Dot CO Positioned Ahead of Dot Net

Dot CO Positioned Ahead of Dot Net

Is dot CO really that great of a name?  Is it the next best thing to .COM?  Would you rather have .CO instead of the .NET equivalent?  The folks over at Network Solutions have positioned the .CO tld ahead of .NET in their domain search results.  I’m not sure if this is a permanent move or just one to test the promotional waters of the new tld.


Dot CO may have some potential.  If it was released as a gTLD and not a ccTLD it would be easier to support.  I’m just not ready to see it trumping dot NET at this point.  A year from now I may look back on this post and wish I had seen it differently.  At the moment, I still see it as COlumbia and not COmpany.

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Comments (11)

  • kandyjet Reply

    Good move by NS.

    btw, i see still plenty of L-L.co type names are available for reg.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm
  • Sully Reply

    Surprised I haven’t registered SullysBlog.net?

    August 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm
  • Em Reply

    There is a lot of SERIOUS money behind .co. This is a factor people are overlooking. No one can predict the future, but when you have such support, a lot can be done. IMO, there is no substitute for .com, but for new extensions, this is one to look out for. Great alternative to the pop culture of .com. I don’t see it trumping .net, but it will be up there with .de.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  • Joe Reply

    GoDaddy did the same a while ago, putting .co right after .com in the TLD dropdown menu.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  • kandyjet Reply

    @Sully Just registered my sullysblog.co @dotco. anything is possible in the co era. #pigsfly #dotco 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  • Shaun Reply

    “There is a lot of SERIOUS money behind .mobi. This is a factor people are overlooking. No one can predict the future, but when you have such support, a lot can be done. IMO, there is no substitute for .com, but for new extensions, this is one to look out for. Great alternative to the pop culture of .com. I don’t see it trumping .net, but it will be up there with .de.”

    Or how about…

    “There is a lot of SERIOUS money behind .me. This is a factor people are overlooking. No one can predict the future, but when you have such support, a lot can be done. IMO, there is no substitute for .com, but for new extensions, this is one to look out for. Great alternative to the pop culture of .com. I don’t see it trumping .net, but it will be up there with .de.”

    August 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm
  • Will Reply

    I think the majority of people (not the domaining crowd) will eventually see .co as “company”.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm
  • Kitvy Reply

    I think .com still the king. And the future of .co still not predictable, it is brand new and still clouded with all marketing effort. Let’s wait and see…..

    August 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm
  • em Reply

    Shaun,

    Past results don’t guarantee future results ie .me vs .co.
    We’ll see.

    August 17, 2010 at 3:39 am
  • Tim Davids Reply

    I just picked up two nice .co names this week…my plan for my .co names is COupon sites ;).

    August 17, 2010 at 6:59 am
  • mrx Reply

    I guess we’ll all see when all the .co’s start expiring. I expect it will be another also ran.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:38 am

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