.co domain registration now available

Namesonic is now offering registration, transfer, and renewal of .co domains for only $29.95/year.  This extension is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to the Republic of Colombia.

As of July 10, 2010, there are no registration restrictions on second-level .co domains; any individual or entity in the world can use register a .co domain.

CLICK TO REGISTER your .co domain extension today!

Industry Usage

Some examples of .co use include Twitter (t.co), AngelList (Angel.co), ENTER (Enter.co), 500 Startups (500.co), Aspen Group (Aspen.co), and Google Inc. (g.co).  Some companies such as American Express (amex.co) and Starbucks (sbux.co) are using .co for URL shortening in social media.

Search Engine Ranking

While search engine companies traditionally rank country code domain extensions lower in their results, with respect to website search engine optimization, Google confirmed that “it will rank .co domains appropriately if the content is globally targeted“.  It’s now apparent that you can use .co website extensions to host your content and compete with generic domains (gTLDs), like .com/.net/.org.

Other ccTLD extensions, like .ca/.us/.cc/.de/.co.uk, do not compete with generic searches on the more internationally based gTLDs, like .com/.net/.org/.info, and are only going to rank higher in the countries from where the search originates.

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