We received a lot of feedback from our story last night titled “Is this the end of .co?” I can definitely say its not. I asked @dotco on twitter last night about all of the drops. Here is their response: @TNTNames all good in the good hood! Unused names will drop (that IS a good thing) and picked back up by real end users. Base is growing! So it looks like the .co guys arent worried about all of the drops.
I am not sure if you guys know about this but .co is giving away 1 free .co registration to everyone that registers to this site:
Here is what they say about it: After the completion of this 12-month free offer, your .CO web address will automatically expire unless transferred and renewed with a .CO domain retailer at their regular domain registration prices. If desired, you may transfer this .CO web address at any time after the first 60 days of service to a .CO domain retailer of your choosing, per their specific transfer policies.
It seems like .co has a ton of cool things going on. There is also a really cool tool to help you find the .co that fits your business needs. Check this out: http://nameyour.co/
So as you can see .co is not dead. It may be more alive then ever. I noticed some auctions yesterday and there were some big sales. I did notice that there was a $1300 sale yesterday in the auctions. Maple.co went for $1300. Recently the following were sold on Sedo.com for some decent prices:
Turn.co – $1250
Bison.co – $2826
SOK.co – $1500
So there is still a lot of interest in .co from investors and end users. Seize the day and get your diamond .co below. There are some real gems in this list. The list below are all godaddy closeouts and you have about 21 hours left to grab them. Let us know what you picked up. Thanks for reading!