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2 Million Strong: .CO Hits 2 Million Domains!

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2015 was an amazing year for .CO and our .COmmunity—and fresh on the heels of our 5th birthday in July, we have even more reason to celebrate!

We’re thrilled to announce that .CO has surpassed the milestone of 2 million total domain names under management. Even more exciting, new domain registration growth has surged from 10 percent in 2014 to 18 percent in 2015!

Since we launched five years ago, .CO has become the domain name of choice for innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses in more than 200 countries around the world.

Innovative big brands like Twitter (t.co and Vine.co), Google (g.co and campus.co) and Taco Bell (ta.co) have all helped to bring mainstream awareness and adoption to .CO. Additionally, up and coming, buzz-worthy brands such as Meerkat (MeerkatApp.co)—the breakthrough social platform of 2015— and CommonBond (CommonBond.co)—the breakthrough student loan company—have helped draw attention to .CO.

We love to brag about the hundreds of thousands of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups that continue to make .CO their digital home. Check out some of our favorites here.

With over 3 billion Internet users around the world, and increasing demand for short, memorable, domain names, we are excited to watch .CO continue to grow—one big idea at a time!

Read the press release here:

 

CoderDojo NOVA’s Hour of Code

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It’s never too early to learn how to code! That’s the premise behind the CoderDojo Northern Virginia (NOVA), part of the global network of free computer programming clubs for young people. CoderDojo provides an informal, creative, self-led and collaborative environment led by a community of volunteer mentors.

At clubs around the world, young people between the ages of 7 and 17 learn how to code and develop websites, apps, games and more.

The weekend of December 12th, CoderDojo NOVA held its global Hour of Code event. Dojos—the independent CoderDojo clubs around the world—in over 180 countries participated in Hour of Code.

The popular event is a one-hour introduction to computer science that breaks down the basics of programming. Hour of Code shows participants that anyone can learn to code. Unique, kid-centric resources to help participants prepare for the event included coding tutorials based on Star Wars and Disney’s Frozen.

As passionate advocates of innovation and emerging technologies, Neustar and .CO were thrilled to support CoderDojo NOVA’s Hour of Code event in several different ways. .CO domains were made available to participants to allow them to bring their big ideas to life. .CO swag was also a big hit at Hour of Code—Neustar’s registry team sent its iconic .CO orange bandanas, stickers and flying pigs to participants.

Neustar and .CO are proud supporters of CoderDojo NOVA and Hour of Code. We’re thrilled to see these budding ninjas #dotCoding the future!  To learn more about CoderDojo NOVA please visit www.coderdojonova.co.

 

We’re Turning 5 — Let’s Celebrate!

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dotCO-18036-Website-BlogHeader Five years ago we launched .CO with a big dream — we wanted to create the world’s coolest domain space — where innovators, entrepreneurs, movers, shakers and better Internet makers could come together to build and grow the future online. Since that time, more than 1.8 million big ideas have been launched on .CO domains in more than 200 countries — and together, our community has sky-rocketed to success!

Thanks to .CO “stars” like you, these past 5 years have truly been “out of this world.” To thank you for being such an important part of our community, every day this week we’ll be giving away some incredible gifts through the .CO Membership Program — unique perks and privileges that will help to fuel your journey to success.

How would you like to score free public relations consulting or a free annual membership to the world’s hottest co-working space? How about free access to high value software that can help you to run your business — or to world-class training on the topics you need to learn most?

Ummm, YES please! 

Here’s how it works. Every morning this week we will announce the birthday gift of the day on Twitter and Facebook at 7 a.m. EST. If you’re already a member, just log in to the Member area to redeem the perks you want most. And hurry, because quantities are limited! If you haven’t already joined the .CO Membership Program, what on earth are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to JOIN! Before you go — check out this fun trio of infographics that showcase the booming .CO galaxy you’ve helped to create!  Please help us to spread the birthday love by sharing them with your fans, followers and friends — and remember, anything is possible with .CO

 First: Brush up on your .CO History and meet some of our top distribution partners. CO_BRAND_DISTRO Next: Marvel at the incredible impact that our amazing network of .CO partners have had in shaping the global startup ecosystem. CO_PARTNERS Finally: Meet just a few of our favorite .CO-ers, large and small, who are literally changing the fabric of the Internet, one URL at a time. COMMUNITY