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.Co Domain Registration

March 15, 2010

I received the following email from Godaddy today.

CO Domains

CO Domains

The argument for .Co domains according to Godaddy.

Why Choose .CO?

•    .CO is meaningful, memorable and intuitive for people around the world
•    .CO is relevant to individuals, domainers, businesses and organizations
•    .CO gives businesses and brands the chance to create a worldwide footprint
•    .CO appeals to today’s socially-networked individuals and entrepreneurs

I wonder what percentage of type-in / direct navigation traffic is truncated omitting the m from .com?

Whatever that number is – it seems like that number alone would be compelling enough to justify investing in .Co domains for both offensive and defensive purposes.


Trademark Free Zone?

December 15, 2008

Today while typing in a domain name I was taken to a parked domain hosted by Network Solutions.

I was surprised to find a new type of disclaimer link at the bottom of the parked domain page called “Trademark Free Zone”.

Trademark Free Zone

Trademark Free Zone

More about the “Trademark Free Zone” from Network Solutions:

TRADEMARK FREE ZONE – Network Solutions has no knowledge of whether any content on this page violates any third party intellectual property rights. Network Solutions will promptly remove any content reasonably objected to by the Owner of a pre-existing trademark. If you have a Trademark issue, please contact

I don’t recall seeing any other domain registrar other than SRS Renewals (a Network Solutions agent) placing an intellectual property disclaimer on their customer’s parked domains in an attempt to preemptively disavow any responsibility for trademark infringement by cybersquatters.

What caused Network Solutions to institute and launch their “Trademark Free Zone”?

Will the largest domain registrar soon include a similar domain squatter disclaimer on all their customer’s parked domains too?

Network Solutions Phone Home

June 21, 2007

Is it any wonder is the largest domain registrar?

Today I received the following email offer from Network Solutions after I had already bought my domain names for the day from GoDaddy.

Network Solutions

I am sure there are compelling reasons to pay twice as much to register your domains at Network Solutions than at GoDaddy.

Since Network Solutions hasn’t been able to convey to me exactly what those reasons are, I will continue to register my domains with GoDaddy.