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Google to Treat .Co as International Domain

July 22, domain, Domaining, Domainnamewire, UncategorizedComments Off on Google to Treat .Co as International Domain

Domain won’t be pigeon-holed to just Colombia in search engine’s eyes.

[Update: since some people asked, I successfully confirmed this with Google.]

One of the concerns registrants of .co domain names have voiced is if Google will treat the domain as specific to Colombia instead of a generic, international domain name. This is a valid concern given that country code domain names are the top factor Google considers when figuring out who content is created for.

According to a story at, a popular computing site, Google has confirmed that it will allow .co to be treated as an international domain name.

While the .co domain is still assigned to Colombia at the moment, a Google spokesperson said that would soon change. “We will rank .co domains appropriately if the content is globally targeted. Webmasters will soon have the functionality to be able to specify this by using the geotargeting options in Google Webmaster Tools.”

This will give .co a big boost, as it was one of the most frequent arguments I’ve heard in recent weeks against registering .co domains.

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Registrar Lets You Reserve a Spot at the Top of the .Co Queue

July 17, domain, Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Off on Registrar Lets You Reserve a Spot at the Top of the .Co Queue

.Co registrar creates innovative way to increase odds of getting your .co domain on July 20.

I’ve written about how various registrars are handling pre-registrations for .co domain names, which will become generally available July 20. None of the registrars has been explicit about how they’ll decide which domains to send to the registry first when registration becomes available.

But one registrar has come up with a nifty idea to guarantee you a spot near the top of the line when they ping the registry on July 20. At, run by accredited .co registrar, you can pay-to-play, effectively buying a specific spot in its order on July 20. For $300, you can guarantee yourself to have the first domain that sends to the registry on July 20. Of course, will be fighting with 9 other registrars, but that’s still a good position to be in.

At the time of writing it looks like the best spot available at is #5, which will also cost you $300. The price decreases as you move down the list, with slots 201-300 costing just $130.

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