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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...

The Little Domain that .COuld

Next week marks the third anniversary of the global launch of .CO domains.  In honor of this milestone, Sedo released a report today analyzing  the growth and evolution of .CO on the secondary domain market.  With more than 17 million domain name listings across...

Dropping Domains: What are they and why should you care?

One of the biggest upsides to being a recently launched domain extension is that .CO is a wide-open name space with tens of millions of incredible domain names still up for grabs. Unlike some of the legacy domain extensions, with .CO, chances are great that you can...

New .CO Perk: Bring Sexy Back at 500 Startups’ unSEXY Conference

Want to bring home the bacon? Take a lesson from the experts at unSEXY, a 1-day conference about tech startups and companies who are in ‘unexy’ verticals but are actually doing something incredibly sexy – making money! On Friday, August 9th the innovators and leaders...

ICT Spring Recap

I attended the ICT Spring in Luxembourg mid June. It’s known as the most inspiring tech event in Europe. The visit was noteworthy in many ways—it featured Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, as a keynote speaker; attracted more than 150 exhibitors, and most...

PPC 101: Before You Decide to Start a PPC Campaign

Thinking about trying out Pay Per Click Advertising? Depending on the market you’re entering, paid advertising may or may not be for you. You should explore all of your options before making the decision to pay for traffic. Before you dive right in, there are a few...

Get into the Mix with Tech Cocktail!

You’re probably familiar with our friends at Tech Cocktail, the media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts but did you know that you can get discounted tickets to their awesome mixers? We’re offering a unique discount...

SEO in a Week: Tracking Success

Hey, hey, hey .CO friends! I’m here to share some more SEO knowledge with you in order for you to be your SEO best. If you’re just joining us, you’ll want to catch up by reading the rest of our SEO in a Week posts— we’ve covered important  SEO topics such as...

Top SMX Advanced Takeaways

Good morning and Happy Monday, .COers!  I’m here to bring you another SEO blog post to satisfy your craving for Internet marketing knowledge. If you haven’t checked out any of our other SEO blog posts, make sure you read our SEO in a Week posts, each of which focuses...

SEO in a Week: Social Media & SEO

Hey there, .CO friends! Welcome back to our SEO in a Week blog post series! Here at .CO, we are all about SEO, which is why we’ve created a slew of blog posts chock-full of actionable advice to help you be your SEO best. If you’re just now stopping by, make sure to...

SEO in a Week: Keyword Research and Content

Happy Monday, .COers! Thanks for joining us for another installment of our SEO in a Week blog post series. In this blog series, we’ve decided to provide you tons of tactical SEO tips you can apply to your website, broken down by area so you can devote one day of the...

SEO in a Week: On Site SEO

Hi there, .CO friends! Welcome to another installment of our SEO in a Week blog post series! Your long-term success is very important to us, so we’ve sought out to arm you with all kinds of helpful SEO tips you can apply to your website in order to improve your SEO....

Rest Easy! .CO is Stopping Cybercrime Dead in its Tracks

Here at .CO, we’re dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the global Internet. As such, whenever possible, we actively participate in a variety of efforts to strengthen global counter-cybercrime efforts.  As .CO’s Chief Security Officer, it’s fair to say...

SEO In a Week: Link Building

Hey there, .COers! Welcome to our latest installment in our SEO in a Week blog post series! This is the 2nd post in our "SEO In A Week" blog series – providing you with all kind of helpful info to help you be your SEO best. Today, we’ll be talking about links, so go...

.CO-er Happy Hour in San Francisco

This past week, we were in San Francisco and got to get a great group of local .CO-ers together for a fabulous meal and drinks at BunMee – an amazingly delicious Vietnamese Sandwich Shop.  (If you’re ever in San Francisco, you seriously got to try this place! The shop...

I Never Wanted to Work for Domain Names

Have you ever taken a step back to look at your life and been shocked at how you ever got where you are?  That happened to me today and I was amazed at what I found... how in the world did I end up working for domain names? Let me give you a little bit of background:...