);
    * Capacity: Whether the Applicant holds the trademark as the original “owner” or as an “assignee”.

    Deloitte, as the independent “Validation/Verification Agent” will verify every application. This important additional step in the assignment procedure will make sure that only rightful owners will receive a .CO domain at the second level.

    The Validation/Verification Agent is generally tasked to give an opinion on whether the information contained in an application meets the requirements laid down in the .CO Sunrise Policy. This opinion will be made based on information contained in the application, as well as other documentary evidence that may be required in accordance with the Policy.

    Allocation
    Applications will not be granted on a first-come first-served basis, but rather will be collected through the final date of Global Sunrise. In the event that there is more than one entity applying for the same domain name, with each of them have corresponding trademarks, the name will go to auction.

    Rights Protection Mechanisms
    As the new registry of the .CO ccTLD, we both recognize and embrace our responsibility to serve as a reliable trustee for the .CO domain – a unique digital resource with broad global appeal. As a steward of both the local and the global Internet community, we are committed to managing the .CO Registry in a responsible manner – one that places a premium on protecting the rights of brand owners. Please go to Global Responsibility, for a summary of some of the key rights protection mechanisms .CO Internet has put in place to protect the intellectual property rights of others.

    GLOBAL SUNRISE IS OPEN THROUGH JUNE 10. TRADEMARK HOLDERS APPLY NOW
     
  12. glaxxon

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    But why should there be this advantage for .com? I know it makes it easier for people new the internet, but still a bit unfair. Btw is it a browser based setting which is default or is it just so for everyone?
     
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    So if we preordered a domain name, now its just a waiting game and hope that no company registers it during the middle phase? am I right?

    I got a good one but im not dropping the $300 + possibility of an auction. Oh well at least they give refunds
     
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    If I register a .CO domain, can a company who has a TM on that name registered somewhere outside Colombia fill a UDRP against me for violating a TM?
     
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    Domainmonster is taking pre-orders for both landrush and regular availability, which is not likely to work with the super premiums.

    I didn't see anything about paying a $200.00 non-refundable payment, but then I didn't look too closely.

    I'll sit this one out.

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  16. dottelads.com

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    anyone know if they are also offering one and two letter .co domains?
     
  17. x3sphere

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    Yes..

    Registering trademarked names just generally isn't a good idea. 99 times of 100 you will lose the domain if the company takes action.
     
  18. atarian

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    Are you sure? So, for example, if I register mydomain.co, a name for which I don't have a TM, and mydomain not being a widely recognized TM, can a My Domain company come later, fill an UDRP and take it over alledging I am infringing their TM registered in some obscure or tiny country?

    If that is the case every domainer would have to search through 192 TM offices around the world before registering anything, which would be totally absurd.
     
  19. the_poet

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    What's the expected price for general availability?
     
  20. Fastlancer

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    People that live in Colombia should have first dibs, just like that .asia BS 2 years back
     
  21. the_poet

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    I noticed a lot of the superpremium keywords were registered in last February. Considering that the launch schedule started on April 1st with the 'local sunrise' (which is supposed to be the very first stage of the launch), how can it be possible?
     
  22. jacpar

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    No ! I will wait end of July to share my .co domain : i have pre-reg a beautifull one. I f I share it, you will also :blink:apply for it !!!!
     
  23. the_poet

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    I hope you'll manage to catch it, but if it's quite popular, it's likely someone will also apply for it :)
     
  24. jacpar

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    You're right ! But, my odds to get it are better if only 20 domainers have applied for it instead of 21 :imho:
     
  25. the_poet

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    Very true :)
     

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