Earlier today, Sedo was selected by the .CO domain registry to broker a group of premium .CO domains.
The entire list can be viewed HERE - There are a total of 726 results and I am very anxious to see how many of these domains actually sell. Below you will see a screenshot I took which has been filtered by “Quality” and the first domain that comes up is PhotoGallery.co – Does this mean that photo gallery is the highest quality domain that Sedo has to offer? I sure hope not!
There are some gems in this list but expect to pay a pretty penny. All “premium” .CO domains are priced from $10K to $150K. France, Italy, and Africe are the highest priced .CO domains at $150K each. These are definitely premium domains at a premium price! Just about every single .co domain priced at $50K or more is the name of a country or city.
Personally, I like a handful of these domains, but don’t plan on paying $10K for a .co domain. With the upcoming Superbowl commercial I’d imagine a few of these domains should sell. Let’s just hope SEDO does a better job promoting these domains that it did the last sale..
Here is some of the PR info in case you are interested:
“Sedo has done a fabulous job helping to establish and develop the secondary market for premium .CO domain names,” said Lori Anne Wardi, vice president of .CO Internet S.A.S. “Given their expertise and global reach, we are confident that Sedo is the perfect partner to help us bring these valuable digital assets to end-users worldwide.”
“With more than one million .CO domain names registered by individuals and businesses in more than 200 countries around the world, CO has become a truly global TLD. The .CO domain is treated equally with legacy domain extensions like .com and .net by the search engines, making the domain particularly appealing from a search engine optimization perspective for businesses of every size.”
“Many of the world’s most recognizable brands are already using the .CO domain to build or expand their online presence, including Internet behemoths like Twitter, Google and Amazon (which have acquired the single letter .CO domains t.co, g.co and a.co, respectively); the Aspen Group insurance company (aspen.co); and the well-known Silicon Valley incubator 500 Startups (which has rebranded to 500.co).”
“.CO Internet has been very successful in setting the bar for up and coming TLDs, and we are proud to be partnering with the .CO Registry to help bring these not yet released domains to businesses worldwide,” said Tim Schumacher, CEO of Sedo. “As we begin seeing new gTLDs hit the market in 2012, .CO will serve as an example to those applying for their own domain extension of the solid business model and strong partners that any registry will need to succeed.”
Feel free to comment and tell me what you think about this auction!