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Neustar : Dot .CO celebrates 5th Birthday with facts, figures and fun infographics!

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dot-co-5Five years ago, Dot .CO opened its gates to the world, welcoming a galaxy of entrepreneurs, start-ups and companies.

Today, 1.8 million domain registrations later, dot .CO is becoming the #1 choice for innovators, corporate founders and creative individuals seeking to innovate and empower their global online identity.

Among the high growth start-ups that have adopted dot .CO are Twitter – T.co and Vine.co – AngelList with Angel.co; others include the 500 Startups with 500.co, Google with G.co and American Express with Amex.co.

Neustar manages over 1.8 million .CO domains, with registrars from more than 200 countries and territories. This, is a domain universe of galactic proportions.

Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President of Registry Services at Neustar, stated:

“Today, the domain industry is in the middle of a radical transformation, opening up opportunities for an unprecedented level of innovation and opportunity. The businesses, brands, and ideas that are being created on .CO every day on a global scale are fundamentally changing the landscape of the Internet, and Neustar has been instrumental in driving that change.”

For the past 15 years, Neustar has been helping companies establish, protect and promote their online presence, and continues to help organizations navigate this new frontier with dot .CO as well as with other products.

Marc Nager, Chief Community Officer, Techstars said about dot .CO:

“.CO symbolizes creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, which is exactly what Techstars is all about. For the past five years we have partnered with .CO through our Startup Weekend Events, and have provided tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in every corner of the world with .CO domains to help launch their businesses, brands and big ideas online.”

Major search engines treat and rank dot .CO domains exactly as .com and .org extensions; the short and memorable .CO domains benefit not only from a distinct identity, but also from exclusive perks, privileges and promotions available through the dot .CO Membership Program.

Here are some milestones that mark the 5th birthday of dot .CO:

  • More than 1.8 million dot .CO domains under management by Neustar.
  • $460 million dollars were raised by 120 dot .CO companies in funding during 2015.
  • In the past 5 years, .CO-ers have raised well over 500 rounds of funding amounting to well over $1 billion dollars.
  • More than 55% of dot .CO registrants are from the US.
  • New York City is the #1 US city with the most dot .CO domain registrations.
  • Popular start-ups with a dot .CO domain include Meerkat, Brit + Co, Hinge, Vine, VSCO and NewCo.

To celebrate the 5th birthday of dot .CO, Neustar has prepared some amazing infographics, that you can click onto to enjoy their full, expanded format spanning several screens!

Happy 5th Birthday, dot .CO, and our very best wishes for many more to come. 😀

Dot .CO Community Infographic - Click to view.

Dot .CO Community Infographic – Click to view.

Dot .CO and Distribution Partners infographic.

Dot .CO and Distribution Partners infographic.

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Dot .CO Partnerships infographic.


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