.CO Internet S.A.S. (www.COinternet.co) recently announced that it has officially taken registrations for more than a half a million .CO domain names. The .CO extension was only publicly released 2 months ago so hitting this major milestone so quickly reinforces the high consumer demand and global nature of the .CO domain.
Companies, web developers, agencies, entrepreneurs and individuals from nearly 200 countries around the world have registered .CO domains. Whilst over a third of current registrations have come from the United States, the domain is growing in popularity in many other countries.
So why are people signing up for it? There are a few reasons, including:
1. The WorldTrademarkReview.com has discovered that some big brands intend to provide new services and products just from their .co website, confirming its popularity.
2. Many people associate .co with COmpany, COrporation or Commerce (rather than COlumbia which it originally means), making it a great extension for professional websites and businesses.
3. There are still plenty of short and memorable domain names available, unlike other older extensions
4. You may benefit by gaining extra traffic due to .com typos.