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The .COmmunity Takes Austin: SxSWi 2014

We did it big this year at SXSWi! We hosted a series of events at our pop-up HQ in Austin Friday through Sunday.  We were excited to have our own space where we could treat our .COmmunity members to all sorts of programming and treats! It proved to be quite the...

Part II: All About the Hummingbird Update

Howdy, .COers! Today we are bringing you another SEO-related blog post for your reading pleasure. At .CO, we believe knowledge is power, and we like to provide you with the industry information you need in order to succeed. Last year, we posted an in-depth series of...

.COmmunity Stories: Ubiq.co

When former data analyst turned entrepreneur, Sreeram Sreenivasan, experienced the pain points of using enterprise data processing and reporting applications like SAS in his day job, he decided to develop his own solution (www.ubiq.co) to solve for the issues he...

2013: Highlights & Connections

As 2013 closes and we prepare for an awesome, crazy and trend setting 2014, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2013 with a rundown of .CO‘s highpoints. From launch, our team set out with the lofty goal of changing the fabric of the Internet. As we head into 2014,...

New TLDs: Bring it!

In the next two years we are going to see a massive proliferation of new top level domain extensions (nTLDs).  Some of my favorites: .ninja, .nyc, .tech, .design, .app, and .web.  Soon there will be well over 1000 domain options coming online. This begs the question:...

Why Dallas? (For Startups)

When you think of Dallas, what are the first things that come to mind? Some people think of the Dallas Cowboys, the popular TV show “Dallas,” or the airport that is on track to become America’s second-largest by 2022. But who thinks of Dallas as a thriving...

Three Rokk3r Labs Companies to Watch in 2014

Just recently we stopped by the new HQ of our friends at Rokk3r Labs. In case you haven’t heard of them, Rokk3r Labs is a technology portfolio company that partners with entrepreneurs to launch their ideas into the market. Rokk3r launched their headquarters in Miami...

We’re Helping to Power the Global Startup Battle!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be supporting the Global Startup Battle (GSB) this year. Entrepreneurs participating in GSB will have access to build their ideas on .CO domains for free, as well as the opportunity to win a trip to LeWeb Paris or Lean Startup...

Ready, Set, GEW!

On the eve of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world’s largest celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship, we are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the .CO family: GEW.co. We feel very lucky to have been able to work with our friends at Global...

.CO Trends & Stats – November 2013

.CO Growth .CO is excited to have achieved over 1.5 million registrations in its short three years since the global launch. Year over year, the growth is an exciting 15% since September of 2012. Startup Growth = .CO Growth When reviewing the World Startup Report...

.CO Icons & Innovators: Amy Millman

Meet Amy Millman of SB.co A passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs building big businesses starting small, Amy Millman is one of the inspirational women who co-founded Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit venture catalyst which sources, coaches, showcases and...

Build a Business with Shopify!

Ambitious, self-starters from all around the world are entering the 4th annual Shopify Build A Business competition for a chance to win amazing prizes and launch their “big idea.” Each year Shopify sets entrepreneurs on the fast track to creating incredible businesses...

Miami to Vegas: NightPro.co Represents at #TCCelebrate

This week, NightPro.co will hit the Las Vegas stage at Tech Cocktail Celebrate and go head to head against 23 other startups vying for first place in a nation-wide pitch competition. We’ll admit, we’ve been anticipating this event for a while now and we couldn’t be...

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G.CO in NYC

Hey NYC! Anyone near Times Square should check out our #playmusic building takeover on 42nd & 8th. pic.twitter.com/Jf8zaXYfea — Google Play (@GooglePlay) October 18, 2013 Last Week, UP.CO was shining in Times Square - today, g.co/playmusic, promoting the new...

Design the future of the Internet

At our office, we come to work every day to support the innovators, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and DO-ers that are building the future of the internet in the .CO online neighborhood. No one day is like another, and no rulebooks have been written for what we are doing --...

Startup Weekend Offer: Note for Events Oct 9-20

Yikes! It has come to our attention that there has been an issue with the registering of .CO domains through the Startup Weekend event offer for "Just the domain" during the Startup Weekend events during October 9-20. We have resolved the issue, but realize that many...

.CO-ers Take On TNW US

Our team just returned from New York City where we enjoyed inspiring speakers, and mingling with creative startups and interesting tech enthusiasts from around the world at The Next Web Conference US. The energy was incredible at this event, which took place in the...

.CO Icons & Innovators: Kelly Hoey

Meet Kelly Hoey of WIM.co Founder of Women Innovate Mobile and ranked by Forbes as one of five “Women Changing the World”, Kelly Hoey is reinventing, disrupting and making a serious impact on the world around her. In addition to WIM, Kelly is also the founder of Hoey...

We <3 The Nashville Entrepreneur Center

We’re excited to welcome The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) to the .COmmunity! The Nashville Entrepreneur Center connects entrepreneurs with investors, providing innovators with a platform to take off.  Since its launch in 2007, The EC has become the centerpiece...

SEO Spotlight: MyTab.co

As you probably know, SEO is a very important topic for us. We believe that not only is it important to get the word out about how SEO-friendly .CO domains are, but we also believe in SEO education and knowledge-share so we can empower webmasters to be their absolute...

What’s the deal with Bitcoin?

Is it just us, or has your tech news pipeline been flooded with daily updates about all things Bitcoin? Whether it is the Winklevoss twins attempting to IPO the first Bitcoin company or this odd phenomenon called Bitcoin Farming (check it out!), the Bitcoin buzz...

Win a booth space at TNW US!

We're hooking up one lucky .CO business with the opportunity to demo their startup to investors, journalists, and industry movers and shakers at The Next Web Conference in New York City. You and a teammate could be heading to New York for the event on October 1st and...

Join us in welCOming Parker Barnett!

We're thrilled to announce the latest addition to our team. Please meet Parker Barnett, our Channel Programs Manager who will be assisting the channel team with overall channel marketing and sales growth for the company. Make no mistake, Parker isn't a newbie to .CO –...

.CO Icons & Innovators: Dave McClure

Meet Dave McClure, of 500.co Venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, Dave McClure is a geek to be reckoned with! He has helped hundreds of startups with product and marketing strategy and regularly speaks on technology and entrepreneurship topics....

Living the #Startuplife at SXSW V2V

Just last week, our team flew into Las Vegas for the first ever SXSW V2V at the Cosmpolitan hotel. South By Southwest is always a unique experience and I was curious to see how 1,000+ techies, innovators and entrepreneurs gathered for 3 days of inspiring keynotes,...

Introducing: POP.co

As I hinted in my blog post celebrating the third anniversary of the .CO domain, I'm super excited today to announce the launch of our new company:  POP! Online LLC. Simply put, POP.co is a ridiculously easy way to launch a business or idea online. In less than a...

Win a ticket to TNW Latin America, from .CO!

Great news! Beginning today, you can enter to win a free ticket to The Next Web Conference Latin America. Get inspired by the best speakers discussing trends in mobile and the Internet. Two days of networking with decision makers, developers, startups investors,...

Update for Startup Weekenders – new .CO offer

Hey Startup Weekend participants! As a global sponsor, our mission is to help each and every one of you get your big idea online fast during your event. To do that, we provide you access to a free .CO domain, which you can redeem at www.go.co/startupweekend. Today, we...

New .CO Perk: Test Drive Moz PRO Software

Want the best SEO management software you can get your hands on? Moz (formerly SEOmoz), has established itself as the leading authority on all things SEO-related and we're hooking up .CO-ers with Moz PRO, the web's most popular inbound marketing software. More than...

.CO Icons & Innovators: Chris Milk

Meet Chris Milk of Milk.co Ranked one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company, Chris Milk is a renowned American music video director and photographer. His art straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, turning new technologies, web...

3 is the Magic Number

.CO was launched to the public three years ago this past Saturday, July 20th. To celebrate this milestone, we put together this special piece of digital art to honor the innovators, entrepreneurs, dream-chasers and risk-takers who are building the future on .CO – and...