.CO registry announced the launch of Asian IDNs including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. With non-English speaking Internet users and content increasing, providing alternate languages for .CO domain names is expected for the registry and its team. Over the past two and a half years, .CO has had quite a success with startups and entrepreneurs around the world – including an increasing number of non-English speakers. For this reason, .CO has begun offering .CO domain names in alternate languages including Icelandic, Danish, Finnish, among others.
- The registry will be launching three new languages – Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
- The launch date is 15 April 2013 at 18:00 UTC (this translates to Monday, 15 April, 2pm EDT).
- All of the .CO product family will be launching the languages (.CO, .com.co, .net.co and .nom.co).
As part of the Asian launch, the registry will not be conducting a formal trademark sunrise, landrush or grandfathering period for these three IDN languages. If you own one or more trademarks and wish to take proactive steps to protect those marks, we urge you to contact your registrar or reseller as soon as possible.