Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigfred, Sep 29, 2010.
Anyone think much of the .co extensions?
depends on the domain itself and the keyword but the extension is not a treasure
I think that if you missed out on the sunrise period and the landrush - you missed out on probably the biggest domain name release since .com.
.co, over time, will blow the doors off of any of the soon-to-be released gTld's, and in time will be arguably more important than .net and .org.
Google has already stated they'll treat it as a generic Tld, even though it is a ccTld.
.co already gets lots of .com typo traffic, right out of the gate - probably more than .cm.
It is short, very similar to .com, which most people know and love. Many ccTld's also contain .co - like .co.uk, etc....
It is fairly cheap, has a reputable registrar, and in a stable country - Colombia.
Lots of great keywords available, still - despite the fact that it is the most successful new Tld launch ever.
With all this said - it is not an overnight success and will take time for consumers and end-users to build up brand-recognition and trust in it.
My verdict is that you should still be trying to get .com domains for your current and long-term projects to build your empire on, but start buying a few .co's here and there for some of your current projects and save some back for the future - and start doing some aggressive testing and full-on development on .co domains now.
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