Two days ago, on wendsday feb 26 i received an newsletter from registry.co.com, you already may have read about this on other famous domaining blogs, but i want to share it to you anyway.
November 2013 the owner of co.com Paul Goldstone, Ken Hansen and Gregg McNair collaborated and created the .co.com registry. It was big news allover the domaining industry news services and on the blogs, now the news is that the registry is ready to go and the landrush and sunrise launch registration period schedules are revealed. There is a good amount of icann certified registrars participating this launch. What makes .co.com so interesting is that all the good short dot com domain names are taken, .co.com is strong extension contender for your brand name or for your business dot com.
So here is the whole newsletter for you to read:
"Dear .co.com Subscriber,
Thank you for your interest in .co.com! Earlier this month the .co.com Registry website went live at http://registry.co.com. We are now very excited to announce our TM Sunrise Period! During this initial launch period .co.com domain names can be registered by qualified trademark holders. Additional details concerning the .co.com launch phases, reserved names, and the steps we are taking to mitigate abuse, are provided below..co.com Sunrise Period
The .co.com 30-day Sunrise Period for trademark holders began on Monday, February 24th, and will end Tuesday March, 25th, 2014. To qualify, trademark holders must submit the validation file received from ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse. The validation file must exactly match the domain name being registered. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are available for use within minutes of registration. Specific procedures for Sunrise registrations can be found at http://registry.co.com/sunrise-period.co.com Landrush and General Availability
Registration opens up to any business, organization or individual during our upcoming 90-day Landrush period, beginning on Tuesday, April 8th. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until July 8th. The Landrush Period will be followed by the General Availability Period, during which, .co.com domain names will continue to be available to all businesses, organizations and individuals. Additional information concerning the .co.com launch schedule and participating registrars, can be found at http://registry.co.comPremium .co.com Names
Looking for a premium .co.com domain? The .co.com Registry has reserved certain "premium" names that will be offered for sale in domain name marketplaces, auctioned or sold directly at premium pricing (e.g. i.co.com, Books.co.com, Plumbing.co.com, Apartments.co.com, Travel.co.com, etc.) To express interest in a premium name, search now, then fill out the 'express interest' form plus look out for announcements on the upcoming availability of premium domains on our website and in upcoming newsletters..co.com Abuse Mitigation
We are committed to maintaining a safe and trustworthy namespace and are pleased to announce that .co.com Registry employs technology from Architelos, Inc. to monitor the overall health of .co.com, and to identify and quickly mitigate any potential abusive use of .co.com domains. Architelos’ pioneering NameSentry℠ service aggregates data from multiple third party malware, spam and phishing providers, to get the most real-time and comprehensive view. The service then layers investigative tools to quickly pinpoint abusive sites and bad actors, and employs automated workflows to shut down threats. NameSentry deployed alongside our abuse help desk and the acceptable use policies, provides us with the tools we need to maintain the overall health of .co.com.
Thank you again for your interested in .co.com.Sincerely,
Ken Hansen, CEO"
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