Business Magazine

Is .co Starting to Hold Back Mediocre Domain Names?

Posted on the 16 July 2018 by Worldwide @thedomains

Holding back and reserving what one would consider “premium” names is nothing new in domaining. Verisign has taken back drops on premium .tv domains many a time. Certain new gtld registries have done the same.

There is usually not a desire to hold back average or what some might even consider below average names.

I was reading a post on Namepros and a member (Crysis) uncovered a bunch of .co names being reserved that are mostly average.

From the post:

For the past few days, I have been observing that .Co registry has been reserving many of the pending delete domain names for themselves.

For ex: The domain names listed below were supposed to drop yesterday and become available for hand registration. Now, if you check the whois, it’s showing as RESERVED.

Some Examples

  • HaveFun.co
  • SpaceLabs.co
  • Eits.co
  • Wast.co
  • Adrienne.co

upload_2018-7-15_12-9-41.png

I can understand if premium .co domain names like Idea.co, Talent.co are getting reserved by the registry. However, in these cases, even mediocre domain names are getting reserved for the past few days.

Some Examples (These are just a few examples. There are many more domain names which are getting reserved)

  • Locatelli.co
  • SoulFire.co
  • Bergamo.co
  • Wova.co
  • Wiku.co
  • Furmanite.co
  • Nxstage.co
  • OnlineIncome.co
  • PureBliss.co
  • TraderOnline.co

Have any of you observed the same thing?
Is this ethical?

Namepros Member Kate wrote:

At the very least, it’s not healthy.
Registries are in a privileged position. In the real world (that the domain industry is able to escape), there are laws and regulations to avoid or limit abuse of a dominant position, and the conflicts of interest arising from such a position.

Maybe something is going on, or there is a technical glitch, I don’t understand reserving names like PureBliss.co or Nxstage.co.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Adventures of Big Beery

    Mr Litlove is a man who works in insidious ways, and so I can’t recall how he first brought up the topic of moving house. All I can remember is being in the... Read more

    8 hours ago by   Litlove
    BOOKS, CULTURE
  • I Love My Mom

    I loved loved loved this video. In it, parents describe all the ways they think they have failed their children. "the I'm not a good enough parent" syndrome. Read more

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago by   Joanigeltman
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Indian School of Hospitality Transforms Education Standards @ISHOfficial

    Education is finding new ways. While the government is busy in bridging the gap between education and industry needs, some intelligent educational institutes... Read more

    9 hours, 25 minutes ago by   Jaideep Khanduja
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Pretty as a Prayerbook

    Pretty Prayerbook

    Stolidity. Canons all across this deck are known for it. Visions of unchanging texts, however, tend to be false perceptions. Even the canon of the Bible differs... Read more

    11 hours, 10 minutes ago by   Steveawiggins
    POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Incineration

    Advantages Disadvantages Incineration

    What is Incineration? Incineration is a method of waste treatment involving the burning organic materials found in waste. Incineration and other high-temperatur... Read more

    11 hours, 37 minutes ago by   Rinkesh
    ENVIRONMENT
  • Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench - Sunday's Cool

    Rebel French Monkey Wrench Sunday's Cool

    Fun With Song Titles!: The scene opens on an African James Bond.He stands confidently posed in front of enormous marble columns, a picture of strength living... Read more

    12 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

    Places Visit Near Mumbai Monsoon

    Mumbai rains play a magical and refreshing role in every Mumbaikars life. And to celebrate this season there are perfect companions Cutting Chai, vada pav, and... Read more

    13 hours, 56 minutes ago by   Jayshreebhagat
    HAIR & BEAUTY

Magazines