Join the Big Names With .co Domains
Why Register a .co Domain?
.co Domain FAQs
What Is a .co Domain?
.co domain extension was the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to Colombia. However, the restriction hasn’t been applicable since 2010, and the extension has become widely known as a global domain representing "company" or "corporation".
Many country-code extensions also use .co as a second-level domain to differentiate commercial websites, such as .co.uk and .co.in.
Who Can Register a .co Domain Extension?
Although .co extensions were initially the top-level domain (ccTLD) for Colombia, anyone in the world can register it now. Google even treats it as a generic top-level domain.
This extension is ideal for business owners who want to showcase their product or service in the digital world, but it also appeals far beyond commerce and entrepreneurship. Any person or organization can share their innovative ideas online with this trendy domain choice.
You can use .co as a domain alternative or a domain hack. For example, WordPress founder, Matthew Mullenweg, uses mar.co as an additional blog address to his primary domain name ma.tt. Twitter uses t.co as a shortened link on the platform.
Is .co a Good Domain Choice? Pros and Cons
Yes, a .co domain extension is an excellent choice due to the following reasons:
However, .co is more expensive than some other domains. This is one of the main reasons why the TLD has become trendy with commerce brands.
Are .co Domains Safe?
No need to worry because .co domains are secure. It’s one of the most trustworthy extensions available, along with .com and .org. Many popular companies and startups use .co as their site addresses, from the B2B IT review platform GoodFirms.co to the dating app Hinge.co.
Want to make your domain even more secure? Get your .co domain name through Hostinger and benefit from free domain privacy protection.
Secure your site further by purchasing a .co extension with our web hosting plan. You’ll get a free SSL certificate to protect user data and online communications.
What Shall I Choose? .co Or .com? What's the Difference?
Both .co and .com are credible and popular, especially for businesses. .com is more widely used, with over 230 million registrations, and has been around longer than .co. Although most Internet users may be more familiar with .com, finding a suitable domain name with this extension is challenging.
With an oversaturated .com market, choosing .co makes it easier to get a memorable domain faster. .co domains can also be excellent domain hacks, such as dis.co and ta.co.
How Much Do .co Domain Names Cost?
Get a .co domain name at $0.00 for the first year of registration and $0.00 if you want to renew it.
For How Many Years Can I Buy .co Domains?
.co domain extensions are available to buy for up to three years.
How To Register a .co Domain?
Registering a .co domain requires only a few steps. Search for an available .co domain name at the top of this page. We will suggest some alternatives if your first choice is taken. Click the Add to Cart button, and you should see the Checkout page.
Then, select the domain registration period and sign up for an account by logging in with your social profiles or entering an email address. Complete the purchase, and now you have a unique .co domain name to claim yours.
How Do I Transfer My .co Domain To Hostinger?
Enter the .co domain name you want to bring to Hostinger on our Domain Transfer tool, or check the feature on hPanel if you already sign up for a Hostinger account. Next, proceed with the payment and submit the EPP code. Your domain will be renewed for one year once the transfer process is complete.
How Do I Renew a .co Domain?
If you register a .co domain name at Hostinger, renew it on the Billing → Services page in the hPanel dashboard. Click the Renew now button and pay the renewal cost of $0.00. The domain renewal is only possible two months before the expiration date, so you’ll see the button only if this action is eligible.
Did you pass the expiration date? That’s okay. The Renew now button will still work if your domain is within the renewal grace period – it usually lasts around 30 days. We recommend enabling automatic renewal so you never miss the date. Please contact our Customer Success team if you need more help.