Effective immediately, the .CO Registry is listing its portfolio of two-character premium .CO domainnames for sale with GoDaddy. The two-character .CO domain names are now available through GoDaddy’s Aftermarket, and soon-to-be via the domain availability check on the front of the website, making these premium digital assets widely available to GoDaddy’s customer base of SMBs and global businesses.
Until now, the .CO Registry had reserved all of the two-character premium .CO domain names, and had been the singular point of contact for the sale and management of these coveted names. .CO curated the allocation of these domain names early on to ensure they were well placed in the hands of customers who would use the domains in a meaningful and memorable way, including, for example:
CS.co – Cisco uses cs.co for its global social media efforts
OM.co – Om Malik, founder of GigaOM, uses om.co for his personal blog
FI.co –The Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup accelerator, uses fi.co as its global brand
UP.co –UP Global, the partnership between Startup America and Startup Weekend, has branded itself up.co.
H2.co – The premier global leadership network for the digital industry is on h2.co.
There are approximately 1100 two-character .CO domain names now listed on the GoDaddy platform, including #L, L#, ## and LL combinations. The domain names currently range in price from $10,000 on the low end (for #L combinations, like 5x.co) to $100,000 on the high end (for super premium LL combinations, like dr.co and iq.co). As awareness of the .CO brand continues to grow, and the secondary continues to flourish, these prices are subject to future modification.
“At this point, the demand for premium two-character .CO domain names is far too great for us to continue to manage exclusively in-house, said Lori Anne Wardi, VP of Brand of .CO. “GoDaddy is the perfect partner to help us start expanding our distribution channel to the world of SMBs and global businesses who are looking for short, memorable premium domain names to launch their big ideas.”
“The two-character .CO domain names GoDaddy is offering present an excellent opportunity for a small business to get a short and highly brandable domain name,” said GoDaddy Director of Domain Name Aftermarket Paul Nicks. “By partnering with .CO on these domain names, it provides our customerspremium aftermarket names and further extends our strong relationship with the .CO Registry.”
GoDaddy is the .CO Registry’s largest retail partner, and has helped the .CO domain to garner awareness, growth and use worldwide. The companies have collaborated on a Super Bowl ad for three years in a row, with the latest ad encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to get off their couches and get their big ideas online. You can see the critically acclaimed ad at www.YourBigIdea.co.
To search for a two-character premium .CO domain name for your business or brand, please visit theGoDaddy Aftermarket and type your query in the search box. You can immediately purchase the domainname directly through GoDaddy with a quick and simple credit card transaction.
.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. Since launching in 2010, the .CO domain has been registered by more than 1.5 million people and companies in more than 200 countries. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter@dotCO.