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TechCrunch Covers Launch Of Pop.co Brought To You By The Founders of .Co

Posted on the 13 August 2013 by Worldwide @thedomains

TechCrunch.com, just covered the launch of Juan Calle latest venture Pop.co

“Basically, Pop.co is a bundle of online services”

“You just pick the .co address that you’re interested in (assuming it’s available, and if it’s not, Pop.co will suggest alternatives), then the company automatically claims it for you, and you can either use Pop.co’s simple web page editor to create the page with just a little bit of typing, or use its simple DNS editor to point the website to a page you’ve created on another service like LaunchRock or Barley”.

“Pop.co also signs users up for a Google Apps account at their .co address.

This product actually ntegrates Google apps so your mx records and DNS are set up immediately — and you have a Google apps account with Google drive/calendar/email etc. all built on your domain.

Ultimately, Calle said he wants Pop.co to offer “a catalog of great apps that plug into your site immediately.”

The fee for the service according to the article is “after a free trial period, users pay a $5 a month”

“Pop.co’s founders have invested $1 million in the company, and they’re currently splitting their time between Pop.co and .Co. Calle said the idea could eventually be expanded to include other top level domains too.”

Of course some registrars are offering a similar service.  1 and 1 has been running television commercials in heavy rotation offering website created from templates  bundled with domain name registrations although the Pop.co product seems more encompassing.

You can expect a lot of new gTLD registries to have added on services and sell a lot more or offer with the domain registration a lot more than just a domain name.

In this regard registries may wind up competing with registrars

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