.CO general availability began today and within 30 minutes already 100,000 domains had been registered. Over 195,000 names have been registered as of the writing of this post! Both the Domaining Blogosphere and Twitterverse are buzzing with all things .co – here are a few highlights from today:
The Domains – 195,000 .Co Registrations
So of course I thought I’d share in the excitement by letting all of you know what I bought today. As you know I’m a pretty methodical domain buyer and oftentimes I take a great deal of time before pulling the trigger on a name. However, if the data is there I can’t help myself and I think I was able to pick-up a few gems today:
You know I LOVE credit/debt names – they are great for lead gen and hot year-round.CreditCardConsolidation.co is really a dream domain of mine – 22,000 global monthly searches, 18,100 local (exact-match) and a CPC of $21.44, I’m drooling as I’m writing this 🙂
That’s it! Those are my buys for today and none of them are for sale. I’ll be developing each of these over the next few months and doing some initial testing and playing around with SEO, etc. It really is true that anything is possible in the .CO era – these are all domains I would LOVE to own in .com but can’t afford, now with .co I’m looking forward to turning each one of these domains into an active online brand.
Feel free to share your thoughts on the .CO launch. Did you buy any .CO domains today?