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About .co Domain Names

The .co country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Colombia. For companies that conduct business in Colombia and individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users there, these domain names are a good investment. Registering these domain names gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.

The information below also applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs):

  • — Intended for commercial entities
  • — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • — Intended for private individuals

Who can register .co domain names?

There are no local presence limitations for the registration of .co domain names. Anyone can register them on a first-come, first-served basis.

These domain names can have three to 63 characters in length and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). Consecutive hyphens may not span positions 3 and 4 except in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). You cannot register domain names with special characters. Spanish IDNs are supported.

Which registry controls .co domain names?

.CO Internet SAS is the registry for .co domain names.

For how long can I register .co domain names?

You can register a .co domain name for one to five years.

When do .co domain names renew?

You must renew your .co domain name by its expiration date.

If you set your domain name to auto-renew, we make the first renewal attempt on the morning of the day your .co domain name expires. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal five days after the expiration date. If the second renewal attempt fails, we make a final auto-renewal attempt 12 days after the expiration date.

For example: Your .co domain name expires on July 19. If you did not set the domain name to auto-renew, you can renew it manually by July 19. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on July 19, July 24, and July 31.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you did not manually renew it by its expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for more information.

.CO Internet SAS parks your domain name five days after expiration if you do not renew or recover it.

If you are unable to recover the domain name, we can attempt to redeem it for you, but there is a fee for the redemption. Contact our technical support team for assistance.

For information about updating your payment information, see Designating an Alternate Payment Method.

For information about manually renewing your domain name or setting it to auto-renew, see Manual renewal.

Can I transfer .co domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer domain to GoDaddy for information on transferring .co domain names to us.

How do I transfer .co domain names from you to another registrar?

See Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar for information on transferring .co domain names to another registrar.

Can I add privacy and protection to .co domain names?

Yes. Domains By Proxy® Private Registration, Protected Registration, and Deluxe Registration are available for .co domain names. For more information, see Add Private Registration and Adding Deluxe or Protected Registration to Your Domain Names.

Can I backorder .co domain names?

Yes. We support the backorder of .co domain names. For more information, see Setting up Domain Backorders.

Can I move .co domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Moving a Domain Name Out of Your Account for information on moving these domain names between accounts with us.

Can I update the contact information for .co domain names?

Yes. See Update contact information for information on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .co domain names?

Yes. Foreign nameservers must be registered with .CO Internet SAS. For .co domains registered here, we register the foreign nameservers for you when you change your domain name's nameservers.

What is the refund policy for .co domain names?

  • New Registrations - 5 day refund grace period
  • Explicit (Manual) Renewals - 5 day refund grace period
  • Auto-renewals - No refund grace period

Do you support DNSSEC for .co domain names?

Yes. See Managing DNSSEC for Your Domain Name for information on enabling DNSSEC for your .co,,, and domain names and About Self-Managed DNSSEC for information on the digital signature (DS) fields required for it. You can configure a maximum of ten DS records for your .co domain name.

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