The .co dilemma

Why is there so much hype on the .co extension? There are several blogs discussing the value of the .co, as opposed to the .com.

I really don’t see why a number of domainers are assuming the .co should be worth more than the .com. In my opinion, the .com will always be the king of all extensions.

A few domainers are trying to convince the domain industry that the .co is the best extension to come out since the .com. What I’m sensing is that there will be a number of huge sales in the next few years.

However, please careful not to invest your entire fortune into only this one extension. Don’t forget about the .us. The .us is a nice extension that is in constant demand. I recently acquired a few nice .us domains.

The .us generates a nice appraisal value. You have to be careful with buying the .co. I’m not trying to persuade you from buying

If you plan to invest into the .co, consider looking into keywords that have high CPC. These domains will make you money.

Registering one word or 3 character .co domain names may help you to make a fortune. On the opposing side, you could lose a yon of money from high registration fees.

I don’t agree with the high cost of the .co. With a price tag of $29.99, renewing 100 .co domains will cost you over $3,000+.

The .com extension is affordable, and has a long history. I trust the .com. Every time a buyer rejects a purchase, it’s usually in result of not having the .com.

The .co is still a young extension with room to grow. It will take a few big sales and a price reduction to increase interest for the extension.

As for now, the .com will remain the king of all domain extensions. .co will need to look into alternative measures to compete with the other extensions.

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3 Comments on “The .co dilemma”

  1. codomainnews Says:

    CO Domain News is of the opinion that the new .CO is the best contender to come up against .COM in the last twenty years…

    Here’s why…

    1. Currently there are 122,073,947 registered domains across the .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, and .US top level domains (TLDs). This means there are “essentially” no real opportunities left to secure a good .com or other top level domain; unless of course you make up a name that is not found in dictionary.

    We’ve all heard them and the names are getting to the point of being ridiculous.

    2. In direct contrast to zero “real” opportunity with .com and the gang — there is a ton of opportunity with the new .CO since there have only been 476,745 .CO’s registrations as Friday, September 03rd, 2010.

    3. Because of this fact you have 121, 601,749 more chances to secure a great “.CO” domain than with “.COM” or other top level domains (TLD).

    4. .CO is also currently used in 60 countries as part of their TLD — E.G. Angloa –, United Kingdom –, Zimbabwe –, etc. So it is not a stretch for these countries to embrace and adapt a new, shorter, less complicated version of their current extension.

    5. While the .co domain is still assigned to Colombia at the moment, a Google spokesperson said that would soon change. “We will rank .co domains appropriately if the content is globally targeted. Webmasters will soon have the functionality to be able to specify this by using the geotargeting options in Google Webmaster Tools.”

    6. Google has empowered people and companies to Geo-Target .CO to 239 countries worldwide — from “AF” Afghanistan to “ZW” Zimbabwe… however, very few sites are currently propagating…

    Food for thought…

    EDITOR – CODomainNews.COM

    • Suisun Blog Says:

      Your post is the best I’ve seen on the .co. The only problem I have with the .co is the price. I would like to buy more .co, but the current price tag makes the .com and .us more appealing to me. 

      The land rush auction deals are due to the pre-registration period where many were looking to secure premium names. Many companies want to brand the .co as their premiere address.

      Should the .co be worth 4% of the .com? Based on recent sales, the .co seems to be receiving free publicity, and the value seems to be surpassing expecations. 

      I registered some good .com and .us names in the past few weeks. There are a few .co I want to pick up, but they’re more for long-term value than to flip for profit.

       If you’re into domaining, the .co may not work. If you want to make a nice sum in the next few years, then the .co will be a good fit. 

       The .co has a bright future ahead, because many blogs are flooded with discussions on the .co. Domain investors and speculators are split on the current value of the .co, as opposed to the .com. 

      New extensions need time to grow. The .co sprouted before it was introduced to the public. 

      Sure, there are some great names still
      available. I can still find good .com names. However, I could only find located two one word .com. 

      They’re only hard to find. Companies and domainers that own them are asking a fortune for one word and 3 character names. Only time will tell the tale of the .co. 

      Thanks for your input. It was well supported. You put forth a strong argument to the future of the .co.

      • Thanks for your kind comment…

        The price was by design by SAS .CO Internet to discourage domain squatters and of course to make more money.

        .CO DOMAIN NEWS is of the opinion that at $30.00 dollars a pop — per “.CO registration” — domain squatting will be discouraged.

        Therefore, it is reasonable to think, that people and or companies that do register the new .CO domain will be serious about building real relevant sites…with real relevant content!

        This in turn could lead Google to actually upgrade the rank of the entire .CO TLD Domain Extension further down the road; through an adjustment of their algorithm.

        Below is a link to one of the best articles on the net regarding .CO, I give full comments below the posted article…

        More food for thought…

        EDITOR –

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