|Why register .co?
|Colombia consists of territories in both South and North America. Colombia has over 50 million inhabitants and is one of the most ethical countries in the world. Columbia is famous for its arepas and coffee, but also for kindness of the Columbian people. Columbia is also known for it's culture-rich heritage, as they have a great passion for the arts and beautiful natural landscapes.
If you conduct business from within Columbia, it is time to register a .co domain extension. Registering a dot 'CO' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Columbia. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business.
Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors. Identify yourself as an official Columbian business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
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Third Party Rights
Some of the provisions within this document are for the benefit of the .CO Internet SAS Parties. The .CO Internet SAS Parties as individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
Disclaimer of Warranties
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Indemnity; Limitation of Liability
Modification or Discontinuance of the Site by .CO Internet SAS
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Governing Law and Forum
.CO Internet SAS exclusively retains all intellectual property rights (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) and moral rights (including, rights of attribution and authorship) throughout the world in and to Content within COinternet.co and all derivative works and improvements based on them (as each of those terms is defined and applied under U.S. copyright and patent law, respectively) including, without limitation, all materials that result from our performance of any services, and the trademarks listed below. COinternet.co is protected by U.S. and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. The Content is protected by trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Some Content on COinternet.co is reproduced with permission from third party sources, and that Content is the property of those third party sources. You may not reprint, republish, resell or redistribute these materials in any form or manner without our express written consent or the express written consent of the applicable rights holder. If you violate these restrictions, you may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
No Rights Granted
Nothing on COinternet.co should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels, or otherwise, any license or right to use any .CO Internet SAS trademarks without written permission. Requests to use trademarks owned by other companies which may be mentioned on COinternet.co should be directed to such other companies. You are not authorized to use our logo as a hyperlink to COinternet.co unless you obtain our written permission in advance.
.CO Internet Brand Guidelines
The .CO Brand Manual has been prepared to ensure the integrity of our identity. It is imperative to follow these guidelines to help us maintain an effective and consistent standard in our communications.
To ensure consistency, the brand mark should always be reproduced from master electronic files. Download the Brand Guidelines here.
Misuse of the .CO Brand: Care must be taken to ensure correct and consistent reproduction of the .CO Internet brand mark in every application. Incorrect use of our brand compromises the brand’s integrity and effectiveness. Some common misuses are listed here:
Do not change the orientation of the brand mark
Do not move the elements of the brand mark
Do not move or rotate elements of the brand mark
Do not stretch or compress the brand mark
Do not change the shape of the brand mark
Do not use colors that are outside of the approved color palette
Do not change the typography of the brand mark
Do not add other elements to the brand mark (this includes adding the brand mark to your own professional brand or logo, to create a new brand mark)
Do not enclose the brand mark in any shape
Use of the .CO Internet Tagline: In many marketing applications it is appropriate to use the .CO Internet tagline, Create Your Opportunity. The tagline evokes the spirit of the brand and builds a link to online capabilities for names already used on the traditional .com, .net and other domains.
The full color logo with the tagline should appear on a white background
To ensure tagline legibility on color backgrounds, use the white logo
Co-Branding with the .CO Logo: Certain layouts require a co-branding with .CO Partners. Make all of the logos visually equal in size. The height of the co-branded logos must not exceed the height of the .CO logo. The .CO logo should never touch another logo, be contained within another logo or made to look as the a direct part of another logo/brand mark.
Website links to the .CO Logo: There may be instances that the .CO brand mark is linked to another website or URL. All websites or web pages that are linked to the official .CO logo should be either .CO Internet SAS owned web properties and/or pre-approved websites or pages by the Corporate Media & Communications department. For information on how to obtain pre-approval for your website or page to link with the official .CO brand mark, please contact info-global@COinternet.co.
For more information on .CO Internet Logo Style Guidelines, please download the PDF document.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes upon their rights under US copyright law. If you believe that materials found on COinternet.co infringe upon your copyright, you may notify .CO Internet SAS by providing our agent designated below with the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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You should consult your legal advisor before filing a DMCA notice or counter-notice. Please be aware that there can be substantial penalties for false claims.
Questions and Comments
Updated August 4, 2010 | Previous Revision January 20, 2010
Dispute Resolution for .CO Domain Names
.CO Internet has adopted stringent globally accepted best practices for the defense of trademark and cyber-squatting abuse, which includes the implementation of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which has been defined and adopted by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
We are committed to protecting the legal rights of both brand owners and domain investors, and to creating a safer, friendlier online experience for corporations, organizations, entrepreneurs and people from around the world. If a person or entity claims that your domain name registration infringes on or violates their rights, an administrative proceeding under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) may apply to help resolve the claim. The UDRP was adopted by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the quick and inexpensive resolution of domain name disputes and is a simple and fast process that trademark owners can initiate with an accredited Dispute Resolution Mediation center.
It is your responsibility to determine whether a domain name registration infringes on or violates someone else's legal rights. This will likely be the case, for example, if the domain name is registered for the purpose of confusing, misleading or tricking the public; trading on the goodwill of someone else's brand; and/or for any other bad faith reason. In each of these cases, the domain name will likely be lost during a UDRP proceeding and returned to the rightful owner, resulting in the loss of your .CO domain investment.
If you’re not sure whether a proposed domain name registration would infringe on or violate someone else’s rights, please consult with a qualified attorney.
You are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding in the event that a third party (a "complainant") asserts to the applicable Provider, in compliance with the Rules of Procedure, that:
your domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights; and
you have no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and
your domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.
In the administrative proceeding, the complainant must prove that each of these three elements are present.
A dispute process can be initiated independently based on the above requirements and the policies below:
UDRP Policies - ICANN
Rules - ICANN
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
National Arbitration Forum