Best Reason to Buy a .CO Domain Name?

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There are many reasons you should be considering adding a .CO to your domain portfolio (securing your brand name, domain speculation) but the following might just be one of the best in the short term. 

Domain registration company LCN today announced they have begun offering one free year of web hosting to customers who pre-order a .CO domain name. 

The hosting package offers customers 2GB of diskspace, 2GB of monthly data transfer, and 20 email accounts with anti-spam and virus protection system MailGuard. Additional features such as online advertising vouchers, and free web design software from Serif, free Fotolia stock photos, and 500 free Mailing Manager email marketing credits are also included with the package.

Mark Boost, Managing Director,, said: “The new .CO domain extension will provide fantastic opportunities for individuals and businesses who wish to register exclusive domain names, where .com and variations have previously been taken. “We think this will be one of the most important new domain launches in the past 25 years and to let customers take full advantage we wanted to offer them .CO hosting for absolutely no cost.”

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BillieB 07-02-2010 3:05 PM

Are you the Website Magazine that used to be on MSN?  I believe I joined and stayed till MSN flipped the switch.  Well done.  BillieB

BillieB 07-02-2010 3:07 PM

This is a terrific web magazine.  Thanks for being here.  BillieB

KenL 07-08-2010 6:40 AM

Hi Pete,

I am not so sure about the .co extension being worth the $300+ they are asking.  Are we not on the edge of a release of hundreds of new extensions?  Is this extension truly more unique or relevant or worthy than all the anticipated extensions that will match up with greater relevancy to the given business?

Is it just it's similarity to the .com extension that makes people think it'll be desirable.  Personally, I'd rather see my hotel get a .hotel extension and my local cafe get a .cafe extension than this generic .co.  Is it any different than .biz?

What do you think Pete?

Peter A. Prestipino 07-08-2010 8:38 AM

Ken, great observations - I tend to agree on the whole but let's see what happens. The landrush is be open to anyone interested in registering domain names of high commercial value. Any interest in matching domains will go to auction. The landrush is really for brand marketers and trademark owners to ensure they get the domain they want.

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