New .co domain names will open up an opportunity to have the domain name you have always wanted.
Have you ever tried to register a domain name for your business, brand or company website only to find that someone else has beat you to it?
Are you constantly looking for a dot com only to find they are ‘dot GONE’?
Here at Zeta we know the scenario only too well – when clients come to us with a name they want but simply cannot get. Very often they have to pay thousands to purchase their preferred domain from a reseller or domain squatter.
Well forget .com the name on everyone’s lips will soon be .co.
Yes in 22 days, 01 hours, 56 minutes and 05 seconds (20th July) general availability for .co domain names arrives. And .co is set to be BIG.
Do I need one I hear you ask? Well are you a company, corporation or a commerce website? Or maybe you’re a collaborative tool, content or community website? If so the new .co domain is something you NEED to get hold of before someone else does.
Short, easy-to-remember .co has been designed to relieve the shortage of.com domains. And Twitter has just announced it will be adopting the .Co domain.
“Unlike other extensions that may have launched in the past, we know ours is something very unique,” said .CO Internet Director of Marketing Lori Anne Wardi (published on the Internet Council of Registrars) “Before we even launched this extension we did a lot of research in the market to get an understanding of what the perception of the public to .co would be.”
“.co is unique because it is universally recognised. After surveying thousands of consumers and interviewing 600 of them, cointernet.co found that 75% of respondents equated .co with “company”, “corporation,” or “commerce. It is a popular abbreviation in the United States, but also abroad. In fact, over 20 countries use .co as a second level domain name (i.e. co.uk, co.jp) because of this. ”
Cointernet.co is labelling this the .CO era where short and memorable domains are once again available for brands. With all the hype and an obvious rush to purchase these domains securing yourname.co should be a top priority.