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Poll: Will .Co Domains Become Mainstream in 2011?

By on December 15, 2010

Throughout the year .Co has had a successful re-launch of the Columbian ccTLD as a global TLD alternative to the crowded .Com space. Over 600,000 .Co domain names have been registered to date.

The latest announcement from CoInternet is that GoDaddy.com will feature a 30 second commercial segment during the Super Bowl game that is dedicated exclusively to introducing .Co domains.

GoDaddy has sponsored the Super Bowl since 2005 and has grown from a 15% market share to the industry leader, capturing over 50% of the market. CoInternet hopes to gain the same momentum by being featured in the big game. The opportunity looks very promising.

Aside from GoDaddy, many other leading registrars have partnered with CoInternet and are promoting .Co more enthusiastically than .Com domains.

Sponsorship deals have been arranged for virtually all leading domain industry publications (including DotSauce Magazine) as well as other major web and print publications such as Website Magazine. Twitter is also on board, using T.co URL shortener as the default.

Make Your Prediction

I have been watching coverage and commentary on .Co domains since the beginning. Feelings seem to be evenly devided between accepting .Co as a success and disregarding it as fools gold.

This poll aims to put the debate to the test. I’m interested to know if you think the general public will use and recognize the .Co domain extension in 2011.

Please take a moment to cast your vote…

Will .Co domains become mainstream in 2011?

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Thank you for voting. You may also be interested in viewing the results of our latest poll. Readers have selected .XXX and .Shop to be among the most valuable proposed gTLDs.

Please share this poll with your friends and associates to see what they think about .Co. Then come back soon to see the results.


About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.