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The State of the .CO Domain: From Transition to Traction and Beyond

It's hard to believe that it was just one year ago, in February 2010, that our team successfully transitioned 28,000 .CO domain names from the former registry operator, the University of the Andes, and started the journey toward launching the .CO domain on a global scale.

By all accounts, it has been a fantastic twelve months. By February 1st of 2011, over 600,000 .CO domain names were registered by individuals and businesses in 200 countries around the world; brand owners were well protected; the government was pleased with our performance; our investors were more than satisfied with their returns; our registrar partners continued to enthusiastically promote .CO domains to their customers — and the positive buzz about .CO continued to grow as more and more developed .CO websites started to emerge.

Then, just as we were starting to gain some traction, came Super Bowl Sunday — February 6th of 2011 — a day that will go down in history for .CO.

Read the full post by Juan Calle, founder and CEO of .CO Internet S.A.S

About .CO Internet

.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)

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