TechCrunch.com, has just broke the story that Amazon.com has just acquired the domain names A.Co, Z.Co, K.Co and Cloud.co.
According to TechCrunch, Amazon purchased these domains from the .Co Registry for an undisclosed price.
“.Co is about to hit its 1 millionth domain registered in little under a year of service (.com is at over a hundred million) and is about to set up a stable pricing plan for one letter and two letter domains.”
.Co representative Lori Anne Wardi was quoted by TechCrunch as saying:
“With every allocation of a single letter domain name the pool of these gets less and less, with every sale we do the resource becomes smaller. We have a very long list of people who want one letter and two letter domains and price will be set high enough that each person who buys one of these will use it.”
We also know that the .Co registry allocated Twitter; T.Co for use as a shortener and Godaddy.com X.co.
This is another huge move for the registry and it will be especially interesting to see what Amazon’s plans for Cloud.Co is especially after Apple Spent $4.5 Million for iCloud.com
A.co is a natural for Amazon
K.co will no doubt be used in conjunction with Amazon’s Kindle Product.
In 2009 Amazon bought Zappos and Z.co is mostly likely for use with that product, but those are all unconfirmed.
Congrats to Juan, Lori and the whole .Co Registry team.