Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Demand Media's eNom Snags .CO
eNom, the domain name registration arm of Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the Internet publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, is hoping to cash in on a new, top level domain, .CO, which is slated to come onto the market this year, the firm said today. eNom said it has been selected as one of ten exclusive registrars for .co domain names, which was previously the country code extension for Columbia. eNom said it will be helping to relaunch the .co domain through both eNom.com and BulkRegister.com, which are both owned by Demand Media. Financial arrangements between eNom and .CO Internet S.A.S, the Columbian firm managing the registrars, was not disclosed. The new top level domain is slated to start accepting existing Columbian .com.co and related owners through the end of March, with registration open to trademark owners in April; the new TLD is expected to accept general registrations in July.