Comments on: If You Bought .CO Domain Names Because of Overstock… http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/ Domain blog featuring domain investing strategy, domain valuation, and domain development commentary from Elliot Silver, founder of Top Notch Domains, LLC. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:20:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 By: Damon http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-61838 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 22:33:15 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-61838 @Joseph Slabaugh

Yeah thanks for the correction of my typo… and your participation.

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By: Garit http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57903 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 02:01:29 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57903 I think if you have a premium domain name that is very relevant to your business model motto but is taken it dot com but available in .CO it may very well be worth it.

What do you think?

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By: Joseph Slabaugh http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57635 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 15:21:45 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57635 Damon i have heard some good and bad reviews of dot brand… anyway it is ICANN not ICAAN.

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By: Damon http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57627 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 09:37:05 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57627 @craig

Craig, you are obviously not aware of the multi-national companies that are banding together to fight the release of the new Dot Brand release. I believe over 80 companies have signed up and more join every day.
If these are released, it will be an absolute mess. In no way is the release of the Dot Brand in any way beneficial for the Internet. I laughed when I went to their site.

You think .CO is confusing people? If these are released, ICAAN have succeeded in achieving their goal. To make the Internet a bloody playground for the benefit of their own back pockets.

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By: Minneapolis http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57492 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:57:57 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57492 It’s hard to believe that an exclusive few think the future of the internet would rest on a single move by Overstock… really? The experts in the business of domain investment and monetization have realized the .CO URL is a SEO, geo- targeting and voice command search phenomenon. Many won’t realize the true value of the .CO until the data is made public. By that time, the quality voice control .CO domain names will be gone. If you blink, I assure you the true domain investor will be buying!

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By: The Domain Chaser http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57426 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:07:39 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57426 WHATEVER!!! Their loss! How about everyone else using .co both small and large companies and the many .co domains selling past, past and regularly future!!.co is the next .com over this next decade! Everyone will want to type one less letter and get a great find when they do!

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By: Elliot Silver http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57421 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:07:47 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57421 Nope, I write what I believe. For the record, .CO Registry was and is still a current advertiser on my blog (468×60 rotating banner above the post). I am very open about my advertisers and investments and I don’t accept payment for articles or paid reviews.

All that said, people should obviously take my advertiser and business relationships into account when reading my blog and others.

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By: Ann Kuch http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57419 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:58:43 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57419 Ohhhhhhh. i thought it might have something to do with the fact that ICM advertises on your site but Overstock didn’t

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By: Elliot Silver http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57412 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:29:31 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57412 @ Ann

I believe adult content is probably one of the most searched topics on the Internet. From my POV, if many companies use .XXX, that will change more browsing habits than just one large online company using the extension. In the nearer term, I see more adult sites using .XXX than mainstream sites using .CO.

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By: Joseph Slabaugh http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57410 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:17:01 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57410 Agreed, .pro was a fail a few years ago. Might as well put a stick in it if you are expecting “branding” or type in traffic. But it could be used for SEO, as could any TLD.

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By: ann kuch http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57409 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:14:25 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57409 I’m not trying to be a pickle about this–I truly want to understand the difference between ICM Registry’s .xxx and .co. In your October 29th post, the headline proclaims: “.xxx Could Change Browsing Habits.” On the other hand, this post and its comments demonstrate that months of work, millions of dollars in marketing and a football stadium cannot change browsing habits. What do you see as the difference? What is ICM doing that Overstock failed to do?

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By: Elliot Silver http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57407 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:12:51 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57407 @ SDM

I can’t remember ever seeing any companies use a .pro domain name.

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By: Joseph Slabaugh http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57406 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:11:16 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57406 Amish.co is mine, and I did not register it to make money, but cause I liked it. And it is working OK for SEO.

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By: SDM http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57405 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:09:45 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57405 @Elliot

“That said, the likelihood of owning a particular domain name that a company will pay top dollar for is minimal – in any extension”

Does that include dotPRO gTLD domain names registered using the following generic keywords? And if so, why?

Acupuncture
AdAgency
ArtificialIntelligence
AssistedLiving
AutoGlass
Autograph
BackgroundCheck
Barbecue
BodyJewelry
Bookkeeping
Bullion
BusinessTraining
Candy
CheckCashing
CollectionAgency
ConsumerCredit
Convention
Datamining
Demo
Dessert
DisabilityInsurance
Disaster
DomainAppraisal
Driving
DrugAbuse
Earthquake
Ecotourism
EmergencyPreparedness
Ethernet
Eviction
FamilyLaw
Fulfillment
Fundraiser
Geoengineering
Geothermal
HealthInsurance
HeartHealthy
HomeOffice
HomeTheater
Hypertension
Infomercial
IntellectualProperty
LedLighting
LongTermCare
Memorabilia
Mgmt
MoneyOrder
MortgageModification
Muffler
MultiLevelMarketing
Nanotechnology
Numerology
Oceanfront
Overnight
PatentLawyer
PatentSearch
Permaculture
Polygraph
PoolService
Preparedness
PublicSpeaking
RealTime
SalesLead
Scrapbooking
Smart
Smog
Snowboarding
SolarPower
SportingGoods
Tactical
TitleInsurance
Towing
VacationRental
Voicemail
Voiceover
WindPower
Yard
Yoyo

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By: Leroy Foots http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57400 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:14:22 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57400 It boggles my mind to understand why the Overstock Marketing team would even consider this in the first place. What makes them think they have the marketshare to believe they are the “O” business when people think of “O”. I imagine there would be an uprise of consumer to cause a PR nightmare so easily if they ever had a slip up down the road. Why would they do this???

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By: Michael Marcovici http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57399 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:13:48 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57399 I am afraid its more oops than blip

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By: Privy Domains http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57398 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57398 @web hosting @David J Castello I agree with david as i am working with many billion dollar clients for my logistics business & this just a coverup for the goof up that they did thinking that they can replace .com

No doubt O.co looks better when writing & seeing it on ad but ultimately consumer is king & when visitors / clients choose .com then their decision is final. It is better to understand a mistake sooner than later

I myself had bought several of such extensions thinking i had dig gold but it was futile.

However if you have some project specific & your pocket doesn’t allow .com than any other extension which is suitable will do.

Further the cctld market is good only for certain extensions but it is not that you would get a bumper jackpot with any of these cctlds. Only .com has that lure, at least for next couple of years.

My 2 cents

:)

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By: Elliot Silver http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57397 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:51:46 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57397 @ John

For starters, Google treats .CO the same way it treats .com, rather than the way it treats ccTLDs. This means that Angel.CO ranks in Google when someone search for angel investors. If Google had treated .CO like a ccTLD (which it factually is), you’d likely only be able to find the site if you searched Google using the Colombian version. From what I’ve seen, a number of startups have been using .CO domain names for projects, likely because the .com wasn’t available.

Secondly, “co” is a commonly used abbreviation for company, so marketing-wise, it’s familiar to consumers and can be incorporated into a marketing strategy.

Of course the downside is that right now in its early life there can be confusion between .CO and .com (one reason I capitalize .CO).

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By: John http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57395 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:50:45 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57395 http://www.PENSACOLA.com going to AUCTION to highest bidder with a reserve set.

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By: ann kuch http://www.domaininvesting.com/if-you-bought-co-domain-names-because-of-overstock/#comment-57394 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:48:02 +0000 http://www.domaininvesting.com/?p=12110#comment-57394 I wish someone would explain to me why consumers are not yet ready for o.co, but .xxx is already a “resounding success.” Let’s consider a straighforward comparison. Overstock.com spent $350,000 on o.co; Corbin Fisher spent $500,000 on gay.xxx. Clearly, both were expected to be big domains. In order to promote their domains, o.com put their name on an NFL stadium while .xxx put their name on a little boat. O.com spent $13.8 million on advertising in the last quarter alone ($15.3 million in the previous quarter) while .xxx has budgeted $5 million in advertising over the next year. Concerning o.co, the sponsorship community was clearly 100% behind the domain (overstock.com wanted to shift to o.co), but concerning .xxx, there is still an enormous segment of the purported sponsorship community that not onlu opposes the TLD, but who will actively contribute to its demise (if you still doubt this, simply read the comments on gfy.com–the adult webmaster’s primary message board).

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