Whilst .co is technically the country code top level domain assigned to the Republic of Colombia, as of July last year, organisations wishing to use .co domains for their own branding needs were able to register them.
Since that time the .co domains have proved very popular with people in over 200 countries collectively registering more than 1,000,000 domains.
If you are interested in owning a .co domain then you may be pleased to know that the .co registry (.CO Internet S.A.S) has just released 100 extra .co domain names that were previously only available as part of the Landrush phase auctions. These .co domains have been released due to the fact that when the Landrush auctions ended there were a small number of domains that did not result in sales either through non-payment or no bids received.
The 100 .co domains will be available via auction between Monday 31 October 2011 – Monday 7 November 2011.