IMHO, this is another useless domain registration scam. It is a ccTLD, just like .ws, .cc, .fm, .tv and other "vanity" country code domains that were misrepresented to people as meaning something else.
Originally Posted by bogart
Notice that the .co domain registration web site does not mention that it is the ccTLD for Columbia. It may rank well in Columbia, but it is not likely to rank well anywhere else. I don't think Google is going to treat it any differently than any other ccTLD. Google doesn't treat a .us very well even in the USA, which is why it is almost worthless.
A circus owner named P.T. Barnum once said, "There's a sucker born every minute." The home page for the e.co web site asks, "What would you build on e.co?" and has a video about a charity auction that ran from June 7 - 10. If it actually did sell for $81,000 and was part of a charity auction, that unfortunately does not reflect it's true value, which would make the claim to be more misleading hype.
Originally Posted by Loko
The .co WHOIS .CO Registry | Whois indicates that the e.co domain is still registered to the .co registry office. Perhaps whoever won it did not really want it. Of course, the .co registry site does not mention which charity the auction proceeds were supposed to go to, so I am surprised that anyone would bid that amount.
*** me thinking that something smells funny about this ***
If you have lots of money to burn, go ahead and buy up as many of these as you can afford.
Last edited by TopDogger; 30 July, 2010 at 01:17 AM.
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