Landrush Period of co-domains starts 21st June 2010

Co-Domains with many benefits
Co-Domains: Experts tell, that they are the new (PresseBox) (Koeln, ) The Landrush Period of co-domains starts 21st June 2010. ICANN accredited Registrar Secura is accepting pre-registrations till 20th June 2010. The pre-registrations are free of charge. You pay only for successful registrations.

The co-domains are in the origin the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Colombia, but you can use them like com-domains.

Around the year 2000 when many country-code domains were being remarketed as worldwide generic domains, there was some talk of allowing second-level registrations in co-domains for registrants worldwide in order to capitalize on its similarity to the acronym for the word "company" and as a shortened version of other country-codes as noted above. However, the Colombian Council of State prohibited Universidad de los Andes from doing so, and registration remains limited to third-level domains and to Colombian registrants.

On August 13, 2009, via a public procurement process, the Colombian Ministry of Communications conceded the promotion, administration, and technical operation of the co-domains for a period of 10 years to a new organization.

The new management of co-domains will introduce co-domains at the second level and start with an Sunrise Period between April and June 2010.

The co-domain is the new domain extension that offers you more choice in branding your online presence with a truly global, recognizable, and credible domain name. It is the online space where people can fulfill their dreams and the world’s next great enterprises will have a home.

These days, branding your online presence is more important than ever before. Whether you run a start-up in your basement, a personal blog in your spare time or a multi-billion-dollar corporation – you need a credible domain name that tells people who you are and what you’re all about.

Associated globally with the words “COmpany,” “COrporation” and “COmmerce” – the co-domains domain is easy to recognize, simple to remember and flexible to use. And that makes it the perfect platform for today’s socially networked individuals and entrepreneurs to create communities, share content, and to connect, communicate and collaborate online.

The Key Benefits of co-domains
- co-domain is a truly global, recognizable and credible domain
- co-domain gives businesses and brands the chance to create a worldwide footprint
- co-domain is relevant to individuals, businesses and organizations
- co-domain is meaningful, memorable and intuitive to use for people around the world
- co-domain appeals to today’s socially-networked individuals and entrepreneurs

If you have not been successfull at .com, you take a co-domain.

With new liberalized policies in place, the Sunrise Process allows trademark holders to apply for the co-domains domain names corresponding with their trademarks before the registration of domain names under the co-domains TLD is open to the public at large. With industry-leading technology, enhanced security and unprecedented rights protection mechanisms – co-domains is poised to become the world’s next premier web address.
The Sunrise Process is divided into two sub-phases for Trademarks registered on or before July 30, 2008:
1. Local Sunrise A for Colombian Registered Trademarks
2. Global Sunrise B for Trademarks registered in any country*

New co-domains Registry Policies

- Any person or entity in the world can register co-domains domains
- There are no domicile or burdensome documentation requirements
- The registration period is between 1 and 5 years, subject to renewal
- You can easily transfer your domain names

Hans-Peter Oswald


Secura GmbH
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