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    Over 400,000 .co registrations!

    This is quite incredible! .co crossed 400k registrations on Aug, 6 - so with these rates by now they are probably at over half a million registrations. A very quick rate of growth for any new tld. Will it suffer the same fate as .mobi, .asia, .us and others? They all received quite a few registrations at first and some market activity, but after a year or two many started to drop their domains admitting that they made a mistake by registering a bunch of crappy domains in an obscure extention.

    Here are some of the highest auctioned names:

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    taobao.co     $31,500
    vehicles.co     $18,500
    shipping.co     $11,000
    caribbean.co     $10,610
    paydayloans.co     $9,375
    chi.co     $7,110
    paydayloan.co     $6,425
    nos.co     $6,110
    signs.co     $5,600
    guru.co     $5,310
    secure.co     $4,350
    doc.co     $4,100
    biodiesel.co     $3,810
    vacationrentals.co     $3,700
    tshirt.co     $3,600
    gamers.co     $3,600
    fias.co     $3,600
    tshirts.co     $3,310
    national-lottery.co     $3,300
    vips.co     $3,100
    rrr.co     $3,100
    insulation.co     $3,100
    halloweencostume.co     $3,099
    proactive.co     $2,995
    t-shirts.co     $2,900
    ooo.co     $2,900
    smith.co     $2,750
    naturalgas.co     $2,550
    mercardo.co     $2,550
    complaints.co     $2,550
    nate.co     $2,300
    officefurniture.co     $2,250
    ira.co     $2,150
    360.co     $2,150
    pillows.co     $1,800
    freecredit.co     $1,650
    comparison.co     $1,592
    worth.co     $1,550
    tire.co     $1,550
    pinnacle.co     $1,550
    georgiarealestate.co     $1,550
    handyman.co     $1,350
    casinoonline.co     $1,200
    alfres.co     $1,150
    estate.co     $1,100
    purse.co     $1,060
    probate.co     $1,060
    tvadvertising.co     $1,025
    italia.co     $1,025
    aviation.co     $925
    smart.co     $905
    sos.co     $875
    snowboarding.co     $510
    
    
    Gei.co     $6,200
    163.co     $5,778
    cityjobs.co     $4,600
    dedicated.co     $3,600
    airporttransfers.co     $3,200
    christchurch.co     $3,100
    boaterexam.co     $2,550
    economist.co     $2,550
    center.co     $2,150
    globo.co     $2,050
    exchangerates.co     $2,050
    bonus.co     $2,000
    customer.co     $1,550
    abel.co     $1,470
    communicate.co     $1,350
    addiction.co     $1,300
    elevator.co     $1,251
    acid.co     $1,250
    herbal.co     $1,202
    duo.co     $1,161
    cycles.co     $1,150
    developers.co     $1,001
    baker.co     $1,000
    ace.co     $1,000
    bombay.co     $1,560
    Cycles.co     $1,150
    Cookware.co     $725
    christianity     $725
    arsenal     $660
    carglass     $645
    allergies     $625
    fairfax     $625
    5173     $611

    Did you grab any? What do you think will happen with the .co's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyponting66 View Post
    why taobao.co priced so high?
    whats good in it?
    taobao.com is a super popular Chinese site - alexa 14.
    So taobao.co should get some decent type in traffic - it actually has alexa 400k.

    Most other .co versions of popular sites either belong to the original TM holders, or weren't auctioned by the registry due to the existing TM's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyponting66 View Post
    why taobao.co priced so high?
    whats good in it?
    taobao dot com is china/chinese base ebay for china product, it hit 6 billion dollar daily transaction now .....

    So 31k is not big amount, but the domain trade mark and copy right be a issue there ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    Did you grab any? What do you think will happen with the .co's?
    I think chances are high that .co domains wont be a success either, so I didn't buy any.

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    me too.. did not bought any.. they are expensive n good ones, i wanted, were already booked/bought

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    I gave up domain name squatting as it seems all of the really good ones were automatically purchased by "insiders" every time they roll out another TLD.

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    I bought one .co and one .net.co
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    wanted to buy one but not sure how google treat it as cctld or tld ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyCooL View Post
    wanted to buy one but not sure how google treat it as cctld or tld ...
    well, it is a cctdl but it has a good value

    The .co domain of Colombia has generated significant interest as a potential competitor to generic TLDs for commercial use given its possible use as the abbreviation for the word "company". In June and July 2010 .CO was opened for public registrations.
    source: WikiPedia

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