The Colombian government plans to block online gambling sites and domains

The government of Colombia is about to introduce a black list of international gambling sites, making them unavailable to its citizens. That means, no access to betting, poker and other such gambling activities that take money out of the country, and more money – allegedly – will be used to gamble in state-owned establishments. Colombia’s […]

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Dot .CO registers its 600,000th domain name

The .CO Registry announced that they have just counted the beans and there are 600,000 registered .CO domains in their database. This is yet another milestone for the popular TLD that promotes itself not only as a Colombian ccTLD but also as a valid and viable alternative to .COM Meanwhile, it was announced earlier today […]

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Colombia wins war against Montenegro

It’s a little known fact that in 1594, a Spanish nobleman – Don Juan Ramon Esposito de la Cruz – was used as a mercenary by the Ottoman Empire to suppress an uprising of knights in Montenegro. The bloodbath that ensued left Montenegro with its main castle and walls destroyed; the city was consumed by […]

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Colombia’s Vice President suffers heart attack – Success of .CO to blame

Colombia’s brand new – two days old – Vice President, Angelino Garzon suffered a heart attack today, minutes after reviewing the new stats of the Colombian ccTLD, .CO With almost 410,000 .co registrations, the Dot Co Registry has surely surpassed Montenegro’s .me Upon viewing these unprecedented statistics, Angelino Garzon gasped for air while at an […]

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To-do list if you’re attending the ICANN meeting in Colombia

The next meeting of ICANN will take place in Colombia in October. It’s rather strange that ICANN selects locations where political or social conflicts would normally hinder even the most adventurous traveler from visiting. One would speculate that the imminent launch of the Colombian .co ccTLD might have something to do with it; perhaps the […]

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Premium .co domains heading to private auction

You’ve probably seen the advertising banners, read the memos and the press releases – now read the scoop about the Colombian launch of the .co TLD. It appears that a lot of .co domains will never make it into the ‘land rush’ that is being promised by the .co Registry. No sir, anything and everything […]

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