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.Co and Other Commercialized ccTLDs Hit New York Times

February 6,, colombia, Domaining, Domainnamewire, juan calle, UncategorizedComments Off on .Co and Other Commercialized ccTLDs Hit New York Times

Article highlights commercialization of two letter country code domains.

The New York Times published an article today about the commercialization of country code top level domain names.

Colombia’s .co will get major attention after a Go Daddy commercial plugs it today, and .co was front and center in the article.

.Co Internet CEO Juan Calle noted that Colombia gets 25% of revenue from sales of .co. This is the first time I’ve seen this number published.

.Co grossed $20 million last year thanks to higher prices for sunrise and premium domain names. Calle thinks the number will be $30 million this year. He hope to hit five million .co domain names within five years, according to the article.

Last month I somewhat humorously suggested that the new “south Sudan” could name itself for domain name profits. I was a bit surprised to get a note from someone working on the renaming the next week asking for my opinion.

Other popular commercialized ccTLDs include .tv (Tuvalu) and .me (Montenegro).

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Go Daddy to Unveil First GoDaddy.CO Girl

January 11,, Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, go daddy, juan calleComments Off on Go Daddy to Unveil First GoDaddy.CO Girl

Go Daddy says it will unveil girl in conjunction with Super Bowl commercial.

.Co already scored a major coup by partnering with Go Daddy on its 2011 Super Bowl commercial. But the publicity train rolls on.

The latest announcement from Go Daddy: it will showcase its first every girl in the commercial.

Well, maybe. The company hasn’t decided it if will formally unveil the .co girl during the broadcast commerical or make viewers go to the the online extended version of the commercial to find out who it is. (Go Daddy typically has a “see more at” message at the conclusion of its commercials as a busty women starts to take off her clothes.)

In the press release, .Co Internet S.A.S. CEO Juan Diego Calle says “Cool domain names, long gone in the dotCOM sphere, are available now with dotCO…We think the new Go Daddy dotCO Girl will bring dotCO to the mainstream — it’s a memorable, meaningful domain name extension destined to open up millions of new, creative branding opportunities on the Internet.”

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