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Google Now Enables International Targeting of .Co Domain Name

Owners of .co domains can now tell Google for what location their content is targeted.

Today Google finally enabled targeting the .co domain name to locations other than Colombia. .Co is the country code domain name for Colombia, so Google generally considered web sites on .co as targeted only to Columbia.

I confirmed with Google on July 22 that it would enable this re targeting, and again about a week later, but many have been impatiently waiting for the changeover.

To make the change on your .co domains, go to Google.com/webmasters and add your .co domain name. After verifying your ownership of the domain, expand the “site configuration” link and select “settings”. You’ll see this:

You will then be able to select a country or leave it unlisted.

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  1. Jacko

    A top 5 domainer recently estimated .CO to be worth roughly 2%-4% of it’s .Com counterpart.

    I will not be buying anymore .CO’s; I’ve already registered 4 of them and I sincerely regret it (I will just let them expire in a year).

    Nothing but .Com for me from now on.

  2. David

    Jacko –


    necksurgery.co for $30

    it is worth 1/50 of necksurgery.com which is worth $10,000.

    $30 => $200

    where is the problem? =)


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