What is the .CO Domain Extension?
.CO was originally the ccTLD for Colombia but has since been adopted as a specialty domain available to anyone. .CO domains have been positioned as a great alternative to .com, as they can be used to represent "commerce", "community", "company", "corporation", "connect" and others. In addition, .CO is a popular choice for URL shortener services because it is one letter shorter than most gTLDs.
.CO domains are priced at $25/year for a second-level domain and $13/year for a third-level domain. See prices for all domains.
Why offer .CO?
.CO is a truly global, recognizable and credible web address that gives customers exciting new options in branding their online presence. Because it is still fairly new, there are still lots of great .CO domain names still available to be registered, making it an excellent choice for customers whose desired domains are already registered in the .COM namespace.
The Latest .CO Stats
The growth rate for .CO domains is nearly identical to the growth rate of active .CO websites. Registrants of .CO domains will actively use their .CO web addresses, leading to increased renewal rates and long-term retention.
Top 5 countries where .CO domains are being registered:
- USA: 48.94%
- UK: 13.05%
- Colombia: 7.95%
- Canada 4.05%
- Australia: 3.68%
.CO is the fastest growing global domain in recent history. In less than one year, over one million .CO domains were registered. Despite that impressive stat, there are still millions and millions of excellent .CO domains available for your customers.
Three great ways to boost .CO sales
- Banner ads and homepage placement: take advantage of .CO marketing materials provided by OpenSRS to highlight .CO domains on your site.
- Search results: sales for .CO domains increase when .CO messaging is included on your domain search results page.
- Email marketing: include .CO in your regular renewal and email marketing campaigns to increase awareness and adoption.
- Encourage renewals: Get more great tips on how to boost your .CO renewals here.
.CO Marketing Materials and Resources
- Download available .CO marketing materials - updated August, 2012