One of the biggest upsides to being a recently launched domain extension is that .CO is a wide-open name space with tens of millions of incredible domain names still up for grabs. Unlike some of the legacy domain extensions, with .CO, chances are great that you can still get the domain name you really want for your business, brand or blog – without having to settle. However, there is a chance that the domain name you want the most may already have been registered by someone else.
Getting the perfect .CO domain name for your startup, business, product or personal site is not impossible. Since domain names are registered for specific time periods, previous registrants sometimes let go of their registered domains, or forget to renew [link to the Renew .CO Domain page]. While the .CO Registry does all we can in connection with domain name providers to help customers renew early, the fact remains that some have no need for their domain name beyond a short time period or decide on another name for their website that makes a better fit for their idea, product or service.
Dropping Domain Names
A dropping domain is a domain that has gone through the full Expiration process and has entered a cycle called Pending Delete or the Restore Grace Period. Once a domain name enters Pending Delete, it will automatically be released (or “dropped”) from the system after five days and become available for re-registration.
Dropping domains have become very valuable and the competition for dropping .CO domains is now extremely fierce. In many cases customers use a Backorder service to help them search dropping domain lists. A backordering (or domain dropping) service is an automated system that attempts to register an expiring domain for you the instant it becomes available.
Search for your ideal .CO today. If the domain is going to be dropped in the next 5 days, we now help you by offering backorder provider options to secure your .CO right away.