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.CO partners with largest hackathon yet, with $100K Grand Prize!




.CO is a huge supporter of countless hackathons across the country — and the globe. We couldn’t be more excited to announce our partnership with the biggest hackathon yet; the Koding Global Virtual Hackathon. It takes place this December 12th-13th,  and the grand prize winner will take home $100,000!

Koding is a unique, cloud-based development environment which allows developers to program in any language through their browser while collaborating effortlessly. Without jumping through hoops or spending unnecessary money, developers can work, collaborate, write and run apps and more — all in real-time. Its robust and feature-rich cloud-based development environment includes virtual machines (VMs), an attractive IDE and sudo level terminal access. Its community of developers is 1 million+ strong.

The Global Virtual Hackathon is intended to connect developers across the globe and allow them to code together — regardless of their location.

The 2014 Koding Hackathon was a huge success and boasts some impressive numbers:

  • 60,000+  participants from XX countries
  • 19, 500+  teams
  • 35,000+  in prizes
  • 1 million+ lines of code written
  • And an infinite amount of caffeine consumed

This year’s hackathon themes are:

  • Data Visualizations (Geographic, Financial, HealthCare, Government, etc.)
  • Productivity (Enterprise, Personal, Team, Community, etc.)
  • Games (Educational, HTML5, etc. )

The task of hackers will be to use publicly available resources (APIs, data sets, graphics, etc.) and their own imaginations to create something amazing.

.CO is thrilled to support this amazing event. This year we will be actively involved in the Koding Global Virtual Hackathon by providing 1-year free .CO domains for participants to build on.

.CO is the domain choice for innovators and risk-takers—the domain darling of successful startups around the world. A free domain and the added bonus of joining the ranks of such a cutting-edge .COmmunity: why would you want to build on anything else?

We can’t wait to see what you build.

What are you waiting for? Apply for the hackathon now, get your very own .CO domain, and start coding.


NewCO: Now’s the Time to Get In to Get Out (and We’ve Got the Tickets!)


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Have you ever attended a conference with high hopes, only to be disappointed by sitting in an uncomfortable chair in a stuffy ballroom while listening to the same old PowerPoint presentations?

Well, NewCo is on a mission to turn the idea of tech conferences on its head, by encouraging attendees to “get out to get in”.

NewCo conferences have the focus of a business/tech conference, the vibe of a music festival, and the model of an artist open studio. The passion project of six-time media and tech entrepreneur John Battelle, NewCo takes participants out of dull ballrooms and directly into the businesses changing the face of the modern working city.

Across 16+ diverse cities including Istanbul, San Francisco, and Mexico City, NewCo connects innovative businesses with tens of thousands of engaged festival goers. At NewCo, the city is the conference venue—not a boring ballroom.

NewCo returns to San Francisco for the fourth time adding Oakland to its lineup for its biggest festival ever on October 6-8, 2015. You’ll be able to get inside Airbnb, Twitter, Blue Bottle and 200 more at NewCo San Francisco & Oakland.

During the festival these companies will be opening their doors for intimate one-hour experiences. You’ll be treated to behind-the-scenes tours of cutting-edge work environments, learn from the cities’ best entrepreneurs and get a peek into new product developments and innovations.

We agree with NewCo that in order to truly have that “lightbulb moment”, it’s imperative to receive the inspiration you need in order to turn that lightbulb on. That’s where NewCo comes in. By attending this event, not only will your entrepreneurial juices be stirred, but you’ll receive invaluable, actionable advice given by the biggest innovators on the tech scene.

We want to make it easier for our .COers to attend NewCo. As part of our community you’ll get a 30% discount on tickets with the promo code `DotCo30’ Register here.

.COers will also receive special perks through the membership program—we’re giving away 5 Gold/Unlimited passes for .CO members to each NewCo.co event in 2015 and 2016.

All company sessions have limited capacity and already filling fast. Secure your spot and choose your favorite ones. See what it is like to attend.

We’re super-excited for NewCo and what a game changer this festival is!


We’re Turning 5 — Let’s Celebrate!


dotCO-18036-Website-BlogHeader 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. CO_BRAND_DISTRO Next: Marvel at the incredible impact that our amazing network of .CO partners have had in shaping the global startup ecosystem. CO_PARTNERS 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. COMMUNITY

Our Experience at SXSW 2015


We may still be recovering from SXSW Interactive but we just couldn’t wait to tell you about our experience in Austin. If you’ve ever been to the giant tech conference, then you probably know that the entire experience can be overwhelming with so many inspiring sessions, fun parties packed with interesting people and unique marketing activations on every corner of the city. We’re looking to give you a short and sweet overview of our time at SXSW – from the sessions that we can’t get off our minds to the amazing .CO-ers we met while there. Read More >