Release Aimed at Encouraging Website Development
If you are looking for short memorable domain names that end in the popular .com extension, we have big news. We are excited to announce the release of most of our premium .co.com domain names for “hand-registration”. The domain names we are releasing are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, but getting .co.com domain names registered and into the hands of those who would develop them, will raise the visibility and awareness of .co.com, and generate even stronger registration volumes.
Despite the number of early-bird registrations we’re seeing each day, there are still thousands of ultra premium .co.com domains left on the table to pick up during our Landrush phase. Also note that the .co.com Landrush is a little different to other new gTLDs because there are no auctions – if you see a name you want, register it, and it’s yours immediately, first-come, first-served. Many of the names being released have existing traffic, but are best monetized through development or sold to a retail buyer (who will then develop a website). Some of the domains we are releasing are amongst the top 500 public name sales of all time.
Here is a small sample of names that can be hand-registered now:
> Beef.co.com (Beef.com sold for $150,000)
> Best.co.com (Best.com sold for $331,561)
> Biking.co.com (Biking.com sold for $250,000)
> Billionaire.co.com (Billionaire.com sold for $215,000)
> DVDs.co.com (DVDs.co.uk sold for £35,000 GBP)
> Farm.co.com (Farm.com sold for $200,000)
> Flying.co.com (Flying.com sold for $1.1 million)
> Guns.co.com (Guns.co.uk sold for £5,000 GBP)
> Jets.co.com (Jets.com sold for $375,000)
> PatentLawyer.co.com (PatentAttorney.com sold for $40,000)
> Payments.co.com (Payments.co.uk sold for £10,000 GBP)
> PetSupplies.co.com (PetSupplies.com sold for $75,000)
> Planes.co.com (PlaneSales.com sold for $19,750)
> Rebates.co.com (Rebates.com sold for $500,000)
> Seniors.co.com (Seniors.com sold for $1.8 million)
> Show.co.com (Shows.com sold for $102,000)
> Social.co.com (Social.com sold for $2.6 million)
> Xmas.co.com (Xmas.com sold for $294,200)
…and tens of thousand more.
(Source: Namebio.com and DNPric.es. Prices accurate at time of posting)
In the coming days, we will also be announcing a significant adjustment to our remaining premium domain name pricing as well. Many of those with traffic will likely to be cash-flow positive in year-one if simply parked. If developed, of course, the potential is even greater. How do we know? We are seeing the traffic now, and have historical data going back for years. In the coming weeks we plan to make traffic data for specific domain names available publicly, so you can see for yourself.
Get the best of these domain names now, because the name you want may be gone when General Availability starts on July 8th.
Download the full list of released names at https://registry.co.com/co.com-released-names-june2014.xls