Data protection and security are hot topics these days. Quite understandably, people want to know whether and to what extent their personal data is being collected, used and shared. As a global domain Registry with over two million domain names under management, it is our responsibility and top priority to safeguard the personal data of our domain registrants.
Currently, when you register a .CO domain name, your Domain Name Provider collects certain information, including your name, address, contact information, and the IP address of the servers on which your domain name is hosted. As a Registry Operator, we collect this information from providers, and make it publically available online in the WHOIS database. We use this information to comply with legal regulations, enforce policies and respond to abuse complaints, among other things.
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Last week, we were thrilled to announce that there are now 2 million .CO domains under management. The .COmmunity has grown by over 7000% in just five short years! From buzzworthy startups to prominent brands, millions of innovators around the world have joined the global .COmmunity. Check out the infographic below for a summary of the .CO journey.
2015 was an amazing year for .CO and our .COmmunity—and fresh on the heels of our 5th birthday in July, we have even more reason to celebrate!
We’re thrilled to announce that .CO has surpassed the milestone of 2 million total domain names under management. Even more exciting, new domain registration growth has surged from 10 percent in 2014 to 18 percent in 2015!
Since we launched five years ago, .CO has become the domain name of choice for innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses in more than 200 countries around the world.
Innovative big brands like Twitter (t.co and Vine.co), Google (g.co and campus.co) and Taco Bell (ta.co) have all helped to bring mainstream awareness and adoption to .CO. Additionally, up and coming, buzz-worthy brands such as Meerkat (MeerkatApp.co)—the breakthrough social platform of 2015— and CommonBond (CommonBond.co)—the breakthrough student loan company—have helped draw attention to .CO.
We love to brag about the hundreds of thousands of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups that continue to make .CO their digital home. Check out some of our favorites here.
With over 3 billion Internet users around the world, and increasing demand for short, memorable, domain names, we are excited to watch .CO continue to grow—one big idea at a time!
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Five years ago we launched .CO with a big dream — we wanted to create the world’s coolest domain space — where innovators, entrepreneurs, movers, shakers and better Internet makers could come together to build and grow the future online. Since that time, more than 1.8 million big ideas have been launched on .CO domains in more than 200 countries — and together, our community has sky-rocketed to success!
Thanks to .CO “stars” like you, these past 5 years have truly been “out of this world.” To thank you for being such an important part of our community, every day this week we’ll be giving away some incredible gifts through the .CO Membership Program — unique perks and privileges that will help to fuel your journey to success.
How would you like to score free public relations consulting or a free annual membership to the world’s hottest co-working space? How about free access to high value software that can help you to run your business — or to world-class training on the topics you need to learn most?
Ummm, YES please!
Here’s how it works. Every morning this week we will announce the birthday gift of the day on Twitter and Facebook at 7 a.m. EST. If you’re already a member, just log in to the Member area to redeem the perks you want most. And hurry, because quantities are limited! If you haven’t already joined the .CO Membership Program, what on earth are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to JOIN! Before you go — check out this fun trio of infographics that showcase the booming .CO galaxy you’ve helped to create! Please help us to spread the birthday love by sharing them with your fans, followers and friends — and remember, anything is possible with .CO
First: Brush up on your .CO History and meet some of our top distribution partners. Next: Marvel at the incredible impact that our amazing network of .CO partners have had in shaping the global startup ecosystem. Finally: Meet just a few of our favorite .CO-ers, large and small, who are literally changing the fabric of the Internet, one URL at a time.
Historic times for us at .CO: just a few days ago we signed a “definitive agreement” whereby Neustar will become the company’s sole shareholder. I couldn’t be more proud to share this news or more excited about what the future holds in store for .CO! While this announcement may come as a surprise to some, we’ve spent the last year thoughtfully planning our long-term growth strategy. In our desire to take .CO to the next level, we are confident that now is the perfect time to join forces with Neustar. Read More >