Well the superbowl is over, and we all know who the godaddy co girl is – Joan Rivers – however has godaddy’s commercial impacted CO domains? It has for Godaddy – they recently announced that this year was the best year for new domain registrations, and registrations were up over 400% from last year. That’s good news for godaddy but what about the rest of us?
Paying $30 for a domain name is not something most of us want to do. So what did godaddy and many other registrars do? Whats the best way to get people to spend money? Discounts and coupons. Godaddy had an $11.99 CO Domainregistration coupon – and for those of us who know how to use this thing called “google” also found out that there was an ADDITIONAL coupon for CO domains – making the final cost right around $7.50.
That is an EXCELLENT price for a CO domain – however the downside is that there are over 600,000 registered domains already so the chances of snagging a good domain are slim to none. Most of the sought after keywords or single worded domains were already gobbled up right after the CO domain landrush period.
I managed to pick up about 10 or so one worded CO domains last year right around july/august and I know for a fact that these would definitely have been registered by someone else. I even got a Cease and Desist letter ONE day after registering my CO domain.
Anytime there is a coupon I somehow manage to buy domains that I would NOT pay $30 for – however $7.50 is a different story. I can get 3 domains for the price of one and who doesn’t like that?
I decided to register some new .co’s since I likely would have NOT paid $30 a pop for these. I plan on developing them and see how they do. Here are my precious…i mean cheap… $7.49 CO domains
- No Gas – blog dedicted to hybrid & electric vehicles
- Talk Cars – would love a car forum
- Rare Toys – Im a collector – what do you expect? I want to create a buy/sell/trade forum – will have more details as I get into it
- Free Debit Cards – I took a chance for $7.49
Now I can see why godaddy reported an increase in new domain registrations – new commercial + Marketing + Coupons = $$$$$$
What are some of your newest .CO domains? Feel free to share!