Domain Name Type Short .com Business or Commerce or Colombia .co DOT CO

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What is .co ?

.co is commonly used as alternative for .com. .co previously used mainly to represent Colombia brands and business. Now the popularity of .com has seen .co become the alernative to .com and Colombian brands much less.

Who should get .co ?

 Individuals, business owners and brands requiring an alternative to the .com or operating from Colombia must get this extension domain type for their commercial brands.

Why use .co ?

In future .co is going to be major domain type, it is becoming the best alternative to .com, it helps to promote commercial brands and increase the site traffic in Colombia region and throughout the world.
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Webengin Domain Type DOT COHistory

IANA delegates ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes as country code top-level domains, and on December 24, 1991, the .co top-level domain was assigned to Colombia and delegated to the Universidad de los Andes.

In 2001, the university began to consider the possibility of marketing the domain as an alternative to the generic top-level domains. The government of Colombia objected on the basis that the university, a private entity, did not have regulatory oversight of the TLD and the Minister of Communications, Angela Montoya Holguín, wrote to them requesting that they not continue.

Second-level domain names

When they took over administration of the .CO domain, .CO Internet S.A.S. implemented new domain policies that were more flexible than the historic ones that had been administered by the University of the Andes. The new policies were adjusted to international best practices and defined in consultation with local and international communities. With the new policies, Colombia would be able to sell second-level domain names to the world, such as, where previously only third-level domain names were available, such as Machine.

Summary of policies since 2010

  • Any person or entity in the world can register .co domain names
  • There are no domicile or burdensome documentation requirements
  • Registration period is between 1 and 5 years, subject to renewal
  • Registrants can easily transfer domain names

.CO domains became available via the following timeline:

  • April 1, 2010 – April 20, 2010: Sunrise A allowed registered local trademarks to apply for exact match domains.
  • April 26, 2010 – June 10, 2010: Sunrise B allowed trademarks of national effect to apply for exact match domains.
  • June 21, 2010 – July 13, 2010: Landrush allowed anyone to apply for domain names of high commercial value.
  • July 20, 2010: .co domains became generally available.

1 review for Domain Name Type Short .com Business or Commerce or Colombia .co DOT CO

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    For .co WebEngin is the Certified and #1 domain registerer maintaining standards and providing best price on all domain types.

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