Due to extraordinary demand for the impending .CO domain launch, according to the registry operator of the .CO domain, .CO Internet S.A.S has announced it has officially extended the deadline for people and companies to secure high-priority .CO domain names prior to their availability to the general public on July 20. The deadline for the âLandrushâ phase will be extended through Friday, July 16th at 12:00 pm (Noon) US EDT.
For more information see the news release below.
.CO Internet Extends Deadline for âLandrushâ to Secure .CO Domain Names
Miami, FL : July 9, 2010
July 16 Marks the Last Chance to Secure High-Priority .CO Domain Names Before General Public; More than 26,000 .CO Domains Already Claimed by Top Global Brands, Fortune 500 Cos and Others
MIAMI -Â July 9, 2010 â Due to extraordinary demand for the impending .CO domain launch, .CO Internet S.A.S. (COinternet.co), the registry operator of the .CO domain, today announced it has officially extended the deadline for people and companies to secure high-priority .CO domain names prior to their availability to the general public on July 20.Â The deadline for the âLandrushâ phase will be extended through Friday, July 16th at 12:00 pm (Noon) EDT.
The new .CO domain offering presents unprecedented opportunities for corporations, brands, web developers, agencies, entrepreneurs and others to secure high-priority, high-value domain names that have long been âunavailableâ in the .com domain.Â To date, .CO Internet has registered or taken applications for more than 26,000 .CO domain names, many of which have been secured by the worldâs top global brands and Fortune 500 companies, such as: Amazon, American Express, Apple, BMW, Cartier, Canon, CNN, Coca-Cola, Disney, Ebay, Exxon, Facebook, Ford, Google, Hilton, Honda, IBM, IKEA, Kodak, McDonalds, Microsoft, MTV, Nestle, Nike, Nokia, Panasonic, Pfizer, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Toyota, Twitter, Unilever, Visa, Yahoo and many more. The company expects to receive several thousand more applications prior to the end of the Landrush period.
âThe response to the new .CO domain offering has been overwhelming.Â To keep up with the demand, our registrar partners have asked us to extend the deadline for the Landrush phase to give more people the opportunity to secure their desired domains before they are released to the general public,â said Nicolai Bezsonoff, chief operating officer of .CO Internet.Â âJuly 16th will be the last opportunity for corporations, major brands, start-ups and individuals to secure their desired domains early.Â On July 20, all unclaimed domains will be added to the general pool and released on a first-come, first-served basis.â
Pricing and Availability
During the Landrush phase, organizations and individuals wishing to secure early access to high-priority, high-value .CO domain names may do so â for a premium â through one of 10 .CO Accredited Registrar partners, including GoDaddy.com, Register.com, Network Solutions, eNom, InternetX, Dotster, Melbourne IT, OpenSRS, My.co, and Dominio Amigo, or any of the resellers within each registrarâs extended networks.
.CO domains registered during the Landrush phase are priced at a premium to reflect their high value and high demand, with prices averaging between $250 to $300, depending on the registrar. If more than one Landrush application is received for a particular domain name, it will be auctioned to the highest bidder.
About .CO Internet S.A.S.
.CO Internet S.A.S. is the Registry Operator for the .CO top-level domain.Â .CO Internet was formed by a strategic venture between Arcelandia S.A, and Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR). The .CO domain offers individuals and businesses a truly global, recognizable and credible option in branding their online presence. Thanks to leading-edge technology, enhanced security and unprecedented rights protections for brand owners, the .CO domain is poised to become the worldâs next premier web address. For additional information, please visit www.COinternet.co.
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