More Than Half a Million .CO Buyers So Far
Less than two months after one of the biggest domain launches in Web history, the .CO extension has nabbed more than 500,000 registrations to put it on pace to becoming the fastest growing domain extension in the world. And the demand is definitely being seen globally, as businesses, developers and entrepreneurs from nearly 200 countries have registered so far.
The success of the late-July public launch is undoubtedly due in part to the participation of some of the world’s leading domain registrars, such as GoDaddy, 1and1, Network Solutions, Dotster, MyDomain and several others. The U.S. has accounted for 37 percent of the new registrations, followed by the U.K. (17 %), Colombia (12 %), Australia (4 %) and Canada (4 %).
More than 2,500 .CO domains that had multiple bidders will be settled through an auction, and some of the notable sales thus far have included Mesothelioma.co for $76,000; Insure.co for $60,000; DuiAttorney.co for $44,000; Slots.co for $41,000 and UsedCars.co for $14,000.