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NamesCon Recap

Several members of the HEXONET team recently attended the premier domain conference event NamesCon held in Las Vegas, January 10-13, 2016. This year's record 1200 attendees were lucky to see excellent keynote addresses, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, an exhibition floor and networking. HEXONET would like thank Richard Lau, Jothan Frakes and their entire team for organizing this exceptional event! Some highlights of Namescon include:

.CO Hits 2 million Domains as Premium Sales Surge (Source: Neustar)

Neustar, the operator of the .CO Top-Level Domain, announced that .CO has surpassed 2 million total domain names under management, with new domain registration growth accelerating from 10 percent in 2014 to 18 percent in 2015.

“Since its global launch five years ago, .CO continues to grow and has become the domain name of choice for innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses in more than 200 countries around the world,” said Sean Kaine, Vice President of Registry at Neustar.

He noted that global brands like Twitter ( and, Google ( and and Taco Bell ( have all helped to bring mainstream awareness and adoption to .CO.

This is in addition to the hundreds of thousands of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups that every year choose .CO as the domain for their business, including high profile organizations like 500 Startups (, Angel List (, Up Global ( and Common Bond ( to name just a few. 

While Neustar’s portfolio of .CO premium domain names has consistently enjoyed high demand from big brands and funded Silicon Valley startups, the last quarter has also seen a sharp rise in demand from Chinese investors.  Interest from China has been particularly strong in connection with two character number-number and letter-letter premium domain names. 

“Even in the face of hundreds of new Top-Level Domains entering the market, today’s milestone is a testament to the fact that startups, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the globe continue to adopt .CO web addresses at a rapid pace,” Mr. Kaine said.

HEXONET has also seen an increase in .CO registrations in recent months. We are also helping our customers secure .CO backorders. To learn more: