In a story just out by ABCNews/Univision entitled “The Americas: 13 to Watch in 2013” sitting among people and topics like the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto,* Hugo Chavez and President Barack Obama, the .CO domain name registry came on at number 11 on the list:

“This year we saw some major changes in the Americas in regards to business, technology and politics. 2013 should be all the more interesting. Here are thirteen people and things to keep an eye on this year.”

11. .CO: This Colombian start-up is out to break the .com monopoly of domain names. .CO (pronounced “dot co”) is positioning itself as the hip domain option for startups and creatives.

“Since opening to the public in mid-2010, .CO has sold more than 1.3 million domain names and is poised to break the 2 million barrier in 2013. The domain market could change forever in April when up to 1,000 non-traditional internet domains (such as .mormon and .news) will be launched, and .CO expects the new domains to create more awareness about non-.com domains.”

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