.CO Registrar Accreditation

In an effort to increase strategic and regional partnerships and to stengthen the .CO brand, the .CO Registry is looking to expand its Accredited Registrar base. Get accredited to sell .CO, an available inventory of short, SEO-friendly and global domain names that are flexible to use and simple to remember.

The process defined below depicts the procedure for accreditation to offer .CO domain names as an Accredited Registrar according with the principles defined by the Colombian ICT Ministry (Resolution 147 of 2011).

The Accreditation Process follows 3 simple phases
  1. Get Started
  2. Get Going
  3. Get Connected

Phase 1: Get Started

This phase begins the Accreditation Process to sell .CO domain names from the Registry as an official .CO Accredited Registrar. In order for you to offer .CO domain names as an Accredited Registrar the .CO Registry has implemented a Request for Proposal (RFP) Process. Our goal is to identify the best strategic partnerships that will help to strengthen the .CO marketing position while establishing a transparent and reliable mechanism for accreditation.

.CO Request for Proposal and Required Documentation

.CO Request for Proposal 

As part of the initial Getting Started phase of the .CO Registrar Accreditation Process, the .CO Registry has implemented a Request for Proposal to identify the strategic partnerships that will best strengthen the .CO marketing position.  Outlined below are the steps you will need to review and fulfill prior to submitting the RFP.

For more information, please see our Registrar Accreditation FAQs or contact Accreditation@go.co.

All Accredited Registrar candidates must submit the following documentation via email to Accreditation@go.co.

Download the RFP Process here (PDF)

Cover letter stating intent to become a .CO Accredited Registrar.

For your convenience, we have drafted a Cover Letter Template for your use. (Word Document) 

Proof of ICANN Accreditation

  • IANA Identification
  • ICANN Accreditation to offer at least .com, .net, and .biz domain names as identified on the ICANN website at http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/accredited-list.html. Description of business model for selling Top-Level Domain Names (Corporate, Retail, Hosting Provider, Reseller or Combination)

Business statistics

  • Number of customers
  • Geographic distribution of customers (Top 10 markets)
  • Business growth rate

Domains

  • Total Domains Under Management (DUM) by Top 10 TLDs
  • Overall TLD market share
  • Market growth rate of hosting (and/or other premium product) customers

Proposed Business Plan for marketing .CO domain names during the 1st year of Accreditation that includes the following*:

Quantify target audience for selling .CO domain names

Marketing Placements: For each of the items below, please describe the minimum efforts and/or resources that - will be allocated for the sale of .CO domain names [based on the Wholesale Price]:

  • Retail front of site placements
  • Search results pages placement
  • Media commitments including and/or exclusive to promotion of the .CO TLD
  • Email marketing & newsletter placements
  • Proposal & Plan for driving sales through a Reseller network

Estimated projected monthly volume of .CO domain sales

Any other considerations to help inform the .CO Registry regarding the promotion of the .CO TLD



In selecting Accredited Registrars, .CO Internet SAS reserves the right, in its full discretion, to approve and/or disapprove any candidate. Every Accredited Registrar candidate that applies may not be approved and .CO

Phase 2: Get Going

This phase continues the Accreditation Process, and commences upon approval of your proposal. There are contractual, technical and marketing agreements that must be completed during this phase, which will be included in the .CO Registrar Welcome Pack sent to each approved Accredited Registrar candidate.

Phase 3: Get Connected

This phase concludes the Accreditation Process, and you are now able to offer the .CO extension to your customers as an official .CO Accredited Registrar.

For a full list of all .CO Accredited Registrars, click here.