The launch plan for the .CO domain name extension has been announced. .CO domains will be available through a select list of accredited partners.
A global Sunrise will take place from April 26 through June 10, allowing eligible trademark holders the right to apply for the .CO domain names corresponding to their marks before registration is open to the general public.
Landrush will occur from June 21 through July 13, and will be open to anyone interested in registering certain high priority domain names. General availability will begin on July 20, opening the .CO domain for registrations on a first-come, first-served basis around the world.
Starting today however, early adopters can gain a true first mover advantage by applying to be included in the .CO Founders Program, an initiative designed to help those qualified develop and maintain domains with the .CO extension prior to the public launch in July. The .CO Founders Program is open to all interested applicants from individuals to businesses and big brands.
“The .CO Founders Program provides an excellent opportunity for early adopters to secure short and memorable domain names and truly help shape the .CO name space,” said Juan Diego Calle, CEO of .CO Internet. “Participants in the program will benefit by potentially being featured in an aggressive .CO advertising and marketing program; likewise they will be expected to actively promote their domain to benefit the broader .COmmunity,” added Calle.
If you’re interested in participating in the .CO Founders program you will need to submit an application at www.COinternet.co/cofounders.