|Re-launches competitive RFP process to add new registrars to sell .CO domain names |
BOGOTÁ, Colombia - Wednesday, July 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- .CO Internet SAS (www.COinternet.co), the Registry operator of the .CO top-level domain, today announced the re-launch of its competitive Request for Proposal ("RFP”) process to help identify and select additional Accredited Registrar partners to sell .CO domain names.
Taking a measured approach to accreditation, the .CO Registry will be accepting additional partners that meet established standards and criteria. Selection will be based on a variety of factors, including each candidate’s demonstrated ability and commitment to expand brand awareness, grow sales in local markets, and enhance the overall competitive landscape for .CO domain names.
"Partners from every corner of the world have expressed a keen interest in becoming an official .CO Accredited Registrar,” said Crystal Peterson, Director of Global Sales & Channel Marketing for the .CO Registry. "As the domain of choice for startups and entrepreneurs, we are excited that soon we will have even more enthusiastic channel partners helping us to distribute and spread awareness about .CO domains!”
As in the past, each .CO Accredited Registrar will be contractually obligated to follow international best practices to protect and enhance the integrity and value of the .CO name space. The .CO Registry will continue to support both Accredited Registrars and their resellers with custom marketing materials and resources.
All the details of the updated Accreditation and RFP Process can be found at http://www.cointernet.co/registrars/accreditation. Only ICANN accredited registrars are eligible to participate. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
In the three years since its launch, the .CO domain has become one of the most successful top-level domain extensions in history, with more than 1.5 million web addresses registered by people and companies in over 200 countries. From start-ups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is increasingly becoming the web address of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs the world over. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.
.CO Internet S.A.S.
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