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My.CO Powers .co Domain Name Registrations

June 17, 2010.co, Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, my.coComments Off on My.CO Powers .co Domain Name Registrations

Company offers way for non-.co-accredited registrars to sell .co registrations.

One of the unique aspects of the launch of the .co domain name is that there are only ten domain name registrars accredited to sell the domains. This includes some big names such as Go Daddy, eNom, and Tucows. But that means that smaller registrars are shut out from selling .co domain names unless they strike a deal with one of the ten accredited registrars. That creates an interesting situation, as going to a competitor to form a reseller deal is never easy.

That’s where My.CO, one of two accredited Colombian registrars, comes in. My.co offers an EPP gateway option for ICANN accredited registrars as an alternative to a traditional reseller program with one of the large registrars. This means registrars can get direct access to the .co registry and won’t have to share customer data with their competitors.

A handful of domain name registrars have already inked deals with My.co to offer .co domains, including EuroDNS and Blacknight.

“We think .co will have a major impact this year,” Blacknight Founder Michele Neylon told Domain Name Wire. “We evaluated several options for offering .co domain names, and determined that My.CO was the best solution for Blacknight.”

My.CO also has a consumer registrar for .co domains at mi.com.co, which is powered by LogicBoxes.


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