(The Hosting News) – Dotster recently announced it is now offering pre-registration for the new .CO domain, making it one of the few .CO-accredited registrars to offer .CO availability.
.CO is a new domain extension that gives businesses and individuals more choice in branding their online presence with a truly global, recognizable and credible domain name. A .CO domain is an excellent alternative domain extension to .COM, .NET or .BIZ. Recognized universally as the abbreviation for “company”, .CO is the ideal domain to extend any brand’s online presence.
Clint Page, Dotster CEO, said, “.CO domains will go fast. With much of the .COM inventory already taken, I see .CO as a way for new businesses to establish themselves, and for existing businesses to both protect and expand their brands.”
The phases of the .CO launch include:
Phase 1, Local Sunrise – Colombian Trademarks: April 1st – 20th. Applicants must hold a trademark registered by the Colombian Trademark Office on or before July 30, 2008
Phase 2, Global Sunrise – Other Trademarks: April 26th – June 10th. Applicants must hold a trademark registered with national effect on or before July 30, 2008
Phase 3, LandRush: June 21st – July 13th. No restrictions, domains available ahead of those sold in General Availability.
Phase 4, General Availability: July 20th onward.
Pre-registration for all of these phases is availability immediately.
Dotster also provides 24/7 phone support service for all customers, providing the help customers need whenever they need it.