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.CO landrush auctions kick off today

Kevin Murphy, August 10, 2010, 14:14:15 (UTC), Domain Registries

.CO Internet has today started auctioning off domain names that had multiple applicants during the .co landrush earlier this summer.

According to the company, over 2,500 names will be auctioned over the next four weeks. The top three most-contested names were Slots.co, Insure.co and Denver.co.

Other notable .CO domain names up for auction include Mexi.co, America.co, Betting.co, Vitamins.co, UsedCars.co, Happy.co, Ebook.co and Jackpot.co.

Registrants who applied for one of the contested domains need to sign up at www.COauctions.co.

There have been almost 410,000 .co registrations since the Colombian country-code domain was opened up to international registrants last month.

So far, the biggest seller has been o.co, sold to Overstock for $350,000.

Given that slots.com sold for $5.5 million, it seems likely that slots.co could fetch something in five figures or beyond.

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Comments (6)

  1. Jim Fleming says:

    The 4-Letter .CO domains are appearing in an orderly manner.

    Many people are not aware that almost 100% of the .CO “process” is separate from ICANN.

    One is almost seeing a Free Market.

    http://www.icann.org/correspondence/dengate-thrush-to-dryden-05aug10-en.pdf

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