The reserve price seems to be set at $500,000, if you are willing to chance the domain going to auction.
This of course comes on the heals of the huge launch over the weekend of Kim DotCom Mega storage service which claimed got 1,000,000 sign ups in the first 24 hours, which brings the cost of this domain down to just $1 per registered user in the first 24 hours.
Since the official site of the storage service is mega.co.nz, you could expect a ton of traffic to Mega.co.
As for the domain name it appears from DomainTools.com, it was caught by NameJet.com in a registry release auction in 2010, and sold privately to the current owner in late 2012.
In fact the owners of Mega.co claim to have gotten over 30,000 visitors within th efrist 48 hours of the launch of Kim DotCom’s Mega site.
Here is what the seller has to say about the domain Mega.co:
On Mega.co, Kim Dotcom’s associate Mathias Ortmann of Mega.co.nz said to us:
I think that mega.co is not such a bad idea at all, maybe not as the primary domain, but surely to catch type-in traffic that omits .nz
After 48 hours of being redirected to join.ome.ga, Mega.co has attracted close to 30,000 visitors.
Mega.co is simply the best alternative to the dot-com.
It is administered by .CO Internet S.A.S., a strategic venture formed between Arcelandia S.A. and Neustar, Inc.
Some examples of .co use include Twitter (t.co), AngelList (Angel.co), ENTER (Enter.co), 500 Startups (500.co), Aspen Group (Aspen.co), Google Inc. (g.co) and Amazon (cloud.co). Some companies such as American Express (amex.co) and Starbucks (sbux.co) are using .co for URL shortening in social media.
« Today there are over 1.4 million .CO domain names registered by people in over 200 countries worldwide. The .CO namespace has grown more than 24% from 2011 to 2012 – and renewals remain consistently strong. Our .COmmunity is only getting bigger and better, with tons of startups, small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs choosing to build the future on .CO every day. » — CEO of .CO
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