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Remember when .co was going to kill .com ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by yeahyeahs, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. yeahyeahs

    yeahyeahs Registered Member

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    Neither do I :rolleyes:

    Domains general discussion thread. GO GO GO !
     
  2. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Can we take a poll of anybody remembering coming across a .co in a natural search they were making? I sure haven't seen one.
     
  3. Mookie1171

    Mookie1171 Newbie

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    I don't remember ever coming across a .co in a search
     
  4. NapsteR

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    you won't because .co is related to a specific geographical area... like .us or .uk or .in
    i think google takes this into consideration....
    i live in india, and i have never come across any .us results on google till now, this is because google supplies results based on your location too.**

    ** purely based on assumptions.
     
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  6. yeahyeahs

    yeahyeahs Registered Member

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    and we will probably never know accurately.
     
  7. islandcoli

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    I have a .CO thats bottom of page one for a medium comp term
     
  8. agente808

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    .co made a deal with google to rank as a non-location based domain, just like .com/net/org - that's why they were supposed to be great - they gave you another shot at a location-generic domain for some tough terms.

    It's a lot more like .info in practice though

    The biggest problem with .co domains may be just that since they haven't been around as long, no one's really done too much work with them yet.

    I predict eventually you will see them as much as .info - not much, but ocasionally you will come across one.
     
  9. agente808

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    my very unscientific experiment:
    search google for:
    site:.co

    I only found one .co above a PR5 - a Colombian newspaper (.co was originally location-bound to Colombia) - The Colombian newspaper had a PR6, and it had a lot more age than any of the other .co (presumably it was bought before the .co landrush)
     
  10. ixrumer

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    .co was never getting the same par with .com - i guess the 'less is more' rule doesn't work on this one :)
     
  11. TheMasterOfMoney

    TheMasterOfMoney Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It never happened mate.
     
  12. DamnTees

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    .co looks like nothing more to me than a typo of .com and I am sure that is where all the traffic to these doms come from. Its like registering a wwwdomainname.com as a typo of www.domainname.com. Ridiculous
     
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    I have a site ranked #6 for 110 000 EXACT monthly searches, so it's not worthless. ;)
     
  14. thinkdevoid

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    Yeah.. agreed with DamnTees.. to me it just looks like a typo of .com
     
  15. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Whow! Do I give up IM because I can't get the TLD?
    Lame augment.
    Niche research comes before domain research.