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Register a Dot Co Domain Name
Today, the .co domain extension is considered a direct alternative to the more popular .com extension. But it wasn’t always that way.
Way back, when domain names were first made available to the public, there were seven top-level domain extensions offered: .com, .org, .net, .info, .edu, .gov and .mil. EDU, GOV, and MIL were restricted – only educational universities, US government, and Military bodies could register these respectively.
The others were available to the public to buy. The dot com (.com) extension soon emerged as the most popular and in-demand extension for businesses.
The ideal domain name for your website should be the brand name of your business. With over a billion websites and new websites coming up everyday, most of the better names with a .com extension have already been taken. In such a situation, what can a business do? Opting for a .co domain name extension for your website may be a good option.
- Plus ICANN fee of $0.18 per domain per year. Sale pricing for new domain registrations only, not for renewals or transfers.
- The final price may differ because of additional sales, fees, and promotions.
- Products will automatically renew until cancelled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting your account.
- Change of registration may require a fee for certain domains.
The ‘co’ in a .co (dot co) domain stands for a company, and the com in a .com domain stands for ‘commercial.’ So, effectively, .co is a direct alternative to a .com domain, making it a good option for a business website. Technically, .co is also a country-code domain for the country of Columbia, but today, it is also seen as another one of the many generic top-level domains out there and is considered to be synonymous with a company.
.co is short and easy to remember. The .co domain names are typically more expensive than a .com domain, as they are not as popular. You may have to pay a little more to set yourself apart from the competition, but this additional cost is negligible considering the benefits your business can gain if you can register a domain name that is consistent with your business branding.
While there are no universal restrictions on the country-code domain extensions, there may be restrictions or qualifying guidelines set by some countries. The use of some of the country-specific domain extensions may require a local presence, citizenship, or some other form of a local connection.
However, today, this TLD is also recognized as a natural alternative to the .com domain extension. Since there are no restrictions on who can choose and register a .co domain, many people use these domain names as a domain for companies or corporations. So, someone who is looking to set up personal websites may want to choose a different domain extension instead of a .co.
Why Choose Ballistic Domains?
As a domain name registrar, we are here to help you choose the right domain extension to build your brand. As a solution provider, we recognize that growing your web presence is so much more than just domain registration. As such, we offer a host of services that can help you with your marketing efforts, including web hosting, web security, help with web design, and online marketing.
More About Ballistic Domains
At Ballistic Domains, we pride ourselves in out of this world’s top-level domains! No matter if you are starting your site, looking into forwarding your domain, or if you are interested in changing your domain extension to a .co, we are here to help. No matter if you are curious about a domain name dispute, need domain registration, web hosting services, or looking for search engine optimization options, we offer the tools to get you going. Let us get your .co domain launched today!
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If you are unsure of how to set up your .co domain, we can help. At Ballistic Domains, no matter the number of domains you own, we provide 24/7 access to mission control and security experts to help with all of your account needs!
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