Colombia’s Hot New Export
Internet addresses (via Reuters): Internet addresses: Colombia’s hottest export?
Colombia, which had only 28,000 registered Internet addresses before it opened up the .co domain a year ago, has just signed up its millionth customer.
"It’s globally recognisable, it’s short, and it’s got an incredible technology behind it," says Juan Diego Calle, chief executive of .CO Internet, the registry operator for the .co top level domain.
He says the company mainly attracts small businesses which cannot get a .com address that suits them — some 90 million .com addresses have been registered. But top brands are signing up too.