What is .co?
The .co domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Colombia.
Colombia with its estimated population of 46,895,000, ranks as the 2nd most populous country in South America.
The .co domain name presently the 2nd most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in South America.
Today .co has more than 1,400,000 registered domains.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .co domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .co has been around and gaining popularity since 1991.
Who can register .co domain?
Any individual or organisation are allowed to register a .co domain.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .co extension?
A .co domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Colombia.
In Colombia the official language is Spanish.
Spanish is the 4th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .co extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics restrictions of a web name:
Characters allowed in a .co domain name: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A domain has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot start or end your domain.
A .co web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.co).
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The .co web name length should be between 3-63 characters.
The web name that does not follow the above criterias will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Permitted registration duration for .co domain name is 1 year till maximum 5 years.
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