At the end of 2013, it was announced that three well-known domain industry leaders teamed up to launch the CO.COM Registry: Ken Hansen (formerly Neustar) leads the venture as CEO, Paul Goldstone (President) and Gregg McNair (Chairman). Starting from Spring 2014, the CO.COM domain name will opening a new opportunity for users to register the .com domain names they’ve always wanted!
Although, CO.COM is technically not a brand new TLD (top-level-domain), it is certainly one of the newly available name spaces. Companies who missed out on their .com domain will now have a second opportunity to get that global .com domain name, and at an affordable price. In fact, the registry's tagline is: “Get the .com Domain You’ve Always Wanted”. The new CO.COM registry will also sell subdomain names from the primary co.com domain name.
According to the registry, sixty-one countries currently offer domain names ending in “co.countrycode” such as co.uk and co.jp, with registrations for those extensions totaling over 11 million. Additionally, each year over ten million new .com domains are registered. CO.COM Registry intends to capitalize on this strong demand, and the current lack of available domains, by opening up a new tract of land in .com."
The CO.COM registry will have an open registration policy. Meaning that any company, organization or individual will be eligible to register domain names like companyname.co.com, organization.co.com, or anything.co.com. Premium domain names like travel.co.com, tickets.co.com, wine.co.com, insurance.co.com and spa.co.com, will also be made available.
CO.COM is leveraging the flexibility of operating a second-level domain (SLD) and is bringing it to market much faster than many of the new TLDs. We are pleased to offer our resellers access to this innovative domain extension.
- Sunrise Ends: March 25, 2014
- Landrush: April 7 - July 5, 2014
- GoLive: July 6, 2014
- More information on CO.COM is available at https://www.hexonet.net/preregistrations/co.com