Home / Industry

.CO Registry to Expand Exclusive List of Accredited Registrars

.CO Internet SAS, the Registry operator of the .CO top level domain, today announced the launch of a competitive Request for Proposal ("RFP") process to help identify and select a limited number of additional Accredited Registrar partners to sell .CO domain names.

Due to governing policy restrictions, only ten registrar partners could be directly accredited by the .CO Registry during the company's first year of operations — comprised of two local Colombian and eight global registrars (including Go Daddy, Network Solutions, Tucows and eNom, among others).

"As one of the fastest growing domain extensions in the world, with registrants in over 200 countries, adoption of .CO continues to grow," says Crystal Peterson, Senior Marketing Manager of the .CO Registry, "so too has the number of potential partners from every corner of the world who have expressed a keen interest in becoming an official .CO Accredited Registrar."

Taking a measured approach to accreditation, the .CO Registry will be accepting only twenty (20) new Accredited Registrars through April 2012. In future years, the accreditation process will be opened progressively to additional potential partners that meet the established standards and criteria.

Selection will be based on a variety of factors, including each candidate's demonstrated ability and commitment to expand brand awareness, grow sales in local markets, and enhance the overall competitive landscape for .CO domain names.

As in the past, each .CO Accredited Registrar will be contractually obligated to follow international best practices to protect and enhance the integrity and value of the .CO name space — and to support and actively promote a reseller channel to provide for and incentivize broad opportunities for participation by other interested sales agents. The .CO Registry will continue to support both Accredited Registrars and their resellers with custom marketing materials and resources through the .CO Resource Portal located at https://registrars.cointernet.co.

All the details of the RFP Process can be found at http://www.cointernet.co/registrars/accreditation/rfp. Only ICANN accredited registrars are eligible to participate. Questions can be sent to accreditation@cointernet.co.

.CO Internet

About .CO Internet – .CO Internet S.A.S. is the Registry Operator for the .CO top-level domain. Short, memorable and credible, .CO is the hot, new ending for web addresses all over the world. From start-ups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is increasingly becoming the web address of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs across the globe. Please visit http://www.COinternet.co and http://www.go.co for more information. You can also follow us on Twitter @dotCO and at Facebook.com/dotCO. Learn More

Related topics: Domain Names, Registry Services, Top-Level Domains

 
   

Don't miss a thing – get the Weekly Wrap delivered to your inbox.

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Dig Deeper

Mobile Internet

Sponsored by Afilias Mobile & Web Services

Cybersecurity

Sponsored by Verisign

IP Addressing

Sponsored by Avenue4 LLC

DNS Security

Sponsored by Afilias

Promoted Posts

Buying or Selling IPv4 Addresses?

ACCELR/8 is a transformative IPv4 market solution developed by industry veterans Marc Lindsey and Janine Goodman that enables organizations buying or selling blocks as small as /20s to keep pace with the evolving demands of the market by applying processes that have delivered value for many of the largest market participants. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Domain Registrations Reach 331.9 Million, 6.7 Million Growth Year over Year

.brands Spotlight: Banking and Finance Industries

Google Buys Business.Site Domain for 'Google My Business'

Radix Announces Global Web Design Contest, F3.space

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 330.6 Million, 1.3 Million Growth in First Quarter of 2017

.TECH Gets Its Big Hollywood Break

Why the Record Number of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking UDRP Filings in 2016?

UDRP: Better Late than Never - ICA Applauds WIPO for Removing Misguided 'Retroactive Bad Faith'

The Rise and Fall of the UDRP Theory of 'Retroactive Bad Faith'

.PRESS Supports Press Freedom Day for 3rd Consecutive Year

5 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China

Radix Announces Largest New gTLD Sale with Casino.Online

2016 Year in Review: The Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Domain Registrations

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 329.3 Million, 2.3 Million Growth in Last Quarter of 2016

A Look at How the New .SPACE TLD Has Performed Over the Past 2 Years

Neustar to be Acquired by Private Investment Group Led by Golden Gate Capital

Startup League Reports from WebSummit, Lisbon

.SPACE Becomes the Choice of the First Ever Space Nation Asgardia

MarkMonitor Supports Brand Holders' Efforts Regarding .Feedback Registry

8 Tips to Find Your Perfect .COM Domain Name