Network Solutions Announces Beginning of Landrush Period for .CO Domain Name Extension

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Network Solutions® will support the Landrush period for the new .CO ccTLD. The Landrush phase begins today, June 21, 2010 and extends to July 13, 2010, and allows anyone, from businesses to individuals, to purchase a .CO domain for the retail price of $270 for the first year.

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.CO domain name offers businesses and individuals an immediately recognizable global branding opportunity for their web presence

Leading domain name registration provider Network Solutions® announces the beginning of the Landrush period for the new .CO country code top level domain extension (ccTLD). Open to everyone, from businesses to individuals, the Landrush phase begins at 2 p.m. EDT on June 21, 2010, and runs until 2 p.m. EDT on July 13, 2010. The retail price for a Landrush .CO domain name is $270 for the first year.

".CO domain name offers businesses and individuals an immediately recognizable global branding opportunity for their web presence" said Kurt Gastrock, Network Solutions' Senior Vice President of Product Management. "It gives them the ability to register a domain that conveys who they are, what they do or what their business is all about."

The .CO Landrush period is where interested parties can seek to register domains not previously registered through the Grandfathering and Sunrise phases, or otherwise reserved by the Registry or Restricted by Policy. If more than one applicant applies for the same domain, then an auction process will be used to allocate domain names.

Some of the general policies regarding the .CO extension include:

  •     Any person or entity in the world can register .CO domains
  •     There are no domicile or burdensome documentation requirements
  •     Registration period is between one and five years, subject to renewal
  •     Registrants can easily transfer domain names to Network Solutions

For more information on the .CO Landrush period or to apply for a .CO domain name registration, visit: http://www.networksolutions.com/domain-name-registration/co-domain-extension.jsp

About Network Solutions:

Network Solutions, a leading provider of Web solutions and the pioneer of the domain name registration service, offers a full range of Web-related services that includes Web hosting, Web design, e-commerce software, search engine marketing, SSL certificates, e-mail services, and domain name registration. Network Solutions draws on more than 30 years of experience to make it simple and affordable for customers to build and manage an online presence through a one-stop Web solutions provider. For more information, visit About Network Solutions.

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