.co domain: in good .company
Companies and corporations love this one, but so does Columbia (ccTLD, got it?). There are no restrictions on who can register for .co, but if you are not a company, you might want to skip this domain extension.
Brain association is the best. What’s the first thing you think of when you read .co? Company or corporation. For millions of businesses who can’t get a .com, this is perfect. It’s also great for Columbia because that’s their country code (ccTLD, right?). There are zero restrictions on who can buy this one.
The great thing about .co is that it reinforces credibility and helps build your brand without you doing a single thing. Choosing a strong domain extension can go a long way in setting you apart from the competition.
Again, Columbia makes money off this extension, and as of 2014, more than 1.6 million .co domains are registered. It’s fascinating how an abbreviation’s unintended other meanings or implications can result in significant profits for a country.
What is a gTLD?
A generic top-level domain (gTLD), is the last part of the domain, like .com. Since over 100 million .com domains are registered, icann (the entity responsible for domain names) voted to allow more TLDs to be created. Hundreds of new gTLDs are now available.
Domain name registration
We automatically apply a discount when you register your first .com at GoDaddy. It will only cost $4.99–plus an $0.18 icann fee. Visa, MasterCard, amex, and PayPal are accepted.