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.co

launches today. £20 quid a go.

I reckon they're a waste of space but a lot of people are buying them. Foolish people are planning to flip them!

Agreed, waste of time. Only worth while for perhaps brand protection but even then its dubious.

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.co

launches today. £20 quid a go.

I reckon they're a waste of space but a lot of people are buying them. Foolish people are planning to flip them!

Your thoughts that it is a waste of time suggests a lack of understanding of the domain name market - thanks for not buying any of the good ones :D It is not all about flipping them, some names are valuable for reasons that I CBA to explain. Whether this lasts or not is another matter. Personally I like .co, it sounds more like company than .com and I think people buying and holding could do OK out of them. Happy to risk a few quid on these at the minute as have no cash in bricks or shares...

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Ridiculous idea for a TLD, being 1 character short of the existing .com.

Should never really have been allowed. I "own" quite a few .com domains, but I have no intention of being held to ransom by this and shall not be bothering registering the .co equivalent of any of them - the squatters can have them, run AdSense on them, and make far less from it than it would otherwise cost me in registration fees!

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interesting I just checked the .co versions of a few websites, housepricecrash.co is still free, but every other one I checked was a domain squatter

great so now everytime you mistype a .com domain you will end up on some dodgy malware site

whoever thought this was a good idea needs slapped upside the head

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interesting I just checked the .co versions of a few websites, housepricecrash.co is still free, but every other one I checked was a domain squatter

great so now everytime you mistype a .com domain you will end up on some dodgy malware site

whoever thought this was a good idea needs slapped upside the head

I should co.co

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.co is columbia I think - a bit like .uk is er... the UK.

years ago some enterprising youth purchased UK.CO in columbia then re-sold hosts off the back of it - ie. made up his OWN TLD (if you call .co.uk a tld which it isn't)

He sold a LOT of them, one to someone I know.

After a while - the columbians realised what he was doing (i.e. he had made a sh'ite load more money than they had) and took the domain back from him.

The columbians have now opened up the registry to the world to raise some bucks (without grinding it into 1kg cellophane packs and sending it by submarine to florida).

The italians did it some years ago with .it (i.e. golf.it, or f'ck.it or whatever). They sold 10s of thousands. How many vans have you seen with plumb.it or fix.it on the back? My guess is approximately (give or take) none.

Anyway, the moral of this story is

oh, actually I don't think there is a moral, it just happens that I agree ".co" is sh'ite.

Doesn't mean people won't make money from them though! They still sell houses in slough.

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I pre-ordered 4 domains ($300 each including fees) and was successful at getting 2 of them. Fortunate because the .com version of one of the domains has great business value to me. The other 2 are going to an auction between me and the other party(s), I don't care so much about them so will probably let the other side take them and I'll get my fees back on those.

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