.CO.COM Landrush Begins Today

There are few people in the domain name industry that I have more respect for than Paul Goldstone, Ken Hansen and Gregg McNair. In short, this is the dream team and .CO.COM is their horse in the new gTLD race. (You can read more about Paul, Ken, and Gregg here)

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.CO.COM expects to see strong demand in the 69 countries that use .CO.SOMETHING as their go-to TLD. Countries like India (.co.in) and England (.co.uk) have long been used to .CO.SOMETHING. Of course it has to be easy for people all over the world to register .CO.COM domains and with 200 registrar deals now closed that’s a done deal.

The .CO.COM landrush starts today and runs through Tuesday July 8th when it goes into general availability. To see the full list of registrars carrying .CO.COM click here. Congrats to the whole .CO.COM team, this is the beginning of a great adventure and I look forward to watching them do what they all do best; building a great company and a brand that people know and trust.

Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Domenclature.com April 8, 2014, 9:40 am

    Can this thing even be transferred out to Godaddy after registration?

  • Patrick Hipskind April 8, 2014, 11:13 am

    I went to the .co.com website to see what I can register. Everything I checked on like autos.co.com, pizza.co.com, download.co.com returns the message “this is a premium name, make an offer.” Why don’t they just name a price like Donuts does? If it is higher ($199 to $799) and I want the name I’ll pay for it. I don’t want to go through the headache of a “make an offer” process for general availability.

  • Nick April 8, 2014, 11:14 am

    Ugh

  • Steve April 8, 2014, 11:54 am

    Arent these just sub-domains?

  • Mark M April 8, 2014, 2:20 pm

    sounds like a “tongue twister”

  • Steve R April 8, 2014, 4:28 pm

    Good luck to them. They have a hill to climb IMO. :p

  • albert April 9, 2014, 1:02 pm

    @Patrick.
    That is another reason to trust only .com, .net., and .org.
    Most others are looking to recoup their investment and of course make a profit.
    Nothing wrong with that but that’s what happens with these new TLD’s.
    Imagine getting a .whatever, then 10 years later, after spending all the money making the website work, they basically pull their leased TLD holding it hostage until you come up with the ransom.

    No thanks

  • john n. April 11, 2014, 10:22 am

    I think it would be fair to point out that .co.com is technically not a TLD, but an extension of the domain name “co.com”. There is nothing wrong with that, however, it is important to note that it may not be subject to the same rules and regulations as an actual gTLD. While it may operate using a similar registry-registrar protocol, and currently indicates that registrants are bound by ICANN’s UDRP, there is nothing to say that couldn’t change in the future because this is not technically a TLD bound by ICANN’s policies.

    Please correct me if I am wrong about any of the above statements, but I think it is important that people realize this from a technical and legal perspective.

  • Nick April 11, 2014, 12:08 pm

    @john n Wouldnt touch that stuff with a 20 foot pole and someone else’s arm. :-)

  • John April 12, 2014, 7:49 pm

    Totally useless.
    If this is such a great idea why co.uk is going to .uk only ?????

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