WordPress.com Now Offers Custom .CO Domains

WordPress bloggers now have an option to register a .CO domain for a price $25/year for their site hosted on WordPress.com. The existing options prior to the .CO domains were .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG

The .CO domain is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Colombia, which is administered by .CO Internet SAS. WordPress in a blog post announced the availability of the domain as an option earlier today. The announcement also stated that there are “more than 1.5 million .CO domain names registered by individuals and businesses in over 200 countries worldwide. A .CO domain name is short and memorable, making it a great option for your WordPress.com website or blog.”

How to register a .CO Domain with WordPress?

You can register a .CO domain for your WordPress site by navigating to Store and then to Domains in your Dashboard. Type the desired .CO domain name under the “Add a Domain” option.

WordPress .CO Domain

Click on the “Add domain to blog” button, and in the next page you will be asked to enter a few details including your contact information. You can also add Private Registration to your domain for an additional $8

Click on the “Register Domain” button and in the next screen you will be asked to make a payment of $25 to register your .CO domain. Once you have activated your domain, navigate to Store and then to Domains in your Dashboard, and select button next to the new .CO domain you wish to activate, and click Update Primary Domain.

However, if you’re new to WordPress.com and would like to register a new site with .CO domain, then go to the WordPress.com signup page and fill in the desired details. From the drop-down menu select .CO as your domain and proceed with the registration followed by the payment page.

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