Did you renew your .co domains?

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  1. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Many, including myself, rushed out to buy hot .co domain names this time last year.

    Have any of you made any money on them?

    I was able to sell two - two the company that holds the trademark for the price I paid... lucky to get that!

    I purchased 30 .co's for $29/each. I'll keep some but most I will not renew. I do make some money from some due to simple typo's redirecting to my affiliate link. Others were a waste of money from the beginning and I never had a plan for them.

    In short, unless you have a plan for a domain name, do not spend $30 on it.
     
  2. smallgiant

    smallgiant Regular Member

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    I had around 6 at one point earlier in the summer. I have not really found anything to do with them.
    They are pretty close to worthless now which is a major bummer.
    Definitely a waste of money for me though.
     
  3. mikemeth

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    bought some for 13$ on godaddy don't really like them so far for ranking and traffic gain
     
  4. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Unless you are hoping to catch traffic that will leave off the 'm', in .com, there is not much benefit (in my opinion compared to a .com domain).

    I did learn that buying and selling domains is not the business I want to be involved with.
     
  5. TheTRUTH

    TheTRUTH Regular Member

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    Domaining isn't a shrot term business.

    I still have a few NNN.co leftover..the rest I decided to drop
     
  6. xPWN1t

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    Never bought one. Probably a good thing I didn't lol. I've still been thinking of getting one when I see it's available for a good domain but Google loves .com.
     
  7. Luxury

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    i'm sure if u had google.co you'd get tons of misprint traffic lol
     
  8. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    I have one that I was making $100-$200/month on a simple redirect to the main .com page with my affiliate link. I did not use a shortner and the company caught on and took the domain from me and shut down my account.

    I have that setup on a few others as well and make $30-$50/month for doing nothing. People accidentally hit Enter before adding the 'm' and I make cash from it.

    If you can rinse and repeat, it will pay for itself quickly.
     
  9. bileana

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    I am the only one who believes?
    I had an offer of $5000 (for one) and one for $2000 (for another) and turned them down.

    I believe in 3 years the .co will be worth much more.

    I have bought and kept about 100 or so - I don't have any lll.co - I have just high traffic keywords in the most competitive niches.

    they were all preregistered - so I snatched a few good names.

    I am just a few of them today for 3 years and check back then :)

    Will also try to rank on of them see how it goes.
     
  10. bileana

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    Hi

    I have been using only .co for the past 24 months, I've found they rank really quickly i have had lots of top spots with .co and have sold 9 sites this years so far.
    I personally love them for ranking

    The sites are in finance, insurance niches
     
  12. Dan2009

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    wow some of those actually went for a cheap price. I reckon the value of .co domains will increase in a couple of years or so
     
  13. clubvin

    clubvin Newbie

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    I would definitely vote for a .com even if it's with numbers over .co. Never used a .co and not even planning to buy them in the near future. Fact is, I had some bad experiences with .biz and from then, I hardly buy anything accept .com, .net or a .org domain.
     
  14. caitlin

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    I had absolutely no problem ranking the 3 I made an effort on so I dont see why you would want to get rid of them and why others think they are worthless?????
     
  15. cloakndagger

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    I found .co's easy to rank,probably due the cost of them.
     
  16. Aty

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    .co domains are pretty much useless IMO.